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 Viking River Cruise Line

Viking River Cruises was established in 1997 by a Scandinavian and Dutch consortium with extensive experience in passenger shipping, including past owners, board members and management of Royal Viking Line, Holland America Line, Kloster Cruise (NCL), and Silja Line. Following the purchase of KD River Cruises in 2000, Viking River Cruises became the largest river cruise line in the world. Its fleet of 30 boats ply the waterways of Europe and Russia, covering the Rhone, Seine, Volga, Yenisey, Ob, Rhine, Main, Danube, Elbe, Moselle and Po rivers.

 Recent Viking River Reviews

  • Jerry Mosgrove  Viking Skirnir  Grand European Tour

    My husband and I were recently aboard the Viking Skirnir for the Grand European Tour beginning September 26 and ending October 10. This was our Swan Song, because due to our age, we knew we... read more

    29 users found this review helpful.
  • Myrna Hetzel  Viking Buri  France

    I am forced to leave out numerous details as this is not an essay. From January to April, 2016, I paid Viking Cruises for a no risk cancellation trip from Paris to Marseilles that would commence... read more

    12 users found this review helpful.
  • eileen  Viking Njord  Europe- Danube

    Viking - Worst Vacation Ever. We were sold & expected a relaxing, stress less cruise, which docked in the heart of the city and included a choice of tours. Instead, we got early morning... read more

    25 users found this review helpful.
  • Bryce Flynn  Viking Odin  Cities of Light

    Our very expensive Cities of Light Cruise proved to a huge disappointment. The service crew was stellar - God bless them every one. But the boat crew not-so-much. There were a number of problems... read more

    16 users found this review helpful.
  • robert lockwood  Viking Europe  budapest to prague

    My wife and I booked a river cruise and paid for upgraded flights that avoided a 6 am flight and a 6 hour layover. The upgrade cost us over $400 which was well worth it. Then Viking changed our... read more

    27 users found this review helpful.
  • James  Viking Europe  Grand European tour

    As a US military member, my wife and her parents purchased this cruise over a year in advance to accomodate my rather unpredictable military assignment cycle. We decided to splurge for a... read more

    30 users found this review helpful.
  • Terry Schwartz  Viking Jarl  Grand Eurpean Tour

    In the middle of the cruise. Thus far very pleasant. Staff is very good and accommodating. There is one MAJOR problem. We are in one of only seven 2 room suites (besides the two Owner's suites)... read more

    29 users found this review helpful.
  • Michael Schultz  Viking Buri  Southern France

    First part of the cruise cancelled; high water. Much more bus riding than cruising. The destinations, tour guides, and staff were fantastic. The ship was quite nice and comfortable. Top deck closed... read more

    26 users found this review helpful.
  • Cathlyn Mariscotti  Viking Emerald  China

    We have not even departed on our trip yet and we have had problems with Viking. The cruise line states that they will send out documents 2-3 weeks before the departure date. We are two weeks away... read more

    10 users found this review helpful.
  • Julie  Viking Var  Danube

    We were on the Viking Var. I read a variety of reviews before I left and had some concerns. The concerns from negative reviews was unfounded. The ship was extremely clean, the staff magnificent.... read more

    40 users found this review helpful.
  • Ron Knight  Viking Saigon  SE Asia and Mekong River

    We are a retired couple who have travelled widely and frequently over the past two decades. We went on Viking's Magnificent Mekong tour of South East Asia in November 2013. Having enjoyed three... read more

    18 users found this review helpful.
  • LeeLee   Viking Prestige  Cities of Light

    I had heard that river cruising was enjoyable but imagined it might be a little boring. I am glad to report I was very wrong. We met a lot of great people but also had some time to explore the... read more

    23 users found this review helpful.
  • bernhard muller  Viking Helvetia  Rhine

    This is a future cruise--it will be our third on Viking. We travelled to China and Paris/Normandy previously. While the cruises are great once you get there--plane reservation planning is awful.... read more

    30 users found this review helpful.
  • Sharon Bonner  Viking Prestige  Grand European Tour

    Our first river cruise; we have been on three ocean cruises previously. In summary, Viking provided a magical cruise with informative tour guides, good accommodations, an ample variety of food,... read more

    130 users found this review helpful.
  • Laurinda Hancock  Viking Helvetia  Rhine Getaway

    The ship is clean, cabins roomy and easy to view all from the large windows in Cabin 214. The cruise director Renee was rude and it got worse as the cruise continued. The food servie was incredible... read more

    87 users found this review helpful.
  • Bill Cooper  Viking Sun  Antwerp to Basel

    We were very excited to make our first river cruise after making many ocean / cruise liner type cruises. The main thing we look for is ability to travel to different cities, countries, etc. without... read more

    122 users found this review helpful.
  • Chris  Viking Helvetia  rhine getaway

    We were probably the youngest couple on the Helvetia recently, but that didn't matter and we did expect most fellow travelers to be older (and wiser). We quickly hooked up with other couples in... read more

    163 users found this review helpful.
  • nancy  Viking Legend  Grand European Tour

    In hopes that others will read this prior to booking a cruise on the Legend. It is ludacris to believe that this cruise would actually sell for $10,000 per person. It is advertised as two for one... read more

    220 users found this review helpful.
  • Jo Dominguez  Viking Legend  Grand European tour

    The best cruise I have ever taken. This cruise is destination driven, there are no pools, or casinos, very little in the way of entertainment. The excursions are included in the cost of the trip,... read more

    150 users found this review helpful.
  • Eileen Southall  Viking Sun  Roof of the World

    The Itinerary was amazing, the crew and staff were top notch. The ship, Viking Century Sun, suffered terribly from a faulty air conditioning system that kept cabins damp, clothes in the cabin damp,... read more

    31 users found this review helpful.
  • Albert Fairchild  Viking Kurov  Russia

    We thoroughly enjoyed Russia and all the places we visited. But the overall cruise experience on the Kirov, the level of service, food, and value for money were extremely disappointing. We would... read more

    79 users found this review helpful.
  • Floyd Nevling  Viking Sun  Brussels to Basel

    The cruise on the Viking Sun was about the best trip I have ever taken. However, there are a few tips I would like to alert travelers to. The plane sceduling was bad. We left Pittsburgh at... read more

    139 users found this review helpful.
  • Linda Fasteson

    Viking Sun  Treasures of the Rhine, Basel to Antwerp

    We have found that one of the most pleasurable ways of visiting a variety of destinations is by river, and there’s no more leisurely way than with the comforts afforded by the ships that... read more

    177 users found this review helpful.
  • Doug and Carol Eads

    Viking Europe  Eastern Europe Vienna to Black Sea Round Trip

    Begin the Journey: Vienna has always been the city of musical genius ... a gathering place of culture where east meets west. Mozart, Beethoven, and the Strauss family lived and worked in... read more

    31 users found this review helpful.
  • John R. Marler

    Viking Pride  Danube River Budapest-Vienna-Prague

    Romantic Danube Cruise on Viking River Cruises Viking Pride 8/3/2002 through 8/14/2002 I received a flyer from Viking River Cruises and it looked like the type of trip... read more

    130 users found this review helpful.

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