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373 Viking Senior Cruise Reviews

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Portugaltraveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took the Torgil for a cruise on the Douro. I commend the staff who executed the Viking program with professionalism and efficiency. I also will say that the cabin was quite nice although I would have liked the bird poop and other ... Read more
KSKLEIGH53
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on the Viking Skadi Longship from 24 June to 9 July, 2016. Here are major observations and comments: - It was the BEST TRIP we have ever taken in our lives! - The Viking longship, Skadi, was spotless and the ... Read more
shawlarry@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We recently returned from a Viking cruise on the Danube. The parts of the cruise planned by Viking are well done. One guide in Budapest was awful but the rest were outstanding. The Best of Budapest optional excursion is expensive ... Read more
beemer2
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As our first river cruise we chose the company that impressed us most. This was from reviews here on Cruise Review to their marketing videos and phone conversations with reservation staff. To support our rating, today I have just ... Read more
rpombrol
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
I have to recognize that when I bought the Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise, I had a lot of reservations, especially about the size of the ship, as my wife and I have taken several ocean cruises in mega ships. After one day on the Viking ... Read more

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Shantzyboy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 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
Happy Cruiser 1947
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
WOW.......We've been "LOOKING" at a Viking River Cruise for YEARS, but never pulled the "TRIGGER" because of the PRICE!! SO.......2 First Cousins and their spouses and my wife and I talked about doing this together ... Read more
vigebrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It was a life long dream of my life partner to take this Grand European River cruise. After her retirement from 28 years of teaching, I decided to make her dream come true. Everything about this cruise was magical. From the longboat Viking ... Read more
dpmath
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
6 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

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ROTHIRA
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Viking Hemming and Portugal are not as great as the crew and guides would lead you to believe. Offering only Portuguese wines may be OK but I have new for the crew Portuguese wine leaves a lot to be desired!!! For the crew and the ... Read more
AlwaysaSailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
6 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
DavC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 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
2 helpful votes
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

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pf123ff
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
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
6 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
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

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Calgary Canuk
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
5 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
3 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
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
1 helpful vote
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

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