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Viking Var Cruise Reviews

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"The cruise was a "Girls Only" trip for several who had previously travelled with Viking and we KNEW how fabulous it would be! The cabins were extremely well laid out with more than enough room for clothing storage,..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Viking River cruise was a bus tour

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Ladriano
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 and Windstar for years, so we are used to small ships, but the Viking ship was really disappointing. There are no amenities on the ship. No spa, no gym, no Jacuzzi, no room service, ...
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We appreciate your candid review, Ladriano, but sincerely regret that you encountered unfavorable river conditions on your recent cruise. We’ve noted your feedback, including your schedule...

Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


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

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geminiCA
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

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 hotels, let's say Four Seasons/Mandarin Oriental/Conrad/Montage, etc. are at a top level 5 (which Viking River most certainly is not), Viking River is akin to a good Hilton. I splurged, I ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Amazing and Wonderful

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DanielleB
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I went with a group of friends and had the time of my life. The professionalism of the crew was outstanding. George, our cruise director, was simply the best. The educational aspects of the group tours was impressive, the food delicious and the onboard entertainment and crew were number 1. I loved having the ship to come back to every day while visiting multiple countries. The onboard cabin ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Fantastic Voyage!

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Ruth-Helen
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The cruise was a "Girls Only" trip for several who had previously travelled with Viking and we KNEW how fabulous it would be! The cabins were extremely well laid out with more than enough room for clothing storage, relaxing after a full day of adventures or just to leisurely sit on the balcony sipping a warm brandy as we cruised down the beautiful Danube. The food selection had something for ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Once again well satisfied despite a low water problem

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brian1941
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

This was our sixth Viking River Cruise and we have enjoyed them all, The staff are always excellent, The organisation is superb and we meet new friends, The food is excellent and the restaurant service could not be faulted. particular mention of Ryan and Ladice. The entertainment manager Ryan worked tirelessly and had to over come low water problems. One of the great pleasures it to meet ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


CRUISING AT ITS BEST

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Cannesdid
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We embarked at Budapest onto the Viking La Var. From the moment we were met at the airport, in Budapest, until we alighted at Nuremberg the Viking crews saw to every fine detail. Accommodation was perfect as was the service on & off board. George, the entertainments & events manager was outstanding, and I am sure the boat could not run without him. All the tours, free and paid for, ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Great advertising, poor performance

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Martinsilbiger
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

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. Busing through the Danube might be a better title for the trip. Changing boats was inconvenient and took time away from seeing the cities we really went to see. The local guides were ...
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Response from VikingS, Community Team

We appreciate the opportunity to review and respond to your comments, Martinsilbiger, and are glad to hear you appreciated the local guides and your crew, who made every effort to make you as...

Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Viking is just the best in every way

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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

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


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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Response from VikingS, Community Team

We are in receipt of your comments, superchel, and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to respond. While we share your disappointment regarding the lock closure encountered during your...

Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior


A Tale of Two Cruises and Lack of Accountability by Viking

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debimuch
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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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Response from VikingS, Community Team

We are in receipt of your comments, debimuch, and appreciate you taking the time to review your recent cruise. While we share your disappointment in the lock closure encountered, it is...

Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


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