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Viking Vali Cruise Reviews

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Low bridges on Rhein/Mein canal,
Benefits of cruising in April- Tulips and other flowers beautiful
Upper deck closed off for 5 days during Rhein Mein canal.
The Viking Vali at port in Wurzburg, Germany.
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The Program Director made us feel like family - in fact everyone made us feel like we were friends
"On he ocean cruise that started the whole thing, Max the shore directed went above and beyond, when he asked if there was anything else we needed, I asked if he knew if there was somewhere I could get a computer mouse we forgot to bring - his answer was "I have one in my cabin I can loan you".We were impressed with the Viking ocean cruise we took last fall and thought we could try a river cruise - we were not disappointed - keep up the good work...."Read More
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The Program Director made us feel like family - in fact everyone made us feel like we were friends

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kahana60544
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were impressed with the Viking ocean cruise we took last fall and thought we could try a river cruise - we were not disappointed - keep up the good work. We have been recommending Viking to all our friends and have already booked a Panama Canal cruise for next October with another couple. I usually don't fill out reviews - always thought they really didn't mean anything - however - I was ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Wonderful River Trip

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Bobbi B
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to see as much of Europe as we could in a couple of weeks so we chose the Grand European from Budapest to Amsterdam. This trip started out with a smooth arrival and easy transfer to the ship and only got better from there. The itinerary covers such a wide range of places. Even though many of the cities are in Germany we were amazed at how different they were. Each had its own ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Wonderful cruise, considering the times.

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TriumphSpitfire
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I had a wonderful experience on Viking's Vali. The Captain and crew showed us the best they had to offer. They were attentive and courteous. The chief and his staff prepared a menu, each night, that was appealing, there was a variety of options, and taste good as well. Our room was kept clean and sanitize within Vikings criteria. We did wear masks and took a daily covid test but that ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Exceeded all of our expectations especially the STAFF

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SoCal Citizen
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and wanted to “go big.” We are big supporters of Public Broadcasting and always saw the Viking ads. A brochure arrived in the mail with some significant discounts and we went all in on the 14 day Grand European tour, even springing for the Explorer Suite. Our trip was postponed twice because of Covid but when it finally happened we were delighted ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Would have been solid 5 star, but 5 days with NO ACCESS to top deck/walking track was issue for me.

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gmcduck
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

As so many others have stated, Viking does almost everything well. The boat is immaculate, staff is professional/friendly/ and all seem to really care about your trip. Our crew was amazing- especially Stephen Guy our Cruise Director. Steward was there when needed with everything required. (We did have to request a top sheet on first day). Even the Covid testing (gross spitting in tube every ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


This cruise was perfect. Everything was delightful. We could not have been any happier.

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grizzlygolfer
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

To begin with the advertisements of Viking on our local Public Broadcasting Station more than piqued my interest. I did A LOT of research in choosing a cruise line. Our friends cruise every year and they choose another line and love it. I compared several and Viking always came out on top. I have toured western Europe on my own and loved all the meticulous planning. I hesitated having someone ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


We loved it

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Msmorning
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to be in Europe around the Advent season. Since Omicron was such an issue in Europe at that time, Viking made adjustments to the itinerary. We spent extra time in Budapest since we were not able to dock in Austria. The excursions were very enjoyable. It is not Viking’s fault that some countries were closed. They did their best to find alternatives for the passengers. The crew were ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Explorer Suite

Traveled with disabled person


Not what we expect from Viking

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Thebestpapa
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this tour specifically to visit Vienna and the Christmas Markets. Neither of which were to be. Yes, we understand that Austria closed their borders and certain German states canceled their Christmas markets but Viking was unwilling to allow us to cancel our tour and instead referred us to the travel protection insurance company which of course denied our request as we did not have an ...
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Your detailed feedback is appreciated, Thebestpapa, and will be shared with our internal teams for review. While itinerary deviations are sometimes necessary, we regret that efforts to...

Sail Date: December 2021


Well Done Under Difficult Conditions

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BBAICAD
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We took the Grand Tour in late November to early December, from Amsterdam to Budapest. As with a reviewer who took the return cruise on the Vali right after our trip, there were some inconveniences due to COVID policies in Europe. Many Christmas markets were closed, but not all. And Austria was in lockdown, hence no visit to Vienna. Viking tried to detour to/add Bratislava, but it too shut ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior


Our first cruise

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SoonerSam
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

From the moment my wife and I booked with Viking, it was a worry-free experience. Phone assistance was excellent. The booker who assisted us was patient and informative. She found us the best price and accommodation on the Grand European Tour Aboard the Vali, Deck 3, room with veranda. We were met at the Budapest airport, all baggage handled by the Viking staff. Even with the many ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


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