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Viking Heimdal Gourmet Food Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Review for Viking Heimdal to Europe - River Cruise

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frontender

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We had a cancelled flight to contend with. Although booked through Viking Air (and they did know about the cancellation) they offered no help. We were on our own. We arrived on the cruiser at 2pm - not a good start. They don't tell you that other cruises moor alongside. It happened three times in our trip - not good. They don't tell you that you cruise more at night than during he day. If ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


Reflections of an Ocean Cruiser

Review for Viking Heimdal to France

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sengsational

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 nice change, though. This river cruise was also more like a bus tour than I expected. There is an optimal experience that the ads portray...eating, drinking, and laughing with other ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Reflections of an Ocean Cruiser

Review for Viking Heimdal to France

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sengsational

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 nice change, though. This river cruise was also more like a bus tour than I expected. There is an optimal experience that the ads portray...eating, drinking, and laughing with other ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Very Disappointed and Waiting for Compensation

Review for Viking Heimdal to Europe - River Cruise

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11111aaaaa

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We also had a disappointing trip on the Southern France Cruise. We stayed in lyon from Wed to Sunday and then the boat went to Avignon. We were bussed around every day instead of cruising down the river as the water levels were too high. Viking knew this but took our money $8,400.00 which we paid $1,000.00 for a balcony, which we did not use and found out that a ship is parked next to you the ...
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Sail Date: May 2015


Waiting for compensation for a bus cruise

Review for Viking Heimdal to France

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Easygreener

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 get to see Chalon. Then we remained docked in Lyon for four nights, taking a bus to Beaune, Vienne, and Tournon. Cruise director then announced that cruise itself was "cancelled" and that ...
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Sail Date: May 2015


Beware those 'cheap' flights.

Review for Viking Heimdal to Europe - River Cruise

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David Lamb

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

I booked with Viking Australian office. I said I would use flyer points to get an upgrade, which should be possible as I was booking 8 months ahead. The 'manager' seemed quite helpful. Closer to the cruise date my wife had a back problem. Her doctor said she should not travel long distance without being able to lie down. So I asked Viking for help. The Australian office contacted HQ but ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior


Do your research before booking your cruise!

Review for Viking Heimdal to France

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smlebd

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We just returned from our long-anticipated Viking river cruise in France and came away wishing we had paid closer attention to the itinerary (Portraits of France) as our expectations were not met. We made assumptions (based on Viking's marketing and other friends cruise experiences in other countries and on other cruise lines) about what a river cruise would entail and felt if we had known what to ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


Stunning longship and staff but sadly disappointed

Review for Viking Heimdal to Europe - River Cruise

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travelersRus2

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Our trip was the first week in July 2014, "Portraits of Southern France" sailing on the Viking River Cruise's longship Heimdal. Read the Cruise Critic's overview of the Viking Heimdal, it is spot on in its description of the Ship. I must begin by saying the longship Heimdal is flawless. Beautiful accommodations, public rooms and all sparkling clean. Coffee/tea/hot chocolate and cookies always in ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


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