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Basel to Europe - River Cruise Reviews

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Unorganized.no information. Rude cruise director

Review for Viking Kara to Europe - River Cruise

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Tclarknj 27
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was supposed to be a special trip for us. My mother died this year and it was something that she wanted to do. The cruise director was rude and short when ever you asked a question. Tour guide belittle us when we asked a question We had to walk along way in total darkness to reach the evening Christmas market. Food was terrible at lunch and breakfast. It was good at dinner. ...
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Thank you ,Tclarknj 27, for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate your kind words for our housekeeping staff, however, we're sorry to hear about your disappointment...

Sail Date: December 2022


Excellent Cruise!

Review for Viking Kara to Europe - River Cruise

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candm.mitchell
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was our first time on a cruise, and we really enjoyed ourselves! Every aspect was top notch- from Andrew, the program director, to the kitchen, the cabin, the food, and the excursions with the local guides who were very informative. We plan to go on another cruise with Viking again. We prepaid for the excursions and gratuities, which allowed us to space out the cost of the trip. We really ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Outstanding

Review for Viking Tialfi to Europe - River Cruise

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sprocketbell
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to see the Christmas Markets during Christmas an experience the old world during the winter. All of the markets were outstanding, and we were able to learn so much about each of the cities along the Rhine. Viking goes past the term of customer service. The entire staff were always on top of everything. Our cruise started in Basel, Switzerland, which has three possible docks the ship ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Love River Cruising with Viking

Review for Viking Hlin to Europe - River Cruise

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DrandMrs
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We had a wonderful time on the Viking Hlin. We loved being on a Viking River Cruise in the Spring, so we were really looking forward to visiting the Christmas Markets. While we loved every stop with the included walking tours, it felt a little hectic and not as relaxing as the cruise in the Spring. Most days, we had two stops, which turned out to be a bit much for us. The weather was unseasonably ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior

Traveled with disabled person


Nice, but not what we signed up for!

Review for Viking Eir to Europe - River Cruise

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Patswife2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Viking seems to have figured out how to have a nice, relaxing time, on board. The ship is beautiful, and the staff truly seems to take pride in it and their work. Everything was clean, food was delicious and service was wonderful. However, we signed up for this as a Christmas Market cruise and there was very little of that! At each port, we got off the ship and were (literally) marched miles ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Christmas Market tours

Review for Viking Eir to Europe - River Cruise

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tlgillikin
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to experience Christmas in Switzerland, Germany and France along the Rhine River. We were not disappointed! I have never seen so many Christmas markets in my life! Excellent buying experience with great food and drink. We felt welcomed everywhere we went. The tours were interesting, but frequently unavailable due to capacity limits. Most of the tours were filled to capacity before we ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Christmas markets

Review for Viking Sigrun to Europe - River Cruise

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schubie
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My husband and I chose to go on our first river cruise in Germany in December because we wanted to visit the Christmas markets. We were extremely disappointed and will never cruise with Viking again. The cabin was small but adequate and was kept clean. We were disappointed with the food except for the German fare. It was very disappointing to have only one restaurant with very specific dining ...
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Response from VikingS, Community Team

We appreciate you sharing your experience, Schubie, such feedback allows us to better understand how to deliver the five-star experience for which we strive. Your comments have been...

Sail Date: December 2022


Christmas Market Travels

Review for Viking Sigyn to Europe - River Cruise

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lynnj74
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I wanted to experience the European Christmas Markets and this cruise delivered it. My cruise departed Basel, Switzerland on its way to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Along the way we stopped at numerous towns in Germany (Breisach, Mannheim, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cologne, Dusseldorf), Strasbourg, France and Dordrecht, The Netherlands to wander and shop the Christmas Markets. A big plus with Viking ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Christmas Markets Cruise

Review for Viking Sigyn to Europe - River Cruise

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lynnj74
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I always wanted to experience the Christmas markets in Europe and doing it via a Viking river cruise was the best way. This trip visited the Christmas markets in Basel, (Switzerland); Breisach, Freiburg, Mannheim and Rudeshim (Germany); Strasbourg, (France), Cologne and Dusseldorf (Germany); Dordrecht and Amsterdam (The Netherlands). It seemed like Viking had the premier docking spaces in each ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Too many problems to discuss in the title

Review for Viking Kara to Europe - River Cruise

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jayintx
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We booked this cruise specifically for the Christmas Markets. It started inauspiciously with a notice shortly before sailing that our ship had been changed from the Hlin to the Kara - didn't seem like a big deal since they are identical sister ships - little did we know. We booked Viking Air for the cruise and our arrival in Amsterdam was perfect with representatives to meet us outside baggage ...
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Response from VikingS, Community Team

We appreciate you sharing your experience, jayintx. Thank you for the kind words about our staff and crew, it is truly a testament to their hard work! Although we regret to hear of your...

Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior


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