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363 Viking Family Cruise Reviews
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swinedoc
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because my sister and son had not been in Germany or The Netherlands before and my Mom and I wanted to go back. We needed an option that did not involve alot of traveling and getting in and out of a bus (up and down ... Read more
fishlovermail
Member Since 2017
1 review
* Very impressed with personal journey booklet, all details if we were needed, which were perfect because our flight were delayed. * Our cabin was always very clean and the cruise service were polite. * I am impressed with cruise ... Read more
wmgroot
Member Since 2003
1 review
24 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
Our first time on Viking and we were very impressed! The ship was in excellent condition, the crew was so gracious and helpful! Always willing to lend a hand. Embarkation went well, the only complaint would be that Basel is closed on ... Read more
Robin Price-Dirks
Member Since 2017
1 review
We started getting treated very well from the moment we checked our bags. We didn't have to touch them till we got on the Idi. We were cruising for the first time together and without our children for the first time also. The ship was ... Read more
Us2travelers
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed March 2017
Our past experience with Viking was excellent. The price was comparable to other lines. We like the Viking takes care of us in every aspect from the time we step off the plan to the boarding to return home. The itinerary was well ... Read more
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Boilerjim
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
I chose this cruise because it repeated some places I had been with some new places such as Colmar, Strausborg, and Basel. The service was excellent, the food delicious, and the excursions expertly led by local guides. Local cuisine was ... Read more
Evabooth
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
Christmas markets and castles! I loved each day although Strasbourg was my favorite. Booked another trip while on board which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. All the guides were wonderful and the bus driver was a sweetheart. I was ... Read more
DALMAN88
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
88 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our first river cruise. It was very good! Now. It was the Viking TOR - a small ship - not what ocean cruisers are used to. Everything is smaller and limited. The staterooms are smaller, the public spaces are smaller, and the dining ... Read more
Ddyce
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
We really wanted to partake of Christmas markets, decor, entertainment and cuisine! This was to be our Christmas present to ourselves in 2016, and that it was! We were met on arrival in Frankfurt and again in Nuremburg to be transported to ... Read more
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PJ_Travels
Member Since 2015
1 review
36 forum posts
We were incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to take this cruise with my Mom and step-Dad and our 2 kids (13 year-old girl/12 year-old boy) this past season. What an extraordinary trip! Everything about Viking was top notch! Their ... Read more
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Dit Clapper
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
9 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Our Profile: my wife and I are young 70 year-olds. We are both very fit and we both are very careful about what and how much we eat. No fatty meats and I don't eat pork - opposite diet to what Germans crave. We exercise vigorously ... Read more
Deb T.
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Chose this cruise for the historical and UNESCO sights as well as the Christmas markets.If you are going in November make sure the countries have started their Christmas markets because it has a wonder ambience to experience.Ship is top ... Read more
MaryEllen3
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Loved the small number of passengers. Loved everything about the trip, but the excursions could have been better. Organization and communication about the excursions had a lot of room for improvement. The tour director did not tell us a ... Read more
FrenchChateau
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We wanted to cruise the little ports in Germany and this cruise seemed to be as close to what we wanted to see. The ship was clean and tidy at all times. We upgraded our room to a suite since when we saw the French balcony room we were ... Read more
markhinman
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The trip was perfect from start to finish. The staff was incredibly well trained and seemed to anticipate our every need. The food was incredible. Our Chef,Karl, was quite the showman but he backed it up with delicious meals. I liked that ... Read more
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Paul B Schuerlein
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
The Cruise takes you thru Switzerland,Germany, France ,Holland and Amsterdam. **Switzerland : The Alps were amazing, Lake Lucerne was clean and beautiful . Restaurants were great , delicious and all dining was a great ... Read more
em99iel
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We were impressed with the Captain down to the dishwashers on the ship. The cabin was ample for our stay. The heated bathroom floors was an extra. The tours and guides were experienced and very knowledgeable. They were priceless when they ... Read more
DEARLY
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I traveled the Rhine in 2015 and the Danube in 2016. I had a wonderful time both trips. The cabins are wonderful and clean and all . The beds were comfortable. The showers were hot.The food was wonderful and delicious . The ... Read more
Lauriegrigley
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for three reasons: first, my mom had always wanted to do a river cruise, second, the reviews for Viking were very good,and third, the itinerary was what we were looking for. We started in Prague with the 3 day ... Read more
bharper100
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
The entire trip starting with our arrival in Paris was fantastic. The entire Viking family takes service to the highest level. Every member of the Rolf's crew went out of their way to insure the passengers had all of their needs met. We ... Read more
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alwaysonvacarion
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
A river cruise is something we've always wanted to do, so agreed to join my husband's two sisters on the Rhine R. from Basel to Amsterdam. We both booked a veranda room and the included air option for a substantial price (as compared to ... Read more
something4fun
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We found the Viking ship and cabins to be very clean, well designed and comfortable. The ship's crew was wonderful, friendly, and always helpful. Dining was always outstanding with lots of selections, and the food service staff learned ... Read more
sorrynothanks
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We began our 10 day Rhine cruise in Switzerland and ended with 2 extra days in Amsterdam. If you want to see the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, as we did, get your tickets, which are available 30 days before your visit, on their ... Read more
cls088
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Initially the deal of 2 for was the main reason. Price was good. Itinerary was good. On arrival the reception was faultless and booking in went so well without a hitch, shown to stateroom efficiently. Stateroom was small but it ... Read more
jcpratt
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise after having many friends recommend a river cruise through Europe. We planned this trip for a number of years with college roommates, one of whom who had never traveled through Europe. The idea of unpacking only once ... Read more
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