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Viking Heimdal Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
108 reviews

French River Cruise Lyon to Avignon

Review for Viking Heimdal to France
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Aug 2016

This was our second cruise with Viking. The first one was Budapest to Amsterdam which we enjoyed so much we decided to book this one. It was a lovely cruise through the French wine region. Our only negative was the fact that too often we were not docked close to towns and often way out in the boonies requiring buses to get into town. I understand this is not Viking's choice but the French government who determines which cruise line docks where each week. All the tours were good. The buses they hire are excellent and walking tours well done. We saw lovely scenery along the way and the stops to enjoy the wineries were excellent. When at the end we didn't dock in Avignon but quite a distance away again in the boonies, Viking hired taxis and buses to take us to final destination.

The food was great. The staff all excellent and helpful. Rooms are tiny but have everything you need and all amenities are first class.

I would recommend this river cruise from Lyon to Avignon or vice versa.

Cabin Review

Cabin E

Cabin tiny but had what you needed. You never spend much time in cabin anyway.

Port Reviews


no excustion taken


Saw the main sites of the city


Walking tour of the city and ruins.

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