Sail Date: November 2017
I chose this cruise because of it's ports of call. It had everything I was interested in seeing in this part of France. The service, food and accommodations were outstanding. This was the second Viking Cruise I have been on and it was ... Read More
I chose this cruise because of it's ports of call. It had everything I was interested in seeing in this part of France. The service, food and accommodations were outstanding. This was the second Viking Cruise I have been on and it was better than the first. I found the food, service and entertainment to be excellent. The ports were just as I expected them to be and the guides were very good. No stone was left upturned. The shopping was good and such a good time was had by all in out party. The enrichment options were very good and lent to the over all experience of the trip. And the ship, the ship was clean and well managed. Not a spot seemed out of place. The experience was relaxing as you were always able to find a place to just soak up the scenery. I know there will be a third cruise with Viking sometime soon. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
After much research and visiting with friends who cruise, we decided Viking was the way to go! Having never been on a river cruise, we had our expectations set very high! Viking totally exceeded our expectations! From the shore excursions ... Read More
After much research and visiting with friends who cruise, we decided Viking was the way to go! Having never been on a river cruise, we had our expectations set very high! Viking totally exceeded our expectations! From the shore excursions to the ship hospitality, everything was absolutely perfect! The staff and crew always made you feel like their most important guest! Viking continued to surprise us with extras! Upon arriving to our port, an unexpected shore excursion was made available at no cost to all guests. It was a great way to prevent sleeping after a long flight. Upon arriving to the American Cemetery in Normandy, all guests were provided, at no cost, a long-stemmed rose to be placed at the grave of a fallen soldier. What a moving experience. Every time we left the ship, guests were provided with bottled water. In addition, a special "welcome home" beverage was offered upon our returns. Before arriving home, we were already planning our next cruise with Viking. Thanks, Viking, for an amazing experience. We WILL be back! Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
This was a birthday celebration. I have wanted to get back to Paris for many years and my wife had never been there. This looked like a good way to do it. We had been looking at Viking material for quite a while. It seemed the time was ... Read More
This was a birthday celebration. I have wanted to get back to Paris for many years and my wife had never been there. This looked like a good way to do it. We had been looking at Viking material for quite a while. It seemed the time was right. Hard to say anything negative about the onboard experience or the support we received to get to the ship and then back to the airport. Exceeded our expectations. The tour guides we had were outstanding. But, if we do it again we might not do as many of the tours since they often involved a fair amount of time on a bus. I think I would opt for spending time in the small town ports or get the bus into Paris when in that area. Not that the tours were bad - they were outstanding. I just wasn't prepared for the amount of time we would be on the bus. We took all of them thinking it would maximize our time. I should have been a little more particular and spent more time off the bus. The food was wonderful and I can't say enough about the crew. Everyone was attentive and pleasant. The small number of passengers was a plus. Made some new friends and it always felt like the ship was our home. Joel, our advisor when making the reservations was also excellent. I did suggest to him that he make sure people who take this cruise fully understand what is involved with each tour so they can make a good decision. We will definitely do a Viking cruise again someday. Lots of places we would like to see and I really liked the idea of cruising on the river. Very enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
This was my first Viking cruise, although I have taken cruises on big liners before. This was an incredible experience! I loved the smaller ship, focused attention and high quality experiences. It was a great value with included daily ... Read More
This was my first Viking cruise, although I have taken cruises on big liners before. This was an incredible experience! I loved the smaller ship, focused attention and high quality experiences. It was a great value with included daily excursions. The ship was modern, convenient and clean throughout. It was designed to be elegantly casual with easy access to all services. Embarkation and disembarkation were handled easily from being met at the airport to the return. The excursions were very nice. Options were available for those of us who had limited mobility. We also had free time to explore the towns on our own. The meals were excellent with great choices. It was nice to know that the foods reflected the ports/areas we visited. All staff members were extremely friendly and helpful. Restaurant staff went out of their way to provide friendly, efficient service at all meals. I loved it so much that I have booked another river cruise this spring and recommend it highly to everyone. Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2017
My family members and I wanted to see the sights in Paris. We were thrilled during the Paris excursions. In addition, we wanted to see Normandy to include the WWII beach landing sights and the cemetery. The excursions there did not ... Read More
My family members and I wanted to see the sights in Paris. We were thrilled during the Paris excursions. In addition, we wanted to see Normandy to include the WWII beach landing sights and the cemetery. The excursions there did not disappoint. In addition, there were several other excursions that were noteworthy. One, in particular, was the tour of the fortress King Richard the Lion Hearted had built along the Seine River. This excursion was truly great. In addition to the excursions I was impressed with the smoothness and stability of the Kadlin. We never really new you were moving unless you looked outside. Finally, the support staff was wonderful. The service personnel were exceptionally nice and professional. Our servers in the Dining Room fully catered to our food and drink needs and requests. The food and drinks available were excellent. Overall, my family and I had a truly wonderful time. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2017
After friends recommending Viking, we decided to go on a river cruise. We enjoyed the size of the boat and lack of "fanfare". The food was excellent. The ports of call were wonderful.The fall was a perfect time to travel as it ... Read More
After friends recommending Viking, we decided to go on a river cruise. We enjoyed the size of the boat and lack of "fanfare". The food was excellent. The ports of call were wonderful.The fall was a perfect time to travel as it isn't as hot. We were able to see the fall colors. The tour of Normandy was excellent. This was a very relaxing cruise. We didn't have to hurry. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. If you enjoy taking pictures, there were plenty of opportunities. We also enjoyed the guy who played the piano each evening. Added to the atmosphere. One tour event was at the memorial at Normandy beach. After a few words, two air force planes flew toward us as they became closer, each made a turn. Very emotional. I would recommend for anyone to take a river cruise for a uniquely different experience. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2017
Our main goal of the cruise was to visit Normandy which was awe inspiring, but the remainder of the cruise was just as interesting and exciting. Each port provided a glimpse into the history of France. All the guides were local and ... Read More
Our main goal of the cruise was to visit Normandy which was awe inspiring, but the remainder of the cruise was just as interesting and exciting. Each port provided a glimpse into the history of France. All the guides were local and provided a fun-fact tour of their cities. The transportation buses were fairly new and comfortable but some provided less leg room for those who are over 6 feet is was a little cramped. The ship was beautiful and comfortable. The crew was excellent and provided you with personal touches. The stateroom was well equiped and the space was well used. There is only one restaurant on the boat but the food was very good and varied daily. The lounge doubled as a meeting place for information talks and an inclosed relaxation area. The top deck had plenty of chairs, tables and lounges and their was enough shade provided for those wishing not to be in the sun. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2017
The ship traveled to areas I want to visit. Have taken Viking cruise before and found it to be a great value with excellent service. Everything was well organized. Planning the trip was easy and everything went smoothy including flights ... Read More
The ship traveled to areas I want to visit. Have taken Viking cruise before and found it to be a great value with excellent service. Everything was well organized. Planning the trip was easy and everything went smoothy including flights and getting settled on the ship. Staff very helpful. Food and amenities excellent. Included tours informative with good guides. Loved seeing Monet's home and garden. It looked liked the paintings we saw in Paris, which were amazing. The visit to Normandy was special. The area is beautiful and visiting the war memorials very moving. We extended in Paris and had a wonderful time. It was helpful to have had the tours of Paris before our stay. We were able to plan our time so we could see all the highlights in Paris. Weather was warm and sunny. Flights home were very good. A wonderful trip we would recommend it highly. Read Less
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