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At 60, we are too young for Tauck!
"To be honest, my bad, I did not do my research. I was told this was a 5 star experience and book based on my thoughts of what 5 star meant. Therefore, This is a difficult review to write. The staff was excellent,..."Read More
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Terrible Cruise

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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Beagler!

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This is was our first river cruise. We are seasoned ocean cruise travelers. This cruise started with a delay in boarding the ship of one day due to maintenance problems on the previous cruise. We only had one day that we went to a port and got off the ship and toured the venue. That was on day 12 when we visited Cologne Germany. All the other days we spent more time on buses than at the scheduled ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom

13 Helpful Votes


Worst Cruise Ever

Review for Viking Lif to Europe - River Cruise

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lcruise94

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

It has now been one year since we completed our cruise on the viling Lif from Budapest to Amsterdam. With some perdpsective that a year offers, I can say without qualification that this cruise was my worst travel experience in over 45 years of worls travel and cruising. The upper deck was closed for over half the cruise, we docked in industrial areas miles away from the [ports listed in our ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Major Disappointment

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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CrewBlue

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Review Are you under 70? Do you like an active lifestyle? Do you enjoy great food and wine? Do you like to socialize with well educated and cultured travelers? If so, DO NOT CRUISE WITH EMERALD WATERWAYS. We did the Danube River from Budapest to Bucharest. The average passenger was British, 75 years old, had difficulty walking, and complained about everything. I was prevented from taking a ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

9 Helpful Votes


Never again on Viking

Review for Viking Tor to Europe - River Cruise

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Ludlow

10+ Cruises

Our first river cruise and it was certainly our LAST with Viking. Our trip started off on the wrong foot with awful flight arrangements by Viking on Air Canada. Our original flight was cancelled and it took over 3 hours and 2 re-bookings to make new flight arrangements (first rebooking did not have enough time catching a connecting flight). Next, Viking staff was not at the airport to transfer ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island


Viking river cruise disaster and they lied about what happened.

Review for Viking Legend to Europe - River Cruise

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ampearson

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

Viking Danube Waltz River Cruise August 2018. First two days in hotel due to low water levels. Fourth day in Vienna and ship broke down.p, generator failed. Spent three days trying to fix it but couldn’t. . Bussed to Germany and two more days in hotel. Viking and TripMate insurance will not acknowledge ship broke down. It is as if the ship never existed. Received 25% refund and future ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

2 Helpful Votes


Cruising on highways, not rivers

Review for Viking Lif to Europe - River Cruise

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dastravel

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We had taken a Viking cruise from Budapest to Bucharest two years earlier, and thought that two weeks on a ship from Budapest to Amsterdam, passing through some areas that we had not visited before or had seen decades earlier, would be pleasant. Little did we know that Europe would experience five months without rain, that the rivers would be too low for the ships to sail, and that two-thirds of ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Grand European "Bus Trip"

Review for Viking Lif to Europe - River Cruise

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Jsteinb2

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We've had done 4 European river cruises over the years - 2 with Viking and 2 with other companies and we wanted to do the 2-week Grand European River Cruise as part of a relaxing October vacation. This trip, however, turned out to be a total disaster from start to finish - anything but relaxing! Viking has yet to offer us adequate compensation for our ruined vacation. and until they make things ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior

1 Helpful Vote


SHAME ON ME

Review for Viking Var to Europe - River Cruise

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CC1943

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

An old adage says, “If a man deceives me once, shame on him, if twice, shame on me. Not exactly true when it comes to dealing with Viking Cruises. You can cancel your Viking cruise but even with “cancel for any reason” insurance with Viking’s Tripmate, you will pay more. You will only get a voucher for that cancellation, and with that voucher amount you will have to start over (including your ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

5 Helpful Votes


Worst cruise experience- Viking

Review for Viking Var to Europe - River Cruise

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llsullivan09

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Our Viking river cruise was a disappointing experience; marred by poor customer service and misleading information. While I appreciate there is a drought and hence impact to the cruise that is out of Viking’s control, how the situation was handled by Viking —delays in shuttling between destinations, multiple accommodation changes, excursions cancelled and lack of transparency/misleading ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

8 Helpful Votes


Bus tour for river cruise

Review for River Adagio to Europe - River Cruise

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River2018

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. It became a bus tour because Grand Circle did not give us the option to postpone this cruise to a time when the water level would not be low. We did not cruise and had a bus tour for $12,000. They were aware of the water level problem because they had a prepared presentation regarding the water level. Terrible disappointment and we ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

10 Helpful Votes


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