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  • Largest river cruise line in the world
  • Fares include guided shore excursions in each port of call
  • Innovative Longships offer Nordic design and comfortable surroundings
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3,802 Viking Europe Cruise Reviews
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rhodenjr
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Granted- I'm a first-time cruiser, but I loved this trip. Rooms were nice and I was pleasantly surprised at the size and quality of the bathroom/shower. Food was sensational! I've never sailed on a "real cruise ship", so maybe ... Read more
J.F.
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After careful consideration of many options for our annual vacation we have decided to book a river cruise . On February 24th, 2017 we called to book a Viking River Cruise. Having a number of physical limitation ( hip and knee ... Read more
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dryadsdelight
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We are infinitely grateful to the crew of the Viking Ve, and her temporary Program Director Sam Corbin (normally onboard the Viking Gefjon.) I was traveling with my mother, who fell early in our journey and required a trip to the emergency ... Read more
jniner
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
11 forum posts
We chose to try Viking after going on many Carnival Cruises and one Celebrity cruise. We picked Viking for the itinerary and price. We were very pleased. Although very different from our ocean cruise experiences, we loved it. We started ... Read more
TGSwanson
Member Since 2017
1 review
We had been thinking of a river cruise for a couple of years and after 3 groups of friends raved about Viking we pulled the trigger on a downstream Rhine Getaway from Basel to Amsterdam. We booked the 2 extra days in Switzerland as I am ... Read more
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jrrebel
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
We chose Viking because of the constant advertizing. We did check out where Viking stands as regards pricing and found it to be above the average price. But we found the price commensurate with the quality. We could not have been more ... Read more
Hermod
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
The embarkation and disembarkation was smooth. The ship was exquisite. We enjoyed our meals with the other guests. The food was delicious and the dining room staff was so much fun to be with. I cannot compliment them enough. We ... Read more
dennypal
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
We were in Germany for our daughters wedding and wanted to do something different to see more of Europe while we were there. Our first river cruise was everything we hoped it would be and more. We were a little apprehensive, as we had ... Read more
LarryBart
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
Castles and Legends had been on our radar for a few years since seeing the first TV advertisement. The views, were as beautiful as the service was extraordinary. I can not think of a better way to see the wonderful and enchanting ... Read more
tsetaro
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had an amazing time from the minute we walked aboard. Crew and program director were helpful, accommodating and friendly. We had a veranda stateroom which was not very spacious but fit our needs, the room was very neat and clean. There ... Read more
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TravellerHB
Member Since 2017
1 review
After cruising on the Grand European last year I joined this year the Rivers of Gold in Portugal. The Scenery is stunning and amazing. Besides wonderful excursions to Porto, Salamanca, Lamego, Mateus Palace, Sandeman, Pinhao and great Port ... Read more
nessamauricio
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I was really skeptical coming into this trip. My grandma had told me that she loved the river cruises she had been on but that people my age don't typically go- that there would be all old people. BUT, within the first couple hours in the ... Read more
seniorcruiser22
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed June 2017
River cruises allow you to see the countryside from a floating hotel with great food, good wine, great entertainment and nice people. The Bordeaux cruise is not as scenic as the Rhine or the Danube, but visits historic towns and great ... Read more
DHFM
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
We sailed on the Viking Ingvar from June 24 to July 6, 2017 from St. Petersburg to Moscow and really enjoyed the trip. Cabin We had a balcony cabin on the 3rd floor, which was fine. While the cabin was under the Panorama Bar, the ... Read more
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unhappyvikingrivercruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this Viking River Cruise after watching ads and hearing from people how wonderful Viking is. We were supposed to leave from Nuremberg but unfortunately the Danube River was too low for the ship to come into port there. So we met ... Read more
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Washingtonx2
Member Since 2017
1 review
“Passage to Eastern Europe” was our 3rd cruise with Viking, after France and Rhine and with no doubts was the BEST one! The itinerary gave us the chance to explore a part of Europe with a fantastic rich history and enjoy some ... Read more
TammyGratteau
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise. My daughter and I started on the Viking ATLA in Nurnberg, Germany on June 18 2018. The cruise took us to Nurnberg, Danube Canal, Reggensburg, Salzburg. Everything was lovely on this ship. We had to change ships ... Read more
Toodster
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
We just returned about a week ago from a 7 (?) night cruise on the Rhine on the Viking Hild. Our first trip to Europe. What a wonderful experience. The ship/cruise director Mathias, is about as good at his job as anyone we've ever ... Read more
myernie
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Having enjoyed previous river cruises with Viking and having decided that 2 weeks was too long this seemed an excellent opportunity to be in France without the bother, but somehow it failed to press our buttons. We weren't helped by the ... Read more
EmptyNesting
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
40 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was out first river cruise, after several ocean cruises previously (Seabourn, HAL, Celebrity, Cunard). We selected this particular cruise because it synched up with business travel and included Avignon as a port of call. Talk about ... Read more
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IrenePR
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was pretty much a last minute (o.k., a few weeks) decision as my husband, thinking he might feel a bit crowded on a ship for a week, needed a bit of persuading. It was our first ever cruise and I can honestly say we both thoroughly ... Read more
Goldens 2
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
We would not normally have done this cruise, but it was for my Mother-in-Laws 80th and she wanted us there. We had a lovely time. Everything exceeded our expectations, from the boat, food, crew, and cabin. We have sailed Silver Seas, ... Read more
mgl414513
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our 4th Viking River Cruise. At the end of the previous 3, we have left the ship with vouchers towards our next cruise. Not this time. Unless something dramatic happens to change our minds, there will not a be a 5th. We chose ... Read more
dgtlfto
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We got a great value for cruising on Viking. Every aspect of our cruise was outstanding and well organized, including switching ships because of low water on the Danube. Program Manager, Stefan, was more than outstanding, including ... Read more
carolynpeloubet
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
We have taken 2 other Viking River Cruises which included days in Germany. This was an opportunity to see more of Germany, something different in Berlin than we had seen when on a Baltic Cruise, and especially stay for extra time in ... Read more
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