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Europe - River Cruise Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Europe River
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

364

Very Good

63

Average

26

Poor

10

Terrible

6

Cruise type

River Cruises

2,064

Romantic Cruises

1,936

Senior Cruises

1,880

Luxury Cruises

1,353

Group and Theme Cruises

469

469 Europe - River Cruise Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


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ccheitmeier

1 Review Written

The Rhine Getaway

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The beauty and the history was the leading factor. I chose Viking because of the stellar reviews. The food was not as elegant as I expected. I probably was looking for more of richness of the French since we did ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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VT2019cruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A relaxing, stress-free way to enjoy the German Christmas Markets

From the moment we were met at the Prague airport by an Avalon representative who brought us to the hotel to meet our amazing cruise director, then from the moment we boarded our ship, to when the time came to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Sandi Barrett

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Superior Service

This was a Rhine wine cruise and we sailed with another couple. We had Juliet balcony suites that were, for a cruise ship, roomy. Everything is included in this package, so need to worry about drinks during ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jenA4tx

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Iconic Christmas Markets - Danube

We chose this cruise to experience the European Christmas markets. I love the charm and magic of Christmas decorations and the stores and restaurant displays did not disappoint. Pre-Cruise: We arrived in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Billdref

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Nothing special

Chose this cruise for the Christmas Markets from Passau to Budapest with a 3 day pre cruise extension in Prague. The extension in Prague was outstanding, a beautiful city especially during this time. Viking ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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patsqc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Ship, Great Crew, Great Itinerary, = Lifetime Experience

This cruise was our first river cruise and was prompted by a special deal offered by Viking at the last minute. I noticed the difference between Viking and other ocean cruises we had been on right away. Just as I ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Daffy42

1 Review Written

Amazing

Wanted to do a river cruise in Europe and found this one specializing in wine tasting. We had never gone on an Avalon or river cruise before. We absolutely loved it. Everything was taken care of. We felt ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Portugal River of Gold

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Portugal’s River of Gold

The breakfast choices were not as expansive as other river cruises and coffee was poor. Lunch choices as well were limited. Dinner choices were limited and some menus were good but small portions with protein. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mikemonster

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall an enjoyable week

I should start this review out with a word regarding my rating. It would have to be OUTSTANDING for me to give a 5, so in most cases my "4" should be considered very good. Now to our trip: " Melodies of the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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kenny654

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Service was Lacking

This cruise was a classical-music themed charter, sailing from Amsterdam to Basel. Having sailed on a river cruise before with another company, I had a good idea of what to expect. The AmaSerena crew certainly ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Donnieg34

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam

This one-week cruise was excellent. The Sigrun was first put into service in March 2019. We booked this as a once in a lifetime trip and now we can’t wait to book another one. Viking sets the standard for river ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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tlchan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic scenic cruise

It was part of our ski trip summer trips. This is a fantastic cruise for people who love scenery,wine vineyards especially port wines, olives and churches. It also is an area that tells you about cork and cork ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Pitzenberger

1 Review Written

Our first River cruise

This was our second time booking with Viking and we knew that every detail would be taken care of. The service was superior, the food was excellent and all excursions included were very well organized along with ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Crosspost

6 Reviews Written

68 Helpful Votes

River cruises - an amazing experience

We were a little concerned we might find a river cruise a little 'small' compared to ocean cruising but we should not have been concerned. It was a simply amazing experience - first class scenery, experiences, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Lefthooked

1 Review Written

Fantastic experience. Crew made the difference from the cruise director down.

The experience was first class.when there was an issue the team made it disappear as best the could, like low water level. The service was second to none from the time we first met the team until the end. Food ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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fullenglish

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor compensation from Emerald when our cruise was curtailed

Chose this cruise because I love France. Arles, Avignon and Lyon were really interesting ports of call. Ship was spotless. Food was very good. Service in the dining area was excellent. All staff and crew were ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Slce123

2 Reviews Written

Trip of a Lifetime

Jewish Heritage Cruise was way above our expectations. Two excursions included everyday. Way more than was advertised. Lecturers/Speakers on board were excellent. Chef and Cruise Director modified things to meet ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Mark Beckett

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Delightful Slightseeing and Service

Essentially took this tour with another couple who where wanting to celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary. Despite the fact our airplane arrived well over an hour late in Prague the very approachable Scenic ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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jr13160

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

River Princess Staff and ship Fell short of quality

We are Heritage members and sailed with Uniworld before on the S.S. Joie de Vivre from Paris to Normandy. Our experience with Uniworld in 2017 was exceptional! BUT THIS EXPERIENCE ON RIVER PRINCESS WAS NOT! ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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wendycwhite

1 Review Written

Relaxing yet adventurous tour

We choose this cruise line based upon square footage of staterooms and floor to ceiling windows. Also , we liked the smaller ship capacity. This was an excellent cruise from beginning to end. Staff from cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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grandmaR

22 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Speaking French

Background information: I picked this cruise because I wanted to revisit the places I had been on a trip I made in 1964, and I took my 18 year old granddaughter with me because she wanted to see France and practice ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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searcher630

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent alternative for Cruising Vacation

Chose this cruise for (1) all inclusive and no nickel and diming us; (2) biking excursions to offset the awesome French food, and (3) size of ship with 174 passengers. A+ on all 3 reasons for going with ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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f2s

10 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Good ship & Staff

This was an exclusive group booking by BrandG sailing down river to Oporto. First glance showed this to be a new modern and smart boat with decent top deck and small cool shallow pool. The top deck needed ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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oldskier

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

1st Riverboat Cruise

We had been wanting to try a riverboat cruise for awhile now. It just so happened that an Irish musician by the name of Seamus Kennedy, whom we enjoyed seeing at many an Irish Pub in the DC area during the 1980's ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Mmsq

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful 50th anniversary cruise!

After thoroughly researching river cruises for a year, I chose this AmaMagna cruise to celebrate our’s and three other close couple friends’ 50 th wedding anniversaries. We also had another close couple who ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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