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72 Viking Hemming Cruise Reviews


sugarside avatar

sugarside

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

So sad it had to end

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Having already river cruised before with viking and knowing this itinerary was exactly what we wanted we had no hesitation in booking this holiday. We opted to do the pre cruise extension in Madrid and this ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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cowes20

5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Wonderful bus trip

Our Douro cruise was very good. the Douro river is quite scenic but we only cruised two days up river and two days back to Porto. The remainder of the cruise is spent on busses visiting places sometimes up to two ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Fede

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Attention to detail yields worry free experience

This cruise was a Christmas/birthday present for my sister, who had never been to Portugal. It was my fourth visit to the country, but first to the Douro region. I have never "cruised", opting for more active ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mgkbk

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Nothing but a bus trip ! No cruise

XMAS CRUISE 2018 PORTO TO PORTO , DOURO RIVER PORTUGAL. itinerary changed so many times even the staff could not tell me where or what we were doing have the time. Spent 10% on the ship ( sleeping , eating ) ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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daveque

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Views on a Relaxing Cruise

Wanted to learn about Portugal and the port wine region of the Duoro Valley. Lisbon extension with included excursions and side trip to Salamanca, Spain were added bonuses. Great weather did not hurt. Day time ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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CDNPolar

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise Experience (...and we are Vegan)

We watch some TV networks where Viking advertise all the time and we have always talked about a River Cruise. 2 years earlier on a Viking Ocean Cruise (Best cruises in the world) we met a couple that had done 7 ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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FrogMom

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

PERFECT TRIP! The Douro

This was a huge celebration trip. Declared cancer free, 30th wedding anniversary, husband's 65th birthday, husband's retirement. We had a blast. Service, food, tours, amenities all up to our expectations and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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cowes20

5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Wonderful bus tour with cruise extension

No! I'm not being funny with the title just honest. You will spend much more time on busses than you will cruising on the Douro. If like us, you understand that before you go you will not be disappointed. In fact ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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drmarg

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

The beautiful Douro

The cruise through the beautiful Douro Valley in Portugal was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The scenery is breathtaking- in places the river is so narrow you can almost touch the shore - a major navigational ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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igarcia890

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Portugal River -Douro

This River cruise was our first visit to Europe. It was a trip that was one of my favorite vacations ever. All personnel from the bus drivers, guides, chefs, waiters, cleaning were so welcoming, friendly and ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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galdenciot

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Portugal - river of gold - buses of plenty

We did the pre-cruise Lisbon two days and that added to the two days that Viking puts you in a hotel for two days in Lisbon gave us 4 days. Our mistake was not taking one of those days to go to Fatima. We paid to ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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jmnn18

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Simply the Best

I had one of the best cruises of my life. Such a great scenarios and landscapes, it was a surprise to discover Portugal in that way and I definitely will recommend to everybody to do so. Cruise staff was amazing as ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Paquette

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

River of gold

We chose this cruise because we were on grand European tour 2yrs before and loved every minute of it.The service is amazing and the tour guide extraordinary actually spoiled us for any other guide. Food out of ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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GeneralD

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulouos ship, great food and beverage and superior staff!

Superior ship with suites and outstanding staff. Each staff member was friendly, capable, and very helpful. The excellent food and beverages enriched the experience as did the scenery and port visits but the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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cashdmac

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awesome Portugal

What a great trip and the itinerary was perfect. We opted for the additional excursion to Cascais and Sintra which turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. The walking tour of Lisbon was special - such a ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Gator Traveler

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Portugal River of Gold Viking Cruise

A wonderful trip! The staff in Lisbon and on the boat were wonderful. The daily excursions were entertaining and informative. The food was good, the drinks were good, the weather was good- it was an amazing trip. ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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robinhood1

4 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Beautiful cruise and ship but a few problems on board

We have river cruised before with another company and went on a sea cruise with Viking last year which we loved. We thought we would give the river cruising arm a go! We really enjoyed the trip ( by the way we were ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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TravellerHB

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise with incredible scenery

After cruising on the Grand European last year I joined this year the Rivers of Gold in Portugal. The Scenery is stunning and amazing. Besides wonderful excursions to Porto, Salamanca, Lamego, Mateus Palace, ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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ginacoco

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Duoro River included buses of 1 hour + each way every day in port

You start in the Tivoli in Lisbon: Astheticlly a nice hotel. It is missing many high level hotel details. What drove many in our group crazy was that there is no shelf or place to put the soap/shampoo in the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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nessamauricio

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The most amazing experience, crew, country, and just overall trip.

I was really skeptical coming into this trip. My grandma had told me that she loved the river cruises she had been on but that people my age don't typically go- that there would be all old people. BUT, within the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Elcira

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The cruise was wonderful thanks to the fabulous Hemming crew.

We chose this cruise because we had never been to Portugal and we love Viking. This cruise was highly recommended to us by the crew during our Russia cruise. The crew of the Hemming was wonderful. Jens, the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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The restcoaster

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Best Viking River Cruise so far

We chose this cruise to compliment our Portugal vacation and Viking did not disappoint. After a start in Lisbon that provided great tours, the under construction Tivoli hotel had great breakfasts; but some rooms had ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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GKUCHINSK

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Our trip to Santiago George and Amy

We wanted to see Santiago de Compostela and were not disappointed. We were a little disappointed in the food, however; the service was outstanding. Our cabin shower had mold growing around the perimeter and was not ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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MDF7

4 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

First time, excellent

I am the husband of Exbourne GC and totally agree with what my wife wrote. The trip was superb, the staff totally on the ball. The food was excellent, as were the excursions. She sited would we book Viking again. ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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The Derbys

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Portuguese Rivers of Gold

We have had previous river cruises with Viking and this one exceeded our expectations. The ship was so comfortable and we were very well looked after, the crew were particularly kind to my 91 year old mother. The ...
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Sail Date April 2017


Viking Hemming Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.5
Dining4.04.5
Entertainment3.04.1
Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation1.03.5
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.4
Service4.04.7
Value For Money3.04.3
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