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Excellent

2,060

Very Good

346

Average

191

Poor

153

Terrible

99

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Family Cruises

3,539

Romantic Cruises

1,198

Senior Cruises

880

Entertainment Cruises

801

River Cruises

99

99 River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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ffg7711

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Dissapointed

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This was our first river cruise and understood Viking was a top provider. BUT, we were very disappointed. The crew/staff were excellent, but after that things fell down. Getting a balcony is a waste of money as ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Money Penny 1

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Would never do again

This cruise had been on our bucket list for the last couple of years. My husband and I with another couple had done European river cruises and thought that this would be similar. No way can ACL be compared with ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Misterbla

2 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

OUTSTANDING - DESPITE THE ODOR

We had a TERRIFIC time on our GATE1 Danube River Cruise; THE stops were enjoyable and most of the tour guides were amazing: The best were Michael in Regensburg, Lyudmila in Melk, Gerhardt in Vienna, and Janko in ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Frannie1

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Champagne taste and beer pocket? This was champagne price and sewage water.....

How does the saying go? Champage taste and beer pocket? This trip was champage price and….lets just say too disappointing for words! We had always wanted to do a river cruise as we had heard so many great ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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scdeadeye@gmail.com

2 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

High Expectations poor results

I would never recommend Emerald River Cruises. First I would recommend more options for pre/post cruise tours. I would also recommend narration of the sites on the way to the ship even if it’s a transfer. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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SnickersSiri

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Beware if Medical Emergency or Issues

We wanted to see the Tulips and the Flower Festival. The weather turned out to be terrible, we had rain, hail, cold, winds... even the guides commented about the weather. Husband came down with pneumonia and the ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Boaterlady

5 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

No peace on this horrible, noisy, smoky ship

This was a last- minute booking. We knew the ships could be outdated - and this one was (gaudy orange walls, green carpet and shiny gold ceilings) and that the majority of people on board would be French but decided ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Phyllisi

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Danube

I want to start by saying that I take writing reviews seriously. As of this writing I have 18,895 Trip advisor readers that have read my reviews. This is my first review on Cruise critic.. We booked a trip on the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Real cruises

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A truly wonderful adventure

What a way to visit Normandie and get a taste of Paris! This was our first cruise of any kind. We are very happy with our choice. From beginning to end all went well. The crew were welcoming, helpful, ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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everyone12345

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Most Terrible Cruise Award goes to American Cruise Lines

Never take this cruise. They talk about some great tours and cancel many of them along the way. The food is not good, the service is mostly done by interns that are learning and it is super over priced for receiving ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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eavigad

1 Review Written

63 Helpful Votes

The Lies Viking told us

This was my first river cruise. We were originally scheduled to sail on the Kara from Amsterdam to Basel for a seven night cruise. However, a few days before we were to sail, we got an email telling us that we were ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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vrhiatt

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

For timid and inexperienced travelers

The rooms on this ship are tiny. Ours was a suite, which had a nice bathroom, but otherwise was about the same size as the regular rooms. The dining room was constantly over crowded. The food was mediocre at best ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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am.rieck@verizon.net

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Huge Disappointment

Food was mediocre, cabins were average. Problem was that the river was low so the boat could not get through one of the overpasses...so they made us pack up and took an all day bus to our next ship which was much ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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thea12345678

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruises

I enjoyed many aspects of my Viking "Grand European" bus tour. Which basically means I enjoyed the European towns we visited by bus. Viking offerred us a really sweet deal on their November "Grand European" ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Jethro S

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Worst vacation to date

We boarded this vessel along with several other couples we know. We didn't pick the dates-- HUGE MISTAKE!!! We set sail in October and encountered rain, dreary gray skies and weather cold enough to make a few of ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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elissajgreene@gmail.com

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beware of VIKING. We had a river cruise with almost no river cruising.

My main issue with this cruise was that I had called prior to the cruise and specifically asked about the issue regarding water levels in the Danube. I was told that there was no problem with our trip at that time ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Mjlewis73

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking - A Bus Cruise or River Cruise of the Danube?

My wife and I, along with friends, took a Viking Cruise on the Danube departing September 25th, 2015 from Nuremburg, Germany. It was planned to arrive in Budapest on October 1st. It did not. Our Viking ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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kelsea3

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

5 star Scenic Danube River cruise turns into a low class bus trip

When we were in Prague as an add on to our river cruise we received a note in our door that the first 3 days the ship would be operating out of Passau (a 3.5 hour bus ride away) and that the excursions would be bus ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Donfrazier512

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruise Alert

The Viking River Cruise longship from Amsterdam to Budapest doesn't go to Budapest it goes to Nuremberg, then to where you get to pack your bags again then get on a bus for three + hours to Passau where you get ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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lynnshar

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest

My wife and I highly recommend this cruise. We enjoyed the many tours (and the organization of groups according to their fitness level) and the valuable information provided by the tour guides. We had plenty of ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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DC69

4 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Expensive for a bus trip

This cruise was greatly anticipated after a fantastic experience on Silver Explorer in Antarctica. Started off badly with the hotel we stayed in as part of the package in Oslo. The Radisson Blu - what a dump. A ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Dutchactor

1 Review Written

49 Helpful Votes

The cruise from hell

NEVER, EVER AGAIN! If you book a cruise after reading my review below, all I can say is “I warned you.” We booked back-to-back Mississippi River Cruises in August, 2015. First one was from St. Paul, MN to St. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Volunteer1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cities of Light were very Dark!

We started poorly. The hotel in Paris was not able to have our rooms ready by the 3 p.m. deadline. Instead, we were not allowed into our room until well after 5 p.m. Our wake-up call did not materialize and thus ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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tenk59k

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

False advertising big on promises little on delivery

I was more excited about this cruise before I went than any of the other 9 I have taken. It was highly recommended by my travel agent and all of the information I had received looked terrific. Viking's ads on TV ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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tenk59k

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

False advertising big on promises little on delivery

I was more excited about this cruise before I went than any of the other 9 I have taken. It was highly recommended by my travel agent and all of the information I had received looked terrific. Viking's ads on TV ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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