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Average

191

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153

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River Cruises

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191 River Cruises Cruise Reviews


micoman avatar

micoman

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Clarkston to Vancouver Washington on the Snake and Columbia Rivers

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On September 10th my wife and I and 34 neighbors from our Del Webb community took the American Empress riverboat from Clarkston Washington to Vancouver Washington (not Canada). The costs were $9189 not including ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ypgal

6 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Monarch Queen is tired and needs sprucing up

I have travelled with Gate 1 several times before so did not hesitate to book a river cruise. The cruise overall was acceptable. I tried not to compare to ocean cruising which is totally different from river ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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oliveoil1

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Great fall colors on Danube but no royal treatment for suites

After numerous ocean cruises, we decided it was time to try a European river cruise and friends suggested Avalon. Choose the Blue Danube Budapest-Prague itinerary for mid-Oct based on the sites, included pre and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Tipperary Ireland

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyed

Lovely ship and so clean.. Sadly on the first evening for dinner it was a right " shambles ". Didn't know where to que for what and then couldn't fine a place to sit. Should have had staff to help sort it out. Also ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Bazza54

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expected more

I was not sure what to expect from this cruise as I had never been on a river cruise before but having said that it was not that good! First im going to say the good things. The boat was first class The ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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GEMINBS

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Very good and not-so-good

This was my first riverboat cruise after almost twenty traditional cruises. Pros: 1) Ship was new & beautiful; 2) my single cabin w/balcony was very comfortable and clean with nice bathroom; 3) cuisine was the best ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Hillskis

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Needs updating

This was our first Uniworld cruise and we have done Avalon & Viking. I am not impressed by the room size on the River Countess. We opted for the suite because we wanted more room. I loved the bathroom with the 2 ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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nannypickles

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Main, Rhine and Moselle Cruise

I had been recommended the Moselle and having already sailed the Rhine this combination seemed a good mix, however was not at all impressed when we could not use the top deck for half the holiday (while we were on ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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dhood1313

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excursions and Dining

We were on a large group (wine club) cruise from California. The lack of quality excursions was disappointing. The cruise takes place in the heart of the French wine region yet there were little to no wine ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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aphrab

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Pleasant week on the Columbia River

Not our favorite cruise, yet, this week's expedition offered rest and beautiful country in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. The staff bombarded us with picky details and scheduling, more than was necessary. The boat ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Gastroinn

2 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Generally underwhelmed felt like we were on a glorified coach tour.

Friends had already booked and we had always wanted to try a river cruise (have done many ocean cruises) but wanted to be part of a group of friends so joined up as itinerary sounded an interesting one which it was. ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Nothing seems to work

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not overly impressed with this Danube cruise

We had never been on a river cruise before so maybe our expectations were too high. The really good thing about it was that all the arrangements for getting on and off the boat, excursions etc went like clockwork ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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JoyceandBenGrant

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Iconic Danube

Our cabin, though on the Sapphire Deck, had limited space for movement. The wardrobe and shelving space was adequate and the safe on a pull-out drawer easy to use. However, we chose a cabin with a balcony, ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Pug Traveler

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Program Director Lorin Sets a High Bar

On whole, the trip met our expectations and we will most likely take a future river cruise with Viking, but there were some quirks that folks should understand if they are not familiar with Bordeaux or if they are ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Vicogirl

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Viking a huge disappointment! Never again! Not worth the $$$.

We chose the Rhine River cruise to celebrate our 25 th anniversary after spending the previous 2 months in Italy. 4 days prior to departure I received an email stating the ship had a broken propellor and that we ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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artnuvo

10 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, very thin walls, relatively uninteresting Saone river to sail

We had a last minute deal which included airfare and was a great value, cost wise. We had 2 days inAvignon,a pleasent town to walk around. As this was the last cruise of the season, some cafes, and galleries were ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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High

1 Review Written

Highs & Lows

We were advised that Avalon would to a ship swap because of the flooding on the Danube. We sailed from Budapest to Prague. We scheduled to sail on the Expression. We had chosen a cabin at the back of the ship and on ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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triplej366

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The ports of call were fantastic with the highlight being Normandy

Started in Paris and stops along the way to Normandy and at the end, a transfer to the train for the chunnel to London. The ship was a new ship and we thoroughly enjoyed the window setup and the ship itself with ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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whale78

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Will not do another River Cruise. You don't get what is promised

Chose Scenic at that particularly time to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in my husbands family's heritage - Germany and for me to see Vienna, Spanish Riding School. Sadly they advertise 5 star dinning but it is ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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alwaysonvacarion

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

First--and last Viking River cruise

A river cruise is something we've always wanted to do, so agreed to join my husband's two sisters on the Rhine R. from Basel to Amsterdam. We both booked a veranda room and the included air option for a substantial ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Crustybucket

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Quality has definitely gone down

We have sailed with Viking previously (Christmas Markets of the Danube) 3 years ago, and in fact, on the same ship. The ship hasn't changed, but the crew, and attitudes, has. This trip we opted for deck one (cabin ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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grjman

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Well below our expectations for this cruise line

This was our 2nd Viking cruise, the other being in 2014 in Russia for 14 days was wonderful and exciting, now comes my coparison. This cruise "The Grand European Tour" from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Embla was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Kleinbar

1 Review Written

Enjoyable River Cruise Along the Danube

This was our second Viking river cruise (1st was four years ago in China) and overall we enjoyed the trip, The ship left Budapest and sailed up the Danube river making stops in Austria and Germany. The Bestla was a ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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saturday

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise. Terrible customer service

the grand euorpean cruise began in Ruse and ended in Cologne. The pre cruise extension was 5 days in Romania and were fantastic. A beautiful, but poor country was very clean and the mountain citiy of Brasov is a ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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suesonvacation

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Hellenic Classic Cruise

Great itinerary for classical sites & ports of call. Nightly stage show was extremely entertaining despite many complaints we heard by many other travellers that there was little variety. Long queues at the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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