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Viking Heimdal Cruise Reviews

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My 70th Cruise

Review for Viking Heimdal to Europe - All

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jhg20852

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was my 70th cruise, first time on Viking, first river cruise. Our cruise was 7 nights from Avignon to Lyon, in France. I booked the cruise with Viking as well as the air transportation from Washington DC to France. Before the cruise I was impressed with all the notifications and booking process from Viking, receiving many emails with updates. Some shore excursions are included ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


River Cruise????

Review for Viking Heimdal to Europe - River Cruise

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duke3200

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We chose this cruise expecting an experience commensurate with TV and brochure hype. Big mistake. Instead we experienced tandem docking with no river views. We expected leisurely dinners with regional French cuisine. Big mistake, the dining experience was a big disappointment and food quality was not so good. The food service at dinner was rushed and noisy. My wife and I have been on more ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Coach excursions masquerading as a River Cruise.

Review for Viking Heimdal to Europe - River Cruise

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diplomats

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Viking River Cruise, Viking Heimdal, Lyon to Avignon, May 4-11, 2016 Viking River Cruises presents an attractive, even seductive, face. From the alluring advertising to the handsome “long boats” decked out in understated Scandinavian hues to the exception people who staff their ships to the fine cuisine and excellent local guides who make each destination come alive, Viking does it right. It ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Not for the Single Cruiser

Review for Viking Heimdal to France

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Suchgo

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

River cruise: Avignon to Lyon. Mostly elderly couples. As a single, felt unwelcome by crew and passengers. At dining times, told empty places at table "saved" for others. On shore excursions, many passengers unable to walk without assistance. Need plenty of change for tips on shore excursions. Optional shore excursions (many) were expensive. Most time spent on tour bus; very little time spent ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Not So Much a Cruise; More a Coach Trip!

Review for Viking Heimdal to Europe - River Cruise

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TheOctopuskid

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 expecting great things. Extensive tv advertising also boosted our expectations. We caught a very early morning flight from Heathrow to Lyon. We had to wait a long time at Lyon because ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior


Seriously disappointed , but....

Review for Viking Heimdal to France

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Ruthieklomp@aol.com

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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. 2). Watch out, depending upon where your cruise goes, look at the following : River swelling, lock strikes, time of year for river swelling ( and/or depleting) etc. ALL of those affect ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


Problems, problems, problems

Review for Viking Heimdal to Europe - River Cruise

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Mathguy74

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 hour in Avignon versus a full afternoon until an evening departure. We lost the evening in Vivien as promised - it seems Viking does not reserve docking space and we ended up spending ...
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Sail Date: July 2014

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Viking Heimdal - Portraits of Southern France

Review for Viking Heimdal to France

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atkinsonguy

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 commercials they run on PBS Masterpiece. I made the booking for the May 24, 2014 trip from Chalon-sur-Saone to Avignon a year in advance. The Viking 2-for-1 price for a category B stateroom ...
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Sail Date: May 2014

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


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