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Viking Embla Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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A beautiful, relaxing afternoon of sailing leisurely through gorgeous scenery and castles every 2 miles on the River Rhine.
We said goodbye to Germany with a German tasting menu for dinner
This is a picture of Melk, Austria, taken from the Melk Abbey.
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First class service on the River system in Europe.
"The people on that boat took a buss to our boat.The only hitch was the low level of water in the river system that had us leave our boat and go 50 - 60 miles on a buss to another boat that was on the other side of the shallow section...."Read More
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Bucket list item didn't disappoint

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nettiefaye
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Cruising the Rhine and Danube was on our bucket list, and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire cruise. We have a lot of interest in World War II history, and the ports along the way offered insights that were very interesting to us. The beauty of the area we were cruising through was wonderful, as the Fall colors were just starting to appear. Watching as the castles and small villages went by was so ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Great time on Viking Riverboat cruise

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suzyq29
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose Viking to do a riverboat cruise because our first experience on Viking was this last February on an ocean cruise from London up and down the Norwegian coast to see the northern lights. That cruise was spectacular, so we wanted to try a river cruise. The food and service were equally wonderful, and we are now avid fans of Viking! We went from Amsterdam to Budapest and saw beautiful ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


First class service on the River system in Europe.

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skismx5
6-10 Cruises • Age 2020s

The cruise was everything we hoped it to be. The only hitch was the low level of water in the river system that had us leave our boat and go 50 - 60 miles on a buss to another boat that was on the other side of the shallow section. The people on that boat took a buss to our boat. We had the same room number on the new ship as our original ship. This was not Vikings fault and I think they handled ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Grand European Cruise Budapest to Amsterdam

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DesertDweller1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We departed Phoenix,AZ on July 12, 2022, bound for a Viking Grand European River Cruise boarding in Budapest, Hungry on the Viking Aegir. We are very experienced cruisers with 9 Viking cruises for myself and 12 for my spouse. Upon arrival we were greeted by Viking representative at the Budapest airport and boarded a bus telling us they had called the ship, and someone would be there to greet us. ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Best Cruise Ever!

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DrandMrs
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first river cruise. We'd been on several ocean cruises with many different cruise lines and enjoyed them so much, we weren't sure we really wanted to go on a river cruise. However, we had such a relaxing and wonderful time, we've already booked another river cruise with Viking. The crew members were very attentive and made a point to try to get to know us. The food was wonderful. The ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Mixed: lots of good; some not so good

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Oscar Cruiser
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We liked the itinerary. The cities we visited were all interesting. Day time cruising along picturesque sections of the rivers was great. Food was always good and sometimes very good. Some of the excursions were excellent; others had too much talking and there was very little takeaway. Cruise director was unsympathetic, even when things beyond our control changed. The ship was comfortable ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


The Keukenhof Gardens and other spectacular sights from Amsterdam to Budapest

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Tajar
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were looking for a small ship, river tour in Europe and this Viking Cruise seemed to be ideal. I had always wanted to see the tulip gardens when they were in full bloom as well as to spend time in Amsterdam, Vienna and Budapest. (Although 2 days in each place is hardly enough time to do them justice, it was a good introduction!) We were pleased that there was no casino, no pressure to buy ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Heaven on the Rhine (and Main and Danube……)

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CarolScott
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because a) I wanted to be away for 2 weeks and b) the Rhine has been on the bucket list for ages. There were only 73 guests on board, not unusual for the first voyage of the season apparently. There were 4 Brits on board, including us, and 2 Canadians. The rest of the guests were American. Our fellow guests were a delight. They were interesting and interested in the ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

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Viking is incredible

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scarborofare638
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

First let me tell you this was Passage to Eastern Europe. Our ship was supposed to be the Aegir, but was switched to the Embla at the last minute. This was our third Viking River Cruise having done the Rhine Getaway and the Romantic Danube. While on the Danube cruise, I asked our program director, George, which was his favorite cruise. He said Passage to Eastern Europe. Consequently, we booked ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Russian delight

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ernml1964
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

We arrived in Moscow 2 days early and were totally amazed at how clean the city was and how friendly all the people were. Our hotel in Moscow (Raddison) was like a palace. The food in the hotel was good also. We went to a local Ukranian restaurant and had a great time, the food was great, the waiters were fun and we felt like we knew everyone when we left. Shopping was also fun in Moscow. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


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