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Viking Var Cruise Reviews

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155 Viking Var Cruise Reviews


Ladriano avatar

Ladriano

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Viking River cruise was a bus tour

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We thought we would try Viking because, let's face it, they have great marketing. It was very reasonably priced, but you really do get what you pay for. We are experienced travelers who have traveled on Uniworld ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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geminiCA

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Decent 3.5-4-star experience, poor sleep quality, rip-off optional excursions

I am willing to pay for a true luxury experience and that is what I thought I would get with Viking River but this is definitely not luxury, maybe 4 star for accommodations and 3.5 for food. Using an analogy to ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Martinsilbiger

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great advertising, poor performance

The grossly inaccurate advertising. No warning of problems with the water level until it was too late cancel. Overstated quality of rooms and food. Rooms were tiny and food mediocre. Limited selection of both. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Travelguide Barbie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking is just the best in every way

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Joyce Britt

1 Review Written

One word, Fabulous!!!!

This was my first trip to Europe. I'm so happy I decided to do the river cruise, to work into my vacation slowly. My husband passed away 6 years ago at the time of my vacation. I needed to get away. I know he ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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superchel

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

This is a VIKING? It was bad!

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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debimuch

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Tale of Two Cruises and Lack of Accountability by Viking

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Km0088

1 Review Written

Simply fantastic

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Gatorfan1984

1 Review Written

First Viking Cruise - Very Pleased

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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davidleitschuh

1 Review Written

We Loved the Entire Cruise!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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JeremyIrons

1 Review Written

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

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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John P. Beck

1 Review Written

A Life-Changing Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Travelingwiththetaylors

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Buyer Beware - Not worth the money!

My husband and I decided to take a leap of “financial faith” and take a Viking River Cruise based on customer reviews and feedback from other people. The decision to use Viking River Cruises turned out to ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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CC1943

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

SHAME ON ME

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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mozart26187

1 Review Written

Viking - first class treatment

We sailed with Viking previously on the Moselle and Rhine. We wanted to sail the Danube and chose Viking. We love how they take care of everything once you arrive. A barge accident blocked the Danube causing us to ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Friend2018

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Viking Romantic Danube Cruise was a bust

BUYER BEWARE. The 2018 Romantic Danube Viking Rivers Cruises is a sham. You will not get what you signed up for. We "sailed" with Viking October 12 through October 19, 2018. Our "Romantic Danube River Cruise" ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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llsullivan09

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise experience- Viking

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Joann Flynn

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

#MYVIKINGSTORY: Never Again!

We "sailed" with Viking October 12 through October 19, 2018 with a three-day extension in Prague, starting on October 9. In short, our "Romantic Danube River Cruise" turned into a "Stressful Danube Bus Tour". ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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rballgmh

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Most disappointing vacation I have ever taken

My family decided to do a special river cruise on the Viking Var sailing the Romantic Danube on August 17th. Like several others already noted, our experience was the worst we have ever experienced. I will not go ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Zarky

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I would have paid the cruise price to not go!

Recommendations Supposed to go in the Var to Budapest. River was low so went on the Tor for one night transferred to the Var. We did cruise the Wachau Valley and then transferred to another Long boat at Vienna. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Jim85257

1 Review Written

1st trip to Europe was first class.

I had never been to Europe & had always wanted to go. A friend and I saw a 2 for 1 add for the Danube Cruise. We called Viking & booked; I was surprised at how easy it was. Our booking agent kept in contact with us ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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SouthFlBrit

1 Review Written

Another great Viking River Cruise

We had our first river cruise in 2017, a Viking Rhine cruise, and were so impressed with the way Viking looks after you from the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave. We returned this year for their Romantic ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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rgreen1254

1 Review Written

First class all the way

The Viking team took care of us from the moment our plane landed until we passed through airport security to return home. Everyone we came in contact with was great. The boat was beautiful. The room adequately sized ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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travelingMrBill

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Celebration Cruise

The reason we selected Viking was because of the reputation of everything being included and not having to worry about being nickeled and dimed every time you turn around. I had researched all of the other river ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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gardenerjill

1 Review Written

Fabulous first time river cruise experience

I finally did it and booked a river cruise. It exceeded my expectations. I chose 7 days which is perfect for me. I love the way the boats are configured to feel like you have so much space in a really limited size ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Viking Var Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining4.04.5
Entertainment3.04
Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation1.03.4
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.3
Service4.04.6
Value For Money3.04.1
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