Sail Date: November 2016
I did an AMA cruise almost identical with my sister. My husband wanted to do this too so I chose Viking. It was by far heads and tails above the rest! I'm a Viking fan now. Lots of great stops. Food was excellent. Service was ... Read More
I did an AMA cruise almost identical with my sister. My husband wanted to do this too so I chose Viking. It was by far heads and tails above the rest! I'm a Viking fan now. Lots of great stops. Food was excellent. Service was amazing. Ship was so clean and beautiful. Definitely worth every penny. We were impressed with the friendliness of all the staff on the ship. It didn't matter if it was a cabin maid, a waiter, a bartender or whoever, they all had a smile on their face and a warm hello even if it was 6 in the morning or midnight. The tours we took were very good and informative. The guides were also nice and polite during our rides or during our walks around the towns. The scenery in this part of Europe is the best, a mixture of old times and new. Something we'll remember for a long time. Thanks for making this a great vacation Read Less
Sail Date: October 2016
My husband and I went on the Viking Rhine cruise and I couldn't wait to go on another. I went with a friend for this excursion and had a blast. From Paris to Luxembourg to Germany to Czech Republic, we saw so much of Europe. The tour ... Read More
My husband and I went on the Viking Rhine cruise and I couldn't wait to go on another. I went with a friend for this excursion and had a blast. From Paris to Luxembourg to Germany to Czech Republic, we saw so much of Europe. The tour guides were great and I felt like I learned a lot on the trip. The entire staff is terrific - very friendly, helpful and professional. The ship is beautiful! I loved just walking around, through the lounge and on deck, even the wheel house on the tour! Although I would have loved to have spent more time in each port, I felt that we had enough time to get a good taste of every stop. The food was fantastic, too. I didn't really know what to expect on our first cruise. I ate enough every day to have gained weight but with all of the walking we did every day, I lost a few pounds! Bonus!! Read Less
Sail Date: October 2016
Being that this was our first cruise I wasn't sure what to expect. I can say that that the entire crew went well beyond my wildest dreams. They were so friendly and and made sure all of our needs were met. From being met when we ... Read More
Being that this was our first cruise I wasn't sure what to expect. I can say that that the entire crew went well beyond my wildest dreams. They were so friendly and and made sure all of our needs were met. From being met when we arrived, Sasa made sure we had everything we need during the entire trip, to the Program Director Claudia who kept things fun and interesting. Plenty of on board entertainment along with the great side excursions. The food was fantastic. I consider the Odin a 5 star hotel and a 5 Star restaurant. The scenery along the river can not be beat, at on point it was castle after castle. We left with many great memories and and new friends. Thanks to the Viking Cruise Line. I might say that that this is great for all ages and I would definitely go with Viking again! Read Less
Sail Date: October 2016
Our first Viking River Cruise and we will do another one soon. The people on the river cruise were enthusiastic about visiting the sites and experiencing the the culture. The size of the ship, the Oden, was perfect to get to know nearly ... Read More
Our first Viking River Cruise and we will do another one soon. The people on the river cruise were enthusiastic about visiting the sites and experiencing the the culture. The size of the ship, the Oden, was perfect to get to know nearly all guests and make meaningful connections. The professional crew were all that one could expect and the local guides were all exceptional. Prague was able to be explored on our own immediately after the evening city tour that was part of the all inclusive package. Nice to have that included in every stop. We felt that it was a very good value and enjoyed immensely our separate private tour of Giverny outside of Paris arranged by Viking. The transfers to and from the airports were done flawlessly which has not always been the case with other cruise lines. We are also looking at booking a Mediterranean Cruise as well with Viking. Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2016
I wanted to see Paris and the castles of Germany! It was great! Loved the crew and food! I am gluten free and the chef made bread and all my food was cooked with that in mind. The tours were outstanding! The hotels were excellent ... Read More
I wanted to see Paris and the castles of Germany! It was great! Loved the crew and food! I am gluten free and the chef made bread and all my food was cooked with that in mind. The tours were outstanding! The hotels were excellent and everything went so smoothly! There were so many tours and the tour guides were great! The coordinator for this cruise was excellent! The airport pickup and the taking us to the airport at the end was very timely and I felt very special throughout the cruise. The Wifi was sketchy but that was usually only when we were moving! The locks were so interesting! The entertainment piano player was soon good! The other entertainment was great too! I loved that we got to know different people and the ship was small enough that I didn't feel overwhelmed. The Captain and the 1st Liuetenant were cleaning windows one day which impressed me a lot! Read Less
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Sail Date: September 2016
The experience with Viking Cruises was wonderful. Specifically with Odin cruise. It was a dream that became reality. We choose the tour Cities of Lights. We arrived in Prague 3 days before the departure, we had time to explore the ... Read More
The experience with Viking Cruises was wonderful. Specifically with Odin cruise. It was a dream that became reality. We choose the tour Cities of Lights. We arrived in Prague 3 days before the departure, we had time to explore the city and take tours in our own, different of the offer by Viking. Prague, is a beautiful city. The embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly in every port. The ship is very nice, our cabin very comfortable and relaxing, it was a Veranda. The housekeeping excellent. The dining it was wonderful, every meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner was a great experience), many options to choose from. The dining servers were very attentive. The crew was wonderful and ready to satisfy any of our request, very flexible and helpful. The ports and shore excursions city visits very well organized and always on time. The motor coach comfortable and the drivers safe. My husband and I enjoyed very much the night entertainments and activities. Our Program Director, Claudia kept us very well informed all the time, we enjoyed having her, she is excellent coordinating everything. Claudia also provided very good information about the Castles along the Moselle River. It was very scenic. She always was smiling and in a very good mood. We liked very much to have "The daily" information on the activities and program for the next day in advance. All the staff and crew are very well trained and made our holidays more enjoyable. We definitely would like to travel with Viking again!!! Read Less
Sail Date: September 2016
My husband and I decided to commemorate our 10th wedding anniversary by going on a trip to Europe. We are avid fans of Downton Abbey, and we were mesmerized by the Viking River Cruise commercials displaying the Ship, and the wonderful ... Read More
My husband and I decided to commemorate our 10th wedding anniversary by going on a trip to Europe. We are avid fans of Downton Abbey, and we were mesmerized by the Viking River Cruise commercials displaying the Ship, and the wonderful breathtaking views from the river. We felt that Viking River Cruise had a well planned cruise, with all meals and beverages included, daily excursions and bonus excursions which were optional, and that it was a wonderful way to relax and not worry about where to go, and what to do each day, as Viking River cruise staff had it all organized and planned out. We were so impressed with the hosts at each place we visited (Czech, Bamburg, Nuremberg, Rudesheim, Miltenberg, Gutenberg, Cochem and Trier, then our week long trip in Paris France). All I can say is that I slept deeply and soundly each night, and woke up early to catch breakfast and mingle with our new friends. Breakfast and Lunch offered healthy choices, (we skipped 1-2 excursions because we wanted to sight see on the ship and enjoy the weather) Dinner was also good, but often I would eat when in the towns so I would definately enjoy the bar area where I was able to get to know the staff. I felt that I was treated like family by Each staff member, especially "Dada" Davorka Dada Grdic, Jindra Theresa, and Claudia Diederix, the program director, all were so helpful and made us feel at home! This trip affected me so much that even after all these months, I sometimes wake up and think I'm somewhere in Germany or Paris. Lol We plan to take another trip from Basil Switzerland to Amsterdam in the Fall and can't wait, I just wish I could have the same staff as the ones on Odin! Read Less
Sail Date: August 2016
The cruise we choose was based on the destinations and the extension available, Downton Abby. The cruise was a dream trip visiting many ports of historical interest that added to the overall experience of this trip. We were accompanied ... Read More
The cruise we choose was based on the destinations and the extension available, Downton Abby. The cruise was a dream trip visiting many ports of historical interest that added to the overall experience of this trip. We were accompanied by good friends that added to the experience and added many laughs and good times that will never be forgotten. The end of or cruise was in Paris and a real highlight for us was a trip to the very top of the Eiffel Tower at night, the views were spectacular and the experience was breathtaking. The trip to Oxford England and Downton Abby is one that we will never forget. The guides were very well informed and added a great deal to this experience. There were several surprises along the way including a welcome toast by the dutchess at the Abby. Overall Viking out did themselves with this trip from beginning to end and their professionalism came through by the individuals they had to take care of use at each step along the way. Read Less
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Sail Date: August 2016
Our previous experiences with Viking River Cruises had been so positive, that we sought to see yet another River, more cities, and learn more. We traveled on the ship Odin from Prague (Bamberg) to Paris (Trier) over 12 days. We explored ... Read More
Our previous experiences with Viking River Cruises had been so positive, that we sought to see yet another River, more cities, and learn more. We traveled on the ship Odin from Prague (Bamberg) to Paris (Trier) over 12 days. We explored Prague on our own the day before, and then learned what we saw on the city tour the next day. In Paris, we chose to take optional excursions to maximize our two days there. Everyday was filled with knowledgeable tours, elegant dining and comfort to the extreme living on the ship. With a special diet need, I found the dining extremely accommodating to my diet restrictions. (This is actually an important reason that we enjoy a Viking River Cruise so much.) There was something to do every day, but we were free to stay on the ship and relax or go off on our own as well. Local tour guides are used in each city, and we get a personal, first hand look at the city, it's history and culture. Activities are planned every night to amuse, entertain or educate. The longship Odin was amazing. Five stars to the crew, their care of us, the pleasantness of every person on the crew, and, of course, our Program Director, Claudia. The ship is newer than others we've traveled on and VRC has designed this ship with comfort in mind. This is evident in the cabins where there is more storage, a lovely patio view, housekeeping services to make our stay care-free and amenities that met our every need. Although we enjoyed the scenery and activities so much, we never did explore the TV entertainment! We try to research the trip and cities beforehand, but we missed the number of locks on the Main River which kept the top deck closed until we got to the Rhine River. The view from the top deck is the best view of all. The cruising especially on the Rhine offered spectacular views. We didn't take advantage of fitness on the ship since we got our exercise in on the excursions. While there were leisure tours offered, we always chose the slightly more demanding tours. I logged in an average of 13,000 steps and 11 flights of stairs each day, all filled with fun, enjoyment and rest and water stops to make it seem like I wasn't exercising at all. My favorite kind of vacation! I'll take another Viking River Cruise again, and probably again, in the future. I like where the cruises go, the care of every need for the days of the cruise, the personal tour guides, the comfort of the ship, and most importantly, the people who take care of us during the cruise, meeting every need. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2016
Fantastic itinerary. Wonderful staff Superior service. Would highly recommend Viking to all my friends. Looking forward to our next cruise with Viking The excursions ashore were fabulous Meals great Stayed two nights in Prague ... Read More
Fantastic itinerary. Wonderful staff Superior service. Would highly recommend Viking to all my friends. Looking forward to our next cruise with Viking The excursions ashore were fabulous Meals great Stayed two nights in Prague and added two extra nights in Paris I especially liked how Viking took care of us at the end of the trip. Transporting us from hotel to Charles Degaul airport. They took care of our baggage, signing in and brought us right to the checking in counter. Service top quality to finish our trip on the perfect, full-service finally. The tour guides were absolutely top notch. Each passenger had their own headset so we heard every word and never became separated from our group. Just the right mix of guided tour time and free time at each port of call. Rooms spacious and very nice. We had a French balcony with floor to ceiling slide glass door overlooking the river. Wonderful experience Read Less
Viking Odin Ratings
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Cabins 3.5 0.0
Dining 3.5 0.0
Entertainment 3.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 1.0 0.0
Family 1.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.5 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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