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The boat was changed to the Lyf
"We were unable to sleep for more than half the journey and when we complained the staff was very aware of the noise levels in these rooms but only offered words of sympathy and an offer of a blanket and pillow to try and rest on a couch in the lounge.Being in the center and low exposed us to the loud noise of ropes and banging at everyone of the locks and docking points...."Read More
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First Viking Cruise Delights

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TravelingGrammy71
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

First time Viking cruiser, it was amazing! Viking took care of us from when we got off the plane in Budapest until we got on the plane in Bucharest. First class service always and the staff was exceptional. Almost everyone knew our names after a day or two. We really enjoyed the mix of included and optional tours. All of the local guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. The scenery was ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Viking was great with one exception

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Zman3333
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I cannot say enough good things about our cruise with Viking. The staff provided the best possible hospitality. The food was amazing. Everything was always clean and we were kept well informed on a daily basis. The guides for our show excursions were friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. So, why did I rate the cruise at only 4 of 5 stars? Our add-on time in Vienna was darkened by ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Traveled with disabled person


Viking River Cruise to Eastern Europe

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Muffincruiser
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Excellent crew they give 5 star service. The shore excursions are very informative and in depth for each port. This was my first Viking cruise. The food was outstanding. Our room was very nice and comfortable eventhough we chose the lowest cabin is eas spacious enough the shower was much bigger than on a Princess cruise I went on. The average age of the passengers were mostly older than me but it ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Exceeded our expectations!

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TWCVA
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We had heard from several friends about how good this cruse is. So, we went in with high expectations. We have to say that Viking exceeded even those expectations. They covered the entire trip details from start to finish. Our flight from Washington D.C. arrived in Frankfurt at 5:20 am local time. To our pleasant surprise, there were three Viking personnel waiting for us (about a dozen of us total ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior


Interesting destinations, good value

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John2345
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We've been considering a European river cruise for a long time. We decided on the Viking European Sojourn because if we're going to have to fly transatlantic we would like to spend a while there before we head back. Viking has obviously put a lot of thought into how to make river cruising as good for the traveler as they can for a reasonable price. I have read that in pre-industrial times most ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Wonderful experience

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njtravelcritic
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had scheduled this cruise many years ago and postponed it twice. Once for family and once for covid. We chose this cruise based on friends/travel companion recommendations. The cruise was very good and we enjoyed ourselves very much. It met and exceeded our expectations. Our first river cruise and as expected it was very different from the ocean ones. We are happy we booked a veranda suite ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Voyage through the past while viewing the present

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remmurdd
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The 23 day river voyage covered the three main rivers of eastern and western Europe: the Danube, Reine and Main and visited 15 countries allowing passengers to learn about the past and how it affected the present. The entire voyage traversed several thousand mile of waterways containing about 50 lock and some 500 bridges. Passengers were able to pick out excursions matching desired difficulty and ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Viking needs to be more transparent about moving passengers between ships!

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HavingFunTogether2
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Fun trip overall! Biggest issue was needing to switch ship due to low water. We went on a cruise rather than land tour specifically to be able to stay in one room for the duration. Mantra of Viking is “unpack once,” but literally every friend and relative who has cruised Viking River has to switch ships once. It happens REGULARLY & It is VERY disruptive. While they moved us, they provided lunch ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


The Very Best of Eastern Europe by the Very Best Viking

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JoeGee
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Long time cruiser This is my 2nd Viking Cruise - it’s easy to see why they are the number 1 rated Cruise ship in the world - luxurious finely appointed pointed, keen attention to every detail, one the best crews at every level, gourmet food at its finest, with impeccable service, small intimate experiences (150 or so people)— no children, no casinos , relaxation and daily off boats excursions ...
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Sail Date: July 2023


Eastern Europe on the Danube

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Viking_Cruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I lived in west Germany in the early 70’s and wasn’t able to visit Eastern Europe then so this was a great opportunity. It was so interesting to see these countries and learn so much from the local guides hired by Viking. Love the friendliness of the Viking staff and the included excursions were outstanding. Optional excursions were also available while docked at ports. The excursions are rated ...
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Sail Date: June 2023

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


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