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Viking Jarl Cruise Reviews

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"We had no lag to speak of but it would have been nicer to have spent more time in Budapest (our place of embarkation).The first day is lost with not necessarily jet lag but just adjusting to a new place/country and time zone...."Read More
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3points
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We had heard many positive things about Viking. We also wanted to attend the Passion Play held in Oberammergau, so we tied these two things together. Even though we were not able to board the Jarl at its first port due to low river conditions, the rest of the adventure was delightful! We met new friends and enjoyed each excursion as well as our upfront extension in Munich. The food choices were ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Great trip with amazing Passion Play

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Gigi05
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise with Viking because we count on them to overcome obstacles like port changes due to low water levels and still have an amazing experience. We enjoyed the people we sailed with who were all there because they wanted to see the Passion Play. The Passion Play was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we had great seats in the lower third of the theater. We could see everything! The ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


The Oberamergau was wonderful.

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SetonCatholic
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I went on this cruise because of the Oberamergau. I will never take another Viking river cruise. I've been on 2 Viking ocean cruises and they were wonderful. By comparison the Viking river cruise is not in the same category. The room was a cracker box. No soft drinks or snacks in the refrigerator. Only one venue for meals. The food was marginal. The staff had moments of friendliness and ...
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Thank you, SetonCatholic, for taking the time to share your experience with us. We sincerely appreciate your compliments for the Tour Director and their service aboard! However, we're sorry...

Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


A lovely week on The Danube

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aslavik
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

Viking's ship is lovely. It has a very clean and crisp aesthetic with white linens and light wood. Our room had a French balcony, allowing us to get some fresh air and spectacular views right from our room. We didn't spend much time in the room, though. We preferred hanging out on the sundeck or Aquavit Terrace. The Aquavit Terrace is a little café setting adjacent to the Viking Lounge. It has ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony


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adexsi
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise due to our budget constraints as well as what was being offered by Viking. It was an incredible deal and worth every penny! We would highly recommend doing this cruise. From flight itinerary to the cruise itself, Viking did an incredible job. Excursion-wise we were very happy with the guides (all were local). The radio headsets were rather impressive: good range and never ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


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mitsukoarvada
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Viking river cruise was perfect and we are already missing it. Without small children, the cabins were quiet and we could sleep well in the night. Since we purchase two vouchers, we are definitely going to take a Rhine River cruise next year. The ship was clean and its excellent service met all our needs. The crews were proper and friendly except one waiter was a little overenthusiastic for ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Wonderful Danube

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Alice59
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Vikings superb service and attention to detail is consistent from year to year The various ports were informative and filled with unique experiences. The food and accommodations along with service staff cannot be compared with other cruise lines. We were never disappointed with the careful consideration during the Covid precautions for safely maneuvering on and off the boat. Recommended ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Great crew!! Enjoyed meeting people on the cruise and making new friends.

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PTM2022
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I wanted to my first trip to Europe to be easy, inclusive and low stress. It was much easier than I anticipated. Looking forward to the next one. There are so many to choose from!! As a single traveler under the age of 60 I was concerned about being the only solo and being younger than everyone else on the cruise. The age range was wide and there were many friends who were traveling together. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


The ships' crew were the best people that one could hope for during a vacation.

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blochaus
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My wife wanted to see the Christmas markets and I was returning to places that I had been stationed in more than 30 years ago. The service on the ship(on a scale of 1 to 10)was 11. We had a great staff that were always going above and beyond for us and everyone else on the cruise. The shore excursions were excellent and brought back many memories for myself and new ones for my wife. The food on ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Impartial Review - Pros and Cons - YOU decide!

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Rotheme1
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

I went with my parents for Christmas vacation. I will list the pros and cons. Pros: -The ship is well heated -The rooms and showers are clean -They will bend over backwards to accommodate you -Some of the excursions are decent -The staff is cordial and well-vetted -The excursions are planned so that you don't have to do much thinking or organizing -It is handicap ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


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