9 Trier Senior Cruise Reviews

We always wanted to take a river cruise with friends and the Paris to Prague trip satisfied all our desires with stops that we wanted. We had been on several ocean cruises, but this cruise, this ship, and the Viking crew, greatly surpassed ... Read More
We always wanted to take a river cruise with friends and the Paris to Prague trip satisfied all our desires with stops that we wanted. We had been on several ocean cruises, but this cruise, this ship, and the Viking crew, greatly surpassed all others. Why? First, everything was included. No cost for any shore excursions. Second, the cabin was better and roomier without an additional expense. Third, the smaller ship was more convenient and made getting on and off much easier. Fourth, the dining was fantastic and included beer and wine with every meal. Fifth, the crew was fantastic, especially Bojan, the cruise director, and the tour guides, all local, were exceptional. What we didn't have, like elaborate on board entertainment and cameras in our faces every time we moved and extra expense for shore excursions, we didn't miss at all. We liked Viking service so much that we have booked a Viking Ocean Cruise for 2020. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
In celebration of our 50th Anniversary my husband and I went on the Paris to the Alps Viking Cruise and we had the time of our life. Everything was so well orchestrated and taken care of there were no worries for us. We were met at the ... Read More
In celebration of our 50th Anniversary my husband and I went on the Paris to the Alps Viking Cruise and we had the time of our life. Everything was so well orchestrated and taken care of there were no worries for us. We were met at the airport in Paris by the Viking director Boris and he was there for us from the time we landed in Europe until we left the Kvasir for Switzerland. He took care of every need and question. He was great. The ship was beautiful and so were the buses. Our cabin was very comfortable and clean. Our room attendant Mr. Slaviska took very good care of us. The dining was exquisite. Good thing they didn’t weigh us when we boarded. So many choices. Our servers Ina, Archie, Judit, Jefferson and Wilfredo saw to our every need. The food was to die for. I loved it when the chef gave a little “talk” before dinner about what he had prepared. The entertainment was good. We enjoyed the talks and history Boris gave every evening about the next days tour. The ports and excursions were fantastic. The guides were so knowledgeable. We loved hearing about the history. Our post trip to Switzerland was like a dream . It was so beautiful riding the Glacier Express to Zermatt. Raphael was a wonderful guide he took great care of everyone and gave us a lot of hints and information on what we can see and do on our free time. We would go again on a Viking cruise in a heartbeat. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We decided to sail with Viking on the Cities of Light cruise on the recommendation of friends we had talked to about Viking. The only caution I may have is to say that this is not a cruise for children. We had never travelled in Europe ... Read More
We decided to sail with Viking on the Cities of Light cruise on the recommendation of friends we had talked to about Viking. The only caution I may have is to say that this is not a cruise for children. We had never travelled in Europe before, but we were comfortable the entire time. We selected a veranda suite which was fantastic! Enjoyed sitting on the veranda in the evening watching all the sites along the river. The ports of call we visited were very interesting and enjoyable, and the tours were fantastic with great guides. I could never say enough in praise of the ship staff, we could not ask for better, they were so attentive!! Our tour director was nothing short of super! Food and drink on board was always varied and very well prepared, delicious!! All in all, Viking does a great job of taking care of their customers, and offer a fantastic experience. We enjoyed the time so much, we are going again on the Grand European tour in 2020, can't wait!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Stories of an excellent trip with Viking are true. Paris to Zurich with pre-cruise in Paris and post-cruise in Geneva. Have not seen such personal care, tight scheduling, no issues with transportation, and every staff member, and tour ... Read More
Stories of an excellent trip with Viking are true. Paris to Zurich with pre-cruise in Paris and post-cruise in Geneva. Have not seen such personal care, tight scheduling, no issues with transportation, and every staff member, and tour guide and driver, were competent and friendly. Program Director Erna on the pre-cruise and cruise was outstanding. Program Director Annick on the post-cruise was also outstanding. They both took care of the group with patience and vast experience in the travel industry. Viking has gems in both of these gracious and helpful ladies. The Captain and crew did everything in a competent and friendly manner. Food was of high quality and the menu was quite varied. Had cabin 320 Veranda stateroom. Room steward Tyron did a superb job. Many table mates had the drink package, however we did not, and were still happy with the wine/beer included at meals, We did purchase a few drinks outside the meals and may make one rethink the drink package. Hotel accommodations, with the exception of the Zurich Renaissance (location and amenities), were very nice. The audiovox is an excellent item that we had on tours for the individual tour guides to keep in touch with their own group. The Viking Air Department was very helpful and another good value. This cruise was our second river cruise (first time 6 years ago on Peter Dielmann), and we will river cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Intimate cruise, all inclusive, no nickel-and-diming us. Excellent guides, great staff, plethora of ports of call. Sooooo much better than previous ocean cruises. We especially liked all of the UNESCO heritage sites and the wine tasting ... Read More
Intimate cruise, all inclusive, no nickel-and-diming us. Excellent guides, great staff, plethora of ports of call. Sooooo much better than previous ocean cruises. We especially liked all of the UNESCO heritage sites and the wine tasting opportunities. We met some amazing people, primarily because we got to see them in an intimate setting throughout the cruise. In fact, we’re cruising with people we met on this cruise again. They have become very good friends. The staff was amazing! They perform multiple duties because it is a very small ship compared to ocean cruisers. They were excellent at all their different jobs. From beginning to end we were pampered and taken care of. We lack for nothing, and didn’t have to purchase anything extra for this trip. It is a bit expensive, but it is worth the money. We still talk about this trip to our friends frequently. We signed up for one twice as long a year later. We are looking forward to cruising with biking again and again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
I chose this cruise so my husband would have a very nice introduction into Europe. So, I chose it for the ports and land tours. We arrived in Pairs and stayed at the Pullman Eiffel Tower and explored Paris (!) both day and night. We did ... Read More
I chose this cruise so my husband would have a very nice introduction into Europe. So, I chose it for the ports and land tours. We arrived in Pairs and stayed at the Pullman Eiffel Tower and explored Paris (!) both day and night. We did some on our own and also took the Highlights of Paris tour and then the Montmartre tour with the funniest and knowledgeable Janice. She was absolutely delightful, We then boarded a bus and traveled to Luxembourg and saw the American WWII Cemetery and then on to Trier Germany where we met with the Viking Hild. We cruised the Mozelle and Rhine Rivers by an expert captain and crew. Our Cruise Director Carla was ever so attentive to our stay and excursions. She was so kind and caring. The food was amazing. We also loved dancing to a wonderful Pianist Cezar. You would think we would be tired after sightseeing, but Cezar had us up dancing. Service and cleanliness impeccable. The people at the ports were delightful and our tour guides were so well educated to the area. I liked that you could do all the excursions or just be on your own. We so enjoyed Germany especially Mainz, Spyer and Cochem. We sailed to Strasbourg France - again amazing. Our final cruise stop was Bazel Switzerland. Amazing. We took the option tour of the Alps which was well worth it. We also cruised the lake in Zurich. Travel plans including plane travel, arrival,pick-up and disembarkation were so sooth. Again - Amazing. From the travel person assisting with the reservation on to the cruise and home. So personalized. I loved the volume of passengers. We made great friends and memories. I did not feel like a number. Amazing. My husband so loved Europe and Viking that we already are planning on our next trip soon! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
We liked the route starting with two days in Paris and ending with two days in Prague. In between we cruised the beautiful Main, Moselle and Rhine rivers. For North Americans I would recommend arriving a day early to recover from jet lag. ... Read More
We liked the route starting with two days in Paris and ending with two days in Prague. In between we cruised the beautiful Main, Moselle and Rhine rivers. For North Americans I would recommend arriving a day early to recover from jet lag. Every day on the boat we stopped at a small town that was invariably picturesque and very old where we were met by a local guide to show us around. The rivers traveled along were fairly narrow so there were always things to see while cruising. We had seen Viking ads on tv and liked the look of the boat, we really didn't want to cruise with a large number of people. The staff/crew were, without exception, extremely friendly. The head guide really made the trip memorable. He was very knowledgeable with a nice sense of humor. Viking's organization throughout our holiday couldn't be faulted. The breakfast buffet on the boat was very varied. Since the weather was fine we took the opportunity to eat most buffer lunches outside at the front of the boat. The evening meal was thankfully focused on quality rather than quantity. The dinner tables seated eight people so we always got to meet different travelers every day. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
We took the cruise-only portion of the Paris to Prague cruise. We spent several days on our own in Paris, then took the TGV to Luxembourg City and then the public bus to Remich that dropped us off within 100 ft of the ship (the bus fare ... Read More
We took the cruise-only portion of the Paris to Prague cruise. We spent several days on our own in Paris, then took the TGV to Luxembourg City and then the public bus to Remich that dropped us off within 100 ft of the ship (the bus fare was $2 - a bargin!). The hotel manager met us at the bottom of the gangway and took care of our bags. We were in Room 208 on the Sapphire Deck. The design and maintenance of the cabin was great! The slight angling of the wall between the bed and the bathroom made both rooms seem larger than in cabins with perpendicular walls. Thanks to whoever came up with the idea. The lunches and dinners were very good, especially the soups and salads. The breakfasts were pretty much the same each day - not bad but not outstanding. The ship has a nice lounge area on the Deck 3 aft where coffee and tea are available 24/7 as well as pastries and juice. The one disappointment was the tasting menu that they serve in the evening in the bistro. It was an effort to add some variety to the food choices, but it is a set menu and some of the items didn't go together with each other and with the wines very well. All of the tours were good. We especially enjoyed the wine tasting in Bernkastel, the stop in Miltonburg (less touristy than a lot of the other city we visited), and the Residence in Wurzburg. The crew was very helpful and conscience throughout the cruise. The key disappoint was the limited pre-cruise support. We did not book a pre-cruise transfer so we needed to get information on where the ship would be docked in Remich. We were told that we would be sent that information a couple of days before we embarked, but nothing ever came. Fortunately, Remich is a very small town and the bus driver knew where the ship was docked so it was a none issue, but providing an address ahead of time would have been appreciated. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Every facet of the Viking experience from contacting them to discuss cruises to the final disembarkation is as good as it gets. Viking's customer service is second to none. All agents I have spoken with have been friendly and ... Read More
Every facet of the Viking experience from contacting them to discuss cruises to the final disembarkation is as good as it gets. Viking's customer service is second to none. All agents I have spoken with have been friendly and knowledgeable. I advise anyone to always call Viking to get a quote. Viking offers many specials that are not on their website. Call them and negotiate. Additionally, be sure to check out Viking Air. On some cruises it can even be free from larger international airports. The Rhine Rhapsody cruise actually begins in Paris. We stayed at the Le Meridian in the Etoile' district of Paris. It is not the most convenient hotel to central Paris but a taxi or Metro ride can quickly get you to central Paris. This cruise spends two days in Paris and the second day you can do a us tour of major sites. On the third day you take a bus to Trier with a short stop in Luxembourg. The ride is long and pretty boring. Embarkation is later that afternoon and is as smooth as it gets. Once on the ship, you can relax in your comfortable stateroom before supper. The ship was clean and all of the employees are extremely helpful. All food from breakfast to supper is excellent. There were a few misses, but that can be chalked up to preferences rather than inferior food or ingredients. Most every stop has some sort of local entertainment coming on board and they are usually very good performers. This cruise stops in many interesting ports including Cochem, Bernkastle, Heidelberg and Strasbourg. This cruise and the Rhine River cruise are both fantastic cruises and I highly recommend them both. We will continue to cruise with Viking. We have already booked a Viking sea cruise and are anticipating a wonderful experience. For more travel information go to my website: www.theearthandacompass.com Read Less
Sail Date April 2016

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