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Viking Beyla Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Dresden
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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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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


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


Viking Gave Me the Worst Cruise Out of My 36 Cruises

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Roadwatcher
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Viking touts it's luxury and wonderful excursions.I just returned from the worse cruise experience of my life and I blame it on Viking River Cruises. Viking is not the image they advertise! Their website didn't work for months before my cruise. It took an hour to get through the phones. My flight back -which Viking arranged - was canceled and they never informed me (Luckily I looked ...
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Your detailed feedback is appreciated, Roadwatcher. While itinerary deviation is sometimes necessary, it's disappointing to learn the efforts made to minimize the impact of these changes on...

Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


River cruising on the Elbe

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Travelling Canadian
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My friend and I take a yearly trip and chose to travel on the lesser known Elbe River to see cities in the former East Germany. Viking is the only cruise line that offers cruises on this narrow and shallow river . As a result the boats are smaller , yet have the same Viking high standard . Viking offers daily excursions which were excellent. In Dresden we chose to attend the evening concert ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


"Elegant Elbe" gives fascinating view of former East Germany

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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

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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


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