6 Amsterdam to Europe - All Viking River Viking Hlin Cruise Reviews

Wanted to do a Rhine River cruise, so we joined friends who had already booked this cruise. We were impressed with Viking's treatment of their customers from the time of our arrival to our extended trip to Lucerne, Switzerland. ... Read More
Wanted to do a Rhine River cruise, so we joined friends who had already booked this cruise. We were impressed with Viking's treatment of their customers from the time of our arrival to our extended trip to Lucerne, Switzerland. They really know how to take care of their people. Our program director, Daniella, was totally awesome. She was a very caring person who was never in a hurry when you wanted to talk to her. Cruising the middle Rhine and seeing all the castles, quaint towns and churches, as well as all the terraced vineyards lining the hillsides was like being in a fantasy land - totally lovely and breathtaking. The shore excursions were all wonderful experiences. We loved visiting Cologne's Cathedral - just wish we had a little more time there. Marksburg castle was quite an experience. Heidelberg was another favorite. We were delighted to be in Strasbourg to see the cathedral and the quaint storefronts. Colmar was also a very quaint place to visit. We went into the Unterlinden museum to view all the beautiful religious art, and that was very impressive. The Black Forest was a beautiful ride! We loved Switzerland and did the Pearls of Switzerland all day tour. Beautiful! Our favorites were visiting the monastery in Einsiedeln, as well as the dairy farm, and the milk processing plant. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
My husband and I sailed on the Viking Hlin - Rhine Getaway. What a Fabulous time we had! We extended our trip pre cruise 2 days in Amsterdam, and 2 days post cruise in Lucerne, Switzerland. Viking met us at the airport in Amsterdam, ... Read More
My husband and I sailed on the Viking Hlin - Rhine Getaway. What a Fabulous time we had! We extended our trip pre cruise 2 days in Amsterdam, and 2 days post cruise in Lucerne, Switzerland. Viking met us at the airport in Amsterdam, transferred to our hotel in Amsterdam. Our hotel was in a great location - city center- very easy to walk to many sights, we also did the Hop on - Hop off bus and canal boat. We went in April, hoping to see the Tulips in bloom, and they were just starting to bloom-- so beautiful, Keukenhof is a must see- absolutely stunning! Embarkation was very simple, walked on ship and checked in, like checking in at a hotel! We had a balcony cabin on the ship, well worth it! The ship was beautiful, service was fantastic, Dining was wonderful, many options, and very tasty! There was some kind of entertainment every night, from the piano player, to Glass blowing, to local groups that boarded for the evening, we always had a fun evening! Shore excursions were very nice, we did the included ones and saw so much every day. We also would walk around in the different ports and explore on our own. We were very lucky to have beautiful weather, 70's and 80's!!!! Our 2 days post cruise in Lucerne, Switzerland was Amazing, highly recommend. We did an optional all day tour there, "Pearls of Switzerland" it was fantastic. We flew home from Zurich, Switzerland. We paid the $50.00 pp extra to select our flights, well worth it. In summary, Viking was Fabulous, 1st class all of the way, I highly recommend them. Would love to do another River cruise or a Viking Ocean cruise! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
This was our first cruise experience with Viking, and my daughter and I could not have been happier! The ship, accommodations, staff, excursions, EVERYTHING was first class. Our embarkation and disembarkation were flawless.The ship was ... Read More
This was our first cruise experience with Viking, and my daughter and I could not have been happier! The ship, accommodations, staff, excursions, EVERYTHING was first class. Our embarkation and disembarkation were flawless.The ship was beautiful the staff were so accommodating, and available for any thing we asked. The ports that we visited and the excursions were absolutely perfect. Going through the locks was so amazing! That was one of the highlights actually! We met some wonderful people, that we now call our friends. The food and the dining staff were AMAZING! What more can I say? This trip exceeded our expectations, and we are now booked on 2 trips this year with Viking. We cannot wait to go again!! We will highly recommend Viking to all of our friends and family, and have raved about this trip since we returned in 2018. We will now travel with Viking every opportunity that we have. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
There were six in our party and this cruise was an unanimous choice by all of us. The crew could not have been nicer, the food was wonderful and our cabin was very comfortable. The weather did not cooperate as it rained every day but ... Read More
There were six in our party and this cruise was an unanimous choice by all of us. The crew could not have been nicer, the food was wonderful and our cabin was very comfortable. The weather did not cooperate as it rained every day but one. My favorite city was Strausburg ( we had sun that day) but the city is beautiful. We also enjoyed seeing the windmills and the scenery along the river. We would not hesitate going on another Viking cruise. One of the couples with us celebrated their 40th anniversary on the cruise and the ship gave them a bottle of champagne to share for the celebration. The one thing that impressed me was how clean the ship was and how the crew went out of their way to help make the cruise wonderful. We will have a hard time deciding which cruise to go on next. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
I wanted to do a Rhine River Cruise and this provided a wonderful opportunity with stops at ports in Holland, Germany, France and ending in Switzerland. Tours at ports were well designed and organized; on-board activities and ... Read More
I wanted to do a Rhine River Cruise and this provided a wonderful opportunity with stops at ports in Holland, Germany, France and ending in Switzerland. Tours at ports were well designed and organized; on-board activities and entertainment was excellent, as was food and service by staff. Embarkation and disembarkation were timely and without problems. The ship itself was well-maintained and all public areas were spotless. I would travel with this cruise company again. Other guests on the cruise were pleasant, friendly, and interesting. A highlight of the cruise was the on-board narration of the beautiful mid-section of the Rhine River provided by the tour director, highlighting the castles along the way and the history of the area. Chef surprised us with servings of ice cream in the afternoon while we were sitting on the sundeck listening to the narration. There was plenty of room on the deck to sit either in the sun or under shade. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Viking Hlin Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.7
Dining 4.0 4.6
Entertainment 3.0 4.1
Public Rooms 5.0 4.8
Fitness Recreation 1.0 3.6
Family 1.0 3.6
Shore Excursion 4.0 4.6
Enrichment 4.0 4.5
Service 4.0 4.8
Value For Money 3.0 4.4
Rates 4.0 N/A

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