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364 Viking Senior Cruise Reviews

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Shantzyboy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have friends who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer and wanted us to join them on this river cruise. We have done 6 ocean cruises but this was the first river cruise. It was great to be able to see shoreline all ... Read more
dpmath
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise but we went with friends who have gone twice already. One word....WONDERFUL! We went from Basel to Amsterdam on the Vidar. The crew was outstanding, the food delicious, and the normal tours were overall ... Read more
Cruciere
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Had taken this cruise 12 years ago and thought my companions would enjoy. The ship was well laid out and quite luxurious. Crew was absolutely wonderful, especially the program director known as Joey. Food was very good. I cannot ... Read more
AlwaysaSailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were eager to visit Russia and the river cruise seemed to be the simplest method of doing so. We had to request the Letter of Invitation from Viking, because they did not send it automatically. About 10 days after the emailed ... Read more
lynelles@live.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
When I retired from teaching after 40 years of service, I wanted to celebrate my new life with a European river cruise. We chose the Grand European Tour for 2 reasons. The first reason was that it was highly recommended by friends and ... Read more

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DavC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We took the Grand European Tour and stayed in the Explorer Suite (a special occasion at great expense). This is a senior cruise, with the majority of guests over 65. Disabuse yourself of the idea that a river cruise is charming small ... Read more
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MariaMMB
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose Viking with a destination in Avignon, as well as a 3 day pre-trip to Paris. I have significant health issues and I wanted a cruise line with a good reputation that would take care of everything, and so I would not have to be ... Read more
pf123ff
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
I have taken many oceanic cruises, but this river cruise is quite different. There are many positives as well as negatives. On the positive side, there is no sea-sickness, no "at sea days", no need to dress up or make-up, ... Read more
coughlin5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Just completed the Viking River Cruise "Paris to Prague" which includes a river cruise from Trier, Germany to Bamberg, Germany. The Paris to Trier part and the Bamberg to Prague part of the trip are by bus. Trier to Bamberg is ... Read more
Doc Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This is the third Viking River Cruise we have taken. Viking always does a great job to make sure passengers are safe and enjoy their travels. So far I rank the Viking cruise from Basel to Amsterdam the best, closely followed by Avon to ... Read more

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abiedel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
the included daily walks through towns were great. Very doable and not too strenuous. There were lots of picture taking stops and places to eat, etc. We took a side trip in Vienna for a classical music night. We did three days in ... Read more
TayloeWise
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Viking has it all - hands down!!! Everything was taken care of from our arrival to departure. The ship was always spotless. The Captain & crew were just so friendly. The food on board was excellent - no outstanding! The ... Read more
Calgary Canuk
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise upon the recommendation of several friends that have previously cruise Viking. I will list the pros and cons for our 15 day journey below: Pros: 1. We were very pleased with the personal service provided by our ... Read more
LittleRocker1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my first river cruise and it was perfect. We were greeted when we arrived at the airport by our Viking Program Director. There was an enjoyable and brief ride to the ship. Upon arriving, we were warmly greeted and immediately ... Read more
spalding@cissltd.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
three grandmothers went with one of each of their kids. 88, 85 and 84 were the ages of the grandmothers. all somewhat mobile. we choose this cruise because we would be able to see more without having to pack and unpack at different ... Read more

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Lloyd Stimson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
1. We wanted to visit the Netherlands and Belgium and in time to see the tulips. 2. On-loading and Off-loading went as smoothly as we anticipated. 3. Overall the ship and its facilities were great .... except for the size of our ... Read more
Woogiesgma
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Our first river cruise and it exceeded our expectations. Viking took care of all aspects of the travel involved with the trip. Ship, cabin and crew were impeccable in service and amenities. Extremely comfortable cabin and overall ... Read more
mircnod10
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The staff could not have been nicer. They were helpful when we ordered our cruise, we called several times with questions which were answered to our satisfaction, meals and waiters were excellent. There was lots of variety to choose ... Read more
jonmich
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
Our first cruise of any sort. The ship and itinerary appealed to us. We were not disappointed ! Every part of the trip was above our expectations. The food, ship, staff and off ship tours were amazing. We were definitely catered to! ... Read more
sgardenour
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Thought this would be good for our first Viking cruise. We wanted a more laid back experience and smaller boat. We had a great time, and can't wait to go on another Viking River Cruise. The crew was great, always very helpful and smiling. ... Read more

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dcl999
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
We picked this cruise because of past experience with Viking and an email with a good offer at a time we were thinking about going on another vacation. This trip was 10 days total. We're glad we went east to west on this trip. The ... Read more
windmills2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
we choose this cruise for the chance to see tulips and windmills. We saw lots and lots of tulips and windmills. The service was excellent, just ask and it was done. The food service was a bit slow at times, but it was the beginning of ... Read more
skburke
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The staff was the greatest. They would answer any request with 'of course'. Whatever you wanted was delivered. Every effort was made to guarantee your trip was perfect. The food was unique to the region but you could order other items ... Read more
LindaRCook
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I chose this cruise because I had always wanted to see the Rhine River. Our travel agent recommended Viking and made most of the arrangements for us. We were on the Viking Ve and left Basel on Friday, April 15 and sailed to Amsterdam. Our ... Read more
Gwen B.
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my third cruise with Viking, having sailed with them to China and Germany, and I really wanted to see The Netherlands and Belgium. I had such a wonderful time on previous cruises, I knew I'd have a grand time on this one. ... Read more

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