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13 Viking Holiday Cruise Reviews
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Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband & I just got home from our Viking Christmas Rhine Cruise. We're experienced travelers in our 60s who used to do most of our European travel by train, limit our itinerary to 3 cities at most & stay at least 2 nights in ... Read more
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
169 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We departed Frankfurt on Nov. 25 and sailed on the Viking Kara, disembarking in Nuremburg. The Kara was one of the newest longships and did not disappoint. This was our 5th Viking Cruise and it seems that Viking just keeps getting better. ... Read more
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
My husband and I did the Danube "Christmas Markets" cruise starting December 21 in Budapest ending in Nuremberg Dec. 28. This is our second cruise with Viking. (Our first was last October with their China Yangteze cruise of about 15 days. ... Read more
Member Since 2007
16 reviews
781 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
We just returned home from our most excellent river cruise. There is something to be said about a new ship - Magni being only in service for 3 month was beautiful, clean and decorated for the Holidays. We found the staff to be absolutely ... Read more
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2012
After 3 nights on board we had to disembark the Odin and continue our itinerary as a 'land' cruise. The Danube was too high because of early melting snows. (Let's hear it for climate change.) There were several other ships that experienced ... Read more
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Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
My cruise was the Danube Waltz, December 1-8, 2012. We flew into Munich and Viking met us at baggage and quickly directed us to a waiting motor coach. After a beautiful drive, 1.5 hour, we arrived at our amazing ship in Passau Germany. ... Read more
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
The "Elegant Elbe" cruise, Prague to Berlin, on the Viking Fontane was our eighth river cruise with Viking. It was without doubt the best so far largely due to the expertise of Program Director, Christian Goßmann who was outstanding. ... Read more
Traveling Barbie
Member Since 2012
1 review
For our first European Cruise we decided to go on Viking River Cruises on the new Viking Prestige. We had already spent several days in Munich and the surrounding area visiting Daqchau, Newschwanstein Castle, etc before boarding the ... Read more
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed December 2011
This cruise from Nurnberg to Budapest was threatened to not take to water due to the low water levels on the Danube in the late fall of 2011. Fortunately rains fell the week before we were to cruise, though Viking cruise line's carefully ... Read more
Member Since 2008
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My overall rating for Viking is a 95 out of 100 but with no other river cruise to compare it too. That being said we were fairly worried about the water levels on the Danube prior to out departure of this trip. We departed from Orlando ... Read more
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susie duzee
Member Since 2006
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2011
We were warmly welcomed in Nuremberg and taken to the beautiful Prestige ship. Our room was just lovely and there was a tray of Christmas cookies and candies. The ship was very nicely appointed and the staff was friendly. It started out ... Read more
Member Since 2007
1 review
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
My family booked this cruise to see the Christmas markets a year ago and were so excited to go. We received a email the night we flew to Nuremberg and arrived on the Prestige that because of low water in the Danube we would be bused to the ... Read more
k b
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed December 2010
I travelled 11-19 Dec 2010 on Viking Legend's Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube. I wish I'd read previous reviews...particularly the one which spoke of the ship breaking down. We experienced the same. On the first day of sailing the ... Read more
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