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This was our first river cruise and our first time going with Viking. We did not know what to expect. We have loved ocean cruises in the past but river cruising was a new adventure for us. First off, river cruising is very relaxing. You all eat at the same time and leave for tours at the same time. You get to know others more easily. Second, this cruise was very educational. The guilds where great and I learned a great deal and gained a greater respect for the history of France and the people who live there. Our ship host did at great job of educating us and letting us know what was going to happen the next day. Third, the food was good and the crew was very nice to us. The main reason we went was to go to Normandy. Our guild was tremendous. She never looked at a note once and really explained both from an allied and France point of few, that landing and what it meant to the France as well as to us. Our other tours where very good too, but for me, Normandy was the highlight. It was a very moving experience that we will not forget. We choose to stay on in Paris for a couple of more days with Viking. They taught us how to use the transportation system, get money, where important things are, and gave us directions on how to get where we wanted to go. They where just great. When we where to come home, they took us to the airport and came in with us to make sure we got checked in correctly. Very impressive. Thank You

Paris to Normandy Beaches and Back to Paris

Viking Spirit (Retired) Cruise Review by rfrmac

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2015
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window
This was our first river cruise and our first time going with Viking. We did not know what to expect. We have loved ocean cruises in the past but river cruising was a new adventure for us.

First off, river cruising is very relaxing. You all eat at the same time and leave for tours at the same time. You get to know others more easily.

Second, this cruise was very educational. The guilds where great and I learned a great deal and gained a greater respect for the history of France and the people who live there. Our ship host did at great job of educating us and letting us know what was going to happen the next day.

Third, the food was good and the crew was very nice to us. The main reason we went was to go to Normandy. Our guild was tremendous. She never looked at a note once and really explained both from an allied and France point of few, that landing and what it meant to the France as well as to us. Our other tours where very good too, but for me, Normandy was the highlight. It was a very moving experience that we will not forget.

We choose to stay on in Paris for a couple of more days with Viking. They taught us how to use the transportation system, get money, where important things are, and gave us directions on how to get where we wanted to go. They where just great. When we where to come home, they took us to the airport and came in with us to make sure we got checked in correctly. Very impressive. Thank You
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Deluxe Stateroom with Window
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