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Viking Alruna Cruise Reviews

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Us with the Captain, Activities Director, and the Maître d' on our last night.
Our ship!  Our room was on the bottom level so those long rectangular windows you see in the photo are the type of window that we had in our cabin.   Most of the docks were very convenient to walk right into town!
One of the dishes that was just so pretty that we had to take a photo of it!  Many nice looking dishes that tasted great but I only picked one to show!
Sail away on top deck after boarding ship.
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Every schedule date and time was met
"Walking distances to the dining room and other spaces on the boat were short and easy to access.Local tour guides led our excursions, which were primarily walking tours of historic cities...."Read More
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Mostly Enjoyable Cruise, Terrible Air Travel

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phiggers
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I learned about Viking during the pandemic as we watched a lot of PBS and Viking seems to be the network's primary advertiser. We liked their message and the aesthetics of the ships, and the cost was reasonable to us. Our previous cruising experience (4 ocean cruises) had been on small, high-end luxury lines (Regent, Crystal, Seaborn) and we were looking for a simpler style of ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Recommend Overall, Some Disappointments

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Rhiggers
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We were interested in trying a river cruise, had heard good things about Viking and the cost was within our budget. Our boat was changed at the last minute so we were on the Alruna, not the Tialfi, but I believe they are identical. The boat is attractive and generally comfortable, aside from the mattress in our cabin which was terribly hard. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food on the ship ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Christmas on the Rhine

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Kangayop
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We're are cruise veterans, but this was our first river cruise with Viking. We loved the intimate feel of cruising with only a couple hundred guest. It gave us the opportunity to meet several couples who we are now planning to meet for future cruises. We found the included and add-on excursions excellent with very knowledgeable local guides. The difficulty rating and explanation of the type of ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Christmas Markets Cruise on the Rhine

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spcasey01
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

I chose the cruise advertised as "Christmas on the Rhine." We were scheduled to be on the Viking Tialfi, but was changed to the Viking Alruna without notice to the passengers. The cruise was great. The ship was beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff went above and beyond to make every guest enjoy their cruise. The local guides were friendly and informative in the free excursions ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Castles

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Valki7273
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I’ve always wanted to do a river cruise to experience the small ship intimacy. The personal service is exceptional, the food is 5 star excellence. The extra appetizers and pastries went above and beyond my expectations There is attention to every detail. The guests are pampered and spoiled. The ports are interesting and the tour guides invested and well informed. This is the experience of a ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


My very first cruise and it was everything I wanted and more!

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terrri83
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My friend and I wanted a new adventure and we decided this cruise would be the thing. We enjoyed everything - the service, the food, the ambiance, the friends we made along the way, the tours and mostly being pampered while seeing new places. It was a wonderful week. We both thought the meals were excellently planned and thoughtful, using local foods and wines which added to the entire tour. ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Very relaxed and beautiful

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goodgrief4221
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The crew was phenomenal by Trying to call us by name at most times they met. The trip was very well planned. Loved the schedules that were left in our room daily. The cabins were just a nice size. Housekeeping did a nice job of cleaning the rooms, especially at a time were not there. The room size was great, for a cruise ship, and easy to get around. Having to be able to have clothes laundered ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Excellent Rhine Cruise Aboard Viking Alruna

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jbauman4
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My wife and I chose this 8-day cruise as a way to see if we liked the Viking experience. We knew others who had traveled with Viking and had good experiences. We ended up really enjoying the cruise, between the friendly, knowledgeable, energetic staff, the high quality of the ship and its facilities, and the well-organized excursions (both the included and optional ones). The other passengers ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Every schedule date and time was met

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Alabama71
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to see the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. From the United Airlines flights to Europe and back, to the riverboat progress along its route, to the excursions at each stop/port along the way, the schedule was met to the minute. All events of the travel and cruise happened as scheduled, everything was on time. These trips are complicated. After our enjoyment of the cruise, I was ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


First time cruiser.

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LumberJack78
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the Passion Play at Oberammergau and the recomendation of friends. I was amazed at the outstanding and consistent service, welcome, courtesy, and level of professionalism from all members of the Alruna. The food and drinks were top notch. I enjoyed the daily tours and found them educational and enjoyable. I liked touring Innsbruck best of all. The extra tour ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Traveled with disabled person


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