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Viking Tor Cruise Reviews

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Budapest Marketplace.
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Atop Cesky Krumlov.  Charming city with so much character.
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7-Day Cruise - 3 Ship Moves, Endless Hours on Buses - Complete Disappointment

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sbrenkus
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The 7-Day Romantic Danube Viking River Cruise was not so romantic and definitely not stress-free. DO NOT BOOK this Cruise itinerary between August and December as low river water levels hinder ships from sailing and reaching scheduled ports of call. Less than a week prior to our trip departure we received a notice from Viking advising us of the potential of low river levels and that there might ...
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Thank you, sbrenkus, for taking the time to share your recent Viking experience with the cruising community. We recognize that you are one of the many affected by the itinerary changes...

Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Initially Poor Customer Service – over a simple lost bag issue

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RLHart
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

It has been a month since we returned from our November 2018 visit to Prague and Danube River Cruise. We experienced the same low water levels that so many have commented on, this was out of Vikings control and we can hardly blame them for it. During our week on the cruise we transferred to three different ships, spend a lot of hours on buses and got to see some interesting truck stops on the ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Romantic Danube turned bus ride - don't book this in 2018

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mmitch0448
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The Good - Prague pre-trip at Hilton (make sure your room has been recently renovated), Regensburg/Vienna/Budapest attractions, the European winter markets, excellent service on the ships, flow of wine/beer at lunch and dinner. Good food and some regional. The Bad - Viking has been busing their customers since summer due to low river levels. Corporate offices have known about this, yet continue ...
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Thank you, mmitch0448, for taking the time to share your recent Viking experience with the cruising community. We recognize that you are one of the many affected by the itinerary changes...

Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Viking is Amazing

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Mikaela Krueger
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Excellent excellent. Balanced schedule with many options even our young adult daughters loved every minute. The dining was excellent especially for my husband and myself as we are both foodies and have traveled extensively. There are a pluthera of excursions some very reasonable others less so but the options are readily understood. Prepare yourself for extensive walking and understand your ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom

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This was no cruise, it was a BUS RIDE

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topspot
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise as a way to see Germany, Austria and Budapest without having to unpack and change hotels. Due to the water level, we had two ship swaps so we were on a total of three ships in 7 days. There was a great difference between the crew on the three ships. The crew of the Hermod (which we spent our last night) was outstanding. The crew on the Var, which we spent our first few ...
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Thank you, topspot, for taking the time to share your recent Viking experience with the cruising community. We recognize that you are one of the many affected by the itinerary changes...

Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


The cruise that never went anywhere

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Bilowus
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We just returned from a viking river cruise on Nov 9 2018. It was a huge disappointment from start to finish. Yes, we knew about the low water levels. But what we didn't expect was the poor way Viking handled the situation. We had 3 different ships on this trip. yes 3, which means we had to pack and unpack for each ship. We lost almost the whole day in Budapes t because of a lengthy bus ride. In ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


A cruise that is NOT a cruise

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PatFMcG
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My friend and I have just returned from the Viking river cruise (Romantic Danube) and sadly to say it was not the holiday that they advertised. The firm had knowledge of the low water levels for a few months but, as we have found out, continue to charge full price for an experience that they could not fulfil. We were given 12 hours prior to our flight, to decide whether we cancelled with ...
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Thank you, PatFMcG, for taking the time to share your recent Viking experience with the cruising community. We recognize that you are one of the many affected by the itinerary changes...

Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Expensive Bus Tour

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xamaliadx
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We just got back from the Romantic Danube Cruise that turned into a partial bus tour. We were supposed to sail on the Var, but instead we went on the Tor, Wilhelm and another ship I can't remember. That's right...three different ships, two days of four hour bus trips, and sailed through the Wachau Valley at night. The first two days went fine from Nuremberg to Regensberg. After that, it was ...
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Thank you, xamaliadx, for taking the time to share your recent Viking experience with the cruising community. We recognize that you are one of the many affected by the itinerary changes...

Sail Date: October 2018


Viking Danube Low Water Motor Coach Tour

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bhaese2864
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We "sailed" with Viking October 12 through October 19, 2018. Our "Romantic Danube River Cruise" turned into the Danube Motor Coach Bus Tour. Due to low water levels on the Danube, which we now understand has been known by Viking for many months, we were motor coached to all our ports, except for Nuremberg (an industrial port with cargo "scenery"), Regensburg and Vienna. We never experienced the ...
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Thank you, bhaese2864, for taking the time to share your recent Viking experience with the cruising community. We are sorry to learn of your sister’s experience in Passau, and hope she has...

Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Be Careful - You May Not Get What You Are Paying For

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nonamesforme
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The Danube water level was low the week we went (October, 2018) . Therefore, the "cruise" was not what was promised. It was a "bus" trip. We spent more time on a bus than cruising on the Danube. We boarded 3 different ships. Viking knew of the low river level issues for days before our cruise, yet did not cancel the cruise, nor offer a postponement. That is unpardonable. Just as we are ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Explorer Suite


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