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Viking Beyla Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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92 reviews
This is the Bayla at Torgau
Celebrating  our Anniversary on the ship.
Check Point Charlie in Berlin
Cruising between Dresden and Meissen.
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"Elegant Elbe" gives fascinating view of former East Germany
"Itinerary (2 days in Berlin, 5 day cruise including Wittenburg, Meissen and Dresden, 2 days Prague) appealed to us and didn't disappoint. Viking's cruise environment is (for us) a good mix of levity, entertainment..."Read More
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Andy_Ottawa

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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"Elegant Elbe" gives fascinating view of former East Germany

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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Andy_Ottawa

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Itinerary (2 days in Berlin, 5 day cruise including Wittenburg, Meissen and Dresden, 2 days Prague) appealed to us and didn't disappoint. Viking's cruise environment is (for us) a good mix of levity, entertainment and enrichment led by excellent program director Rik and enhanced by unadvertised extras such as an evening walk in Torgau, a lacemaking demo (and chance to try), a talk from a local ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


Beautiful Interesting Ports

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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Traveler in Kansas City

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Viking went above & beyond to provide exceptional service & experience even though Elbe River was too low to sail on for entire cruise! Hotel stay in Berlin was excellent seeing very historical sights. All of the ports along the Elbe River were beautiful with friendly locals. Prague was amazing & a must see on any trip to Europe. The Viking staff provided exceptional service during entire cruise ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Elegant Elbe River Cruise

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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sammydog16

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because my wife's family is from Germany and we've visited the western side already and wanted to see the Easter portion. Also we heard so much about Prague and that topped it off. Started in Prague for several nights and found the city as beautiful as our favorite, Paris. People so friendly! The hotel we stayed in was total luxury! We toured on our own from info gotten ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


Elegant Elbe was Wonderful

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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JohnEIreland

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Overall, we had a fantastic time. We chose this cruise initially because it included Berlin which had been on our bucket list for a few years - and it seemed overall like a great value (free air/all inclusive, etc.). We were more than a little reluctant because we had a poor experience on a large cruise ship and vowed we would never take another cruise. Even though we weren't able to actually ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Elbe River shy of water and modifications were made; no cruising :)

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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beyla

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of interest in the history and evolvement these Eastern European countries; and a personal Polish ancestral history. We were very impressed with a previous Viking sailing and felt positive about booking with Viking once again. The modern baby longship was beautiful; the crews at both stationary ports were awesome; the local guides,Heike, Jana and Nandor were ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Not enough cruising

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dustonharvey

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

Compared to our previous Viking river cruise, this one was a disappointment -- primarily because the cruise portion was too short. Cruise director Jamie and the ship personnel were great, as were the cabin and the meals. We enjoyed our day and a half in Berlin, both the included tour and particularly the "A Taste of Berlin" optional. Highlights on the cruise itself were Worlitz, Wittenberg (with ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


A very interesting cruise

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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Old Troglidite

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it fit our calendar and took us to new places and some we wanted to see again. Staff was great and several stops were excellent and a few could be improved upon. Prague was superb but we had been there before and knew how to use the public transportation. The included tours were good. We also went off the Czech National Technical Museum which I had seen before. ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Elbe River Cruise

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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ferrettidaf

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have been on many Viking cruises both River and Ocean. We have always been pleased with the customer service. The entire crew on this Elbe River cruise were wonderful. Our Tour Director, Jamie Wilson, was the best we have ever had on the cruises. Each stop along the way he was very informative. The entire crew on the ship was very friendly and always trying to please us. After our dinner ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Watching the World go by...

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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Tricia Herrema

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The Lounge on these long ships is my favorite place to be while on board. The atmosphere is lovely and changes throughout the day. The mornings are quiet, mid-day the casual lunch buffet is wonderful and picks up the pace and after dinner, the mood is lively. In the late afternoons, I love bringing my book and getting a coffee and a bit of a cookie and sitting by the window in the lounge, ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


First Cruise, on the Elbe River

Review for Viking Beyla to Europe - River Cruise

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Knotagain68

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

While the cruise itself was 5 nights, the package included 2 nights in Berlin and 2 nights in Prague, with tours of each. Called the "Elegant Elbe," the destinations were very interesting as they were part of the Soviet sectors after WWII. The ship was very modern with streamlined decor and holds only 93 passengers. We selected a veranda cabin, and although we never actually used the veranda it ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


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