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Viking Europe - River Cruise Reviews

Sailing by a sister ship on the Rhine. We were waving at each other.
Restaurant in Rudesheim, Germany 
People were taking shots is Scnapps. Pre COVID
Passing some sister ships.
Cruising on the Rhine
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Review for Viking Jarl to Europe - River Cruise

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Rotheme1
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

I went with my parents for Christmas vacation. I will list the pros and cons. Pros: -The ship is well heated -The rooms and showers are clean -They will bend over backwards to accommodate you -Some of the excursions are decent -The staff is cordial and well-vetted -The excursions are planned so that you don't have to do much thinking or organizing -It is handicap ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Christmas markets Rhine cruise - Incredible Experience

Review for Viking Eir to Europe - River Cruise

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Richard-Maine
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We had done several Viking river and ocean cruises but had wanted to experience the Christmas Markets. The trip met and exceeded our expectations! Viking, as always, has the best service but the crew were especially excited since this was their next to last trip of the season. Then they return home until April. The ship was fully decorated to embrace the season. And the food choices also reflected ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Rapid expansion has diminished food service quality

Review for Viking Eir to Europe - River Cruise

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pacificguy
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our third Viking River cruise(Danube followed by China in 2012) which we booked to travel the Rhine at Christmas Markets time.The ship,cabins,excursion buses,guides,all met our expectations when compared to our previous Viking cruises but the food service was much below the level we had come to expect. The lunch and dinner menus lacked variety,the soups mostly cream based seldom ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


A long saga of the last cruise of Viking Alsvin

Review for Viking Alsvin to Europe - River Cruise

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Dylann
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We took the Paris to the Swiss Alps cruise in reverse from December 11-22, 2019 starting in Zurich. Viking has partnered with Marriott Hotels for accommodation pre- and post-cruise. The Hotel Renaissance is in the Technopark of low-rise buildings, but Tram #4 (blue) one block over runs to the old town. A day pass costs 8 Euro per person. Viking offered an orientation walk of the hotel area at 5:30 ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Loved this cruise

Review for Viking Mani to Europe - River Cruise

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me234
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for an opportunity to spend more time in Paris and for the excursions to Auvers-Sur-Oise and the D-Day sites. The transportation strike in Paris interfered with our extension there, but the cruise itself was wonderful. Viking handled the airport and ship transfers with perfection. The cabin and public spaces were beautiful as always, although we did find the bed rather ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Nothing special

Review for Viking Ingvi to Europe - River Cruise

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Billdref
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise for the Christmas Markets from Passau to Budapest with a 3 day pre cruise extension in Prague. The extension in Prague was outstanding, a beautiful city especially during this time. Viking offers ‘included tours’ in each stop. Some were walking tours others were bus tours so check to see which you sign up for. We used Viking Air service and were booked on Lufthansa. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Loved the Christmas Markets, but not our favorite cruise

Review for Viking Tialfi to Europe - River Cruise

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ktb246
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this itinerary because we wanted to go to the markets and we were not disappointed! We started in Amsterdam (we have been there before) and then traveled to Kinderdijk, where we have also been before. We then went to Cologne and our first Christmas market. It was absolutely magical! We continued to more markets in Germany and one in Strasbourg France. The markets did not disappoint and i ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


No food for vegetarian guests

Review for Viking Sigrun to Europe - River Cruise

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Renu Gambhir
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I were excited to sail on Sigrun by Viking River Cruises. We booked our Voyage in 2017 to sail in Fall 2019. We paid for a French Balcony room but were disappointed extremely when we were given a room on the bottom. I.m a vegetarian and asked the Ship Chef if there will be any vegetarian option on the ship. He assured me that each meal has a vegetarian dish. So there was no ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Out of soup?

Review for Viking Sigyn to Europe - River Cruise

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CPA aces
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We had a day in Heidelberg that we were out from 10:00 to 3:30. We came in from the very cold day to a lunch of hot soup and finger sandwiches. I arrived about 3:35 and there were many still behind me. They were only serving one type of soup and when I got there they told me with no apology whatsoever that they were out of soup. I have been on at least 14 cruises on 4 different lines and I’ve ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Decent 3.5-4-star experience, poor sleep quality, rip-off optional excursions

Review for Viking Var to Europe - River Cruise

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geminiCA
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

I am willing to pay for a true luxury experience and that is what I thought I would get with Viking River but this is definitely not luxury, maybe 4 star for accommodations and 3.5 for food. Using an analogy to hotels, let's say Four Seasons/Mandarin Oriental/Conrad/Montage, etc. are at a top level 5 (which Viking River most certainly is not), Viking River is akin to a good Hilton. I splurged, I ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


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