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Viking Alsvin Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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140 reviews
German themed dinner on board the ship.
Alsvin decorated for Christmas!
Beautiful Alsvin
easy access from the ship to walk into town
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Wonderful trip -- made lots of new friends and experienced the countryside (cities too)
"Viking offers an opportunity to get vouchers for a future cruise and we took advantage of that offer -- indicating our positive opinion of the cruise.The cruise was great except we did not realize how many locks we would encounter (lots of noise and bumps while cruising - especially at night)...."Read More
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Amazing

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eghilardi
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We specifically chose it because it was originally advertised as a Christmas Market Tour for 12/2020. After 2 Covid related cancellations we finally went this month. No longer advertised as a CMT, but itinerary was the same. It was absolutely amazing. A couple of issues with 2 tour guides and one day of dirty bus windows, but that was minor compared to the wonderful service, activities, Christmas ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Fantastic from start to finish

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balt2022
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was a great cruise that hit the highlights, allowed a good amount of free time and the ability to see many Christmas markets. Europe during the holidays has a magical charm. Viking provided 5-star service from start to finish. The cabin was well kept and always clean. The staff of the Viking Alsvin were at the end of their tour year but you would have thought it was early in the year. They ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Fantastic cruise!

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Kjens
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for it's itinerary. All the stops and excursions were extremely informative and enjoyable. We viewed many cathedrals and experienced many Christmas markets. The guides on our excursions were extremely knowledgeable. The ship board food was excellent. There were t theme based dinners for the areas that we traveled to. The events on board were very engaging with the captain ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Sneak peak of Christmas markets

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kactuskath
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

As a seasoned Viking traveler, this is my 9th trip, I am never disappointed in the level of service and quality from them. (I am not a paid spokesman) I require a Gluten free diet for health reasons and was extremely satisfied with all the delicious choices they provided. We booked our river cruise for this time frame after researching when Christmas markets start to open in Germany. All ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


An Amazing Experience

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Ocicat31
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Having sailed with Viking before, choosing them again was an obvious choice. I was going on this trip as a birthday present for myself, and took my mother along with me. It was her first time out of the country. Viking was everything we both could have hoped for with this experience. The fact that they take care of booking the flights and the airport transfers reduces a lot of the stress of ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Wonderful trip -- made lots of new friends and experienced the countryside (cities too)

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toothsc
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We Chose Viking because we heard a lot of positive comments about Viking. They really do care about your experience. The cruise was great except we did not realize how many locks we would encounter (lots of noise and bumps while cruising - especially at night). Food was quite good and staff most accommodating. Entertainment was not that great -- the best was music trivia night. Generally, it ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Not Perfect, but Close

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Fryski52
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our third Viking River Cruise and very nice. It was mostly what we've come to expect from Viking but not quite what it used to be. It seems the biggest difference is in the dining rooms with fewer wait staff. It also seems the wait staff isn't as polished as they've been in the past. I have to assume there were a lot of employees who weren't able to survive the Covid impact on the ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Amazing Cruise; Average Reservation System

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ram88doc
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have done many ocean cruises with several different companies, but this was our first river cruise with Viking on the ship Alsvin for the Cities of Light cruise from Paris to Prague. If you like a very structured, well organized cruise this is an excellent cruise. If you like to visit cities on your own, visit friends, or like a lot of free time at each location do not take this cruise. Your ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Overpriced pre-cruise extension, poor refund handling

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Freeforall
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The cruise itself was okay, scenic but the excursions were not very interesting and all but one or two required bus travel. The discounted air was smoke and mirrors. I was able to book flights at a better price so we had Viking refund the “discounted” air we had paid them. The ship seemed short staffed. Dinner was delivered but then the wait staff did not stop back to see if anything more ...
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We appreciate you taking the time to outline your experience, Freeforall, and would welcome the opportunity to learn more about your trip to address your disappointment in our onboard...

Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Viking Cities of Light

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mel13
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

We just returned from our Viking Cruise on the Alsvin. The itinerary was the “Cities of Light”. It was a wonderful cruise and I highly recommend it! Firstly, the crew was absolutely amazing. They were kind, professional, and would do anything to make the trip special. The cruise director was Rob Wheatley and he was the driving force behind all of the fun adventures! He was highly organized ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


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