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Viking Embla Cruise Reviews

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Viking Embla
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Average

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141 Viking Embla Cruise Reviews


rosapdx avatar

rosapdx

1 Review Written

Beautiful and interesting ports of call

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This cruise took us to many places we never thought we would see. Budapest and Vienna were beautiful! With one exception, all of the local guides were very good. The staff was wonderful in particular the Program ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Jake525373

1 Review Written

Excellent cruise and professional staff; great tours

nReputation and friends recommendation The time in Bucharest was fun and worth the extra time embarkation and disembarkation were handled smoothly and with very little effort on our part. The crew were ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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merlehri

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Forget about Viking Cruises and the Viking travel insurance

My husband and I have taken many many cruises, but never a river cruise. This cruise on Viking was hands down the worst we have ever taken. In fact, it was the worst vacation we have been on - period. Our room was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Naldo19

1 Review Written

Rhein River Cruise

Because of the itinerary we chose this cruise. We flew into Basel Switzerland a day early so we could relax and explore after the long flights. Our cabin was nice although we didn't spend much time there. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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johnyland81

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never Again Viking - Profit over People

We shared this information with Viking. Nothing significant was done. We booked through and they have also been advocating for our group (3 couples). Customer service at Viking is not empowered to do anything. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Beagler!

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Terrible Cruise

This is was our first river cruise. We are seasoned ocean cruise travelers. This cruise started with a delay in boarding the ship of one day due to maintenance problems on the previous cruise. We only had one day ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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elke28

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Viking River cruise turned into a bus trip

I don't know where to begin with this review. Before we started the cruise we understood that low water levels may sometimes affect the itinerary so we were prepared for that. What we were not prepared for is what ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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tufftwo71

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Terrible Experience

Viking River Cruise on “Embla:” Bucharest to Budapest w/ 3-nt Prague Add-On Overall: Terrible experience with Viking aboard their boat Embla due to major maintenance issues known to them before our cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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John Hlavac

1 Review Written

Grand European Tour

Viking did everything right to make this trip even more special for us. We knew we picked the right cruise company for our river adventure when we found out that we were going to be in Amsterdam on "King's Day". ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Brown2018

1 Review Written

Superb Five Country Cruise on the Danube

There isn’t a moment that I can think of that wasn’t superb: great food (especially the breads and breakfasts), wonderful varied entertainment (folk dancing and music); excellent meaningful lectures on Balkan ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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reginaopera

1 Review Written

An exciting Cruise to Great Cities

This was our 6th River Cruise on a Viking ship. We wanted to re-visit some of the cities in Germany and the Netherlands that we had been to previously. The Grand European Tour offered us just the right route. We ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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hjmadre

1 Review Written

Passage to Eastern Europe

We were interested in seeing more of Eastern Europe after having been to Prague on our last river cruise. We knew before we left that river levels were low. We did have to leave our ship early and were bused into ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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GGH1958

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Grand European Tour on Viking Embla and Viking Lif

We just come back from a cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam with Viking and after reading all the opinions of other travellers we decided to have our input too. We travel with them exactly when the low water in ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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JanandM

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

You have to be fit to really enjoy all the excursions

Heard many great things from many past Viking Guests. Wanted to go to Europe , Germany etc, thought I would give Viking a try. Our first week we were on another ship, then midweek we had to transfer to another ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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NonnaYolanda

1 Review Written

First time tour guests

The cruise went from Budapest to Amsterdam. We normally never do tours, we always travel on our own. We Really loved this. We felt very taken care of. It was a really Super fun boat. People were the best including ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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juliebtruax

1 Review Written

Up with Travel Down the Rhine

My husband wasn't too interested in traveling abroad except for in Germany. So this met his criteria. I am willing to go anywhere so it met my criteria too. The flight from Detroit was direct to Amsterdam - long ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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erkbzerk

1 Review Written

Be Prepared To Be Blown Away

This cruise was a dream come true. It was our first cruise and one we will always remember. My husband wanted to show me Eastern Europe where he worked many years. We decided to fly into Budapest two days early ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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equikitty

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved the places we visited, disappointed in Long Boat

RIver Cruising is a totally diff experience. We would not do it again. Nice to see so many spots but outside of a few ports if you are a traveler and have seen a lot of Europe there is nothing new here. Boats lack ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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choyer

1 Review Written

First Time River Cruisers

After talking about the Viking river cruises with a few people, who said they absolutely loved them, we decided to try one ourselves. It surpassed our expectations! The trip was very relaxing. We saw beautiful ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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ffg7711

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Dissapointed

This was our first river cruise and understood Viking was a top provider. BUT, we were very disappointed. The crew/staff were excellent, but after that things fell down. Getting a balcony is a waste of money as ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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O1dT1mer

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Reality versus Advertising

We selected this cruise because we lived near canals for two years and it looked like fun. The advertising promised convenient, in town docking locations, small tour groups and excellent dining. Instead, we ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Siddiq

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Embla Never again

It covered areas that we had not visited before or had not been exposed to that culture. We had sailed on the Oden previously from Paris to Prague and enjoyed that cruise even though there were snags in the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Bruce Thompson

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall Trip

Overall trip was great. The arrival was handled with such ease and made it the start of a great trip. Ship was very well appointed and crew and staff did a great job of welcoming and very nicely setting boundary's. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Patti Lee avatar

Patti Lee

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Experience of a Lifetime

Coming from Hawaii I wanted to see as much of Europe as I could and I like the idea of unpacking one time. The smoothness of the river journey made the trip even more enjoyable. When we on board we didn't even ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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desert whale

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime!

We chose this cruise because we were able to see so many beautiful cities and travel down three rivers in a relatively short amount of time. Additionally, most excursions were included--which is not the case on ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Viking Embla Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.04.2
Entertainment3.03.8
Public Rooms5.04.3
Fitness Recreation1.03.1
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.1
Service4.04.5
Value For Money3.03.9
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