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  • Largest river cruise line in the world
  • Fares include guided shore excursions in each port of call
  • Innovative Longships offer Nordic design and comfortable surroundings
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Serene Polly
Member Since 2017
1 review
This is the first river cruise we have ever experienced - a bit of a risk since it was to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We neither of us liked the prospect of an ocean cruise and thought this might be a good alternative. We set off ... Read more
Fellons
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Dear community, we really had a fantastic cruise lately on Viking Osfrid. It is our 3rd Viking Cruise already and this time we decided to see Portugal, started in Lisbon and finished in Madrid. The Lisbon part was Hotel and Bus only ... Read more
pmartini
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Friends who made a couple of Viking River Cruises highly recommended us to cruise on the Viking cruise line. We had made several (7) Ocean Cruises on Royal Caribbean with them and they wanted us to enjoy this new and intimate experience ... Read more
_Steven_
Member Since 2017
1 review
We wanted to visit Budapest, Vienna and Prague, and our cruise itinerary gave us the perfect chance to do so. We spent three days before the cruise exploring Budapest, and three days after the cruise exploring Prague. The Austrian and ... Read more
NHCruising
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We had been considering 15 day The Grand European Tour Viking River Cruise for a long time, and we finally decided to indulge ourselves. We were on the May 26 - June 9, 2017, cruise. This was an outstanding experience, and one that far ... Read more
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arge10005
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We choose this river cruise as a 40th wedding present for ourselves, and anticipated it with excitement for months. We did not know what to expect, coming from the Midwest USA, and traveling to Russia, but it would be impossible for us to ... Read more
csellers3@comcast.net
1 review
We chose this because of my sister and I had never experienced the Danube and we stopped in Vienna and Budapest. The river cruise was much better than we anticipated. All of the crew were just wonderful. Deb was always on top of ... Read more
jim rermy
Member Since 2017
1 review
Never been to Europe. Took two cruises One from Budapest to Amsterdam then went to Paris for Paris out to Normandy and back to Paris. Each ship had great crews, the excursions were wonderful, food and service just spectacular. It was ... Read more
moongirl0408
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was the first time we tried Viking, as we had two other river cruises on Uniworld. The Danube was wonderful, the ship modern, clean and great staff. I will say, however, the food on Uniworld was a step above Viking. Other than ... Read more
Carly and Bruce Cruisers
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
34 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We just finished our first river cruise on Viking Kvasir from Amsterdam to Bazel. We were in Europe for a month (Amsterdam for three days, Paris for a week, and London for 9 days) and this was the highlight of the trip. 186 passengers ... Read more
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meisenhower
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My husband gave me this cruise as a Xmas gift. What a gift!!!!! We went on Danube cruise from 4/1 to 4-8. It was awesome, fantastic, outstanding cruise. Everything was perfect. The cities we visited were lovely, fellow passengers ... Read more
Bruningk
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We booked a pre-extension excursion in Lake Luzern prior to our Rhine River trip. The Palace Hotel was beautiful. We had a view of the Lake from our room. Transfers from Airport/Hotel/Ship were so easy! Please allow Viking staff to do ... Read more
judgegeoff
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Itinerary 29/03/17 Fly from London Heathrow to Marseille then coached to Avignon to embark on “Viking Heimdal” for 7 night cruise to Lyon. 30/03/17 Moored in Tarascon and coached to Arles. 31/03/17 Return to ... Read more
Bill'sBride
Member Since 2013
1 review
77 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our second Viking river cruise and it was a great trip. The ship was spotless, and the crew amazingly friendly and helpful. Viking truly does a great job of selecting, and training all cell members. Outrage stateroom was kept ... Read more
maggieschmitt
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Because I was cruising with my family, they chose the cruise. For my first cruise with Viking, this was a truly remarkable experience. Everyone with the Viking family was courteous, considerate, respectful, and so much more. Quite simply, ... Read more
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dpamp
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I cruised on the second to last sailing of the season for the Viking Forseti. It was our first Viking river cruise(Uniworld previously) and was a pleasant experience, especially since the weather couldn't have been better: ... Read more
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ganski
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
65 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had 4 couples travel together we a pre cruise in Prague. This was my 5th Viking cruise and knew what to expect. From the pickup at the Prague airport to the drop off at the Frankfurt airport, everything went smooth and no issues. The ... Read more
CruisingArtist5
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
We sailed from Budapest to Nurenberg for an eight day Romantic Danube river cruise. At no fault to Viking, we had a last minute flight change due to the Lufthansa pilot strike so we arrived to the ship a few hours later than expected. ... Read more
Pug Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
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 new to river cruises (or ... Read more
Vicogirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We chose the Rhine River cruise to celebrate our 25 th anniversary after spending the previous 2 months in Italy. 4 days prior to departure I received an email stating the ship had a broken propellor and that we would be bused to Breisach ... Read more
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Bike hog
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
We came for the wine region and were blown away by the food on-board the ship. It was unexpectedly terrific. The wine list wines were inexpensive if you want to upgrade for a special bottle, particularly if you need to spend on-board ... Read more
cherylhans
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
Just got back from our 15-day Grand European cruise, and all I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! Everything was top notch. We cruised on the newer long boat, Gefjon. The ship, crew, food, and excursions were excellent. I will give as much ... Read more
Karolea
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We decided to try the Viking River Cruise in France for our 30th wedding anniversary. We are not "cruise people" - the only one we had ever been on had been a disaster. However, we kept hearing how wonderful Viking River Cruises ... Read more
Jay23
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
760 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is our first River Cruise. After flying from London, we sailed from Basel to Amsterdam in October/November 2016. The weather has been brilliant. Sunshine and no rain until the last day; it was certainly far better than expected. ... Read more
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alwaysonvacarion
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
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