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69 Viking River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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nevermiss

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Viking Aegir Danube River REVIEW

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We were disappointed with our late April, 2018, Danube cruise and would not recommend Viking to others. First "problem": we paid more for a Veranda room with an outside deck and found that Viking has SO MANY boats ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Suchgo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not for the Single Cruiser

River cruise: Avignon to Lyon. Mostly elderly couples. As a single, felt unwelcome by crew and passengers. At dining times, told empty places at table "saved" for others. On shore excursions, many passengers unable ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Mach2phil

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Invisible Amsterdam

We needed some well earned R&R with some pampering. We booked a late Rhine cruise with Viking, a company we had used successfully previously. The shipboard experience and crew were excellent but desperately poor ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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MJBloom

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Not Great

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Portugaltraveler

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Boring and not for the active traveler.

We took the Torgil for a cruise on the Douro. I commend the staff who executed the Viking program with professionalism and efficiency. I also will say that the cabin was quite nice although I would have liked ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Vwoodard

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Poor Value

The river cruise certainly has potential for an incredible vacation. The pace of seeing the countryside go by, and falling to sleep to the gentle forward movement are both unique and highly pleasurable. The final ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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diplomats

7 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Coach excursions masquerading as a River Cruise.

Viking River Cruise, Viking Heimdal, Lyon to Avignon, May 4-11, 2016 Viking River Cruises presents an attractive, even seductive, face. From the alluring advertising to the handsome “long boats” decked out ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Lobsterman71

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Low water, have low expectations.

Pick your time of the season to cruise the rivers, and do not expect to cruise the Elbe after mid June, but do expect to pay a lot for a very small room as you travel by bus to see what was formerly East Germany. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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rjs7149

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Too many busses!!!!!

The cruise up the Douro river was nice but every stop had a LONG bus ride to get to all of the shore excursion towns & destinations. This included the bus ride from Lisbon to Porto. I also found it strange that ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Colleen Diltz

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Christmas Cruise

This Christmas Market Cruise failed to have Christmas markets. So very disappointing. I had taken that specific cruise because of that very offering. The three levels of walking tours, written in their ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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cpamom55

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Viking - never again!

I just have to say it - we had an amazing time on the Rinda. All the staff worked hard to please the passengers. The food was excellent, the rooms were fine. Service over all was a 4 or 5. However, as ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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lamone

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Informing arriving guests of active gastroenteritis infection

Boarded Viking Buri 9/27/15 from Chalon France for Portraits of Southern France 8 day cruise. Checked in, welcomed, and then unpacked in our stateroom. Later we reviewed the cruise materials. Read a notice: ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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CC1204

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Bus Trip Instead of River Cruise

My husband and I just returned from a "cruise" from Nuremberg to Budapest on the Viking Var which began September 18, 2015. We were very disappointed as there was very little cruising done due to low water levels on ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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jfbreyer

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A Royal Viking River Cruisee Debacle

This was our second Viking River Cruise and we were excited at the beginning because our first cruise had been such a delight. We took the Portraits of Southern France cruise in late September/early October 2015. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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AZSWtravlr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing...would never sail Viking again!

This was our first Viking cruise, but NOT our first river cruise (we did Avalon on the Rhine in 2013). In my opinion, Viking compares very poorly to Avalon for a variety of reasons: the cabins on the Tor are ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Relliser

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't believe the hype!

After a wonderful pre-cruise in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague, we started our Viking cruise last Sunday, leaving from Nuremberg. The ship, Viking Jarl, is lovely, sleek and low key, ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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cruiser30andabove

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Avoid Viking River Cruises

Background: This was our first river cruise. My wife and I have been on most major ocean cruises (45) to nearly all continents. Point being is that we are no novice at cruising. We have been on excellent to bad ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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bsm1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking Europe River Cruise - NOT!

My wife and I booked the Viking river cruise in Europe for our 25th wedding anniversary and it turned out to be a bus tour of Europe! The river level was too high for the first four days so we couldn't leave ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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jcinpa2015

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking's Failure to Forthright

While water levels on the Elbe River precluded sailing, it was Viking's unforgivable failure to notify its customers of the situation in a timely fashion that makes their reputation seem suspect if not undeserved. ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Winthrope4

1 Review Written

Missed the Mark

Based on a wonderful Rhine cruise on Viking last year, we booked the Portraits of Southern France river cruise for this year. What a mistake. We arrived in France at the tail end of the European heat wave. The ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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cbschwall

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Did not meet expectations

This cruise was problematic in: - Lack of food to buy onboard between meals Room was strictly average in care and staff upkeep -Food was mediocre although it looked good, but poor quality -Staff was ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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travelerexperience

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mostly disappointing due to price and expectation

Failed in the area of knowledgeable land guides. Although not Viking personnel, Viking is responsible for the experience. There was one good guide out of seven. High expectations for food; and the food was, at ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Mpickett

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Unriver cruise

On our way to the airport on May 5 we received an email from Viking River Cruises telling us that because of rising water levels, our ship, the Delling, would not be able cruise. We would be housed in a hotel, the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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LadyDeeDee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I feel as though this was false advertising

This is not a river cruise. The ship is used as your hotel and you are bused practically everything. It is also not a Wine Tour. In 7 days there were 3 wine tastings. The first one at Chateaux Lalond was excellent ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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GlobalMethod

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruises - General Comment

Many comments on this Viking River Cruise were very much like our recent cruise with them. We traveled from Bucharest to Budapest. I won't provide as much detail as most of you have done but briefly try to 'compare ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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