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Lisbon to Europe - River Cruise Reviews

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Europe River
Lisbon

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79 Lisbon to Europe - River Cruise Reviews


TomMcC avatar

TomMcC

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Most Beautiful Scenery

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This was our fourth Viking River Cruise, ( plus one ocean vcruise), and our first that included a tour before the boat. The hotel in Lisbon was elegant, one of the best we’ve stayed at. The included excursions ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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love2read

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Uniworld Queen Isabel disappoints

I have sailed with Uniworld twice before and with Viking a few times. I chose this sailing because of the beauty of Portugal and the friendliness of its people. Although the scenery was lovely, people do need to ...
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Sail Date November 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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sugarside

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

So sad it had to end

Having already river cruised before with viking and knowing this itinerary was exactly what we wanted we had no hesitation in booking this holiday. We opted to do the pre cruise extension in Madrid and this ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Tapdog

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best cruise ever!

I had no expectation of the cruise before departure. Embarkation and disembarkation were very well processed. The entire cruise went like clock-work. The ship was very clean and cabins, restaurants, lounge are ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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gngal

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasant low-key cruise on nice ship with great staff

We enjoyed the Viking River of Gold trip but would rate this a 3.8-4.0 versus other European river cruises. Sightseeing in Lisbon and Porto was pleasant and interesting but not at the level of other major capitals. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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hulter

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

First cruise of the season

Overall excellent service. Boarding was very smooth. we were the first to board. Rooms were smaller than other Uniworld boats. We were on the lower level. this boat had a wider wall than other boats. The boat ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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myrnacedars

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointing from what was advertised

I choose this cruise for a Christmas Holiday. It was disappointing because the schedule was changed do to the maintenance on the locks. This could not have been avoided. However, it make for a disappointing ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Johnny Dakota

1 Review Written

Viking Osfrid - Douro River

After a wonderful stay in Lisbon, we transferred to Porto, where we boarded the Osfrid. This boat cruised across Portugal on the Douro River to the border with Spain. The voyage certainly met Viking's high ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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CDNPolar

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise Experience (...and we are Vegan)

We watch some TV networks where Viking advertise all the time and we have always talked about a River Cruise. 2 years earlier on a Viking Ocean Cruise (Best cruises in the world) we met a couple that had done 7 ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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FrogMom

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

PERFECT TRIP! The Douro

This was a huge celebration trip. Declared cancer free, 30th wedding anniversary, husband's 65th birthday, husband's retirement. We had a blast. Service, food, tours, amenities all up to our expectations and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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lhoward2018

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Riverboat Cruise, Wonderful Experience, Great Food, Excellent Ship Staff!!

We were traveling with a group of friends on a trip organized by a local vineyard wine club, of which we are members. This was our first European adventure and our first riverboat cruise, so we were very excited. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Calabrun

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

A fantastic Viking River Cruise on the Douro

We really enjoyed this Viking River of Gold cruise along the Douro. We have travelled before with Viking as a few years ago we did the Yangtze River cruise which was amazing and so we expected a lot from Viking. We ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Mrs Clooney

19 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Better than expected

This cruise was part of a 21 day Lisbon to Nice Package put together by Emerald / Evergreen as it’s known in Australia.. So this will be a trip report and review on the boat itself.. We arrived in Lisbon a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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pamelamj

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Beautiful cruise

This cruise is sold as Evergreen in Australia and is the "budget" line for Scenic. Not quite so plush and not all-inclusive. However it is a good choice for those who may not want to do all the tours (walking tours ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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shelrit

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Incredible First Class Service

This was our fourth Viking cruise and I think they just get better and better. Embarkation was so impressive! Seriously, I thought it would be a long process, but we walked aboard the boat, was immediately greeted ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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gsyuuu11

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Don't waste your money on Viking Duoro River Cruise, Portugal

Poor expensive cruise on the Duoro River, Portugal 1. Food of poor quality -first night I had grilled prawns which were focally raw in the cehter. I think they grill without thoroughly defrosted the prawns. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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philw1776

7 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Beautiful River, Fine Cruise, Great Country

Have taken several European river cruises but had never been to Portugal or on Uniworld. Trip started on land in Lisbon. The Corinthia Hotel was excellent. Our U host recommended a walk to tour the Gulbenkian ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Riverdog2010

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

This was out 5th cruise with Uniworld and the previous 4 were great. We were looking forward to seeing Portugal with same quality. Unfortunately, we were disapppomted. Many of the tours Included excessive ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Pester

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great cruise if you like to ride a bus

We chose this cruise specifically to experience the Douro river valley and vineyards. Unfortunately, this cruise was not an ideal way to do so. The navigable part of the river is relatively short, two days of ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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zhuanghu

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Terrible journey due to mechanical problems

My wife and I booked the Portugal's Rive of Gold (booking No 483693). We flied 21 hours from Australia to join the river cruise. On the first embarkation day, we were told that one of the engine failed. As a ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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leipolin

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

River Cruise turns into Land Cruise

My experience of my first river cruise totally turned me off from going to future river cruises. Not only for 3 consecutive days, my mini suite cabin with balcony, is in total darkness because the boat ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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TJB71

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking River-Portugal & Spain, 2105. Perfect!

We were looking for a Spring, nice weather river cruise, and an earlier cruise with Viking in Russia sold us on this line. We had never been to Portugal -- so their River of Gold seemed like a perfect fit, and it ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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goldenking

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Started well then downhill

Picked the cruise up at Porto for our anniversary. The first 2 nights service and food was 5 star. After that things went downhill quickly, allegedly the chef was taken to hospital. This should not have made any ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Kathy Sharp

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

River of Gold Cruise Packed with Beauty, History, Culture

I had heard from family and friends that Portugal was a great country to tour: beautiful, safe, tons of history, warm, and Mediterranean. Also, the American dollar has strong purchasing power. We had loved a ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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