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.
The staff is nice, friendly, helpful, efficient and flexible. The food is good. You get your money’s worth. Waiters are very helpful and went out of their way to please us. They learned our beverage preferences.
The service is great, staff are all friendly and helpful and they make sure your needs are taken care of. They treat all guests as members of a big family.
Our experience was so good that we would have no problem referring Viking River Cruises to friends and family. Great food and experience with dining staff.
…are wonderfully designed, very comfortable and open with well-prepared food and terrifically friendly and professional crew. We chose this itinerary because departure and return were from the same city, Amsterdam, easing flight booking from the U.S. We’re coming back in 2014.
George C. Freeman
I have taken several Viking trips and they never disappoint. Viking Freya was so lovely and so sparkling clean. It was unusually cold, a little snow even fell as we sailed along, but we came prepared. There is no other way to travel and to meet such nice new friends. I have my next one already booked.
Adrienne and Doris
We had a terrific time. The entire staff was great and the service was warm, friendly and efficient! Every meal was delicious and the service staff was fun and always smiling. We absolutely loved the included shore excursions and learned a ton. The included beer and wine was a big hit for sure. We are coming back at the end of this year to do the Danube and referred four couples....we are all ready to go! Thanks for a wonderful experience.
Walt & Sharon Hess
We booked Tulips & Windmills a year in advance to celebrate Bill’s retirement. It was our first cruise and we are so glad we chose Viking, primarily because the Longships accommodate approximately 200 people (as opposed to thousands on ocean cruise lines). This made for a relaxing atmosphere and we met so many wonderful people. Our ship was just beautiful and we loved our Veranda Suite. The crew was wonderful! Their attention to detail and impeccable customer service made our trip a most memorable experience. This cruise was the best vacation we have ever taken and we just booked another cruise.
Lorraine & Bill
We looked forward to the new Viking Longship adventure and were not disappointed. The weather was cold and rainy, but the ship was warm and inviting. The staff took care of our every need. We were already thinking that we had received the best service, and then we were greeted at the airport in Amsterdam for our return flight by a wonderful Viking representative who walked us through the airport’s automated check-in of tickets and baggage. Viking knew how confused we could have been and gave us a final gift of hospitality and care. Thank you for a wonderful trip from beginning to end.
Karen & Jim
We could never have imagined how wonderful this cruise would be for us. It was more than we could have dreamed. The crew, dining and rooms were the caliber of a 5-star hotel. We cannot sing the praises of the crew enough. We can’t wait to go on the Grand European Tour for our fourth anniversary in 2013.
James & Bonnye Livesay
Just returned from our long-awaited cruise on Viking Njord in May 2012. The ship is beautiful and the staff went well beyond our expectations. The whole trip seemed choreographed down to the minute; smooth traveling from pickup at the airport to departure 10 days later. The tours were great, guides very knowledgeable, buses nice and clean, good drivers, food was fine. Accommodations were great. We were in a veranda suite, nicely appointed and comfortable. It even has heated floors in the bathroom. The shower is great, big and super pressure with a “rain forest” shower head. Toiletries were top shelf; towels and linens great quality and service was excellent. It was a wonderful trip. The maiden voyage of Viking Njord was terrific.
Jim & Paige Todd
We have been on over 40 ocean cruises on many different lines and ships and Viking River Cruises surpassed them all. Our Tulips and Windmills cruise on Viking Pride exceeded all our expectations from the minute we received our travel documents. The flights were booked with care, the personnel who greeted us at the Amsterdam Airport, the entire cruise staff, the meals (truly 5-star!), the tours, the cabins. The whole vacation was the best. Viking has an open seating policy in the dining room; however, we were four close friends traveling together and preferred to sit with one another. Fortunately, there was never a problem getting our favorite table for four by a large panoramic window. In the lounges and on tours we enjoyed mingling with other guests. Viking’s relaxed format accommodated our preferences. The four of us are looking forward to doing the Grand European Tour. We are now totally spoiled for any other sort of cruise.
Dan Tobey & Jack Simon
Such a wonderful trip! Great ship, amenities, people and food, as well as excellent staff throughout. The history, canal tours, chocolates, tulips, windmills, art, old cities and rural settings were just some highlights of our journey. The expert guides handled the tours seamlessly and there was plenty of free time to explore, wander and rest. Thanks!
This was our second Viking cruise and we had a wonderful time. Everyone on board was superb. Food was great and the Program Director and his team did a first-rate job. We had such a good time that we booked our third Viking cruise, Danube Waltz, less than a week after we returned home from Tulips and Windmills.
Scott & Leslie Lang
My wife and I were passengers on Viking Pride for the Tulips & Windmills cruise and were as pleased with this cruise as we were with our previous Grand European Tour cruise several years ago. Our appreciation and thanks are extended to you and your entire organization which went so far beyond the basic duties and made us feel secure and cared for.
Howard D. Warner
The most fantastic vacation we've had in more than 20 years! My wife and I have just returned from one of the most enjoyable and relaxing vacations ever. The entire onboard staff and crew of the Viking Spirit were always striving to exceed our expectations.
Edward & Judy Whitby
We have traveled throughout Europe quite a bit, but we have never had such a relaxing, informative and well-organized trip. This was simply the best vacation we have ever had!
Julie & Ryan Day
We want to tell you how pleased we were with the ship, staff, food and tours. The ship was elegant, staff always willing to help and food superb. The elaborate presentation and quality of the meals was fantastic.
Jim & Eileen Gadwood
The crew was very personable and accommodating from the time we were met at the airport to the end of the cruise.