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Paris and the Heart of Normandy Cruise Reviews

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.

AS ALWAYS, VIKING OUTPERFORMS

We found the trip very enjoyable. The weather was just perfect and the people were great! As always, Viking outperforms. There is no other way I would travel Europe than with Viking! The history, the guides and locations they stop at... A four-star floating hotel, great staff! Thanks Viking for another great river cruise.

Paul Spurling
2016

EXCEEDED OUR ALREADY HIGH EXPECTATIONS

We had a wonderful experience on this cruise. Everything was of highest quality, from the rooms to the staff and food and excursions. Viking organized everything beautifully and we didn't need to worry about anything. We heard it would be wonderful and it exceeded our already high expectations. We will definitely travel with Viking again.

Don and Monica
2016

WE FELT LIKE ROYALTY

I just returned from my first Viking cruise and it was incredible. I can’t say enough. Wonderful food, awesome staff, exceptional guides, beautiful sites. We felt like royalty. Thank you for the best cruise!

Linda
2016

I WOULD TELL ANYONE I KNOW TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER VIKING

I like the size of the ship and number of people on board. I would tell anyone I know to seriously consider Viking if they are considering a river cruise!

Mary
2016

VIKING DOES A VERY GOOD JOB

Overall, Viking does a very good job. The ships are nice, the staff is great and the food is delicious. The staff on the ship is the very best! Really appreciate the free Wi-Fi. We are happy.

Barbara
2016

A STRESS-FREE WAY TO TRAVEL

The food and wine were enjoyable and the excursions were informative. A stress-free way to travel.

Margaret
2016

A PERFECT CRUISE

This was our first river cruise with Viking and we loved it. We were celebrating some challenges and the cruise was perfect. Our stateroom was wonderful; the crew members were friendly and helpful; and the food was exceptional, as were the shore excursions. I loved Giverny and Monet’s house, and relaxing as we floated by the gorgeous French countryside. We loved it so much we’ve booked two more cruises with Viking. It far surpassed the huge cruise ship experience.

Judy and Cal
2015

A GRAND EXPERIENCE

The trip was wonderful—excellent dining, great tours and many friendly fellow cruisers. The staff was exceptional and did all they could to make our trip a grand experience. We have booked our next cruise for 2015.

Rick and Joanne
2014

VIKING DOES THINGS RIGHT

A friend and I just returned from our Paris & the Heart of Normandy cruise aboard the Viking Neptune. Based on my experience, a Viking trip is just right for you if you want to have a predictable, reliable travel experience. Viking does things right. The food is good and plentiful; the staff is courteous and helpful; the ship is clean and there is great emphasis on hygiene. It is also a relaxing and friendly cruise (only 140 guests on our ship) with great care given to make sure that every guest has a good experience. The price is fair and the cruise is a good value.

Bette
2014

THE STAFF WAS EXTRAORDINARY!

Our second trip with Viking was amazing. The food was fantastic and so was the service. All the tours were great, and the guides were wonderful, including our director; she was so knowledgeable. In fact, all the staff was extraordinary. Our waiter was able to direct me to some local things to do. What a bargain, what fun! I have no complaints at all.

Don
2013

CARING CREW MADE THE TRIP

It was SPECTACULAR! Paris was wonderful and the ship, the food, the excursions were all fantastic, but it was the crew above all that made the trip. I have cruised often with many lines. Some had good service, some had great (and some, not so much of either) but nobody can top Viking. I have never felt so cared for, from the seaman that took our bags to the Captain himself, there was not one thing that this crew wouldn't have done to make the trip delightful. We have already booked our next Viking cruise and I can’t wait.

Les & Peg
2013

JOB EXTREMELY WELL DONE

We just returned from our long-awaited Viking cruise from Paris to Normandy and we could not have been more pleased! From the staff to the food, the sights and the tours, it was all above expectations. We are already planning another Viking cruise to Portugal and Spain on the Portugal’s River of Gold cruise! Job extremely well done! Thank you!

Linda & Larry DeSantos
2013

TREMENDOUS EXPERIENCE

A truly tremendous experience! We did the pre-extension in Paris and the post-extension in London/Oxford for a totally perfect vacation. Viking reps were with us every step of the way for 14 days. The Program Director on Viking Pride was a wonderful guy with a great sense of humor. The service, the food and the excursions were all great. And the Paris Metro was quite easy to navigate. Très bon!

Rich & Cheryl Haas
2013

A SPECTACULAR TIME

This was our fourth trip with Viking and we had a spectacular time. As always we had wonderful food, delightful traveling companions, helpful staff and informative tours. We would not consider traveling with another river cruise company. Viking is the best!

Scott & Leslie
2013

ART, HISTORY, CULTURE

I am not an experienced traveler and was a little apprehensive traveling by myself. The Viking representatives were kind and patient in answering all my pre-trip questions. I traveled on Viking Spirit and it would not have been humanly possible to make the trip any more perfect! From art, history and culture, to the professionalism and warmth of the staff and the terrific people I met, the trip was absolutely wonderful.

Anita K.
2013

WONDERFUL AND MEMORABLE

Returned home yesterday from our wonderful cruise aboard Viking Pride. It was a truly wonderful and memorable trip! We loved Paris, but we loved the towns we visited along the Seine even more. Everyone we encountered was pleasant and kind; aboard ship, the staff was superb. Our Program Director must be the hardest working man in France, and the wait staff, concierge, housekeeping were all first rate. Our meals were delicious, accompanied by complimentary wine that flowed generously. We will always fondly remember our adventure in France!

Bob & Debby Harris
2013

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Outstanding service! We were traveling with my parents and when my dad got sick the staff were so helpful. They went above and beyond! A few things you should know, the tour is a bit leisurely paced so if you are accustomed to a fast-paced tour you will need to adjust. Check-in time is 3:00; we were hoping to get in our room earlier since we arrived at 9:00 and had been up over 24 hours by the time we finally got in our room. We will travel with Viking again but next time we will fly in a day early.

Richard & Mary Lewis
2012

WE CAN’T WAIT TO TRAVEL AGAIN WITH THIS COMPANY

We celebrated Hannah’s 13th birthday on Viking Spirit. The entire staff was wonderful and they made Hannah feel special. This was my fifth Viking trip and we can’t wait to travel again with this company.

Maisy & Hannah
2011

ONE OF THE GREATEST VACATIONS EVER

We have just returned from one of the greatest vacations we have ever taken. The crew of Viking Spirit was attentive and wonderful. The meals were fantastic and a true culinary experience. This cruise is the most wonderful and cost-effective way to experience Paris and the historical sites of Normandy. We highly recommend this cruise!

John Rowan & Terri Woodmansee
2010

VIKING DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB

We took our third cruise with Viking in April 2010 and had a wonderful time in Paris and on Viking Spirit. As we have come to expect, the captain and crew were outstanding with a special thanks to housekeeping who went far and above what I have encountered in many 5-star hotels. The local tour guides were the best we’ve encountered so far. There were additional challenges for the crew due to the Icelandic volcano shutting down air space; many potential travelers could not fly to Europe and some were not able to fly home at the end. Viking did an outstanding job helping people rebook flights and allowing anyone from the previous cruise to stay on board and take part in our cruise. A class act! Now for our big decision: Will it be China or Russia next?

Dave & Lavonne Suwalski
2010

EXCELLENT IN SO MANY WAYS

As a travel agent, I decided to take your Paris & the Heart of Normandy cruise. It was excellent in so many ways. The daily news from home and abroad, the hot soup ready for us when we returned from a cold evening out and about, comfortable beds, the wonderful library with travel books and games and so much more. Your company is amazing and so thoughtful for their passengers. My husband and I will personally take another trip one of these days.

Elaine Pittell, Top Flight Travel
2010

STAFF COULDN’T HAVE BEEN MORE FRIENDLY

We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our Paris & the Heart of Normandy cruise this past week. The ship was great, your staff couldn’t have been more friendly or efficient and the food was wonderful. We enjoyed the companionship of new friends and had an overall wonderful experience.

Sylvia & Arthur Kelts
2009

PLEASED WITH THE TRIP

We wanted to tell you how pleased we were with the trip. We can’t say enough good things about the courteous and friendly staff! All in all we loved the whole trip. We would do another cruise if we could be promised a crew as wonderful as we had.

James & Marian Berray
2008

THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC

The sights and tours were excellent and extremely well organized. The food was fantastic and the staff and tour guides superb! We will definitely book with Viking in the future.

Keith & Lynda Tanner
2004

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