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1,359 Viking River Cruise Reviews
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terrence kelly
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Food on board was superb. Service was impeccable. Ship was pristine. Excursions were all fun and educational. The beer/typical dinner in Cologne was fantastic! A really fun experience. And, all the local guides on all excursions ... Read more
Elvira Rudnicki
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We arrived in Moscow early, so we did have time to explore the city before the official cruise began. The early Moscow metro tour really helped acclamate us to the city. Once on the boat, the crew and staff were wonderful. They gave ... Read more
JulieandChuck
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The Viking River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel (Rhine Getaway) was a wonderful trip. The ship is beautiful, well kept, the food was excellent and the staff was superb. We enjoyed each port and the excursions that Viking provided were ... Read more
nis91377
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This cruise met our requirement to stay away from central Europe yet experience a part of the old world that we had not yet discovered completely. The air travel to and from overseas I could do without. Even though we had up-graded seats ... Read more
Frys2go
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Heard good things about Viking. Everything was very nice EXCEPT the horrifying drive to the airport from river boat. THE DRIVER WAS THE WORST!!!!! So many asked that he slow down, and be cautious. He did not seem to care, taking turns as ... Read more
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Diet coach
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We arrived 2 days early to not be jet lagged. The Viking staff arranged a room. We stayed at the Hotel Sofitel which was modern and has a wonderful buffet. We paid for the expensive breakfast buffet at the hotel and we're extremely glad we ... Read more
Franknjo
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had heard so much about this cruise and it lived up to our expectations! Beautiful medieval cities, the gorgeous cathedrals, the palaces, so lovely amidst the beautiful river settings. The staff was wonderful as per usual, (we had ... Read more
evansy666
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We have already travelled the Rhine and the Moselle so decided to try another river the Danube trip with Viking was superb cabins,dining service all excellent very busy with trips because there are so many sights to see. Our only complaint ... Read more
joachster
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
My wife and I have been traveling to Europe on land trips with family members for many years, sometimes with as many as 12 people. Of late, we have started to use the ship option, having cruised the Greek Islands, Amalfi Coast, and the ... Read more
borella55
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Beautiful cruise. Excellent organization. Food and service superb. Very good cruise director Radim. We were very well taken care of. Embarkation process was very smooth. We had excellent shore excursions with the great guides. Our guide in ... Read more
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nina48
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was my first experience on any type of cruise ship. I wanted to see the cities along the Danube this cruise included on the route. Viking created a wonderful experience from the time spent in Prague until it ended in Budapest! There ... Read more
Buckeyemom82
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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 the evening is ... Read more
jonfi
Member Since 2016
1 review
We enjoyed the casual, yet very attentive, atmosphere aboard the Viking Atla. We felt we were getting great value for our money in that a sightseeing tour was included each day, plus beer and wine were included with lunch and dinner. ... Read more
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DonSueSpringer
Member Since 2016
1 review
Our friends were on the River Boat Cruise and totally loved it as did we. The Viking River Cruise accommodations were excellent from the time we landed in Amsterdam to transferring us to the Basel, Switzerland airport. They met us with ... Read more
tomhusted
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We were attracted to the small ship experience after hearing horror stories about the cattle- car voyages others told us about. The small ship Viking river cruises had great reviews and their attention to detail made the cruise a great ... Read more
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Paula K-RN
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our 40th anniversary trip & our first River Cruise. From beginning to end, it was superb! We had WONDERFUL weather, great tour guides, excellent accommodations, & awesome Viking staff! We were treated to an anniversary ... Read more
scadarfin
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Set sail on the day of our 50th anniversary. Never taken a river cruise before so we really didn't have any expectations. If we would have had any expectations, I am sure they were exceeded. The ship was great, our stateroom was ideal, the ... Read more
Greg and Marianne
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose Viking from friends recommendations, and we liked that they published prices online without going through 'request a quote' delays. It was our honeymoon, and literally everything about the cruise was fantastic. The staff, ... Read more
Anolii
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Where to begin? The meals were excellent, and service thoughtful. Our room, a french-veranda, was modern with a very comfortable bed. Outlets were plentiful so charging all the e-toys was never a problem. The bathroom is small, but it's ... Read more
Shammie4h
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The staff was excellent. Always present but not overwhelming with their presence. The food was delicious. Enjoyed the ports. The support staff at the airport was amazingly helpful. Special recognition to our Program Director, Minka and ... Read more
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chastayl
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Wanted a full European river cruise and this was it. Great service - better than great - it was excellent. Loved the include excursions at every port. Tour guides were locals who really knew their town and its history. Ship crew was ... Read more
AlHello
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We have always had an excellent experience with Viking and this trip on the Duoro river was no exception. We knew very little about Portugal except for its explorers, but this cruise gave us a better appreciation of the country, its ... Read more
Fred Perry
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had the time of our lives. Even though one of us was limited in walking abilities, due to an injury, the staff did their utmost to make sure we both had an enjoyable experience. There is even a "Gentle" walking tour group at ... Read more
fredwak
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose Viking based on repeated commercials and reviews showing Viking as a first class cruise line. Chose the Danube cruise based on dates and interest in finishing in Germany. Viking was great, from the initial call, the booking ... Read more
MJBloom
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This cruise went from Nuremburg through Austria to Budapest in Hungary. The ship itself was clean and well appointed as was our room with a balcony. The crew was helpful and very nice. Food was good. The lounge was nice but could ... Read more
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