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Average

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153

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153 River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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nevermiss

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Viking Aegir Danube River REVIEW

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We were disappointed with our late April, 2018, Danube cruise and would not recommend Viking to others. First "problem": we paid more for a Veranda room with an outside deck and found that Viking has SO MANY boats ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Pendle Witch

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Sadly disappointed

We sailed on 13th sept 2017 We chose this cruise from Bucharest to Budapest because of the itinerary and we were not disappointed. The various trips out and the insight into the history was excellent. We were ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Rod H

1 Review Written

33 Helpful Votes

Fantastic boat but Viking has a failing grade

This was our 5th cruise, 3rd with Viking. This was the best boat we've been on, but Viking continues to be plagued with problems. Embarkation was very smooth, as was disembarkation when we finished. Dining: It ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Paul in Bucks

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Could do better

We boarded the ship in Tulcea, Romania. The check-in process was very efficient and the crew were very welcoming. The cases were taken by the crew to the correct cabin, and were left outside for us to take in. ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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lovecruisingatsea

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Buyer Beware

BUYER BEWARE! On my very recent trip, I found that Vantage’s EXOTIC INDIA, NEPAL & THE SACRID GANGES RIVER TOUR to be anything but exotic. These are the things you can expect: On the advertised 4 day, ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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drkcjkcruises

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Rhine and Mosel River Cruise

We chose this particular cruise because the itinerary seemed to cover the Rhine and Mosel Rivers in greater depth than other river cruise lines. This was our 50th cruise with various cruise lines (combination of ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Fychu

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Mekong River Cruise on Champa Pandaw - never reach its destination

We booked the Upper Mekong Cruise (Laos to China) offered by Pandaw which advertised the route as from Laos' Vientiane to China's Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna region in Yunnam Province. It was advertised as a ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Emeraldstar

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

So many things not customer friendly - especially the cruise director.

The boat is very modern & clean. Some of the other boats we saw looked like floating old people's homes but Emerald Star is shiny chrome & glass. Cabin was well appointed. The swimming pool area is great and a dinky ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Suchgo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not for the Single Cruiser

River cruise: Avignon to Lyon. Mostly elderly couples. As a single, felt unwelcome by crew and passengers. At dining times, told empty places at table "saved" for others. On shore excursions, many passengers unable ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Mach2phil

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Invisible Amsterdam

We needed some well earned R&R with some pampering. We booked a late Rhine cruise with Viking, a company we had used successfully previously. The shipboard experience and crew were excellent but desperately poor ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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MJBloom

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Not Great

This cruise went from Nuremburg through Austria to Budapest in Hungary. The ship itself was clean and well appointed as was our room with a balcony. The crew was helpful and very nice. Food was good. The lounge ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Phill and Kerry

1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

BUYER BEWARE - APT European River Cruise

Buyer beware!!!! This was certainly a holiday of a lifetime and we call it the "Great Aussie Rip Off". Please make sure you read the fine, fine print carefully. Budapest to Amsterdam Friday 18 March for 15 days. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Any

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Second Half Nightmare

We chose this cruise on recommendations from our travel consultant and friends. We are a retired couple and to us this was a trip of our lifetime. The first week was brilliant, food accommodation, service was ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Portugaltraveler

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Boring and not for the active traveler.

We took the Torgil for a cruise on the Douro. I commend the staff who executed the Viking program with professionalism and efficiency. I also will say that the cabin was quite nice although I would have liked ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Vwoodard

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Poor Value

The river cruise certainly has potential for an incredible vacation. The pace of seeing the countryside go by, and falling to sleep to the gentle forward movement are both unique and highly pleasurable. The final ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Ladies that cruise

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Transfer!

Trip of a lifetime for 2 ladies in late 60s. We had researched well and decided on a river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Modern boats with excellent food , wifi, brilliant tv system great cabins with balconies. ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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diplomats

7 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Coach excursions masquerading as a River Cruise.

Viking River Cruise, Viking Heimdal, Lyon to Avignon, May 4-11, 2016 Viking River Cruises presents an attractive, even seductive, face. From the alluring advertising to the handsome “long boats” decked out ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Lobsterman71

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Low water, have low expectations.

Pick your time of the season to cruise the rivers, and do not expect to cruise the Elbe after mid June, but do expect to pay a lot for a very small room as you travel by bus to see what was formerly East Germany. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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rjs7149

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Too many busses!!!!!

The cruise up the Douro river was nice but every stop had a LONG bus ride to get to all of the shore excursion towns & destinations. This included the bus ride from Lisbon to Porto. I also found it strange that ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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scfink

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Deception

when the cruise worked, it was magical. unfortunately, when it didn't, the crew bungled the message, misled the guests, and hid the fact that we would spend more time on a bus than a boat. the cruise actually ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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RiverTraveller

1 Review Written

38 Helpful Votes

Up the River Danube without a Paddle

We booked on this cruise because the previous year our Rhine cruise had been so good. The food, service and accommodation on the ship were excellent for this year as well as in the previous year. The staff who ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Colleen Diltz

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Christmas Cruise

This Christmas Market Cruise failed to have Christmas markets. So very disappointing. I had taken that specific cruise because of that very offering. The three levels of walking tours, written in their ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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cpamom55

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Viking - never again!

I just have to say it - we had an amazing time on the Rinda. All the staff worked hard to please the passengers. The food was excellent, the rooms were fine. Service over all was a 4 or 5. However, as ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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wifemothernana

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Overall poor

Because of low water levels on the Danube, our trip was not up to our expectations. Avalon handled the situation very poorly. We called them before we left for the cruise and we were told that sailings were going ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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samcevoy

6 Reviews Written

81 Helpful Votes

Danube Cruise on Amadeus Silver – Quality below what we expected

For August 2015, we booked a 14-day cruise through Gate 1 on Luftner’s Amadeus Silver from Amsterdam to Budapest. Because of low water, the first 5 days were a bus tour and we boarded the ship in Passau. This ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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