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77 Viking France Cruise Reviews


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TheUngamer1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Viking Hild - Paris to Switzerland - Oct 2019

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10 Day Cruise: 2 nights at Paris Hotel before, 2 nights at Zurich hotel after. Exemplary staff were genuinely friendly and attentive and it set an overall friendly tone with all the cruisers. They truly went ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Pug Traveler

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Program Director Lorin Sets a High Bar

On whole, the trip met our expectations and we will most likely take a future river cruise with Viking, but there were some quirks that folks should understand if they are not familiar with Bordeaux or if they are ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Scrapper1943

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

You Will Fall In Love With Viking

This was our second Viking cruise and we've already scheduled a third. As always we were met by a Viking representative to guide us to our motor coach. Paris no longer allows River Cruise boats to dock in the city ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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ferne5510

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

French River Cruise Lyon to Avignon

This was our second cruise with Viking. The first one was Budapest to Amsterdam which we enjoyed so much we decided to book this one. It was a lovely cruise through the French wine region. Our only negative was ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Buckeyemom82

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, But Maybe a LIttle Too Young

Definitely a top-notch cruise ship and cruise line. The pros included friendliness of all staff, ports and scenery (the light presentation at Rouen cathedral at night is a must-see!). Aquavit Terrace for dining in ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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dgidick

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Carmarge tour was fantastic; a lifetime memory.

Had not spent a lot of time in provence wanted to see provencal life. Food on board was always fabulous. The tours for the most part were great. Viver was a bore as was the guide. Loved the no pressure on ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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moiralcrabtree

1 Review Written

Chateaux and vineyards cruise

A friend chose this trip because it find into her working schedule. I had taken a Viking cruise before and knew that it would be well run, have interesting side trips. At the last minute my friend had to cancel ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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shipahoygal

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The South of France on the Viking Buri

We selected this cruise because we wanted to see the south of France and this seemed like a nice way to accomplish that. Prior to this, we had not taken a river cruise and thought that this would be a memorable ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Russ Eitel

1 Review Written

Friendly efficient service! Great food. Relaxing vacation.

This was a last minute trip for my wife's 70th birthday. We loved the ship, food, service, and met many delightful people. Bordeaux is a lovely region of France, and we learned a lot about wine making and tasting. ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Sur La Pont

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Best so far

This was our fourth Viking cruise (supposed to be fifth but low water forced an unexpected cancelation previous year). All of our Viking cruises have been superb, this particular cruise exceeded that. Crew was ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Mikemmw

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise and a good time

The trip was great. The crew was great. Could not say enough about the food. Very well prepared and service was great. The tour that came with the cruise where set up well, and took you to interesting places. The ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Suchgo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not for the Single Cruiser

River cruise: Avignon to Lyon. Mostly elderly couples. As a single, felt unwelcome by crew and passengers. At dining times, told empty places at table "saved" for others. On shore excursions, many passengers unable ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Nickl60

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Constantly surprised and delighted!

Friends had recommended Viking River Cruises. Everything exceeded expectations. Food, cabin, tours were uniformly excellent. All crew members were attentive. Whenever the slightest inconvenience arose our crew ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Larrydcr

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rhone Cruise on Viking was Terrific -- Won't be our last!

This was our first cruise (of any kind), and our expectations were mixed. We utilized Viking air service on both ends of the trip and the embarkation and disembarkation were flawless. We arrived at the ship just in ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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leftygolfer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Time River Cruise - Won't be our last

Great time. Ship and Staff was first class. Lorin, the Program Director does a great job. All of the excursions were very well done. All of our tour guides were excellent and spoke very good English. Getting on ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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bobbyleethebuilder

1 Review Written

Chateaux and Wine Country cruise

The cruise lived up to the description in the literature we received. Service on board was excellent as was the food. The excursions were quite good and two of the excursions were excellent. In particular we ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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taylordee

1 Review Written

Balmy days on our Winter Seine Cruise

It was our 44th Wedding Anniversary on the 18th December so my husband and I thought that the River Seine itinerary would be perfect for such a romantic occasion. As we had travelled with Viking on previous ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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brennans

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Another great one by Viking!

This was our third cruise with Viking, and once again we had a great time. We were met by a Viking representative and literally whisked through the Paris airport, We were met at the ship with smiles from the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Brywka

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Châteaux, Rivers & Wine of the Bordeaux region

This was our first Viking Cruise and I can't say enough about how great it was. It was the Châteaux, Rivers & Wine of the Bordeaux region. It was fantastic. The crew was outstanding. The Cruise Director made ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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pasta mama

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent First time River Cruise on Viking Forseti

This Chateaux and Wine Country cruise on the Viking Forseti during the week of Christmas was one of the best gifts we've ever received. We traveled with our family group of 8. A "Viking" met us at the Bordeaux ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Perlajane

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bordeaux was relaxing and historic

We chose the Bordeaux cruise because most of the other European River Cruises were sold out by the time we decided to go (rather last minute, I'm afraid). We liked the idea of Bordeaux because we enjoy fine wines ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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williamsan

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Another great trip with Viking!

From when we started the booking process until we were helped to check in at the airport for the return flight, everything was excellent. We were met at the airport by a Viking representative and led to a Mercedes ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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MerrilH

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Outstanding trip - Viking knows how to provide both elegance and comfort.

Our trip started in Lyon and ended in Nice. (We did the extension.) The Staff and Crew of the Buri paid attention to virtually every detail with warmth and friendliness. The accommodations were lovely. The bed was ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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laurenkimmell

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Perfection in Provence, France

Absolutely amazing week in the South of France from Avignon to Lyon. The staff is unbelievably attentive to your every need and will do the utmost to offer something incredible that you didn't know existed. The ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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lamone

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Informing arriving guests of active gastroenteritis infection

Boarded Viking Buri 9/27/15 from Chalon France for Portraits of Southern France 8 day cruise. Checked in, welcomed, and then unpacked in our stateroom. Later we reviewed the cruise materials. Read a notice: ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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