Cruise Ratings
Sail Date: November 2017
This was our second Viking Cruise. After the first we were hooked! Only on viking do you get the utmost superior service. The ships are pristine and inviting. Our cabin although small had every amenity we could have needed. The daily ... Read More
This was our second Viking Cruise. After the first we were hooked! Only on viking do you get the utmost superior service. The ships are pristine and inviting. Our cabin although small had every amenity we could have needed. The daily cultural food choices only enhance your cruise. We wouldn't dare miss our evening gathering with our Cruise Director to hear what tomorrow held in store for us! As for service, well it speaks for itself. Within 24 hours, our Headwaiter, our table waiter, the Cruise Director, and the bartender knew our names and our preferences. I have food allergies and they never missed a beat. Our cabin maids within one day knew our morning and daily schedules and we were never bothered by uninvited knocks on the door but miraculously our cabin was neat and tidied whenever we returned from scheduled or unscheduled excursions. Even on off-boat excursions, our Head Waiter would meet me at the door to tell me what not to eat at our available meal stops. Wow. They are over the top. This is big business to them and their waitstaff. They are professionals and it shows in every little detail they do not miss. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2016
This cruise was an excellent, top notch experience. Cruised on the Viking Egil down the Rhine River. First cruise ever of any kind for us. We will do a Viking River Cruise again. Friendly, efficient staff giving excellent service and ... Read More
This cruise was an excellent, top notch experience. Cruised on the Viking Egil down the Rhine River. First cruise ever of any kind for us. We will do a Viking River Cruise again. Friendly, efficient staff giving excellent service and the ship was beautiful and well maintained. Had a cabin with a balcony...highly recommend that. Participated in all included excursions, but did not do any extra ones. We enjoyed having that extra time to explore locations on our after the planned outings. The food was excellent and the servers all very attentive and engaging. Appreciated the fact that beer and wine with our meals did not cost extra and the wine selection was nice and included regional wines. We really enjoyed the fact that there was an informal cafe as well as the full service dining room. We also enjoyed the coffee/water no snack bar that was always available. Evening entertainment was varied and enjoyable. We did stay several extra days at our final destination...Amsterdam....and received excellent service form the Viking representatives at the hotel there as well. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
We went with three other couples that had been our friends since high school. We ate together at all of our meals and consequently did not meet many new people. However, my husband and I would not hesitate to go without friends as ... Read More
We went with three other couples that had been our friends since high school. We ate together at all of our meals and consequently did not meet many new people. However, my husband and I would not hesitate to go without friends as everyone seemed very friendly and open to new acquaintances. We were impressed with how worry free this type of travel is. All of your meals are available on the ship, so there is no looking for restaurants. While in a port, all of your time and energy could go toward learning about the area. The food was excellent. There were many healthy choices and I am happy to report that I did not gain a pound. We really enjoyed the ship's crew on the Egil. Our waiters were George, Arnold and Arnold. They were excellent and greatly added to our good time. We stayed on the lowest level and the view was not as good, but we still were able to see things when we chose to. We may upgrade next time. Our rooms were kept very clean and fresh everyday. The guides were excellent. We especially enjoyed our very tall guide in Cologne, whose name I can not recall. In short, we will be cruising again with Viking. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
We were on the ship EGIL. We were cruising the Rhine River. This was my first cruise experience and I couldn't say everything more about it than it was an absolutely amazing journey. The scenery, the ports, the staff ,the meals and ... Read More
We were on the ship EGIL. We were cruising the Rhine River. This was my first cruise experience and I couldn't say everything more about it than it was an absolutely amazing journey. The scenery, the ports, the staff ,the meals and the ship .... all amazing. The staff made everything about my trip very easy going, entertaining, comfortable and worry free. The staterooms are very nice size, everything you need and they have a very caring cleaning staff. Everyone went above and beyond on the ship, you had no reason to worry. The food is delicious and the food staff is wonderful, doing everything they could to make meals very pleasing. The food was fresh and had a lot of thought on being good for you. The shore excursions were fun and the tour guides made history telling a little more fun with their stories and facts. When we could, we found time to go shopping and stroll around the villages. The sites were amazing, they made great choices on ports and the guided tours. The ship had on board entertainment with singers, glass blower and other local demonstrations on food and drinks. The only bit of info that we did not know was that we should have planned two extra days. One upon arrival because we didn't embark the ship at 5pm. We missed the happenings of that day. Day two would be for the last day of the trip. We arrived in Amsterdam only to go to the airport. The ship was helping people with car and hotel arrangements to se the sights in Amsterdam. Now we know. I would definitely river cruise again and if they treat everyone, all the time, the way they pampered us on our cruise, I will recommend Viking to everyone. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
Best Vacation We have ever taken! There are not enough adjectives to describe how wonderful EVERYTHING was! Our first cruise of any sort. The ship and itinerary appealed to us. Every part of the trip was above our expectations. The ... Read More
Best Vacation We have ever taken! There are not enough adjectives to describe how wonderful EVERYTHING was! Our first cruise of any sort. The ship and itinerary appealed to us. Every part of the trip was above our expectations. The food, ship, staff and off ship tours were amazing. The passengers were all mature...mostly above 50. No children...they would have been bored. We met many new people, mostly American and Canadian, with a few Brits thrown in. The staff was a little more diverse but all spoke excellent English and all had a great sense of humor. The ship was new only second cruise,pristine. The cabin and bath were beautiful. The bed was large and very comfortable. Great sleeping. We wondered about the motion of the ship being an issue but we could barely feel any movement at all. Food was plentiful and wonderful. Meals were a treat and never hurried. Tours and guides were Excellent. Best Vacation We have ever taken! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
We are not experienced cruisers, early 60's. This was our first river cruise and had been on one Caribbean cruise. We knew people who had cruised Viking, some multiple times. We heard only good so we booked Basel to Amsterdam with ... Read More
We are not experienced cruisers, early 60's. This was our first river cruise and had been on one Caribbean cruise. We knew people who had cruised Viking, some multiple times. We heard only good so we booked Basel to Amsterdam with extensions in both cities. Viking takes very good care of you in all manners of transportation, connections and when on extensions. The Egil is a new ship. We were the second cruise. The rooms are typical. Small but nice. Efficient bathroom. The staff did a superb job of freshening the room unobtrusively. We opted for a balcony/veranda. Nice, but we got little use of it. Either too cold or we were docked against another ship. Save a few bucks and pass. I'm not a foodie. Meat and potatoes. I found the food good but not a reason to take the cruise. Others raved about the food. You won't go hungry. But if that's your thing, keep looking, IMHO. At lunch and dinner wine or beer is include. All you can drink. The Lounge became a second home. Nice, all windows. Casual. They don't try to screw you too bad on drink prices (wine- 6 euros or so, mixed drinks (manhattans)- 9). Nobody is searching your bags if you want to bring something on board. Daily (almost) tours are included. Always in the morning then time to explore on your own. All ranged from very good to excellent. Guides were generally entertaining and knowledgeable. Our guide in Cologne was a hands down expert on the cathedral. Knew everything and more. Optional tours are available ($50-75/person?). Most not interesting to us but we did go to some 1300's village that was great. We had a total of 177 passengers. I'd say we were about average age (early 60's). Almost no "young" (under 50) people, Zero kids.The other passengers were great. We pal-ed up with several different wonderful groups/couples that added greatly to the experience. All walks of life, all terrific. The small ship experience is terrific. You bump into the same people over and over. I don't think I'll ever do a big ship again. The management and staff were all great. After the first day they delivered my manhattan and wifes white wine as soon as they saw us in the lounge. I would not classify this as "luxury". Just good, solid, well done mid class experience. We will cruise Viking again. Read Less
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