Sail Date: October 2016
My husband and I went on the Viking Rhine cruise and I couldn't wait to go on another. I went with a friend for this excursion and had a blast. From Paris to Luxembourg to Germany to Czech Republic, we saw so much of Europe. The tour ... Read More
My husband and I went on the Viking Rhine cruise and I couldn't wait to go on another. I went with a friend for this excursion and had a blast. From Paris to Luxembourg to Germany to Czech Republic, we saw so much of Europe. The tour guides were great and I felt like I learned a lot on the trip. The entire staff is terrific - very friendly, helpful and professional. The ship is beautiful! I loved just walking around, through the lounge and on deck, even the wheel house on the tour! Although I would have loved to have spent more time in each port, I felt that we had enough time to get a good taste of every stop. The food was fantastic, too. I didn't really know what to expect on our first cruise. I ate enough every day to have gained weight but with all of the walking we did every day, I lost a few pounds! Bonus!! Read Less
Sail Date: August 2016
After about a dozen ocean cruises we decided to try a river cruise. We chose Viking as they have a very good reputation. We had a French balcony on deck three and had ample room for all our stuff. We started with two days in Paris and ... Read More
After about a dozen ocean cruises we decided to try a river cruise. We chose Viking as they have a very good reputation. We had a French balcony on deck three and had ample room for all our stuff. We started with two days in Paris and ended with two days in Prague. Both cities were amazing. From the moment we got off the plane we were taken excellent care of by the Viking staff. We loved the layout of the ship and the food and included wine. The excursions were very well organized with excellent guides. Our Cruise Director, Bojan was truely delightful and he kept us laughing while also making sure that we were all accounted for at every stop. All the staff were friendly and professional. Although the river levels were high we were able to do the entire trip on the rivers. We purchased coupons for a future cruise with Viking and want to find one that includes Budapest. Read Less
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Sail Date: August 2016
We have traveled a good part of Europe and have toyed with the idea of a river cruise. With the Cities of Lights cruise it gave us the opportunity to extend both our front end stay in Paris and our final stay in Prague and experience ... Read More
We have traveled a good part of Europe and have toyed with the idea of a river cruise. With the Cities of Lights cruise it gave us the opportunity to extend both our front end stay in Paris and our final stay in Prague and experience river cruising on the Moselle, Rhine and Mein. To say that the cruise exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. Our experience on the Viking Odin was fantastic. The entire crew, amenities, food and cabins were first class. We wouldn't change a thing. Excursions via motor coach in Luxembourg and Germany were well planned, educational and inspiring. Our tour guides in each stop were exceptional. Their knowledge, humor and patience made each excursion something to look forward to. Traveling through the many locks along the rivers was an unexpected thrill and gave us the opportunity to watch the expertise of our captain navigate the Odin through the channels that was inches wides than our ship. We are already planning our next river cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2016
We like to see places. With the tour in every port and the river cruising during daylight, our needs were greatly satisfied. The scenery along the rivers was spectacular, and the cities on the tours were unique, historical and very ... Read More
We like to see places. With the tour in every port and the river cruising during daylight, our needs were greatly satisfied. The scenery along the rivers was spectacular, and the cities on the tours were unique, historical and very interesting. The accommodations were excellent, but the on-board activities were very limited. We would have liked to have seen more and better entertainment, and an exercise room. The small number of passengers on a cruise like this gave us the opportunity to meet and talk with a lot of people from several countries. The staff were always friendly, very helpful and bent over backwards to make the cruise a pleasant and fun trip. The food was tasty and there was good variety to choose from. The entire cruise was very well organized and coordinated, and all of the ports were interesting. Viking is a cruise line that I would not hesitate to recommend. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2016
This was our first river cruise with Viking, and it couldn't have been a better experience. We were met at the airport by our Viking representative and taken to our hotel in Paris. From that point on we were taken care of ... Read More
This was our first river cruise with Viking, and it couldn't have been a better experience. We were met at the airport by our Viking representative and taken to our hotel in Paris. From that point on we were taken care of completely. At all times at our hotels in Paris and Prague, there was a Viking representative available to assist with booking tours or just giving directions. The Odin was very nice - probably the best cruise ship we have experienced - and the crew was friendly and attentive, and the meals were excellent. This was also our first trip to Europe, and we really enjoyed experiencing all of the Medieval castles and small towns along the rivers. If I had to find something to complain about, it would be not having enough time in each port. If you go on the available tour in each port (which were excellent), then you wouldn't have enough time to explore the village completely. I would give up one of the ports to allow more time for the others. However, we enjoyed it so much that we booked another one as soon as we got home for next year. Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2016
We chose this cruise as it offered 2 nights stay in both Paris and Prague, and a visit down three rivers with stops in many towns that we were unfamiliar with in Germany. We did purchase the liquor package and only because we are not big ... Read More
We chose this cruise as it offered 2 nights stay in both Paris and Prague, and a visit down three rivers with stops in many towns that we were unfamiliar with in Germany. We did purchase the liquor package and only because we are not big beer or wine drinkers. we definitely got our moneys worth but I must add that the wines they served with dinner and lunch were top notch. Before booking this cruise it did not occur to me to check into the rising and falling of these rivers. I had no idea that they were prone to flooding at certain times of the year.Fortunately for us we left Paris before the flooding started and managed to maneuver the rivers without any problems. The sun deck had to be closed down during the last three days of our journey but that was due to having to pass under a series of bridges and the fact that the river was high. ( this was closer towards Prague) The service on this ship was superior. The crew members called us by first names and the captain joined in quite often with the passengers. He even helped with the loading on of fresh fruit and vegetables at certain stops. The meals were excellent and the entertainment although not up to cabaret standards was very good, enjoyable and related to the places we visited. You must remember.... this is not an ocean cruise. there are no swimming pools, casinos, mega bars or tons of people. Do not expect it to be like sailing on a Princess ship. this is a different experience and one that we enjoyed immensely and will treasure always. We met some fantastic people and had a great time all around. There were no line ups for security and bag checking embarking or disembarking at the ports... the buses to take you on the tours were new and comfortable and the guides immensely informative. I found a couple of times we did break away and go off on our own as some people are very slow. the average age of people on the ship I would say are in their 50's to 80's.. Our cabin was very efficient, we had a veranda and I found more than enough drawers and storage for our belongings. A lot more than on a ocean liner. I would not hesitate to recommend this Viking cruise or any other ones they offer. I am now looking into one of their ocean voyages. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
I chose this cruise because I liked the itinerary. This was my first Viking River Cruise. The ship was beautiful, the crew couldn't have been nicer. The food was excellent. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. Our tours ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I liked the itinerary. This was my first Viking River Cruise. The ship was beautiful, the crew couldn't have been nicer. The food was excellent. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. Our tours were great. The 176 passengers on this cruise were so much fun to be with. our cruise director, Bojan Bozic, was with us throughout our voyage. He was such a pleasant person and made each day more enjoyable. Some of the couples we met have become dear friends who I plan to keep in touch with. They are already e-mailing me on their next cruise on Viking in hopes we can all get together once again. The hotels we stayed at in Paris and Prague were beautiful. Our rooms were spacious and very clean. The overall pace of this itinerary was perfect for passengers our age(senior citizens). I will definitely be sailing again with Viking in the near future. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2016
We had friends going on this cruise and they invited us along. The two days in Paris were great. The Viking Team met us at the airport and whisked us into the city in a beautiful car. The tea at the hotel took care of us as soon as we ... Read More
We had friends going on this cruise and they invited us along. The two days in Paris were great. The Viking Team met us at the airport and whisked us into the city in a beautiful car. The tea at the hotel took care of us as soon as we entered. The bus drive to Trier through Luxembourg was very comfortable and very emotional with the visit to the American cemetery. The food and drink on board were first class. The scenery was great. We had no issue with either low or high water. We were unaware that this can be a major issue. The crew and waiting staff were very attentive to our needs. The tours were informative and just the right amount of time. The extension in Lucerne was nice and again the Viking Team took care of us at the hotel upon arrival. They helped us get out of town also. Read Less
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Sail Date: March 2016
we read a lot of reviews and also have friends that have gone on Viking cruises and we have never heard of anything negative. Their website does a great job of showing you the rooms and the whole ship in and out. They also show all the ... Read More
we read a lot of reviews and also have friends that have gone on Viking cruises and we have never heard of anything negative. Their website does a great job of showing you the rooms and the whole ship in and out. They also show all the ports you will visit and what to expect. Everything when you are on the ship meets all expectations. The food and service is fantastic. You are greeted every day by the crew with a smile. In the restaurant where you have no time expectations is well presented and the chef will accommodate any dietary needs. The rooms are kept beyond clean and serviced twice a day. Coffee is ready on all floors in the morning to take to your room before breakfast. At breakfast there is a chef to make your personal omelette and eggs, bacon and cheese. Lunch and dinner include wine and beer Read Less
Viking Odin Ratings
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Cabins 3.5 0.0
Dining 3.5 0.0
Entertainment 3.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 1.0 0.0
Family 1.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.5 0.0
Service 5.0 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0
Rates 4.0 0.0

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