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Viking Hemming Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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77 reviews
Cruising the Duoro River
Going through a Lock
Docked at night
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Ive been with Viking several times and enjoy the high standard which Viking gives.
"The other guests are all so friendly and all the Viking staff become your friends too.Ive been with Viking several times before and wouldn’t look at any other river cruise company...."Read More
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6-10 Cruises

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The Douro Valley is exceptional.

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Nogmeister
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Where to start? We opted for a couple of extra days in Lisbon - what a fun city. Our visit coincided with Portugals Independence Day and St Antony’s Day. The place was buzzing. I think Lisbon would be fun at any time. It was so nice to be reminded of Portugals prominent place in world history and that we are their oldest ally. That came through very strongly. We headed to Porto to join ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Ive been with Viking several times and enjoy the high standard which Viking gives.

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JanGF
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Food and choices of food, accommodation, friendliness of staff were, as usual, superb. Ive been with Viking several times before and wouldn’t look at any other river cruise company. I love the standard Viking gives. Entertainment brilliant and the cruise director was fantastic. The Tours were fantastic and the knowledge of the couriers are second to none. I loved the winery tour. The woman who ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda


The staff and itinerary were outstanding

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Hutchinson Reid
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have been to the Algarve on numerous occasions and simply love the country and its people, but we had never been further north. Lisbon is a wonderful city and we were lucky to see it in the sunshine, eating out in the evening and enjoying all it has to offer, led by a wonderful guide. The river cruise itself was well organised and the staff both on and off the ship were excellent. The ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda


Nice scenery, pleasant cruise

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Banti
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

This was our first river cruise, though we have done several ocean cruises. The ships on the Douro are very small, ours had a maximum of 106 passengers, but only 87 were onboard. There is one dining room, and everyone eats at the same time. Tours are included, so everyone tours at the same time. I read another review that described river cruising as a bus tour on water, and that is really what ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


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Gloriann
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I enjoyed our latest Viking trip on the Douro River in Portugal. The Tivoli hotel in Lisbon was first class and set the tone for the trip. The crew of the Hemming was attentive, the food delicious and the excursions were interesting and fun. Unfortunately for me, I tested positive for COVID and missed the last excursion due to quarantine rules. My husband and I spent the day in ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


More about coach trip

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Wilsod24
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise the Duro with Viking was not cheap we had a 4 day extention with accommodation at the Tivoli hotel so we explored Lisbon .That was very good and to be recommended however the cruise itself whilst enjoyable is not worth £7000 for 2 people whilst the staff and organisation are brilliant we seemed to be on coaches for what seemed to be as much time as we were cruising .This was a ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda


So sad it had to end

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sugarside
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 proved to be another good choice as we got to know our small group of 16 other travelers well and they turned out to be our core group of friends for the rest of the trip. On transferring ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda


Nothing but a bus trip ! No cruise

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mgkbk
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 ) 90% on buses this is a bus trip not a river cruise. I feel we were deceived as the excursions were changed / canceled repeatedly. if xmas is not a good time for attractions to be open ...
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Thank you for your review, mgkbk, and for this chance to respond. We regret to hear that your journey through the Douro Valley fell below expectations, though we remain grateful for your...

Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Attention to detail yields worry free experience

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Fede
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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 adventures, on land. But my sister's limited mobility made this a better choice. We were not disappointed. The ship was comfortable, with an elevator for those who preferred. It was ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda


Viking Cruise was Perfect

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willrich88
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

Excellent cultural education. Excellent guides who knew their history and culture of the regions Cuisine was fabulous and often of the region we were visiting Crew was wonderful. All directions as to what to do and expect were detailed Ship was great 2 hotels were lovely first class. Airline travel totally arranged Stateroom was cleaned twice daily. There is absolutely ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


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