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Viking Astrild Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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98 reviews
room on the 2nd deck
In Berlin....
Mortizburg Castle, this room is covered by painted leather
Dresden after a storm
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The staff paid attention to every detail to make our trip an excellent adventure
"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..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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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

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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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

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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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


One Surprise After Another

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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kegmeister

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The Elbe River cruise was originally intended to use one boat for the entire trip. But, about two weeks from embarkation we were advised by Viking that the water level of the river was too low and we may have to do some of the trip via bus and use two different boats. When we arrived at the hotel and had our first group meeting with Simon, the Cruise Director, he advised us that not only was ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Elbe river cruise

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Dcohenuky

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This was our first cruise ever and we chose a river cruise because of the smaller number of people on the cruise. Unfortunately, the water was too low for the cruise to occur. However the staff did their best to take us by bus to all of our destinations. Also added several additional experiences to make up for the loss of cruising. All in all, the experience was good but my average rating is based ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Low water levels on the Elbe turned the ASTRILD & BEYLA into floating hotels

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Little Toot2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise as my great grandparents came from Saxony and I wanted to view the lay of the land from the water by cruising down the Elbe. Unfortunately drought and the resulting low water levels did not allow for cruising and we were bused from site to site while overnighting on the riverboats. Naturally this was extremely disappointing to us, but when life gives you lemons then you make ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


A Cruise Boat that did Not Move

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Jerry of San Francisco

10+ Cruises

we chose the cruise as we had not been on the Elbe River. We knew that there had been problems with low water in 2018 but we thought July would be okay, but it was not. A week before the cruise we were told that we would board another cruise boat & be bused to another one down river for the remainder of our tour. We could have cancelled the tour but decided to go with it anyway. There were ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Great Trip - Thank You Viking

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BillCarlsbad

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our tenth Viking trip and one of our best if not the best. We chose this trip because we had not been to central Germany, including Berlin, and it afforded us a post cruse extension to Poland. The shore excursions were terrific. One of the guests opined that the trip was equal to a graduate history class and I agree. The on ship activities were great as well the dining and beverages. ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


Viking cruises are great!

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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sbunney

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I have been on one previous Viking cruise and loved it. This cruise on the Astrild did not disappoint us. We had a wonderful time. We traveled with friends and had many opportunities to visit with them, as well as meet fellow travelers. There were many activities in which to participate on board. Our shore excursions were very well organized and met the different ability levels ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Elegantly enjoyable

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Itti

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this route because we are interested in Reformation history, medieval architecture, and we had been on Danube, Rhine, Rhone, and Main. Astrild is smaller (94 guests) than other Viking longboats but has all the same amenities in suites, dining room, lounge, etc. The balcony (rooms on the right side; rooms on the left have French doors and a rail but no place to sit) is actually useful on ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


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