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153 River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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lxp9

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

horribe experince on Scenic

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We were promised exceptional service and food, but believe me, what we got was not even average! The menu was never explained, so many people never knew you could order special items for breakfast. Food was cold, ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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fastbailer

6 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Eastern European Staff Produces Viking Flop

After hearing several favorable reports on Viking River cruises we signed up for the Odessa to Kiev cruise on the ship Lomonosov, now being refitted to look like the Viking Rurik, but with the same staff. Our ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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wrldgrl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Inferior, below average Viking Legends river cruise, save your money a

I was dazzled mesmerized mislead by Viking Cruise lines elaborate advertising campaigns. I truly believed that I was going on a first class river cruise, but instead I felt as if I was on a subpar barge floating ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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CRcruiser13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking Emerald - just okay

We have just returned from the Viking Emerald - China's Cultural Delights August 2013 First and foremost, think twice before traveling to China in August. The temperatures were near 100 with 100% humidity daily. ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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Prof66

1 Review Written

Think Carefully About Sailing with Viking

The comments below are from a letter sent to Viking following our July, 2013 cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam. Overall the trip did not meet our expectations. We realize that some problems were caused by the ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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jewrn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Do Not Do It

Out Viking River Crusie was disappointing from the start overpriced, 2 for 1 sale, that is always on The Emerald Centruy Riverboat is old and dated, musty, damp. and dreary. The young Chisese staff try very hard ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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Murrr

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dangerous

This was our second Viking River Cruise.The first on the Aegir. We had a room downstairs that was below water level,which made me search out escape routes before we left port.2 ways out. We stopped in Belgrade and ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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BarbaraM

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Jewels of Europe: Budapest to Amsterdam

As a preface, we are a couple of active, still working adults somewhat on the low end of the age range of typical river cruisers. I cancelled a back to back Celebrity cruise touring Iceland and the Baltic after ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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sonomajack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Stuck in Novi Sad

My wife and I made reservations for the Viking 2013 Passage to Eastern Europe (June 15 Budapest to Bucharest) cruise in August of 2012. Their brochure described a wonderful journey spending eight days cruising down ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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djw328-2008

1 Review Written

Viking Pride - Below Expectations... (June 2013)

Where do I begin?...Well to begin with, Viking River Cruises claims to be the "World's Leading Cruise Line...By Far." However, after my trip aboard the Viking Pride during "Paris and the Heart of Normandy," I have ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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cozama

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Castles on the Rhine

River was high, so we had to take a bus from Basel to some town further up the Rhine. They let us know ahead of time, and I thought no problem, wrong. Couldn't figure out where they were. Finally stopped at a Viking ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Bus Rider Hater

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking Forseti cruise that never left port due to river flooding

Our Viking cruise was to have initiated in Basel, Switzerland Saturday June 1. We flew in early to be able to see Lucerne, Switzerland. The locals in Lucerne said the Rhine was higher than they had seen in twenty ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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nanniekitty47

1 Review Written

Disappointing cruise on Helvetia

We sailed from Amsterdam at the end of March on the Helvetia - our first river cruise although we have been on various ocean cruises. Our cabin was very comfortable with a window just above the water level, which ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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Temuskia

1 Review Written

Disappointed in Viking

I've waited a few months before writing this review to see if time would mellow my feelings about this cruise. If anything, they've intensified. We've cruised the Caribbean with Windstar, the Adriatic with ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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GretaNotGarbo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Things Add Up

It seems ridiculous to gripe about a Holiday Cruise up the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, but when researching cruises, I appreciate details which tend to make a real difference, but are rarely ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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travela lot

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

2012 European Grand Tour

Had a fantastic time. One of the best cruises we have taken. The smaller, more intimate size was more relaxing, although the excursion were more demanding than we had expected. Will definitely recommend it to ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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Jcar55

1 Review Written

Definitely Not Luxury!

Did a 12 day cruise on this boat from St. Petersburg to Moscow and was not impressed with anything about this cruise(except for the sights of St. Petersburg and especially Moscow). If this is the finest river ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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lwanderingscot

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst Holiday of my Life

My lady friend having had a cruise on a European river before Viking Odin sounded like a terrific chance to have holiday in a floating river hotel. No such luck, probably the worst holiday I and many of the other ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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VikingExplorer

17 Reviews Written

111 Helpful Votes

American Queen St. Paul MN round trip

I'm an active mature solo traveler, and experience with 36 cruises. I took Amtrak to the embarkation port of St. Paul, MN, and the train was better than the cruise. This cruise was a three-night round-trip ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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Taras Bulba

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

River Beatrice, October 2012

Sailed on the "Enchanting Danube" from Budapest to Passau with the subsequent Prague Extension. Some thoughts: 1. Service aboard the ship is very attentive. I think this is somewhat the norm on the Euro river ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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Cruising on a Sunday afte

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

What a disappointment

Was assured in writing by Viking prior to the cruise that the Idun did not have water problems. I know that at least 2 rooms on the main deck had major flooding (one had soaked carpets on arrival) and many rooms ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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CAtravelers

3 Reviews Written

Viking

This was our 5th European river cruise and our second Viking river cruise. Our first choice was to go with Uniworld,but they were sold out. We decided to go with Viking because we'd had a wonderful experience with ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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pdwviking

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking Cruise Moscow to St Petersburg

This is my third Viking river cruise. I had expected this would be our best cruise yet, but we were disappointed. Moscow and St Petersburg were fascinating, but the river cruise itself was rather boring. We had long ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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tmcauban

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Experience on the new Avalon Vista

Just back from a Danube River Cruise on the new Avalon Vista, we are disappointed by the poor overall experience that Avalon Waterways delivers. Budapest-Nuremberg. August 2012: We boarded the ship in Budapest ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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