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Europe River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Europe
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

1,678

Very Good

269

Average

137

Poor

116

Terrible

67

Cruise type

Family Cruises

7,945

Senior Cruises

6,047

Romantic Cruises

6,003

Luxury Cruises

5,490

River Cruises

2,301

2,301 Europe River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Ah_cruises

2 Reviews Written

Cruising the Aquitaine in Style

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Cruising the rivers of Bordeaux Region (the Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne) in April was wine-soaked and wonderful. As expected, the Viking longships are among the best for river cruising, providing comfortable ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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MtLamborn

1 Review Written

Enjoyed all the opportunities to tour various river towns on the Danube.

We had no previous experiences on a Cruise or River Boat Cruises. This was our anniversary. We planned a great deal before venturing out. The Cruise line surprised us by noting that our cabin was upgraded to a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ffg7711

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Dissapointed

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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ckenneys

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

The trip of a lifetime!

This cruise had a great variety of large cities and small towns and 4 countries to visit. The High speed train ride to Paris was what clinched it for me. The cruise went like clockwork. Avalon took care of ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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PAULLOGIN

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyable and unforgettable cruise down the Danube

Smooth pick-up at Munich airport and transfer to hotel in Nuremburg as we couldn't board until around 5pm. We received a warm welcome and we were delighted with our cabin - Panoramic Balcony Suite - comfortable, ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Ctener668

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Excellent Douro River Cruise

This was our third Scenic river cruise. All have been great but this one was the best. Great boat, friendly crew, fantastic food and excellent day tours. Portuguese food and wine is superb, and the cruise focus on ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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nevermiss

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Viking Aegir Danube River REVIEW

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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alleycat2010

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rhine River Delight

We had never tried river cruising before, and it seemed to have some possibilities, so we gave it a shot. At first, with such a small boat (relative to our Previous 38 ocean cruises) it seemed small. But that was ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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penderick

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

HONEYMOON

The timing was ideal. Central Europe was beautiful. The weather was ideal, as the vineyard leaves were showing fall colors. The cruise schedule was the right combination of scenic cruising and off-vessel tours. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Carlos@Minn

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Douro River: A wonderful part of the world to visit

After several longer river cruises (i.e., Budapest to Amsterdam) we thought that we might like what would be a much shorter trip (Douro river is only what, 125 miles long?) and kind of quirky itinerary; small towns ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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wacrusr

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A fascinating window onto Russia's turbulent history

We were invited to join friends on this cruise and are so glad we did. Our cabin was on the lower deck (230) and was very comfortable. It was above the water level and had a full picture window, unlike the standard ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Hjdevoe

1 Review Written

Old World Beauty

Friends highly recommended this Rhine river cruise. Their take was exactly everything they expressed and more. So much to see & do! The castles & cathedrals were amazing. Each tour was full of interesting facts ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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KJCorreia

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Rhine Getaway

I have been on a Viking Cruis previously and enjoyed it immensely. I wanted my husband to be able go on a cruise and he chose Rhine getaway!! It was enjoyed by both of us and we had a great time away as a ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Gratefullslave

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Once in a lifetime.

Our friends booked this cruise in 2016 and at the last minuet, we decided to see if there might be a vacancy a week before the departure date in Sep 2017. We got a call 4 days before that there was an opening and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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danvilledon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our Maiden River Cruse to Jewel Cities of Central & Eastern Europe

A river cruise provided the perfect medium for my wife and myself to visit some of the beautiful and iconic cities of this region. The concept of typically traveling from location to location at night and visiting ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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1972tntt

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

A delightful Christmas Market Cruise

I will begin this by saying, this trip was booked for the sole purpose of visiting the Christmas Markets. My mother had been to Germany several times, and I was anxious to see the wonderful sights she had seen ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Mcs1357s

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Provence Vineyards

This was our second Viking and it met the high standards of the first one. The service was excellent. The food continues to be superb and the staff are the best. Like one big family. The shore excursions were ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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galdenciot

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Portugal - river of gold - buses of plenty

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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Callmebaby

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise, great shore excursions & fabulous food

I have always wanted to do a European River Cruise and this cruise came up on some spam e-mail and the price was so good we booked it but were sceptical as we had never heard of Gate 1. They are new to Australia ...
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Sail Date June 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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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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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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NomDePlume00

2 Reviews Written

78 Helpful Votes

Gate 1 Monarch Empress 7-Day Danube River Cruise -- Great time for a great price

I found very few reviews for Gate 1 Travel and the Monarch Empress traveling the Danube so I thought I would post a quick summary. Marigold252's review in post #2409882 ("Gate 1 17 Day Danube River Cruise with ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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techshark

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Very Good Cruise for an Excellent Price

We wanted to try River Cruising but didn't want to spend the luxury prices so we chose Gate1. We would use them agAin. The food ranged from good to excellent. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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