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39 Viking River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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ffg7711

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Dissapointed

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This was our first river cruise and understood Viking was a top provider. BUT, we were very disappointed. The crew/staff were excellent, but after that things fell down. Getting a balcony is a waste of money as ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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SnickersSiri

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Beware if Medical Emergency or Issues

We wanted to see the Tulips and the Flower Festival. The weather turned out to be terrible, we had rain, hail, cold, winds... even the guides commented about the weather. Husband came down with pneumonia and the ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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eavigad

1 Review Written

63 Helpful Votes

The Lies Viking told us

This was my first river cruise. We were originally scheduled to sail on the Kara from Amsterdam to Basel for a seven night cruise. However, a few days before we were to sail, we got an email telling us that we were ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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am.rieck@verizon.net

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Huge Disappointment

Food was mediocre, cabins were average. Problem was that the river was low so the boat could not get through one of the overpasses...so they made us pack up and took an all day bus to our next ship which was much ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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thea12345678

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruises

I enjoyed many aspects of my Viking "Grand European" bus tour. Which basically means I enjoyed the European towns we visited by bus. Viking offerred us a really sweet deal on their November "Grand European" ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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elissajgreene@gmail.com

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beware of VIKING. We had a river cruise with almost no river cruising.

My main issue with this cruise was that I had called prior to the cruise and specifically asked about the issue regarding water levels in the Danube. I was told that there was no problem with our trip at that time ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Mjlewis73

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking - A Bus Cruise or River Cruise of the Danube?

My wife and I, along with friends, took a Viking Cruise on the Danube departing September 25th, 2015 from Nuremburg, Germany. It was planned to arrive in Budapest on October 1st. It did not. Our Viking ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Donfrazier512

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruise Alert

The Viking River Cruise longship from Amsterdam to Budapest doesn't go to Budapest it goes to Nuremberg, then to where you get to pack your bags again then get on a bus for three + hours to Passau where you get ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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lynnshar

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest

My wife and I highly recommend this cruise. We enjoyed the many tours (and the organization of groups according to their fitness level) and the valuable information provided by the tour guides. We had plenty of ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Volunteer1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cities of Light were very Dark!

We started poorly. The hotel in Paris was not able to have our rooms ready by the 3 p.m. deadline. Instead, we were not allowed into our room until well after 5 p.m. Our wake-up call did not materialize and thus ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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tenk59k

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

False advertising big on promises little on delivery

I was more excited about this cruise before I went than any of the other 9 I have taken. It was highly recommended by my travel agent and all of the information I had received looked terrific. Viking's ads on TV ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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tenk59k

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

False advertising big on promises little on delivery

I was more excited about this cruise before I went than any of the other 9 I have taken. It was highly recommended by my travel agent and all of the information I had received looked terrific. Viking's ads on TV ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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lafreddy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Cruise That Was Really A Bus Tour

We arrived in Berlin on July 9th to be informed that due to low water level in the Elbe that our river cruise had just become a bus tour. We were supposed to have been notified by e-mail on July 7th or 8th but were ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Suzanne Dowler

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing cruise ....Second half of France's Finest

Six of us booked the 14 days titled France's Finest. We got only as far as Lyon on day two of the second half of that trip on the Viking Hermod. As told by other people, the ship was rendered not able to continue ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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hoyamark

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Portraits of Southern France

My wife and I traveled with 16 friends on the Hermod. Our experience was a tale of two trips. During the time we were cruising and on the ship, our experience met expectations: a handsome ship, comfortable ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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LaQuinta

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very disappointing

I booked this trip as a RIVERBOAT CRUISE. The boat was only able to cruise for 1 1/2 days due crew error (crew on the boat informed us the boat was damaged the first night by backing into an object). Starting the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Fafnar

5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Same room, totally different trip, on the Viking Greyhound

We were on the second trip of the Viking Gefjon, and also had room 205. Our trip was totally different than Ralphster. Due to high water, the ship was stuck at Kehl/Strasbourg for 5 nights. Each day, we would gather ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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edwardburch

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Don't Tell

We sailed from Amsterdam on the Eir and enjoyed the first four nights. The trip was to be seven nights, ending in Basel.The chef was excellent and we had a happy ship. Due to high water we were transferred by bus to ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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jthompson222

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

If you want a great bus tour book a Viking River Cruise.

Well I am not quite sure where to start. 5 days into the cruise we were advised that we would need to change ships to fit their winter schedule. That was the first surprise. After we switched to the Bragi it broke ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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Cheated Viking cruisers

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

Viking's advertising misleading. Promises of food and comfortable river cruise experience far from truth. This is a coach tour disguised as river cruise! More time spent in being herded and rushed on and off buses ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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tensgrrl

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not as promised, overpriced

We were the first group to sail on the Hlin from Amsterdam to Budapest. There were issues from day one when the boat was delayed due to construction on one of the bridges. Instead of docking in our first port of ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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cbmfam

5 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Viking River Ingvar Cruise was a huge disappointment and a rip off

I returned on 7/5 from a 12 night cruise on the Viking Ingvar from St. Petersburg to Moscow. This was the worst cruise I have ever been on for a variety of reasons. Viking's ads look so wonderful and tempting, so ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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to.paz

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

River of Gold High water levels poor response

The Viking River Cruise of the Douro that my wife and I took at the end of March did not call at a series of ports according to the planned “cruise”, and the only day of movement on the ship that we all ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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MolokaiPal

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poorly Managed Cruise

Here are the details of my complaint regarding the Viking Legend cruise from 8 – 15 September 2013. I. Silverware, plates, tablecloths hygiene was below standard. 1. From the first meal I noticed both the plates ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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FloatingForFun

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disaster from the beginning

We arrived in Budapest at about 9:00pm on a flight from Zurich. We had confirmed with Viking our time and method of arrival. Viking told us where to get a taxi, the approximate cost, and very specifically identified ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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