2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
This was my 5th cruise with Viking. Three wonderful meals a day, beer and wine with lunch and dinner, shore excursions, air and airport transfer all included, I don't think you can beat the price. The Kadin has an amazing staff. Our ... Read More
This was my 5th cruise with Viking. Three wonderful meals a day, beer and wine with lunch and dinner, shore excursions, air and airport transfer all included, I don't think you can beat the price. The Kadin has an amazing staff. Our wait staff remembered every detail of my reds. The knew I loved the chef's eggs benedict and made sure it was ready for me each morning, even when it was not on the menu. This was my first solo trip and I was a little nervous, that is why I chose Viking. I knew I didn't have to worry about a thing. The tour director even gave the waiters in the lounge orders to dance with the single girls at our table. What great fun! I met many wonderful travelers on the voyage, as well as, on the Loire Valley extension. In March I have my first Viking Ocean voyage to the west Indies. On which of the following apply to my cruise, you left out: History 5 Culture 5 Scenic Beauty 5 Read Less
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Sail Date: August 2017
Had a wonderful time.....enjoyed every minute of it! Staff, meals, room excellent! Shore excursions and guides very knowledgeable. Everyone was always friendly and went out of their way to ensure you were completely satisfied. Layout ... Read More
Had a wonderful time.....enjoyed every minute of it! Staff, meals, room excellent! Shore excursions and guides very knowledgeable. Everyone was always friendly and went out of their way to ensure you were completely satisfied. Layout of ship was awesome making it a pleasure to just sit on the deck and enjoy traveling down the river. Easy to find your way around after a few missteps (right from left side)! Halls, steps, rooms and engines very quiet. Dockings were handle excellently with no to little docking movement. Cannot say enough of the great time that was had! Definitely very relaxing and lots of fun! Enjoyed meeting new friends and amazed at how many from New England states! Topics of conversations centered around families, retirement, and way too much SNOW in the winter months up north! The time went by all to fast! Based on experience have already booked a 2018 cruise... Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2017
We wanted to experience a more intimate, friendly cruise experience. We have grown tired of the big, mega ships with thousands of passengers. The meals were of top quality and a highlight of each evening. The ship staff were always ... Read More
We wanted to experience a more intimate, friendly cruise experience. We have grown tired of the big, mega ships with thousands of passengers. The meals were of top quality and a highlight of each evening. The ship staff were always polite and willing to help with any question s we had. The excursions were right on. They were long enough so we could enjoy the locale that we were visiting and still gave us time to unwind before dinner on the ship. In general, everything went well. All the events and excursions were well planned and went off without a hitch. GREAT TRIP. We enjoyed the experience so much that we have already booked another river cruise for next summer. Both of our fathers served in Europe during the second world war and we wanted to partially retrace their footsteps throughout France and Germany. Again a very good trip. Worth every penney. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2017
We spent three days in Paris before embarkation and we had a great time. We celebrated my wife's birthday with supper at the Eiffel tower and a boat cruise on the Seine River. My wife was interested in castles and we were able to visit six ... Read More
We spent three days in Paris before embarkation and we had a great time. We celebrated my wife's birthday with supper at the Eiffel tower and a boat cruise on the Seine River. My wife was interested in castles and we were able to visit six of them during our cruise. My father was a veteran of WWII who landed on D-Day and we visited the beaches of Normandy. We visited Monet's gardens on another shore excursion. The Ship was very nice and the crew was friendly, and helpful. We enjoyed meeting new people every night over delicious food and wine. The cabin had ample storage and the crew kept it spotless through the entire trip. This was our first cruise and we both had a wonderful trip thanks to viking and their great staff. I would highly recommend Viking they made sure every thing went smoothly from the time our plane landed until our return flight. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2017
This was my first cruise and my second trip to Europe. My sister and I went on this cruise together and we both found it truly remarkable. The food, the service, the excursions, everything was beyond my expectations. I loved the crew on ... Read More
This was my first cruise and my second trip to Europe. My sister and I went on this cruise together and we both found it truly remarkable. The food, the service, the excursions, everything was beyond my expectations. I loved the crew on the Kadin. They saw to every need with a smile. The chef was truly outstanding. I've never had such delicious food. We were so enthralled by the landscape and one of my favorite pastimes was sitting on the observation deck and looking at the beautiful scenery. The excursions were interesting and educational, with enough free time built in that we could shop. I really enjoyed the ones in Paris where we visited several specialty shops - chocolate, cheese, wine. I could go back in a flash!We liked it so much, we're going on another Viking cruise this summer. Thank you, Viking, for the best vacation I have ever had! Read Less
Sail Date: July 2017
We had never done a river cruise and Viking had a good rating and reviews. Our only real complaint is that Viking booked our flight with Delta - DFW to Atlanta to Paris. Our experience in the Atlanta airport was horrendous. We had an 18 ... Read More
We had never done a river cruise and Viking had a good rating and reviews. Our only real complaint is that Viking booked our flight with Delta - DFW to Atlanta to Paris. Our experience in the Atlanta airport was horrendous. We had an 18 hour layover because Delta couldn't seem to get a plane in to Atlanta that was not in need of repair. We were totally exhausted when we reached Paris. We booked a three day pre-cruise in Paris and missed the first day completely. Our experience on the ship was wonderful. We had never cruised on a small ship and the cozy experience was wonderful. We were able to meet a lot of nice people and could choose our table for dining and sit with different people at each meal. This made the trip more interesting. The excursion to Omaha Beach was the highlight of the trip and very moving since my dad had been there during the war. We look forward to another river cruise. We have already booked the Western Mediterranean cruise for April of 2018 Read Less
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Sail Date: July 2017
This cruise fro Paris to Normandy was an awesome experience. We did it with the Paris extension. This allowed us to spend time walking the streets of Paris, extra time in the Louvre and other Parian museums. Also, the vista of the ... Read More
This cruise fro Paris to Normandy was an awesome experience. We did it with the Paris extension. This allowed us to spend time walking the streets of Paris, extra time in the Louvre and other Parian museums. Also, the vista of the Eiffel tower is must see. The cruise itself was wonderful A seamless check in with constant, but not overbearing attention throughout. The excursion were picked with care. Giverny with Picasso's home and gardens was wonderful highlight. Normandy was moving from all on the trip. There was a special ceremony which I will not describe, but those on a Viking Cruise should experience. I a not a tour person, but the groups were small enough that you didn't have the herding experience, and you could fall behind or get ahead when a spot called you. The food was excellent. The wine plentiful and we met wonderful new friends at our dinner table. I strongly encourage you to consider this experience. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
It had exactly what we wanted. Several days in Paris before the trip, Paris itself, some usual tourist stops with a guide, the small town stops on the seine, and Normandy Beaches. History from Joan of Arc to D Day. Great ship, staff, ... Read More
It had exactly what we wanted. Several days in Paris before the trip, Paris itself, some usual tourist stops with a guide, the small town stops on the seine, and Normandy Beaches. History from Joan of Arc to D Day. Great ship, staff, etc. A family tragedy at home cut our trip short by a day, and the staff could not have been more supportive and helpful. Did their best to care of us. 1st class all the way. The excursions were quite good: informative, engaging, and surprising. From Monet's gardens to the streets of Vernon and it's churches and onward to the beaches of Normandy, we were taught a great deal. And to actually be standing in those spots was awe inspiring. I've always wanted to see Versailles. Now I have. All in all, this trip was all I could have (and did) imagine. The ship is the right size, the riverside scenery, the historical sites we stood at, are all a huge deal if you've never seen or been there. Read Less
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