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62 Viking River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Pug Traveler

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Program Director Lorin Sets a High Bar

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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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Vicogirl

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Viking a huge disappointment! Never again! Not worth the $$$.

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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alwaysonvacarion

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

First--and last Viking River cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Crustybucket

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Quality has definitely gone down

We have sailed with Viking previously (Christmas Markets of the Danube) 3 years ago, and in fact, on the same ship. The ship hasn't changed, but the crew, and attitudes, has. This trip we opted for deck one (cabin ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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grjman

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Well below our expectations for this cruise line

This was our 2nd Viking cruise, the other being in 2014 in Russia for 14 days was wonderful and exciting, now comes my coparison. This cruise "The Grand European Tour" from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Embla was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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shawlarry@gmail.com

1 Review Written

Well done as long as nothing unexpected happens

We recently returned from a Viking cruise on the Danube. The parts of the cruise planned by Viking are well done. One guide in Budapest was awful but the rest were outstanding. The Best of Budapest optional ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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coughlin5

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruise uses way too many busses.

Just completed the Viking River Cruise "Paris to Prague" which includes a river cruise from Trier, Germany to Bamberg, Germany. The Paris to Trier part and the Bamberg to Prague part of the trip are by bus. Trier ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Hamakua

5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Overpriced

Just finished the Grand European cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest on Bragi. For the price I expected much more. Staff is great, especially the cruise director, concierge, and other people you may deal with at the ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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LindaRCook

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Trip

I chose this cruise because I had always wanted to see the Rhine River. Our travel agent recommended Viking and made most of the arrangements for us. We were on the Viking Ve and left Basel on Friday, April 15 and ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Agnes10

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Food, service was fine. Disappointed in a few areas as explained.

My Husbands wish was to go to Russia. He loved every minute of the cruise, I was not as thrilled. Service was wonderful, our room was fine and the balcony was excellent. The food was very good. The amenities on ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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RiHo2015

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Tale of several cities on two boats

because the water level was low, we had to transfer half way through the cruise to another boat located on the other side of shallow water. The transfer was excellent The tour director stayed with us on both ...
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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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Paul Jenks

5 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Viking Grand European Tour - Amsterdam to Budapest

Advantages Bed comfortable Clean room and ship generally well maintained Disadvantages Food and Drink Included wine poor quality table wine. All food was luke warm or cold. Food was not good ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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boomerone

23 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

An OK river cruise overshadowed by previous Viking experiences

This was our 8th Viking River Cruises river experience. If the "Chateaux, Rivers, and Wine" itinerary had been our first Viking river experience we might have come away unimpressed, disappointed, and perhaps not ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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BringCruise

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Viking drops the ball -

This was our second cruise with Viking. The first was terrific. This one was very disappointing. Although we certainly understand that low water levels can sometimes happen, this was not the first time Viking had ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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HappyHubbyHelper

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Cruise is excellent (5). The pre-cruise and post-cruise arrangements bad(0)

AS this is my second Viking Cruise I had high expectations and once I got to St. Petersburg and on the boat everything was excellent. The Boat, the crew, the food, the drinks, the entertainment... it was all top ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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sengsational

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Reflections of an Ocean Cruiser

As a regular ocean cruiser, first time river cruiser, I found that my river cruise* on Viking was more like an ocean cruise than I expected. The free beer and wine with dinner and included shore excursions were a ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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sengsational

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Reflections of an Ocean Cruiser

As a regular ocean cruiser, first time river cruiser, I found that my river cruise* on Viking was more like an ocean cruise than I expected. The free beer and wine with dinner and included shore excursions were a ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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hwmpg

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Yangtze River Cruise Wuhan to Chongqing

As mentioned in other reviews, the on board staff couldn't have been more pleasant and efficient. The ship itself appeared to be in decent condition, and was never too loud when running. If your idea of a ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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GretaS

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Know What You Are Signing Up For!

Don’t think of this three-week odyssey as a vacation, but as a journey. It’s not an easy trip for several reasons, but the payoff comes in surprising ways along with a few pretty significant downers. The 21-day ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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sandigomes

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not quite what we expected

We've done a couple of ocean cruises and always wanted to go on a River Cruise. So we chose Viking (the best reputation) and sailed from Amsterdam to Basal, Switzerland. The ship was very nice and comfortable. ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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lckiddjr

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Multiple Issues During Rhine Getaway Viking Cruise, May 9 - 16, 2015

We went on a Rhine Getaway Viking Cruise on May 9 through May 16, 2015. While we had been on numerous ocean cruises up until now, this was the first river cruise we had done. Overall, we generally enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Easygreener

1 Review Written

Waiting for compensation for a bus cruise

High water on both the Rhone and Saone from flooding (heavy rain and snow melt) altered our itinerary. Viking emailed us one day prior to tell us to meet the boat in Lyon instead of Chalon-sur-Saone. We never did ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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writerteacher

4 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

What to expect on a river cruise if you normally do ocean cruises

Like most of the passengers on this river cruise, I fell for Viking's relentless promotions and advertising. In particular, visiting the Christmas markets sounded like fun. So, off my husband and I went. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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LindaSusanGrosso

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Second Half Better Than the First

My husband & I took my sister and our son & daughter on the Grand European Cruise this past November. A few days before the cruise we received an email that we were now on the Skadi ship and not the Lif. I was ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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