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99 Viking Var Cruise Reviews
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SmartyMarti
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
In many ways I hate to give such a critical review because the boat itself, the food and the accommodations were all exceptional, The staff were unbelievable. the the program director, George was wonderful. We marveled at the consistent ... Read more
ulrikeb1101
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our second Viking cruise and it won't be the last. This time we went with two other couples (their first time). Again, as with our first cruise on the Seine, we were not disappointed. The ship was great with all public areas ... Read more
rlandau
Member Since 2017
1 review
We wanted to experience the Danube River and to begin the trip with an extension in Prague. We highly recommend spending several days in Prague. Touring the Jewish quarter was particularly meaningful for us. The service was ... Read more
Girl7Seas
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
51 forum posts
We (my husband and I, both retired) thoroughly enjoyed this, our first, river cruise. Te ship was modern and very comfortable. Our room was a little tight but nice with the balcony, which we used often day and night. The food was ... Read more
coreymom
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this company because of positive review of friends. We should have arranged to arrive a day earlier than we did to allow more time in Budapest. We missed a connection in Frankfurt and thus arrived late to the Viking Var. We ... Read more
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deleen
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We'd been wanting to do a river cruise in Europe and as a travel agent I relied on expert advice from other agents plus clients I had been sending. Everyone recommended Viking over other brands. It was high time we went. I organized a ... Read more
pgscmk
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
We sailed from Budapest to Passau, Germany. We have done many ocean cruises, but this was only our second river cruise, and our first with Viking. We chose the smallest stateroom, assuming we wouldn't be there very much. It turned out ... Read more
alexkrn46
Member Since 2002
8 reviews
4,145 forum posts
This was our third year going on Viking Cruise during the holidays, once again this did not disappoint. We had booked a Veranda Suite for us and French Balcony for our adult children. Pre Cruise: We choose the extension in Cologne ... Read more
erochlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My daughter and I just returned from a wonderful week visiting the Christmas Markets in Germany on the Viking Long ship, Var. After a little blip in air travel plans with Air Canada connections delayed to Toronto, we enjoyed what I would ... Read more
ganski
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
65 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had 4 couples travel together we a pre cruise in Prague. This was my 5th Viking cruise and knew what to expect. From the pickup at the Prague airport to the drop off at the Frankfurt airport, everything went smooth and no issues. The ... Read more
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CruisingArtist5
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
We sailed from Budapest to Nurenberg for an eight day Romantic Danube river cruise. At no fault to Viking, we had a last minute flight change due to the Lufthansa pilot strike so we arrived to the ship a few hours later than expected. ... Read more
BetBates
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
My mom and I went on the Romantic Danube River Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg, Germany. I won this trip at work and we chose this sailing because the Christmas Markets start to open at this time and the weather wouldn't be as cold. We ... Read more
Mitchell from Sarasota
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We did the Romantic Danube from Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary from 10/28 to 11/4/2016 (our first river cruise). The pre-trip in Prague, Czech Republic and post-trip in Budapest were well worth the money, especially the choice of ... Read more
LLofgren
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We looked at various river cruise options and providers and found Viking to have one of the highest ratings for overall cruise experience. The was our first cruise, of any type, and our first trip to Europe. From start to finish Viking ... Read more
cdkey4
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We had taken the Normandy cruise and wanted to go on another one. The Danube cruise offered several places we wanted to visit. The staff, food, accommodations, and tours were wonderful. I don't think there was one thing I would change. ... Read more
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Ruppel8
Member Since 2016
1 review
Boss had sailed this trip and loved it. From the very moment we landed at Budapest, the Viking team took outstanding care and attention to detail. They were careful to give personalized care to every passenger. I never felt confused about ... Read more
fredwak
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose Viking based on repeated commercials and reviews showing Viking as a first class cruise line. Chose the Danube cruise based on dates and interest in finishing in Germany. Viking was great, from the initial call, the booking ... Read more
gmpowell
Member Since 2017
1 review
We decided this Viking Cruise would be an excellent venue for celebrating 50 years of marriage. We also added a 2-day pre-extension in Budapest to the beginning of our cruise. From the moment we landed in Hungary, Viking staff assisted ... Read more
carmonaa
Member Since 2016
1 review
I was disappointing on the port in Nuremberg is located in this industrial part that has no appealing, it was not a nice way to start our adventure. the staff was wonderful I was promised a nice big window even if we were on the ... Read more
claremaf
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We took this Viking Var Romantic Danube River Cruise for my husband's birthday and our 25th wedding anniversary, from Nuremberg (well actually Erlangen) to Budapest. Having seen the beautiful Viking commercials on television for years, we ... Read more
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SusanSch
Member Since 2017
1 review
Our experience with Viking was top notch! Our flight was delayed out of the US due to thunderstorms. The airline had rebooked our flights upon arriving in Germany. Viking knew that we were delayed and adjusted our transfer from the ... Read more
Suelynn17
Member Since 2016
1 review
Wanted to see Southern France and learn about French wine. Learned a lot about the wine at two interesting wine tours with tastings. All escorted tours were fun and the guides were extremely knowledgable. The food was top notch with plenty ... Read more
Lindaojua
Member Since 2016
1 review
The ship is accurately represented in their brochures, very beautiful. We had a balcony room on the middle level. I would rate everything from service to quality as excellent. The staff made a point to get to know you. We chose to purchase ... Read more
Klwag
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
This was our second Viking River cruise, the first being in 2014 on the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam. We traveled with three other couples and had a fantastic time. Viking has river cruising down to a science, and we were blessed by ... Read more
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jeanwashere
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
Experienced one of the best cruises I have ever taken. Staff members are extremely friendly and courteous. The tours were very informative and the guides very knowedegable. Disembarkation was so well organized but it was difficult ... Read more
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