5 Viking River Viking Ve Family Cruise Reviews

My wife and I manage a non profit. We have only taken 3 vacations in 20 years. So choosing the right one was important to us. Money isn't something in the non profit realm that is plentiful. We saved for this trip for a couple ... Read More
My wife and I manage a non profit. We have only taken 3 vacations in 20 years. So choosing the right one was important to us. Money isn't something in the non profit realm that is plentiful. We saved for this trip for a couple years. We chose the 15 day grand European because we don't know when we can do this again. I live in Kentucky so we traveled from here and we met my sister and her spouse where they left from philly and we met in Germany flying into Amsterdam together. We had adjoining veranda with balcony rooms. This trip was amazing. From the rooms, the ship, the tours, the food, atmosphere, david and the rest of the staff were truly wonderful to make this a once in a lifetime experience that makes us want to come back. We had low water going onto the Danube and had a small 3 hour transfer but it was done seamlessly and with great care for us all. The sites were stunning. Sitting on the aquavit terrace or on the top deck or on our balcony was always breathtaking. My wife is 49 and my sister is 71. Im 58 and my sisters spouse is 61. And we all enjoyed every minute of our journey/adventure. You had something for everyone. I cant say enough about how we enjoyed this trip and I would encourage anyone to do it. Even if you think it might not be affordable its worth saving for and making it happen to treat your spouse and self. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Exceptional fourteen Day European River Cruise on Viking Ve & Gefjon ( Amsterdam to Budapest). The entire experience from arrival in Amsterdam until our return flight home Exceeded our expectations. It was without question the Best ... Read More
Exceptional fourteen Day European River Cruise on Viking Ve & Gefjon ( Amsterdam to Budapest). The entire experience from arrival in Amsterdam until our return flight home Exceeded our expectations. It was without question the Best vacation my wife and I have ever taken! The captain, crew and hotel staff were very professional and outstanding representatives for Viking Cruises. The ports and the daily included tours were exceptional. The dining experience was the best we have experienced in our six previous cruises on Royal Caribbean, NCL, Celebrity and Holland America ships. The stateroom was very comfortable with great space to store luggage. Stateroom staff were outstanding. Finally the daily activities, lectures, nightly entertainment, and the castle tour on the Rhine were so much fun. We were so happy and impressed with our time on the Viking Ve and Viking Gefjon that we booked a follow on Viking Ocean cruise departing Stockholm on June 26th, 2021. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
A traveling companion found that Viking was offering a 2 for one deal plus air fare so signed up for it. We sailed from Amsterdam to Budapest with many fun interesting along the way. We were to sail on the Viking Ve but due to river ... Read More
A traveling companion found that Viking was offering a 2 for one deal plus air fare so signed up for it. We sailed from Amsterdam to Budapest with many fun interesting along the way. We were to sail on the Viking Ve but due to river conditions, shallow water, we started on the Viking Gefjon and had to change to the Ve about half way. The crew on both ships made the swap very easy and painless and both crews were very accommodating. This was our first river cruise and first with Viking we found everything on board to be top notch and shore excursions were fun and interesting. Our cruise director, Sam was absolutely fantastic not sure when he slept as he was always seemed to be out and about while we were underway and was always available while coordinating shore excursions. Would we sail with Viking again? Oh Yea! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
I chose this cruise because it was going to Budapest, which I consider the most beautiful city in the world. Although I had heard that cruise food was wonderful I was unprepared for how delicious it was and how accommodating the staff ... Read More
I chose this cruise because it was going to Budapest, which I consider the most beautiful city in the world. Although I had heard that cruise food was wonderful I was unprepared for how delicious it was and how accommodating the staff were in seeing that we had anything we needed. The service was fabulous and the people were so cheerful and learned our names, cabins and what we liked best to eat. There was entertainment all the time and it was so interesting that I only read 10 pages of the 3 books I had brought with me! I was not prepared to enjoy the other passengers so very much and to spend so much time in conversation. They called my daughter and me the Dynamic Duo and we were very popular. We danced with the bartenders. Our tour guide, Sam, was very thoughtful and helped explain about difficult tours. I had broken my back the month before the ship left and was in some pain. We often took the "easy" tour but didn't feel like we missed anything. For the most part the included shore excursions were just right and very interesting. It was disappointing to have only one day in Budapest but the nighttime cruise was a huge highlight. Although this was expensive, it was worth it. Loved it. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
My wife and her two friends needed a getaway, so we took the riverboat cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Our trip was incredible, from the moment we landed in Munich till we left. The Viking staff took full control from Memphis, tn. and ... Read More
My wife and her two friends needed a getaway, so we took the riverboat cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Our trip was incredible, from the moment we landed in Munich till we left. The Viking staff took full control from Memphis, tn. and once aboard, we were treated like royalty. I cannot say enough about the staff, the room (heated floors in bathroom), the food, just fantastic. We took several tours, and to my amazement these were first class also. I cannot say enough about the fun we had, the entertainment, the quality of service, the boat and the staff, all were first class. On a star rating of 5, we give Viking 6 stars and much more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are looking forward toward another trip in 2017, we are planning to take a 14 day cruise this time, an cannot wait for the trip to begin Bil,sandy, Ren and Marilyn l from Tennessee Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Viking Ve Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabin 4.0 N/A
Dining 4.0 4.6
Entertainment 3.0 4.1
Public Rooms 4.0 4.8
Fitness & Recreation 1.0 N/A
Family 1.0 3.5
Shore Excursions 5.0 N/A
Enrichment Activities 4.0 N/A
Service 5.0 4.8
Value for Money 4.0 N/A

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