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107 Viking Heimdal Cruise Reviews


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sengsational

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Reflections of an Ocean Cruiser

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As a regular ocean cruiser, first time river cruiser, I found that my river cruise* on Viking was more like an ocean cruise than I expected. The free beer and wine with dinner and included shore excursions were a ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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TheOctopuskid

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not So Much a Cruise; More a Coach Trip!

We were three couples booked on the Viking Heimdal going from Chalon to Avignon over seven days at the beginning of July. The cruise was recommended by friends, but was extremely expensive, so perhaps we were ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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David Lamb

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beware those 'cheap' flights.

I booked with Viking Australian office. I said I would use flyer points to get an upgrade, which should be possible as I was booking 8 months ahead. The 'manager' seemed quite helpful. Closer to the cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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11111aaaaa

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed and Waiting for Compensation

We also had a disappointing trip on the Southern France Cruise. We stayed in lyon from Wed to Sunday and then the boat went to Avignon. We were bussed around every day instead of cruising down the river as the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Easygreener

1 Review Written

Waiting for compensation for a bus cruise

High water on both the Rhone and Saone from flooding (heavy rain and snow melt) altered our itinerary. Viking emailed us one day prior to tell us to meet the boat in Lyon instead of Chalon-sur-Saone. We never did ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Lets live

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Are standards slipping?

This was my 2nd river cruise with Viking and I have already booked my next one with them. Boat and service was up to the normal Viking standard, very good. Viking didn't recognise that we were 2nd time ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Redtravel

25 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Viking does a good cruise

I booked a package directly from Viking including RT air, 7 night cruise from Avignon to Chalon sur Saone, 3 night extension in Paris, and all transfers. We flew into Marseilles where a representative took us to a ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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8530

1 Review Written

First Viking Cruise

It was a pleasant introduction to river cruising. The ship was quite new and maintained is mint condition throughout the cruise. The staff - all of the staff - were totally dedicated to our pleasure, and constantly ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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rhoyeaia@gmail.com

1 Review Written

Spring in Provence

My wife and I cruised the Rhone and Saone rivers in southern France during early April of 2014 and were absolutely delighted with our Viking River Cruise experience. Our 190 passenger longship, the Heimdal, was ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Mathguy74

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Problems, problems, problems

We lost the expected afternoon in Avignon because Viking forgot it was Bastille Day and they had to move the ship north of some locks early in the day. While they offered a bus ride an hour back, it only offered 1 ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Santagrandpa

1 Review Written

Portraits of Southern France on a very new ship

We thoroughly enjoyed our first river cruise with Viking, and have already booked another for next year. The ship is one of the new ones, and it was great. The staff is always doing whatever they can to lkeep you ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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Leslie White

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Perfect

My cruise on the Rhone River from Lyon to Avignon, France with 3 days in Paris to start, was perfect. I have zero complaints regarding anything whether it be about the ship or the excursions. I have traveled little ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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jdawson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mr. and Mrs.

This was our second Viking cruise. The first was the cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. It was wonderful. "Portraits of Southern France" was disappointing. We had also booked the extra three days in Paris Our hotel ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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ekane

1 Review Written

Best trip ever.

A river cruise was on the top of mt "Bucket list" and my husband agreed to come along, he had never been to France. We contacted Viking and made all the arrangements and from that first call I knew we were in good ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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chagfin1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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Disappointing for a Luxury Trip

a) The hotel used for our pre-aranged visit in Paris was very poorly located. It was a convention hotel that was close to nothing at all.This was not the hotel originally listed in the advertising. We used the hotel ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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lvdsun

1 Review Written

A Delightful Experience

This was our second river cruise with Viking. We did the Southern Portraits of France River Cruise with an extension to Paris for three days. Our flight from Phoenix was delayed for about four hours due to a ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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smlebd

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Do your research before booking your cruise!

We just returned from our long-anticipated Viking river cruise in France and came away wishing we had paid closer attention to the itinerary (Portraits of France) as our expectations were not met. We made ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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mthayer295

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Portraits of Southern France

As experienced cruisers with 17 ocean cruisers under our belt, we were excited to embark on our first river cruise choosing the new longship Viking Heimdal sailing the Portraits of Southern France itinerary. We are ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Ruthieklomp@aol.com

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Seriously disappointed , but....

Viking, well yes, they have great advertisements, and gorgeous photos of the new 'longboats', however here are the facts. 1). They must have your whole entire cruise fee payable immediately payable upon booking. ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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travelersRus2

2 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Stunning longship and staff but sadly disappointed

Our trip was the first week in July 2014, "Portraits of Southern France" sailing on the Viking River Cruise's longship Heimdal. Read the Cruise Critic's overview of the Viking Heimdal, it is spot on in its ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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atkinsonguy

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking Heimdal - Portraits of Southern France

This 7-night "Portraits of Southern France" sailing on the Viking River Cruises longship Heimdal didn't meet all of my expectations given all the glossy literature I had received from Viking and the fancy TV ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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nickjochs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Portraits of Southern France

Arriving on our sparkling new boat, Heimdal in March of this year, we grabbed one of Viking's trademark red umbrellas for a walking tour of Avignon in the rain. Others hadn't arrived from their pre-cruise visit to ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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piper000

1 Review Written

Soane/ Rhone River Cruise

Spectacular! Great crew, great ship. Almost perfect weather made this a great time to travel France. With about 175 passengers, this was a very comfortable format without all the big ship craziness. Food was ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Mrsgarcia

1 Review Written

On board care and shore excursions are most often excellent!

We love the all inclusiveness of Viking cruise line! Being picked up at the airport and transferred to our hotel or ship eliminates the confusion and stress when arriving in a foreign airport that you are not ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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msrunr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Running by the Rhone

I went with a friend who needed someone to go with, I didn't think I would really like cruising and wow I was wrong, I am an active person and found that it was wonderful! I could run on trails right next to the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Viking Heimdal Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.5
Dining4.04.6
Entertainment3.04
Public Rooms5.04.7
Fitness Recreation1.03.6
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.3
Service4.04.8
Value For Money3.04.2
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