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689 Viking Romantic Cruise Reviews
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AZCareys
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed July 2017
Our friends told us a year ago that they were going on a river boat cruise. After a 30 second discussion we decided to join them. It was the best vacation that we have been on. From Prague to Budapest the Viking family went out of their ... Read more
unhappyvikingrivercruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this Viking River Cruise after watching ads and hearing from people how wonderful Viking is. We were supposed to leave from Nuremberg but unfortunately the Danube River was too low for the ship to come into port there. So we met ... Read more
Washingtonx2
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
“Passage to Eastern Europe” was our 3rd cruise with Viking, after France and Rhine and with no doubts was the BEST one! The itinerary gave us the chance to explore a part of Europe with a fantastic rich history and enjoy some ... Read more
Toodster
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
We just returned about a week ago from a 7 (?) night cruise on the Rhine on the Viking Hild. Our first trip to Europe. What a wonderful experience. The ship/cruise director Mathias, is about as good at his job as anyone we've ever ... Read more
EmptyNesting
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
40 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was out first river cruise, after several ocean cruises previously (Seabourn, HAL, Celebrity, Cunard). We selected this particular cruise because it synched up with business travel and included Avignon as a port of call. Talk about ... Read more
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dgtlfto
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We got a great value for cruising on Viking. Every aspect of our cruise was outstanding and well organized, including switching ships because of low water on the Danube. Program Manager, Stefan, was more than outstanding, including ... Read more
bmill11
Member Since 2017
1 review
Our VRC was absolutely wonderful. The pre-trip to Prague was fabulous, and we wish we would have also added Budapest post trip. The tours were fantastic, and loved Prague by night! All of the Viking employees were professional, ... Read more
Daveyboy77
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Word of mouth says Viking are by far the best. After one week covering 5 countries in seven days without unpacking and repacking I can highly recommend this cruise. Service exceptional and quality food, stateroom classy and kept ... Read more
jkresta
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
On May 31, this year my wife and I took the Viking Rhine Cruise from Basel Switzerland to Amsterdam Netherlands. Three days before that we enjoyed a Bordeaux Wine country cruise with a competitor. There were a number of things we took ... 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
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cdwmba
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed May 2017
I selected this cruise because the itinerary has been on my fridge for 4 years. The price dropped and I got a awesome deal. River cruising is different than ocean cruising so do not expect the same food, entertainment, etc. If you do, ... Read more
chr
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We moved into a community of active cruisers. Having never river cruised, they explained what we were missing, and the Viking Gefjon cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam proved them right! From the welcoming at the airport, outstanding hotel ... Read more
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arge10005
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 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
young viking cruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Our Viking Cruise experience was phenomenal – everything from the amenities, staff, program, and food was perfect. The Danube Waltz was full of activities that we were looking for – interesting sites that encompassed both the ... Read more
Carly and Bruce Cruisers
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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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briddiver
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Following in a friend's footsteps we chose Viking Emerald to China because all the reviews looked so great and the trip came highly recommended. Could barely fault anything for the whole two weeks. Logistics were superb, our luggage simply ... Read more
TravelBentAgain
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We traveled on the Viking Ship Idi on April 26 sailing the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam and had a wonderful time. The service, staff, food and even most included excursions are top notch. Viking really does their utmost to please their ... Read more
marchjean
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
This was our 6th Viking cruise and certainly one of the best we had so far. We started in Lisbon which was ok as we been there before but when we embark the ship in Porto for the actual cruise the have been overwhelmed. The boat is ... 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
Bill'sBride
Member Since 2013
1 review
76 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
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exbourne GC
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We had heard good reports of Viking and found that our trip was first rate. Our fellow passengers were British, American and Australian which made for some very interesting conversations over Dinner or in the lounge. We could not fault the ... Read more
Jim G.
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I were interested in visiting some of the countries in which our families lived, and we wanted to travel in December to see the Christmas markets. We were extremely pleased with our choice. And we had the same wonderful ... Read more
jestoviak
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 helpful votes
If you are considering a Viking River Cruise - just do it! My Mom and I had so much fun and I think to narrow it down it was "the experience" overall. Feel free to reach out with specific questions but here's a quick overview. ... Read more
DALMAN88
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
88 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our first river cruise. It was very good! Now. It was the Viking TOR - a small ship - not what ocean cruisers are used to. Everything is smaller and limited. The staterooms are smaller, the public spaces are smaller, and the dining ... 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
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