• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

Viking Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Ship
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

429

Very Good

55

Average

26

Poor

11

Terrible

13

Cruise type

River Cruises

1,293

Romantic Cruises

1,289

Senior Cruises

1,270

Family Cruises

535

Entertainment Cruises

370

535 Viking Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


z6970018 avatar

z6970018

2 Reviews Written

Paris & the Heart of Normandy Cruise

|

I choose this cruise because I wanted to go to Normandy to celebrate being this year marked 75 years since World War II. I had cruised prior with Viking on the Danube and I knew the type of cruise experience they ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2019


Anne Mc avatar

Anne Mc

1 Review Written

Excellent Vacation With Family & Friends

My younger sister researched and suggested my husband and I join in. Glad we did as our brother, sister-in-law and other sister and brother-in-law did too. Plus 3 other couples who are friends. This was the first ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2019


MartinAS avatar

MartinAS

1 Review Written

Amazing, first time river cruise experience.

I went on this cruise with my 20 year old daughter. After several ocean cruises, this was my first experience on a river cruise. It was an amazing trip. The staff and crew were always friendly and ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2019


Colorado_Tracy avatar

Colorado_Tracy

1 Review Written

Exceeded Expectations

We were invited by another family member to accompany them. We travel a lot but had never been on a river cruise or any kind of cruise before. It was wonderful! The Viking staff was extremely organized and all ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2019


ccheitmeier avatar

ccheitmeier

1 Review Written

The Rhine Getaway

The beauty and the history was the leading factor. I chose Viking because of the stellar reviews. The food was not as elegant as I expected. I probably was looking for more of richness of the French since we did ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2019


Rotheme1 avatar

Rotheme1

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Impartial Review - Pros and Cons - YOU decide!

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


drobertson431 avatar

drobertson431

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Danube River Cruise with friends

Our friends invited us to join them on this cruise. Cruises are not exactly our style. The cruise ship was well laid out, clean and did not seem to be over crowded. Our favorite part of the cruise was sitting ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2019


AGBharpist avatar

AGBharpist

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Once-in-a-lifetime? I sure hope not!

It being their 40th wedding anniversary, my parents decided to go big —then graciously brought my brother and I along to explore the Rhine River and the culture surrounding it. What a whirlwind of incredible food ...
Read More

5 photos

Sail Date May 2019


Andy Cory avatar

Andy Cory

2 Reviews Written

One of prettiest rivers in Europe

We are regular Viking river cruisers and had never been to Portugal so this was an ideal way to see the area being sure of great accommodation and food en route ! Our first night in hotel in Lisbon proved a bonus ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2019


Linda Baxter avatar

Linda Baxter

1 Review Written

Great trip

Flew straight to Budapest and directly on board ship. The whole experience was extremely pleasant and all members off staff faultless. Due to adverse weather conditions a lot of changes were made to individual ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2019


aleewilc avatar

aleewilc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great for a multi-generational trip

My family recently took a Viking cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Our group was made up of myself and my fiance (28 + 27), my parents (55 + 57), and my Grampie (79). We decided on this cruise because it had been a ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2019


jmartyc avatar

jmartyc

1 Review Written

First River Cruise - but not the last!

My wife and I have always wanted to take a river cruise, and we have always heard that Viking was the best, but this cruise exceeded everything we had heard as well as exceeding our expectations. We went on this ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2019


uscdrm avatar

uscdrm

7 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Relaxing, no glitch Danube cruise but don't miss the Prague extension

This is our 4th Viking River Cruise, and we chose this itinerary because although we had visited much of Europe, we had never been to these cities. I was quite concerned before the trip regarding the water level on ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2019


tufftwo71 avatar

tufftwo71

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Terrible Experience

Viking River Cruise on “Embla:” Bucharest to Budapest w/ 3-nt Prague Add-On Overall: Terrible experience with Viking aboard their boat Embla due to major maintenance issues known to them before our cruise ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2019


Kuelledge avatar

Kuelledge

2 Reviews Written

Rhein - the Bus Way

Our family has spent many happy time son the Rhein, while I was growing up there, we love Germany and the castles we knew we would see. This was our 2nd Viking Cruise and we were all (4 of us) very excited to go. ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2018


drcruiser1 avatar

drcruiser1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

There's plenty of fish in the sea...or in the rivers

Stay away from this one! Viking....ugh. Worst cruise we have ever been on. Drought impacted the river levels and they SHOULD have cancelled the cruise but of course they didn't want to lose the money so they kept it ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2018


Zitdoc avatar

Zitdoc

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

City of Lights

Just returned from our first cruise with Viking. In all, there were amazing and some disappointing parts to the trip. On the positive, the food was close to the best I have ever had on a cruise. This was our ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2019


Internetgirl6191 avatar

Internetgirl6191

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Mother/Daughter Trip

Top notch experience all the way around. We were met at the airport as scheduled and the tour began without a hitch. Our cruise was unaffected by low water and we were able to complete our itinerary as scheduled. ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2018


Sheila hart avatar

Sheila hart

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The best (and easiest) one-week trip we have ever been on.

I had planned a two week trip to Scotland the year before our Viking Cruise. It all worked out great and we loved it but it was SO MUCH work making all the arrangements for everything! When I've seen the Viking ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2018


CanaMan avatar

CanaMan

7 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Great but not amazing

March 31, 2019 on Viking Magni River Cruise Budapest to Passau. First suggestion, do your homework. We booked a French “Balcony” (sliding door) on 3rd Fl. Very small. Just enough room for a double bed. No ...
Read More

Sail Date March 2019


Mrkt avatar

Mrkt

1 Review Written

Amazing! I loved every second of this trip!

I have always been interested in trying a Viking cruise. The organization was very impressive. From the flight arrangements, transports to and from hotels, transportation to and from excursions, to the way guests ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2018


cakkb avatar

cakkb

1 Review Written

Outstanding in every way

We enjoyed this cruise with my parents, celebrating a milestone anniversary with them. It exceeded all of our expectations! From the friendliness of the staff, to the wonderful meals, to the fantastic excursions, ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2018


kc2748 avatar

kc2748

1 Review Written

Grand European Tour

We had always wanted to do a European Riverboat Cruise. It was everything we had hoped for and more. The dining and entertainment was excellent, the crew and the wait staff were extremely friendly, courteous and ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2018


AquaSue avatar

AquaSue

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awestruck!!!

We wanted to experience a little bit of Europe and someone told us about Viking Cruises. We had a travel agent set everything up for us. I would recommend going through an agent as they know a lot of the extra ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2018


meaton avatar

meaton

1 Review Written

Great Cruise.

My 3rd Viking River Cruise. Just booked a Viking Ocean cruise to Australia/Tasmania/New Zealand for Jan 20, 2020. I must have liked the cruise from Prague to Budapest if I'm booking another so soon. I'm not ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2018


Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Other Cruise Lines Family Cruises Style Cruise Reviews

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.