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Viking Astrild Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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105 reviews
room on the 2nd deck
In Berlin....
Mortizburg Castle, this room is covered by painted leather
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Lovely cruise with excellent crew
"We had guides who had lived in both West and East Berlin and their perspective about crossing over was fascinating.The optional excursions were well worth the time and money as were the walking tours in Berlin...."Read More
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Amazing and Memorable Experience

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marythekay
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our third river cruise with Viking. We have also completed approximately 10 ocean cruises with other companies. Once again, Viking outdid themselves! The food onboard was excellent: the best meals I have had on any cruise we have taken. The food is always beautifully presented, cooked perfectly and delicious. The breakfast buffets are inclusive and include special orders from the ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Could not have been better.

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Funtimesgal
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. Crew and ship were tops! River was a pleasure. We heard cuckoo birds in the woods by the river. The tours were interesting and beautiful. The pianist was superb. The meals were fabulous. Other guests were very nice. I would love to go again; threatened to never leave! Everything was clean and modern. Bed was comfortable. Available tea, coffee, and ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


Interesting beginning and end but somewhat boring in the middle.

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Floridaze1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the beginning, Prague and the end, Berlin. The stops in between were interesting but the travel on the river was boring because this is not a busy river and there are not a lot of cities to see like on the Rhine & Danube. Also, there was not enough time in each stop for individual exploration, which we like to do. This was our 3rd Viking river cruise and we found ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Short River cruise with excellent city tours

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CaptnHank
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to visit Berlin for the first time and revisit Prague again after many years. The Viking Astrild is one of the smaller ships in the fleet. Our ship was not fully booked and day tours fit easily in two of Viking’s busses. We were able to meet most of our fellow travelers on the short five days on the river aboard the Astrild. The Elbe is a relatively small river with mostly farm lands an ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Intimate Cruising Experience

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celstewart
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I really enjoyed the smaller ship. It really provided many opportunities to meet all of the staff and other passengers. Visiting the Bastei area is hard to describe without experiencing it yourself, a must see tour in my opinion. The porcelain factor tour in Meissen was fantastic. I didn't realize the intricate process of making hand made porcelain. You were given the flexibility to add additional ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Another Fantastic Viking Cruise

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GlandwrWJ
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our second river cruise with Viking, and after experiencing the fantastic boats, staff and value, we would not book with any other firm. Post Covid we were a little anxious, however the measures put in place soon put us completely at rest. We added the Hamburg extension at the beginning of our holiday, and the hotel (The Westin Elbphilharmonie) and ICE (inter city express) train ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Lovely cruise with excellent crew

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Kirbycamelot
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Chose this cruise because we had never travelled to East Germany before and wanted to see some of the cities of historical significance. Also, had never been to Berlin and were interested in seeing it. Dresden, Potsdam, Meissen, Wittenberg were also fascinating! Our local guides were always knowledgeable and added much to the stops. There was minimum time spent on buses traveling to sites and ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


The staff paid attention to every detail to make our trip an excellent adventure

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Cruiser from Alabama
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it was affordable with free air and the destinations were of interest to us. We were not disappointed with anything. Our cruise director, captain, all other staff and especially our food director strived to meet our every need. We were treated with respect and felt very well taken care of. I had dietary requirements and our food director seemed to go out of his way ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


Elbe River Cruise with Poland

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penguinfan87
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have been on other river cruises with other vendors. We heard that Viking was the best and wanted to see Berlin and Poland so we thought we would give Viking a try. We agree it's the best although also the most expensive. The service and accommodations were the best. Our tour director and ship director were extremely organized, helpful and had a great sense of humor. We have already booked ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


We love Viking Cruises

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don9290
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our second Viking cruise. Our first was the Grand European which was 21 days including extra days in Amsterdam and Budapest. We really like the cruise portion of this trip. The changing hotels got old quickly but we understood up from that we would be moving around. We like not having to pack up our bags every day and get up early to have them out in the hotel hall. The ship was ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


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