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Viking First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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345 Viking First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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lhchavez

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our Expectations

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I had long wanted to sail the Danube and selected Viking based on literature we reviewed. As we had never been on a river or ocean cruise, we had no idea what to expect other than the comfort of traveling through ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Molly7300

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Trip on the Tsars Waterway

We wanted to do a safe mother daughter trip in Russia. We started In Moscow and ended in St. Petersburg. We loved the trip. The included tours and lectures were great. The local guides were wonderful. Our ship ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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JANBENIGNO

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Rhine Getaway

This was our first river cruise, and I cannot say enough about this cruise, it was WONDERFUL!!! The staff and crew on the ship were wonderful, Chris the cruise director, Allen the concierge, everyone was just so ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Woogiesgma

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rhine Rhapsody

Our first river cruise and it exceeded our expectations. Viking took care of all aspects of the travel involved with the trip. Ship, cabin and crew were impeccable in service and amenities. Extremely comfortable ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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DanielJLieb

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas markets along the Danube

Christmas market cruise. Absolutely magical! Dining experience was delightful and far beyond what I could have hoped for... from early morning coffee / breakfast to midnight snacks... servers polite, friendly, ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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misamajoco

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rhine River Cruise

This was our first cruise and we chose to take a Viking River Cruise down the Rhine River. We chose a pre-cruise extension and made all of the arrangements on our own, spending two nights in Amsterdam before ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Pennyja

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

More Than I Expected

My Daughter and I decided to go on a river cruise, as I don't like sea cruises! As it was our first river cruise we wasn't sure what to expect, but from the information pack we each received prior to the trip, to ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Sandram008

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Perfect and Enchanting Grand European Viking River Cruise

Food - delicious; room - Private with a lovely view. We could watch the shore and relax in our room. This was the trip of a lifetime with all details carefully planned. The shore excursions were designed to give ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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cyclingaddict

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

This was for our honeymoon and we both love Christmas Hence the Christmas Market Tour on Viking. The ship was fine, the staff and excursions were above average. What was not good were the meals. Dinner was close to ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Mrs and Mr D

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

An amazing journey I hope to repeat in the near future.

For many years this had been a "dream" vacation that I hoped would live up to my expectations. I was not to be disappointed. From the moment we were met at the dock until disembarking in Amsterdam I truly felt ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Ian Schofield

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Grand European Tour

2015 saw our first river cruise of what promises to be many. My wife and I had probably the best vacation that we have ever had. We had previously experienced Ocean cruises but we found this to be the most relaxing ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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WFM_mars

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

Our first cruise. Was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to go from US to Europe. The transfers went smoothly. The cruise itself was fun, fun, fun. Cruise was above expectations. A small ship rather than a ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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mstines@pacbell.net

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

15 Days in Heaven!

Although we've traveled extensively this was our first river cruise. And this is the only to go! We added a pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam. What a fun city! The canal boat trip, Rijksmuseum and tour of the red light ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Arib918

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Available Wines

Everything on the cruise was higher than what was expected. All the wines served were well above average. The only negative comment I have to say is I tried to contact Viking to find out if they could help me ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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jpcurt3333@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Almost Flawless!

Our trip on the Grand European tour from Budapest to Amsterdam was our first river cruise and set the standard for all future river cruises. We will do another with Viking because they could not have done a better ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Ollie305

1 Review Written

Rhine River Cruise

My husband and I took our first cruise ever and were very impressed with everything that Viking offered. The rooms were small, but we didn't spend much time there. The planning, execution, food, guides and ...
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Sail Date November 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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beckyk50

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first trip to Europe!

This was our first trip to Europe so we decided to try a river cruise. The PBS advertisements were so enticing for Viking we contacted them. We also contacted other river cruise lines and compared. Viking had ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Benly

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Danube River

Although our river cruise did not start off on a positive note because of low water levels and we had to change boats twice, I found Viking to be very efficient in ensuring that everything went smoothly. Stay ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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SSAATTBB

1 Review Written

First Time Cruise a Delight

Boarded Viking Buri in Chalon sur Saône 11/8/15 for the Portraits of Southern France for 8 day cruise and optional 3 day extension in Nice. We were first time cruisers. Met at airport in Lyon by staff and ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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joan_martino@hotmail.com

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Rhine River Cruise, Basel to Amsterdam

I cannot say enough good things about this cruise and highly recommend it. The staff made us feel very special from the pickup at Basel right through to our departure at Amsterdam. Everything was taken care of ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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SherriK101

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our First but Definitely not Our Last!!

We had the crew of the Alsvin but we were on the Viking Modi. We were notified of the change in ships because of low water levels but ended up being able to sail on Viking Modi for our entire trip on Thanksgiving ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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lwdennis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Most Pleasurable

The most enjoyable aspect of the trip were the shore excursions. They were all done with very knowledgeable persons who provided a great deal of interesting information about the areas, people and aspects of the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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line

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Our River of Gold

Overall wonderful trip. However, bathroom & cabin were small and terrace was small. Ship was well appointed & very clean. Staff were great; worked very hard to accommodate us. Food was excellent & waiters were ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Wayde

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Danube Waltz Holiday Cruise

This was my first river cruise and my wife and I couldn't have picked a better introductory cruise. This was also my wife's first trip to Europe. The itinerary for the Danube Waltz trip contained the right amount ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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