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Viking Astrild Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Frederick the Great's Sans Souci Palace, Potsdam, Germany.
When the Astrild was "parked" in Dresden, this was outside my window.
Viking Astrild on embarkation
Christmas market in Prague
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Great tours of Berlin, Prague, and places in between.
"The Viking Astrild is one of Viking's smaller ships, with two decks instead of three, but the stateroom size is only slightly smaller than their other river cruisers.Our only significant criticism is that the ship lacks an elevator, unlike the other Viking river cruisers we've been on...."Read More
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Elbe River Christmas market cruise

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mountaindoc358
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have wanted to see the Christmas markets for many years and this cruise was through old East Germany on the Elbe which we thought would be interesting. We started in Prague which had a wonderful market in the main city square. After 2 nights in the Hilton (walkable to the city square) we boarded the Astrild which is a smaller river ship-98 pax- compared to the other Viking river ships. There ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Lots of bus rides

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mimikapranos
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My daughter and I chose this cruise after two wonderful trips on the Rhine and the Danube. I enjoy history of WWII and this trip peaked my interest. I didn't give this cruise five stars because there was more bus riding than I expected. Long rides. We also spent fewer nights on our ship, which we knew in advance, but took away from the beauty of a river cruise. We did a pre excursion in ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Former East Germany is beautiful, I felt a real connection there. The crew with Viking take such good care of you, we loved it!

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jeanbo
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I chose this cruise as it was going through an area of Germany that I remember from my childhood. Actually, I was born very far north Germany, but I remember going to Berlin when I was a kid. I have many tassen in my china cabinet and even some old pieces from Dresden - which I inherited from my grandmother. I wanted to go somewhere other than the Rhine and my daughter and I really wanted to ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


Quality as Expected

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Goodsonl
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Having never travelled to eastern Germany, I was especially interested in Wittenberg and reformation history. I really enjoyed this part of Germany that contrasted with the areas (west) that I had previously visited. The Viking tours were well organized and of top quality. The ship was modern and very clean and everything functioned properly. Although I felt the food was a little lower quality ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


Great Time

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bouldercolorado
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this cruse because my husband is a WW2 buff and we had never been to Berlin. Also, we had been to Prague in the late 1970s and were curious about how it has changed. We wanted to do the British Isles that had been canceled on us when they moved the ship to China so this was our second choice. Matt was the best program director we have ever had. He was friendly, responsive, and ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Relaxing and historically rewarding.

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Rickeytravel
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We were traveling to Berlin for a wedding and, since we would already be in Berlin, we decided to add a river cruise for after the wedding. After looking at the different offerings, we found this Viking cruise to fit very nicely with our schedule. In fact, we added 2 days on the front end to see more of Berlin before embarking on the Astrid. Viking staff were very accommodating and helpful in ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Nice river

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SimplemindedRob
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Hadn’t been on the Elbe and wanted to tour Wittenburg, so this itinerary fit our ambitions well. The tour of Wittenburg was very well done. The entire trip was great and right up there with Viking standards. Food was excellent and the Viking staff very attentive. The stateroom was outstanding, with nice beds and bathroom facilities. The ship wifi functioned perfectly. It was nice seeing ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Elbe Trip

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WesleyLenny
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

History of the area - the Elbe River excursion was amazing!! Viking set us up for the best trip anyine could ask for! From the pick up at the airport, the greeting at the hotel from our Director (Lutz), to the personalized attention, incredible daily room service, the cleanliness of the ship, the organization of the tours, the exquisite food on the ship, the people who were traveling with us, ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Great tours of Berlin, Prague, and places in between.

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RobDuch
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

One of our goals in cruising is to see places we've never been before. We are history buffs and are primarily interested in cruising for the destinations and excursions. This was our seventh Viking cruise (four on rivers) and eighth overall cruise. We'd received a refund for a cancelled extension on another cruise, and this cruise was about the right budget for that. Our excursions on this ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


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


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