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7 Night Europe Cruise from Amsterdam

7 Night Europe Cruise from Amsterdam

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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Kinderdijk
  • Day 3
    Cologne
  • Day 4
    Koblenz
  • Day 5
    Heidelberg
  • Day 6
    Strasbourg
  • Day 7
    Breisach
  • Day 8
    Basel

Viking Kara

Viking Kara - Viking River Cruises

Tours and most drinks included in price

Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising

Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube


Cruise Reviews

Sail Date: September 2018
My wife and i had seen the commercials on public television for years and always talked about how much fun and how different we imagined a river cruise to be. When we were married in 2015, our crazy schedules didn't allow us to take a ... Read More
My wife and i had seen the commercials on public television for years and always talked about how much fun and how different we imagined a river cruise to be. When we were married in 2015, our crazy schedules didn't allow us to take a proper honeymoon. So we decided to save up for something really special -- and three years later, we were sailing up the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam. We enjoyed pretty much everything about our cruise. The staff was amazing, the ports were varied and interesting, and the excursions were fun and educational. And don't get me started on the food. Made some great friends and fortunately were able to walk off most of the calories. The only hitch came when they switched our ship from the Hjin to the Kara shortly before our departure date due to low river levels. But as far as we could tell, it made no real difference. Our trip was everything we had hoped for and more. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
We chose to go on Viking because they had the schedule that fit our calendar. We had a good recommendation from friends who had been on the exact cruise and loved it. We loved the intimacy and personal attention given to us by everyone on ... Read More
We chose to go on Viking because they had the schedule that fit our calendar. We had a good recommendation from friends who had been on the exact cruise and loved it. We loved the intimacy and personal attention given to us by everyone on board. The layout of the vessel was good and the service was top rate! Although the room was smaller than others, it was sufficient and always clean. We appreciated the discussion the night before by George, the director, about the excursion and entertainment the next day. It was very relaxing to do this before dinner. We also enjoyed the entertainment brought on board at specific ports for short concerts. The included excursions were perfect and varied. I thought that your description of the level of activity (strenuous etc) was a good warning. All in all, we're ready to go again but this time on the Danube. We're already booked! Read Less
Sail Date: September 2018
A group of 7 couples decided on the Viking Rhine River cruise. We liked the various ports, but particularly the opportunity to visit Basel (our departure city) and Amsterdam. The boat was lovely and just spacious enough. We have a ... Read More
A group of 7 couples decided on the Viking Rhine River cruise. We liked the various ports, but particularly the opportunity to visit Basel (our departure city) and Amsterdam. The boat was lovely and just spacious enough. We have a French Balcony room and were very happy with our accommodations. The bed was very comfortable, and we were able to look our the balcony door. Most of our sailing time was at night, and we were out on excursions and touring during the day. One unexpected issue, was that the boats often dock & tie off to another boat. So when you woke up in the morning, you weren't looking at the river, but another boat - six feet away. Glad we didn't upgrade to a balcony suite, don't expect we would have had much time to use it. There was more than adequate clothing storage. The shower and bathroom were small, but had space for the necessary bathroom items. Our room attendant was amazing, things were always fresh and cleaned. The common areas were bright, with large floor to ceiling windows. The dining room was comfortable and the meals all very good. There were a few standard items on the menu and then a daily menu. Lots of offerings at both lunch and dinner. Breakfast options din't really change much. The omelet station was good, but would have been nice had they changed some of the ingredients during the trip. There was also a buffet offering on the Aquavit for breakfast and lunch - not sure about dinner. The crew was amazing - the front desk, dining staff, and especially the lounge staff. All were friendly and very accommodating. Our cruise director, Candy was amazing, making sure our excursions and time on the trip was enjoyable. My only issue was the regular lounge entertainment was lacking. We did have a couple of special guest come in and they were great. The ports and excursions were very good. Most of the excursions brought you in to the old town area of the ports and provided an overview (about 2 - 3 hours). As we are accustomed to independent travel, we liked this format. We usually had several more hours in each city to explore at our leisure. Our favorite stop were the windmills in Kinderdijk. This was an rare opportunity to see 18 functioning windmills and to see how the Dutch used the windmills to drain their land. We had a wonderful time, met some wonderful people and am looking forward to our next Viking cruise. Read Less
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