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Viking Jarl Cruise Reviews

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Viking Jarl
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125 Viking Jarl Cruise Reviews


Donnelly1951 avatar

Donnelly1951

1 Review Written

Amazing trip from start to finish

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Originally intended to do Budapest to Amsterdam but had to cancel. A year later we looked into Budapest to Nuremburg with add on to Prague. Loved everything about the whole trip. Impressed with the guides on ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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cruisinggmak

1 Review Written

Romantic Danube with add on pre-cruise in Prague was amazing

We chose this cruise because we wanted a memorable time with my mother-in-law and step father-in-law and I wanted to see Prague. We knew from previous cruises that Viking would not disappoint. Traveling with ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Michele Zim

1 Review Written

First class all the way

From the moment your arrive at the airport the Viking Staff is there to greet you and your only concern is to relax and enjoy yourself. Food was delicious. Service was impeccable. The Cabin was immaculate. The ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Rotheme1

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Impartial Review - Pros and Cons - YOU decide!

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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drobertson431

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Danube River Cruise with friends

Our friends invited us to join them on this cruise. Cruises are not exactly our style. The cruise ship was well laid out, clean and did not seem to be over crowded. Our favorite part of the cruise was sitting ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Jeff Adrian avatar

Jeff Adrian

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking Culture, Always Welcoming & Accomodating, A Great Way To Travel

Viking Cruises came highly recommended to me by my friends in several different groups, so it was easy to select the Danube River cruise with my companion. The recommendation was warranted! Two things impressed me ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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dottedog

1 Review Written

Eye opening trip to Eastern Europe

I wanted to see the countries that used to be behind the Iron Curtain. The history was fascinating and the plight of the people was really sad. I learned so much. I loved returning to the comfort of our ship each ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Zakcat avatar

Zakcat

1 Review Written

Excellent!

Itinerary was perfect. The staff outstanding and food wonderful. We were especially pleased with the extra personal attention the staff provided. Also the walking tours provided a nice option with a slower pace ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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valking0331

1 Review Written

Romantic Danube

It was excellent! The food was great as was the staff. They had different themed nights based on where we were on the cruise. The wine package was well worth the $$ and the selection was excellent. We thoroughly ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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BigDaddyBill

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nuremberg to Budapest- Christmas Markets

This was our 3rd cruise with Viking. All three experiences were A-1, Top Shelf, Some additiona busing on one,but we still had a fabulous time. The staff on our most recent cruise was particularly enjoyable. Mario ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Starkate1

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Low Water levels should not equal rude and staff with attitude

We started out on the Viking Jarl. The staff was excellent and if our whole cruise had stayed on the Jarl we would have had our dream vacation in spite of the low water levels. The Captain, Hotel Manager, Program ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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earth2lise

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruising down the "Romantic Danube" by....a Viking Bus

We’ve all seen them - the inspirational Viking Cruise Lines advertisements - mature couples drinking wine on deck with wind blowing gently on their smiling faces amidst beautiful castles going by as they cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2018


OldBob22 avatar

OldBob22

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Introduction to River Cruising

River cruising is much different than ocean cruises. You get to know most of the crew and see the same passengers every day. You can have lengthy conversations and learn more about others on the ship. Because ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Samanthademer

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

DO NOT GO! Viking is dishonest at every turn!

Wow! Where to start... after arriving in Europe we received an email from Viking stating it was ‘possible’ there could be an issue due to low water levels. This email was sent AFTER we were on our flight, which ...
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Sail Date September 2018


travelerc avatar

travelerc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED

We checked with Viking on water levels one week before we sailed and were told "no issues." 3 days before sailing the story became a possible "ship swap" between 2 ports. The problems were far greater. Viking ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Jevanslcsw

1 Review Written

Romantic Danube

We were so disappointed in the response from Viking to the problems of the low water levels on the Danube. As others have said we had to change ships twice and spent two 1/2 days on buses, excursions were cancelled, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


ChristineR67 avatar

ChristineR67

1 Review Written

A Great Cruise Despite the Challenges

My husband & I choose this cruise because of the 2-for-1 price including airfare! We felt very catered to for the whole trip! The veranda suite was comfortable and posh. A bottle of sparking wine upon our arrival ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Marlayne

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

#1 Bucket List - Cruise of a Lifetime

This cruise was the worst holiday we have ever experienced. My husband is a survivor of abdominal cancer and we have a special needs daughter living with us. This was to be our trip of a lifetime. We only have 2-3 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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BSORLO

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Viking Danube cruise - Don't Go!

We just returned from a "Romantic Danube" cruise. It was a total misrepresentation by Viking Cruises. The Danube water level is at the lowest it has been since 1933. Therefore the ships cannot sail. Instead we were ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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GrafinVonDrehle

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Enjoyable Experience -- Extremely Helpful and Friendly Staff

We wanted to cruise on a river in Europe. People told us that Viking was the best, and they were right! The entire ship was always very clean and neat. The staff was very accommodating. I have a food allergy and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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pwdorris

1 Review Written

Another great trip with Viking

This was our third river cruise with Viking. This was the one that best fit our schedule this year and we had not been to Eastern Europe before. The crew was top notch as always. Seemed to care for us even better ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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VincentR

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Vacation Experience -- We Will Do Another Soon

the Ship was surprising in the layout, design and function; and the staff hands above those on the big cruise ships. The people make all the difference. The majority of the excursions where better then we had ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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sdcami

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas Cruise

We chose this cruise because my wife always wanted to on this cruise. It was an awesome cruise with great food and awesome service. We had a junior suite and it was a great room. The wait staff at the meals were ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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perry.kissam

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great crew and an overall wonderful experience

I chose this cruise after looking / shopping for a cruise for over a year. This was our first overnight river cruise but will most assuredly not be our last. The service onboard the Jarl was perfect in every way. ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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lvpilot

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas market cruise

Took my family on their first river cruise and visited all the Christmas markets we could. AWESOME cruise in all respects except the weather ( It was very cold ) The cruise staff was excellant especially the Cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Viking Jarl Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.4
Dining4.04.6
Entertainment3.04.1
Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation1.03.5
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.3
Service4.04.8
Value For Money3.04.3
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