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Cruise Line
Viking Fontane
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bbwyle avatar

bbwyle

1 Review Written

Excellent Elbe

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Viking had a great price offering for the Elegant Elbe Cruise. We booked this trip with 2 other couples. Viking arranged our flights together. All travel went smoothly and the transfers were right on time. The bus ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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eisenbsw

1 Review Written

Outstanding river cruise

This advertised Elbe River cruise special vastly exceeded our expectations. The Fontane is an older ship, but it was comfortable and has been very well maintained. It was well suited to the low water conditions ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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mumb

1 Review Written

Scenic Cruising of the Elbe

We had not been to Berlin or Prague, and the price was excellent! My husband and I are very interested in history. Each port had such significance to us, and the guides were all very knowledgeable, and were able ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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River72

2 Reviews Written

Elbe

Enjoyed the cruise and crew were really great. Sebastian was informative and very helpful. The chef and servers were friendly, efficient, and would have nothing but great words for all of them. Always service ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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True Viking Fan

1 Review Written

The Perfect Cruise!

This was our fourth Viking cruise and ranks as #1 for us. The trip was a short notice one for us since we received a very attractive deal from Viking. The trip itself went off without a hitch. We especially ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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gmhoffman

1 Review Written

Elegant Elbe Experience & Recommendations

Bucket list cruise with brothers & son. Overall, very good. Staff was excellent, ship was below expectations. Ship did not meet standards established by Viking on Russia and China cruises. Understand Viking is ...
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Sail Date April 2016


Donaldg avatar

Donaldg

1 Review Written

We had the best time and have been telling everyone about how great it was.

My wife chose the cruise because we wanted to see Germany (where our ancestors came from) and see where Martin Luther lived because we were both of the Lutheran Faith. Both which were fulfilled on this amazing ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Br0914

1 Review Written

Great Elbe River trip

We had done a Rhine River Cruise with Viking and thought this would be a nice trip in July with warmer weather that our last trip in November. We started with 3 nights at the Grand Hyatt in Berlin, which was far ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Aseris

1 Review Written

Cruise was great. Prague extension not a good value.

We wanted to see eastern Germany, the Elbe River and Prague . The staff on board the ship were very helpful, professional and made for a great cruise. We extended pre cruise in Berlin. It was great. The ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Carol June

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cities along the Elbe are a must see with VIking

We were excited about taking our first cruise on a river plus we wanted to learn more about Eastern Europe and see key cities such as Berlin & Prague. Our one disappointment was to find at the last minute there ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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BaJiS

1 Review Written

Making the most of my cruise

This was my retirement cruise but unfortunately a few weeks before departure, I developed problems with the tendons in my feet which made walking extremely difficult and painful. This could have dramatically ...
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Sail Date April 2016


J Edgar avatar

J Edgar

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Don't miss he Elbe with Viking

After avoiding Viking for several years because we could not stand their TV adverts, our minds were changed by the very positive recommendations of several friends. We were not disappointed. The only reason we did ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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michaelgastro

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Elbe River with Viking; Not as Good as Advertised

This was our first river cruise. It went on the Elbe River - Berlin to Prague. The average age on this ship was people in their 70's. This, of course, slows down the pace and extent of the tours and limits the ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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dmarriott

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Viking Douro Doesn't Deliver

An area that we had looked forward to visiting and past reputation of Viking helped us decide to register for this cruise. However, we never sailed and instead were stranded in a remote location on the river. ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Spring Breaks

1 Review Written

Elegant Elba with Viking River Cruises

Having seen the cruises advertised on TV I rang for a brochure. When it arrived a thought the cruise too expensive for the number of days. I later received a flyer offering £1000 off per person and rang to book the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Randy51

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Elba River, Cruising Lite

September 2015 was our first Viking River Cruise and we thought the Elba River was a grest choice. The Viking travel folks were grest to work with at every step. This included the fact that the Elba River was too ...
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Sail Date September 2015


lesrobb avatar

lesrobb

1 Review Written

Prague to Berlin; Embark Melnik Port, Cz Rep, Disembark: Magdeburg Port, Ger.

This was our second Viking river cruise. Our first Viking cruise last year on the Danube was excellent, so we were excited about this Elbe cruise. Unfortunately the Elbe River was too shallow to do any actual ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Vince J

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Even with low water, an excellent trip

Low water in the Elbe meant that Viking had not sailed for 3 months. Half of our passengers, when given the opportunity, cancelled their trip, in the expectation that the ship would not sail. We chose to go ahead ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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ItalianBohemian

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

The most caring staff

This was our second Viking River cruise. Did a pre-trip extension in Berlin which was fab. Right in the heart of the city @ the Hilton, w/i walking distance of great food and prominent sights. Saw the Queen of ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Elizabeth Yeomans

1 Review Written

A fantastic cruise on the Elbe

We were given a lot of information before leaving which was very useful. Excellent hotels in Berlin and in Prague. Staff very helpful at all times. All the shore excursions were taken care of and ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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morningtony

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Low Water

After cruising on 5 rivers with Viking I have to say that the Elbe is not my favorite. Very little river traffic made for uninteresting travel and the scenery for the first three days changed little, just fields and ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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mysunshine 16

1 Review Written

Cruising the Elbe River

Cruising on the Fontane with Viking was my first experience. I have only great things to say about Viking from my initial conversation and throughout my trip. The staff on board was wonderful and the food was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


psychprof avatar

psychprof

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Elegant Elbe Bus Cruise Fiasco

Booked an elegant elbe river cruise with viking. 3 days in prague before the 7 day cruise on the viking fontane (excellent). Three says in berlin after the cruise (excellent). 7 days devoted to the river cruise (a ...
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Sail Date June 2015


psychprof avatar

psychprof

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Viking Elegant Elbe, Cruiseless Cruise

Booked an elegant elbe river cruise with viking. 3 days in prague before the 7 day cruise on the viking fontane (excellent). Three says in berlin after the cruise (excellent). 7 days devoted to the river cruise (a ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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mimiof16

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise on the Elbe

The cruise on the Elbe was our first river cruise and first experience with Viking. The biggest problem we had was that somehow, even though I had emailed our flight arrangements to two Viking employees at their ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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