People love to tell us how much they enjoyed their journey and we're as honored by their words as we are by the fact that they chose to travel with us in the first place. Read some of the best reviews about our guests' experiences below.
This was a wonderful trip for several reasons; one of which was our Program Manager. I want to sing his praises here, because I know that a program manager/tour guide can make or break a trip. He really helped to make it the perfect trip; his English was easily understood, he was very knowledgeable, kept all running smoothly, was personable, and had a good sense of humor. Early in the trip he was able to identify the special needs of everyone in his group, and he catered to those individual needs. He went above and beyond what I would call the duties of his position.
Our Viking River Cruises trip to the Mekong region was wonderful. All the excursions were conducted as described in the brochure. Hotels were excellent. Our tour guide stayed with us from start to finish and worked tirelessly to ensure all our group’s needs and wants were met. Our boat was a newer one than described in the brochure, which was great; we had hotel-style double beds and also Wi-Fi available throughout the cruise portion, and of course at every hotel stop. On board, food was topnotch, especially the delicious soups that were served at lunch and dinner. The entire crew was great, especially the hotel manager who seemed to be on duty 24/7 to ensure our trip went off without a hitch.
Peter & Cathy Dillon
We enjoyed the Mekong trip very much, especially the cruising part. The whole staff on the RV Indochina was fantastic and took very good care of us. The food was superb. The ship has a wonderful charm to it; the sun deck was our favorite place for photographing sunrises and chilling out. The size of the ship and the cruise in general were very manageable, especially for all our exotic excursions in rickshaws, cyclos, tuk-tuks and oxcarts around the villages and cities. We would love to go on the Thailand/Burma trip in 2014 but only if the size/type of ship remains as cozy and familiar as RV Indochina.
Janine & Kenneth Campbell
Having just completed the Magnificent Mekong cruisetour I wanted to express my appreciation for our tour guide. His patience, humor, knowledge and dedication made this a trip of a lifetime. Having completed three Viking trips, I feel he was by far the most accomplished guide we have experienced. He is a credit to your company and a great ambassador for his country.
John Mellor & Jenny Parker
I went on this trip reluctantly but my husband wanted to see Vietnam again, since he had been there during the war. It was a trip I will always remember with great fondness and awe. I am so glad I went and our tour guide was just wonderful. The stay at the hotel in Cambodia was like being in paradise. I loved this trip so much that after coming home, I gave a talk on it and also wrote a poem about it. I wouldn't have missed this one for the world.
Jay & Diane Baker
As second-time Viking cruisers (Russia was fabulous!) we knew we’d be well cared for, but the Mekong cruise was far beyond our expectations. The (chartered) RV Tonle was a really cool ship with a capable and helpful crew. After our tour leader showed us the history and bustle of Saigon, the cruise up the river was truly a trip into a different world. Our days in Cambodia were some of the most exotic travel experiences we've ever had. We plan to go back to Cambodia next year to spend more time in the Angkor Wat temples. Our Viking cruise was the best introduction to this fascinating and wonderful part of the world. My wife and I have recently been studying the Viking River Cruises brochures to spot our next trip to a wonderful new location. All of the Viking staff have made us want to be regulars.
David & Lesa Cummings
Just returned from our Mekong trip. Fantastic trip, great hotels, tour directors were great. Looking forward to next trip with Viking, our fifth!
Did the Magnificent Mekong 15-day cruisetour in June, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. It was a magnificent tour, very busy, well-planned excursions, excellent tour guides and fellow passengers.
This was our fourth Viking cruise and it certainly lived up to our expectations. Since I have traveled to more than 125 countries, I have a feel for good guides and excellent guides, and the two we had were beyond excellent.
I've traveled to over 50 countries and have to admit, it takes a lot to impress me. My Viking River Cruises trip to China was so incredible that I decided to do it a second time with my daughter and son-in-law. This year my husband and I took your Mekong river cruise. Angkor Wat has to be one of the most awe-inspiring experiences of my life. This may be another trip I will have to do again one day. Thank you, Viking, for putting together such a professional, reasonably priced, unique tour package. Each trip has been the experience of a lifetime.