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Viking Kara Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
140 reviews

A wonderful experience from start to finish!

Review for Viking Kara to Europe River
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Veranda Stateroom
The Rathaus at Basel.
The Kara at rest.
One of many castles/fortresses.
Our home for seven days.
A castle on the middle Rhine sailing.
Trams at Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the other bank.
Our guide Frank at the Cathedral of Cologne.
Happy Anniversary to us!
Working windmills at Kinderdijk.
Not my first choice of footwear.
One of many beautiful canals in Amsterdam.
This should need no explanation.
Enjoying a burger and a beer at Ter Marsch, one of the top-rated burger joi

My wife and i had seen the commercials on public television for years and always talked about how much fun and how different we imagined a river cruise to be. When we were married in 2015, our crazy schedules didn't allow us to take a proper honeymoon. So we decided to save up for something really special -- and three years later, we were sailing up the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam.

We enjoyed pretty much everything about our cruise. The staff was amazing, the ports were varied and interesting, and the excursions were fun and educational. And don't get me started on the food. Made some great friends and fortunately were able to walk off most of the calories.

The only hitch came when they switched our ship from the Hjin to the Kara shortly before our departure date due to low river levels. But as far as we could tell, it made no real difference. Our trip was everything we had hoped for and more.

Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom

Cabin B

Not big, but roomier than we expected. Everything had a function and was designed to be as compact and efficient as possible. We loved having a veranda and being able to watch the world go by.

Port Reviews


Our guide was quirky, but we enjoyed our walking tour. Plenty of free time to explore this interesting city.

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