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120 Viking Lif Cruise Reviews


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TomKatSumpt

1 Review Written

The Grand Grand European Cruise

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We wanted to see all stops between Amsterdam and Budapest. We figured the best way to get a snap shot was to take the 15 day river cruise. A very polished crew, exquisite food, and cabins comfortable although ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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fefe3xs

1 Review Written

The best way to see Europe!

This was our first time to Europe, we chose Viking and this itinerary after reading reviews, we were not disappointed. From the time we landed in Amsterdam until we were taken to the airport in Budapest Viking ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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CRUISEandFLY

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

BEST CHOICE FOR RIVER CRUISES

For our 5th cruise with Viking (2 river cruises + 2 ocean cruises) we decided to take the 3 weeks trip from Amsterdam to Budapest on Viking Lif. We absolutely love the ship and we were lucky enough to don’t ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Kevinlizzycruise

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An outstanding experience

For our 5th cruise with Viking (after Portugal, France, China and Med) we decided for our anniversary to explore the Central Europe on Viking LIF. Our expectations were very high, but the recent 2 weeks ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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CruiseSuzie65

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thank you Viking, thank you Lif, thank you Leonard!

After 6 cruises on the big ships we decided for our anniversary to try a river cruise with Viking (we’ve done already 2 Viking cruises on the ocean). The cruise from Bucharest to Budapest sounded very interesting ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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canny69

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Bloomin' Marvelous

We didn't choose this ship,- it chose us! from the moment we boarded in Amsterdam to the disembarkation, we were looked after royally, from the Captain down to the cabin Stewardess, we cannot fault, Our cabin on ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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lcruise94

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst Cruise Ever

It has now been one year since we completed our cruise on the viling Lif from Budapest to Amsterdam. With some perdpsective that a year offers, I can say without qualification that this cruise was my worst travel ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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EarlandJane

1 Review Written

A jewel of a cruise and a diamond as a cruise director

This was our 5th cruise with Viking (2 river and 2 ocean cruises) and made us realised once again why we like cruising so much with them. Was the ideal way to celebrate our 50th anniversary and Grand European Tour ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Daryllcruiseaddict

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellence with the excellents

After a not very pleasant experience last year on the Rhine with Viking we decided to take this time Lif on a cruise between Bucharest to Budapest. What a massive difference! Everything was far above all ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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ebharris

1 Review Written

First VIKING cruise - AMAZING|

After more than 10 cruises with Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean me and my husband we decided to try something different. “Cruising the Eastern Europe” on board Viking LIF was our first river cruise and our ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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dastravel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruising on highways, not rivers

We had taken a Viking cruise from Budapest to Bucharest two years earlier, and thought that two weeks on a ship from Budapest to Amsterdam, passing through some areas that we had not visited before or had seen ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Jsteinb2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grand European "Bus Trip"

We've had done 4 European river cruises over the years - 2 with Viking and 2 with other companies and we wanted to do the 2-week Grand European River Cruise as part of a relaxing October vacation. This trip, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Robin.Charman

2 Reviews Written

Delightful Adventure

We had already done one river cruise and enjoyed it so much discussion we decided on the Grand European Tour. It had many of the things we were interested in. Although we arrive late in the afternoon and were ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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suzthomp

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Trip of a lifetime!

We picked this cruise from an advertisement. We didn't really check anything out before hand but it was for our 50th wedding anniversary so off we went. This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever been on. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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S.Holt.Jett

1 Review Written

SPLENDID IN EVERY RESPECT!

We chose this particular cruise itinerary in order to see a part of Europe not previously visited. Viking Cruises impressed us in every aspect of our voyage: attentive and personalized service; delicious meals, ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Senior Traveler 72

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grand European Disappointment

Grand European Disappointment Although we were suppose to be on the Aegir we were switched to the LIF and the part way through the cruise to the Embla We have just returned from our trip to Europe were ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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McDev

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing - no more Viking for us

We wanted to try a river cruise, having enjoyed a Viking Ocean Cruise last year. We have previously done ocean cruising with Seabourn and Silversea and we are looking for the right cruise line for us. What a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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mark piekarski

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Left alone many times....

WE chose Viking for a cruise of the Danube/ Amsterdam to Budapest along with our 90 year old parents. The trip started with NO VIKING REP at the airport gate- we had to search and decided to go to the buses/ ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Amkat

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

European grand cruise

Friends highly recommend this exact cruise on Viking. Our disappointment started from the 1st day leaving the hotel, we were bussed from Amsterdam to the ship. We were supposed to board the ship in Amsterdam. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Leeweir

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Budapest to Amsterdam

This was our first river cruise, but won’t be our last! We were attracted by the ports of call, the reasonable price of the cruise, the great room, the food and included shore excursions and the high reviews for ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Flyfisher 250

1 Review Written

Very nice longship, very good service but mediocre food

We really thought the Viking longship was built just right with its very convenient and pleasant public areas and restaurants. The service was excellent. The staterooms were kept extremely clean and our AA Suite ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Al In San Diego

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking's European Sojourn Exceeded All Expectations

This is my second Viking European river cruise. Enjoyed the first one so much I took another one. This time going west on a different ship. While we stopped in some of the same cities, Tour Guides covered different ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Matsua3

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Passage to Eastern Europe

Needed a quick get away and Viking had the destination I was looking for. I wish massage service was available. The crew was wonderful, friendly and helpful. Meals were excellent and beverages were good. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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SJeffs

1 Review Written

So relaxing with wonderful service

We have traveled to over 65 countries, bit never to Eastern Europe. It was a wonderful experience, especially the shore excursions included in the price. Viking gave us so many cultural experiences in each country ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Karrano

1 Review Written

Wonderful Cruise

This was our first river cruise on Viking and we absolutely loved it. The staff was incredibly attentive. They took an interest in getting to know us and answer all our questions. The food was delicious. It was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Viking Lif Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.5
Dining4.04.4
Entertainment3.04.2
Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation1.03.3
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.4
Service4.04.7
Value For Money3.04.2
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