Lisbon to Europe - River Cruise Viking Helgrim Reviews

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The crew on the ship did a very good job of entertaining us and giving us important information as we cruised and visited various sites.the
"While we enjoyed this cruise, we found the other two cruises to be much more scenic.The crew on the ship became familiar with us very quickly and many also got to know us by name within a day or two...."Read More
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I'm ruined from ever taking a non-Viking Cruise

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YoungProfessionalChi
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

My husband & I have always wanted to visit Portugal. We wanted to book through a company with a planned itinerary so that we could essentially pay & show up. We heard about Viking Cruises from our parents who raved about their experiences with their friends. After 10 days with Viking, we can say our parents were right. We are now telling all our friends about Viking Cruises. What we loved: ...
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Sail Date: August 2023

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Best cruising experience ever!

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dx2md
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Viking was recommended by a friend who had cruised with them before. I had never been on a river cruise, but I enjoyed every second on the cruise. The cabins were very comfortable despite a small size. they are well thought out with a lot of storage space. The food was amazing. Since I was in Portugal, I wanted to taste all of the local flavors. If something is not of your liking, no problem, ...
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Sail Date: July 2023


Portugal adventure

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Mboat333
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Portugal has been on our bucket list for some time. We are big fans of Port so it made perfect sense to take the river cruise. We were pleased with the Helgrim's staff and found them to be friendly, helpful and courteous. This was our 3rd river/sailing cruise and our first with Viking. The food options on the ship were very good as well as the beverage selections within the Silver Seas package ...
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Sail Date: July 2023

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


A river cruise on the Douro with friends

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IANP64
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise was selected at the start of the pandemic with a view to giving us something good to look forward to. We traveled with four friends from the UK and met with two friends from the USA. The two nights in Lisbon were interesting and the trip to the maritime museum with Marc Antony - our guide - was stimulating with the earlier battles and journeys of the Portuguese. I was not particularly ...
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Sail Date: April 2023

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Viking thinks of everything!

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Ljallen
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We always knew we wanted to take a second river cruise after our wonderful experience on the river cruise from Vienna to Amsterdam many years before. We also love Portugal after visiting the Lisbon area twice before and wanted to explore the Douro River in the north. Our experience was again more than we could have imagined. The small size of the ship and number of passengers, the staff, the ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Viking hospitality never fails

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Nozzlebear
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We traveled with another couple. Our second river cruise ever. The Douro River cruise is very different from other Viking River cruises. The Douro is very quiet. Ships can only sail at night. And there are no castles to view along the way. All your excursions take you up and away from the River. So your included and optional trips can be longer than most. And you’re not able to just get off the ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Duoro River

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Hardpan
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My friends and I booked this cruise before the pandemic so the trip was postponed for a couple of years. Having previously sailed on several Viking River Cruises, we were so looking forward to traveling again. While the cruise was very interesting, the daily bus trips to sites became a bit tiring. The Helgrim's staff was exceptional as was the food. All of our tour guides were very ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda


The crew on the ship did a very good job of entertaining us and giving us important information as we cruised and visited various sites.the

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jpontice
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We took this cruise because we had taken previous cruises on the Rhine and the Rhone. While we enjoyed this cruise, we found the other two cruises to be much more scenic. This cruise was much shorter in length and there were very few memorable sites to see. However, we all had a good time. I would strongly recommend the other two cruises before this one. Most notable on this cruise were the ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Itinerary could have been better

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peachome
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I have been on numerous Viking cruises and find the service, food, and staff to always be excellent. I have no complaint about that on THIS cruise. The boat is smaller due to river constraints so the rooms are a bit smaller. Two single beds makes it really crowded. You and your companion better have a good system for 'passing' each other....or spring for a suite. One bed might make it easier ...
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Welcome home, peachome, and thank you for taking the time to provide the cruising community with your detailed post-cruise notes. We regret to hear that your Viking experience left you...

Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda


Beautiful scenery.......

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Elainne 57
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised many times and our first River cruise with Viking in France was very disappointing, but after a Viking Ocean Cruise which was excellent, we thought we would give Viking River Cruses another chance and we're pleased we did. The Duoro river is small so not busy, but the scenery was the real surprise, really beautiful, steep cliffs stepped with vines and olive trees which all ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


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