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Viking Heimdal River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Heimdal
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

14

Very Good

1

Average

5

Poor

5

Cruise type

River Cruises

25

Senior Cruises

16

Romantic Cruises

15

Luxury Cruises

5

First-Time Cruisers

4

25 Viking Heimdal River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Mcs1357s

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Provence Vineyards

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This was our second Viking and it met the high standards of the first one. The service was excellent. The food continues to be superb and the staff are the best. Like one big family. The shore excursions were ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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judgegeoff

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Viking Heimdal - Avignon to Lyon - 29th March 2017

Itinerary 29/03/17 Fly from London Heathrow to Marseille then coached to Avignon to embark on “Viking Heimdal” for 7 night cruise to Lyon. 30/03/17 Moored in Tarascon and coached to Arles. ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Karolea

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Truly Amazing

We decided to try the Viking River Cruise in France for our 30th wedding anniversary. We are not "cruise people" - the only one we had ever been on had been a disaster. However, we kept hearing how wonderful Viking ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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crusin1950

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First time winner

This was my first river cruise, and my travel companion had previously enjoyed a Viking cruise. Our Viking Travel Agent helped us find the best deal that would fit the sort of journey we were looking for. Everything ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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dgidick

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Carmarge tour was fantastic; a lifetime memory.

Had not spent a lot of time in provence wanted to see provencal life. Food on board was always fabulous. The tours for the most part were great. Viver was a bore as was the guide. Loved the no pressure on ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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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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247598

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Superb Viking standards

This was the second cruise my wife and I have taken with Viking, the first one being the Danube 4 years ago and this one certainly matched, if not bettered the first. From the moment you step on board the service ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Larrydcr

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rhone Cruise on Viking was Terrific -- Won't be our last!

This was our first cruise (of any kind), and our expectations were mixed. We utilized Viking air service on both ends of the trip and the embarkation and disembarkation were flawless. We arrived at the ship just in ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Zamo51

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise Director and staff aboard Viking Heimdel!

Traveling with Viking has always been a pleasure. This was our 3rd cruise with Viking. Our Cruise Director was incredible! He greeted us at the entrance to the boat and learned our names immediately. We suspect he ...
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Sail Date May 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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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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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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rhoyeaia@gmail.com

1 Review Written

Spring in Provence

My wife and I cruised the Rhone and Saone rivers in southern France during early April of 2014 and were absolutely delighted with our Viking River Cruise experience. Our 190 passenger longship, the Heimdal, was ...
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Sail Date April 2014


Mathguy74 avatar

Mathguy74

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Problems, problems, problems

We lost the expected afternoon in Avignon because Viking forgot it was Bastille Day and they had to move the ship north of some locks early in the day. While they offered a bus ride an hour back, it only offered 1 ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Santagrandpa

1 Review Written

Portraits of Southern France on a very new ship

We thoroughly enjoyed our first river cruise with Viking, and have already booked another for next year. The ship is one of the new ones, and it was great. The staff is always doing whatever they can to lkeep you ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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Leslie White

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Perfect

My cruise on the Rhone River from Lyon to Avignon, France with 3 days in Paris to start, was perfect. I have zero complaints regarding anything whether it be about the ship or the excursions. I have traveled little ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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jdawson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mr. and Mrs.

This was our second Viking cruise. The first was the cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. It was wonderful. "Portraits of Southern France" was disappointing. We had also booked the extra three days in Paris Our hotel ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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lvdsun

1 Review Written

A Delightful Experience

This was our second river cruise with Viking. We did the Southern Portraits of France River Cruise with an extension to Paris for three days. Our flight from Phoenix was delayed for about four hours due to a ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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smlebd

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Do your research before booking your cruise!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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mthayer295

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Portraits of Southern France

As experienced cruisers with 17 ocean cruisers under our belt, we were excited to embark on our first river cruise choosing the new longship Viking Heimdal sailing the Portraits of Southern France itinerary. We are ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Ruthieklomp@aol.com

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Seriously disappointed , but....

Viking, well yes, they have great advertisements, and gorgeous photos of the new 'longboats', however here are the facts. 1). They must have your whole entire cruise fee payable immediately payable upon booking. ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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travelersRus2

2 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Stunning longship and staff but sadly disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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atkinsonguy

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking Heimdal - Portraits of Southern France

This 7-night "Portraits of Southern France" sailing on the Viking River Cruises longship Heimdal didn't meet all of my expectations given all the glossy literature I had received from Viking and the fancy TV ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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nickjochs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Portraits of Southern France

Arriving on our sparkling new boat, Heimdal in March of this year, we grabbed one of Viking's trademark red umbrellas for a walking tour of Avignon in the rain. Others hadn't arrived from their pre-cruise visit to ...
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Sail Date March 2014


Viking Heimdal Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.5
Dining4.04.6
Entertainment3.04
Public Rooms5.04.7
Fitness Recreation1.03.6
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.3
Service4.04.8
Value For Money3.04.2
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