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First Viking river cruise but not our last
"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..."Read More
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Viking is just the best in every way

Review for Viking Var to Europe - River Cruise

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Travelguide Barbie

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Only been on one cruise before and that was on an enormous Royal Caribbean ship in the Caribbean which we didn’t enjoy as too many people, too impersonal, and all dockings were at awful ugly tourist trap towns like Ocho Rios in Jamaica where we couldn’t get off the ship because of fights in the streets and the dirty Cozumel in Mexico. This cruise on the Viking Var was exceptional. There were ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior

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This is a VIKING? It was bad!

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superchel

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We had done the Rhine and couldn't wait to go again. I can't believe this is even the same cruise line. The crew was very standoff-ish. But, we made nice friends and the first few days were decent. Then, at Gottwieg Abby, we were informed that due to a broken lock, we would have to do a boat swap with Tor that night. We'd pack, they would transfer our luggage to another boat while we were ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior

2 Helpful Votes


A Tale of Two Cruises and Lack of Accountability by Viking

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debimuch

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We had been planning for our Romantic Danube cruise on the Viking Var for over a year. Eight of us were traveling together to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We have never spent this much money on a vacation ($12,000) before and we were so excited to cruise from Budapest to Nuremburg. The first four days of our trip was a dream. The crew on the Var was fabulous and we could not have been ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Simply fantastic

Review for Viking Var to Europe - River Cruise

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Km0088

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

The cruise was the Romantic Danube with an extension in Prague. Viking representatives took care of everything from the moment we got through customs in Budapest. The towns and cities visited were great. The optional tour in Vienna for the Mozart concert was terrific and not to be missed. The ship was spotless. The crew members were polite and always helpful. Food was excellent and the dining ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


First Viking Cruise - Very Pleased

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Gatorfan1984

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Always wanted to see Christmas markets in Germany/Austria. Saw an email three months prior to the trip with pricing offer that seemed too good to pass up. Have done several ocean cruises in Europe - this was our first river cruise. We really enjoyed the slower pace, the ease of walking right to the center of town from our ship (unlike ocean ships where you sometimes must get transportation from ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


We Loved the Entire Cruise!

Review for Viking Var to Europe - River Cruise

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davidleitschuh

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We loved the ports of call and activities on this cruise! The staff could not possibly have been more friendly or service oriented, although this was more so on our first boat (we had to change boats due to low water levels). The food was outstanding, and we greatly enjoyed all our tour guides. Thee was a problem with the AC control in our room one evening, and the response from the young lady ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: French Balcony


The shore-to-ship-to shore care Viking gave us

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JeremyIrons

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Just what we were looking for. We needed to get out of town during that time and this provided a no fuss way to do it. During the trip we had no worries or concerns about transfers, baggage, meals or entertainment. The necessities were taken care of seamlessly and the added value was extraordinary. The ship was spacious and clean, I never felt crowded or 'herded' as I have on other trips. I ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island


A Life-Changing Experience

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John P. Beck

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This was our first experience with a river cruise and we are already booked for another this summer. We enjoyed the guides, the meals and meeting new friends. We loved the laid-back atmosphere and especially valued the day we spent simply cruising the Danube gorges. We found Nuremberg to be a fascinating historical stop. We also found Regensburg to be a historic gem. Budapest was a trip favorite ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island


SHAME ON ME

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CC1943

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

An old adage says, “If a man deceives me once, shame on him, if twice, shame on me. Not exactly true when it comes to dealing with Viking Cruises. You can cancel your Viking cruise but even with “cancel for any reason” insurance with Viking’s Tripmate, you will pay more. You will only get a voucher for that cancellation, and with that voucher amount you will have to start over (including your ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

5 Helpful Votes


Worst cruise experience- Viking

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llsullivan09

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Our Viking river cruise was a disappointing experience; marred by poor customer service and misleading information. While I appreciate there is a drought and hence impact to the cruise that is out of Viking’s control, how the situation was handled by Viking —delays in shuttling between destinations, multiple accommodation changes, excursions cancelled and lack of transparency/misleading ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

8 Helpful Votes


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