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Viking Beyla Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Elegant Elbe with a fantastic Captain, Hotel Manager, Program Director, and of course… Chef Galin
"I mentioned one day that it was going to be our 45th anniversary and asked if they could bring out a small cake after dinner on that evening, as a surprise for my wife.The program director Kalin was always on the ball and foot great care of us during our time with him...."Read More
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The entire cruise was done very well.

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steveg49
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We went with first time Viking cruisers and we all had a wonderful time. The time ashore at Berlin was a lot of fun as the winter markets were just getting started so it gave us something to do in the evenings. Prague was absolutely gorgeous and we look forward to going back again. Time on the Elbe was great also, being a smaller river it just felt like we were the only ones on it, which I ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


Top notch customer service

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jsensmeier
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We had heard that Viking cruises were the best. So once we retired we scheduled our first one. The service on these cruises is top notch. Every staff member went out of their way to provide excellent service and respond to any inquiries. The food was also excellent. We were pleased that the water level was high enough to allow our ship to traverse the Elbe River. The room was spacious for a ship, ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Awesome River Cruise Experience

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Mafraso
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This river cruise was my second with Viking. I love the way everyone makes you feel like you are the most important person, and your happiness and well-being their goal. The places we visited were very interesting, transportation efficient and very pleasant, and the excursions meticulously organized. Also, the social experience is amicable and familiar, getting to know all your fellow ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Beware Elbe Low Water Level

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GarKo
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I had cruised Viking on the Rhine, Main, Danube, and Moselle previously. We knew what a great experience Viking provides its passengers, and so we wanted another Viking experience on another river. We had attempted to book the Elbe cruise before, but because the river was too low for a complete on-water itinerary, we chose the cancellation option Viking afforded us. We booked this ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Elbe River Cruise

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Bluegts
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We had been to Europe many times but had never been on a river cruise and people had told us how enjoyable they were. We signed up for a Viking River cruise in 2020 but because of Covid it was canceled. I was very impressed that Viking refunded every dollar without any hassle and at that point I decided when we would be able to travel again it would definity be with Viking. I love European ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Best Viking experience by far!

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RPapaMarshall
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We were looking for something a bit different from the normal European rivers and the Elbe looked interesting. On the surface it's a typical Viking river cruise - great food, top flight staff, comfortable up to date ship, excellent shore excursions lead by knowledgable and personable guides. But there was something extra on this ship (beyond the best Cruise Director in the industry and the waiter ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Elegant Elbe with a fantastic Captain, Hotel Manager, Program Director, and of course… Chef Galin

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KFunk
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was a newer offering and the ports and stops included places we had not been to before. The entire crew worked to make the voyage wonderful! I do not recall the hotel manager’s name, but he made every gathering fun and funny. What a great sense of humor. The program director Kalin was always on the ball and foot great care of us during our time with him. Chef Galin (and Kalin) is from ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Too many nights in hotels

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shakti1902
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise because I really wanted to see Prague. Berlin was also an absolute treat. I was disappointed, however, since we spent more nights in hotels than we did on the ship. The hotel in Berlin was so miserably hot we couldn't sleep, and the hotel wasn't able to fix it. I also didn't like that we were only provided breakfast at the hotels. The hotel in Prague was very nice, but I will ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


Fabulous staff & cruise director!

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Wanttottavelmore
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

The new ship was lovely, the food very good with (too much) abundance. The wait/bar staff were so accommodating, remembered what we drank, etc. They were lovely about serving lunch also in the lounge are as we had so few people. The tour director, the hardworking staff, from every job, housekeeping, front desk, dining, check in & off ship, was a joy. No complaints there. The Elbe left some ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Pandemic Perfection

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Ulysses4now
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our second Viking river cruise. Previously we've done all the big cruise liners, Carnaval (Alaska), royal Carib (med), Norwegian (Hawaii), Celebrity (Australia/New Zealand) and Princess (Panama Canal). After our first Viking river cruise, we decided we found our vacation home. The first one, the Danube, was so perfect, we had to go again. After our second, we already booked our third ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


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