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Viking Schumann
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stableguy avatar

stableguy

1 Review Written

Ships get old, good service and attention to detail never do

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We wanted to explore the Elbe River in the eastern part of Germany. We had heard it was unique and were not disappointed in that regard. Because of the history of the region and after the reunification of Germany we ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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SSCruisemaster

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous crew, food, ports of call!

The ports of call and the inexpensive promotional price were the reasons we chose this particular cruise. There were numerous highlights including visiting Wittenberg, Germany the day before Reformation Day! Our ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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jdcsmith1

1 Review Written

The entire cruise was fantastic from the gourmet food to the sightseeing tours.

I've always wanted to go to Europe. This year was our 25th anniversary, so I bit the bullet and scheduled our cruise. It was the best vacation and the best cruise that we have ever been on. We enjoyed our Caribbean ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Chuck757

1 Review Written

A wonderful relaxing cruise

Small ship, interesting part of Europe and an exceptional value. We traveled on the Clara Schumann during her last summer in service. The cabin and beds were small but they were well appointed. Our program ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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skrents

2 Reviews Written

Two ships, same river, same cruise

Chosen b/c of my German heritage and historical interest. We experienced both the Fontanne and the Schumann due to low river level. The ships were identical and both crews were superb, but the crew on the Fontanne ...
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Sail Date August 2016


vmiman avatar

vmiman

4 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Elegant Elbe

This is the first Viking ship we have been on. It Is an unusual one because all the ships on the Elbe are designed for this very shallow river. The ship is beautifully maintained and kept clean. I don't know when it ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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algomaguy

1 Review Written

Elegant Elbe was outstanding!

We wanted to see Prague and Berlin thus chose the Elegant Elbe river cruise. We purchased the 2 day Berlin extension and would go back to Berlin. The cruise itinerary exceeded expectations as it was all in ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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4theluv

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Educational and Fun!

We had been wanting to go to Prague and Berlin, as well as do a river cruise, so this was a perfect match! Several couples on the boat were repeat Viking passengers. Those who had done river cruises with other lines ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Baboushka

1 Review Written

Excellence on the Elbe

I chose this cruise as it visited parts of Germany that I didn't know very well and places that I wanted to revisit. I had been to Dresden and Meissen in 1992 when both were in a poor state of repair and I wanted ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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s.booth900@ntlworld.com

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Elbe at last

This was a long awaited cruise as our booking last year was cancelled due to lack of water in the river. It was well worth waiting for.The ship although one of the older ones in the fleet is immaculate.The staff and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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river dancer

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Small Ship Cruise on a Small River

We spent a few days before our cruise in Berlin and found it a very interesting city. The Pergamon Museum was exceptional and well worth a visit. The former East Germany was an area we had never explored and it ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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dewartmona

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Elegant Elbe- a river without enough water in 2015

We chose the cruise on the Elbe River to see a different part of Germany than we had seen on previous Danube and Rhine river cruises. The summer and fall of 2015 were very problematic for river cruises on the Elbe ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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raineykathleenm@msn.com

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Elegant Elbe

We have taken eight Viking River Cruises. We chose the Elbe River because we had not done it before. We travel extensively in eastern and western europe on our own and only in the last few years have begun to ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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quattrociocchi

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Delightful First River Cruise

This was our first river cruise. Viking was everything they advertised. The hotels in Prague and Berlin were outstanding. The food in the hotels and on the cruise was excellent. The crew and service was wonderful. ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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transmanche

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Elegant Elbe

For late March, the weather was perfect; sunny days. The hotels in Prague and Berlin were excellent, but you come on the cruise for the sailing of the Elbe. The cabin was also excellent. We thought more could have ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Patricia Mahlich

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nostalgic Journey

Having already greatly enjoyed a cruise on the River Duoro the previous October I couldn't wait to book on another one! My daughter expressed interest and we decided on the River Elbe sailing from Prague to Berlin ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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AvgMom2

23 Reviews Written

136 Helpful Votes

Cruising Along the Elbe River in March

My husband and I cruised on Viking Shumann along the Elbe River in March going from Magdeburg (Germany) to Melnik (Czech Republic). We extended our trip two-day before in Berlin and two-day after in Prague on our ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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fg42

1 Review Written

Amazing experience

My wife and I took Viking's Elbe River cruise in August 2014. We were curious about river cruises, so we decided to try it for the first time. It was a marvelous experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We're still ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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ednuli

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Gliding majestically on history's river

This was my first river cruise and it was a delightful experience. I loved the small and intimate number of passengers and the resultant personalised service the wonderful crew members provided. There was no sense ...
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Sail Date October 2014


Bill3 avatar

Bill3

1 Review Written

Outstanding

Everything from the time we arrived at the Orlando airport, to the time we returned to the same, was professionally done. The ship was immaculate and the crew's friendly welcome set the tone for our cruise up the ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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billje@ntlworld.com

1 Review Written

River Elbe/Bus Cruise

This was a very enjoyable holiday. The places we visited were all very interesting & the guides were, as usual with Viking, superb. The only downside was the low water level in the Elbe between Wittenberg & Meissen. ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Aunt Jo Jo

1 Review Written

Prague to Berlin

I had a fabulous first experience with Viking. By the evening of the first day the crew was already calling the guest by their name. The food was wonderful. By the second day I discovered the soup and salad bar in ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Jacksig

1 Review Written

Elegant Elbe

My wife and I, both Americans, loved the Elegant Elbe cruise on Viking Cruises. Our fellow travelers were about 60% British and 40% American with 4 Irish thrown in with the British. From our arrival in Berlin to our ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Chesapeake_crab

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

WONDERFUL SERVICE, BUT DEFINITLEY AND OLDER GROUP

I was a newly minted 61-year old and my daugheter was nigh onto 40, and from the Viking River Cruise advertisements, we were expecting the passengers to be in the same age range. Imagine our surpise when they were ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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andrewlgc

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Excellent Viking Experience

We flew to Prague on a two day pre-cruise extension staying in total three nights at the Prague Hilton Pobrezni. The hotel was excellent and Prague was enjoying its hottest week for 60 years! We did our own thing ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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