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River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Very Good

346

Average

191

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153

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99

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346 River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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galdenciot

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Portugal - river of gold - buses of plenty

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We did the pre-cruise Lisbon two days and that added to the two days that Viking puts you in a hotel for two days in Lisbon gave us 4 days. Our mistake was not taking one of those days to go to Fatima. We paid to ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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joepsca

1 Review Written

49 Helpful Votes

My first river cruise and well worth it

A wonderful single rate was available and the ship was new so I thought, why not? First, the booking process was easy...did it all with some internet research and a few phone calls. Everything I wanted to know ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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happySXM

1 Review Written

46 Helpful Votes

Great trip on River Rhine

We have taken 2 previous land cruises with Gate 1 and found them to be fantastic. We came upon a special for a River Rhine cruise that was a great price in late spring. In all the Cruise was quite good. This ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Ladybentley

7 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise for the price

We booked this river cruise because of the great deal offered and because of what was about half-price we thought we got good value. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the tours were excellent and on the whole, ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Patricia N

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

One of the most beautiful Rivers in Europe

We chose Emerald because of recommendations on line. They were offering good on board credit and other discounts. The Radiance is a beautiful ship and the staterooms are stunning. The lounge is good but the bar is ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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SophiaV

1 Review Written

Great cruise until the last two days

This was our first River Cruise. We enjoyed the size of the ship and that there were only 168 guests, which made getting to know people very easy. The cruise director, Andreea, was exceptional - she managed all ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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grathy

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great trip, but too long...

Loved this idea of spending our 25th anniversary in Europe. All went well-great staff, good food, nice ports, but wished there was more free time and fewer ports to visit. Had to get up pretty early for the free ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Chatugian

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Waterways of the Tsars!

This is not a first cruise for anyone. It's a cruise for people who've seen a lot, and want more. The "river" between St. Petersburg and Moscow is a combination of lakes, rivers, and canals. Near St. P, it's ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ges1948

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved Scenic

We explored Lisbon before we embarked our ship in Porto. I found Porto difficult to walk around with lots of potholes in the sidewalks and lots of empty buildings. In the future, I would skip Lisbon and head into ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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gfranco

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Down the Rhine

A friend we were traveling with found Scenic and we just took his recommendation. The ship was excellent and the crew were superb. The only disappointment was our butler, who did very little and for the the odd ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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kilkelly8

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Chateaux, Rivers & Wine

Price & itinerary and our availability to travel with our good friends. Also, have cruised with Viking before and knew of the high standard. This was our 3rd cruise with the same friends and really enjoyed it. The ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Pyer

15 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

First river cruise

We took advantage of a special offer via Imagine Cruising a company we use and trust for this river cruise.We arrived at Lyon and boarded quickly and were very pleased at our cabin which was spotless and very ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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innuendo1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good introduction to river cruising

We chose Emerald for our first river cruise based on reputation and information available on website. Have previously taken ocean cruises we now felt we wanted to try the intimacy of a smaller ship. The ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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theloft

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely cruise let down by travel to and from ship

We are UK residents and live about 30 miles from London. We wanted a 7-day cruise with not too far to travel, so went for 7-days Paris to Normandy & return to Paris. Used Avalon last year on the Rhine and it was ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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BobTC

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Well organized, enjoyable

Wanted to go down the Danube and visit bits of Eastern Europe to which we had not previously been to see. We visited Budapest, Hungary (night cruise to see the lights was very good), and Kalosca, Hungary for a ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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moongirl0408

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing Trip, amazing staff

This was the first time we tried Viking, as we had two other river cruises on Uniworld. The Danube was wonderful, the ship modern, clean and great staff. I will say, however, the food on Uniworld was a step ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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NJF1991

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Scenic delivers on almost everything!

We chose this cruise because of the rave reviews of Scenic, because it is all inclusive and because of the itinerary, Gems of the Danube. We were picked up at the airport in a lovely Mercedes and our driver ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Marion311

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruising down the Rhine

First (and last) river cruise for us. Emerald Sky is a great ship, and a great way to see several destinations with no hassle. Our cabin 311 was well decorated with good space and it was kept immaculately clean by ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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happyCruiser47

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Rhone river cruise experience

Recommendation of friends who were on their third SCenic cruise. This was my second SCenic river cruise so, obviously compared it with the Danube cruise I went on last year. It was a good experience (not quite as ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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10cairnlee

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good but not 5 star

Chose this cruise as we had never done a river cruise. First two to three days food was certainly not 5 star, we thought the chef had been replaced as the food certainly improved. I must mention Branislav the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Paganmum3

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

i would do another river cruise in a heartbeat

My husband and I wanted to cruise the Rhine and visit places we had never been to before. The emerald sky is a beautiful ship with wonderful staff. We were delighted to have been upgraded to an owners suite ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Otter Magic

1 Review Written

The Castles of the Rhine

We liked the itinerary and our neighbours recommended Emerald. We were very pleased to overnight in Amsterdam and so close to the sights. We were disappointed that on 2 occasions we had to wait for the ship to ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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EdOpinion

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Why no reviews since 2015?

I was confused because I could find any reviews since 2015. We were on the "MS River Navigator", although this page refers to Vantage River Navigator. I'm assuming and hoping I'm on the right page. River ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Pattogden

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship

I had always wanted to visit the Amazon and this was the perfect way to do it. It is an excellent ship, great guides and wonderful flora and fauna. We also visited villages and learned about life on the Amazon. ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Sheryll Dobosn

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship - Loved the Decor

Wanting to do a European Christmas Market Cruise we chose Uniworld as it was part of the Red Carnation Brand and Hotel 41 In London recommended it to us. The décor of the ship has had varying comments but we ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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