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We chose this cruise because it offered so many of the locations we wanted to experience. We were celebrating our 25th Anniversary and wanted to see Paris. We also wanted to visit Normandy and Monet's Gardens. Every excursion was well planned and the guides were local and terrific. We visited a farm in the French countryside that made apple brandy and cider. We had samples and the owner served an apple tart - it was great and we were so glad we added this excursion. Normandy was such an emotional experience. Viking had arranged a special ceremony for us to place a rose on one of the graves. We were able to find Georgia soldiers and honor them. We were also able to get sand from Omaha Beach. We were so glad we were able to visit this site. Monet's Garden was so beautiful. We could understand how Monet was so inspired by this place to paint such beautiful works. We felt we got the "royal treatment" when we returned from excursions. The staff served warm drinks or special concoctions as we boarded the ship. A very special treat for us was being able to visit a church where Rollo was buried. He was the Duke of Normandy and my husband's 22nd Great Grandfather. This was arranged by the Program Director and was a surprise to us. This was very meaningful to my husband. We would highly recommend Viking - they provide exceptional service!

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Viking Kadlin Cruise Review by gacristal

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We chose this cruise because it offered so many of the locations we wanted to experience. We were celebrating our 25th Anniversary and wanted to see Paris. We also wanted to visit Normandy and Monet's Gardens. Every excursion was well planned and the guides were local and terrific. We visited a farm in the French countryside that made apple brandy and cider. We had samples and the owner served an apple tart - it was great and we were so glad we added this excursion.

Normandy was such an emotional experience. Viking had arranged a special ceremony for us to place a rose on one of the graves. We were able to find Georgia soldiers and honor them. We were also able to get sand from Omaha Beach. We were so glad we were able to visit this site.

Monet's Garden was so beautiful. We could understand how Monet was so inspired by this place to paint such beautiful works.

We felt we got the "royal treatment" when we returned from excursions. The staff served warm drinks or special concoctions as we boarded the ship.

A very special treat for us was being able to visit a church where Rollo was buried. He was the Duke of Normandy and my husband's 22nd Great Grandfather. This was arranged by the Program Director and was a surprise to us. This was very meaningful to my husband.

We would highly recommend Viking - they provide exceptional service!
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Cabin 234
The cabin was very comfortable! We loved the French Balcony - terrific views of the French countryside as we sailed down the Seine. There was plenty of storage room. We loved the heated bathroom floor.
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