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46 Budapest Viking Lif Cruise Reviews


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Kevinlizzycruise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An outstanding experience

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For our 5th cruise with Viking (after Portugal, France, China and Med) we decided for our anniversary to explore the Central Europe on Viking LIF. Our expectations were very high, but the recent 2 weeks ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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lcruise94

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst Cruise Ever

It has now been one year since we completed our cruise on the viling Lif from Budapest to Amsterdam. With some perdpsective that a year offers, I can say without qualification that this cruise was my worst travel ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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EarlandJane

1 Review Written

A jewel of a cruise and a diamond as a cruise director

This was our 5th cruise with Viking (2 river and 2 ocean cruises) and made us realised once again why we like cruising so much with them. Was the ideal way to celebrate our 50th anniversary and Grand European Tour ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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dastravel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruising on highways, not rivers

We had taken a Viking cruise from Budapest to Bucharest two years earlier, and thought that two weeks on a ship from Budapest to Amsterdam, passing through some areas that we had not visited before or had seen ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Jsteinb2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grand European "Bus Trip"

We've had done 4 European river cruises over the years - 2 with Viking and 2 with other companies and we wanted to do the 2-week Grand European River Cruise as part of a relaxing October vacation. This trip, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Robin.Charman

2 Reviews Written

Delightful Adventure

We had already done one river cruise and enjoyed it so much discussion we decided on the Grand European Tour. It had many of the things we were interested in. Although we arrive late in the afternoon and were ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Leeweir

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Budapest to Amsterdam

This was our first river cruise, but won’t be our last! We were attracted by the ports of call, the reasonable price of the cruise, the great room, the food and included shore excursions and the high reviews for ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Flyfisher 250

1 Review Written

Very nice longship, very good service but mediocre food

We really thought the Viking longship was built just right with its very convenient and pleasant public areas and restaurants. The service was excellent. The staterooms were kept extremely clean and our AA Suite ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Matsua3

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Passage to Eastern Europe

Needed a quick get away and Viking had the destination I was looking for. I wish massage service was available. The crew was wonderful, friendly and helpful. Meals were excellent and beverages were good. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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SJeffs

1 Review Written

So relaxing with wonderful service

We have traveled to over 65 countries, bit never to Eastern Europe. It was a wonderful experience, especially the shore excursions included in the price. Viking gave us so many cultural experiences in each country ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Niken1956

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

One “breath of fresh air” in a sea of disappointments

For our 4th trip with Viking (1 on the river and 2 on the ocean) we decided for a 2 weeks cruise between Budapest and Amsterdam on board of Viking Lif. Our expectations were very high after our previous cruises and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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MikeSCI

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

AMAZING memories

After 4 ocean cruises with Princess and HAL this was our first river cruise and we couldn’t wait to leave the ship to share here our AMAZING memories. Viking was perfect offering us an unforgettable journey from ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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teachergeo

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Extremely Poor Food Service, Food Quality, Excursions

It was all about the itinerary. To list all the defects would be redundant from others who have already complained. The food was cold, the meat was tough and grizzly. The lack of vegetables that were not over ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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JTflorida

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Far above our expectations and more

We just come back from a cruise in eastern Europe on Viking LIF. We’ve been cruising many times before mainly on Cunard, Regent, Silver Sea and Viking (3 times on the ocean) but this was our very first river ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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freundb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our Superb 2017 River Cruise

This cruise was scheduled as our first cruise in retirement and was selected to visit the homelands of earlier generations of my family in the old Austro-Hungarian empire. The path of this cruise hit all the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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luv2cruiseviking

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exceptional service, accomodations and food.

Other family members had already signed up for the cruise. We joined them. We had heard very good reviews about Viking River cruises and were not disappointed. We would go on another given the opportunity. The ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ChaseJr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great ship! Outstanding Cruise Director! Fantastic cruise!

After 6 cruises with Princess, Oceana and Viking on the ocean, me and my partner we decided this November to try a river cruise and, as we enjoyed our last cruise on Viking Star we decided for Viking again. The ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Sandybeatty

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best ever!

Cruise director and ALL staff were excellent. My first trip to Europe and what a great way to see a part of 4 countries. Would do it again in a heartbeat! We had a Veranda Suite an it was perfect every day. We ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Sunshine369

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

This was my third Viking cruise. In 2015, l did Castles along the Rhine in November and was so impressed that l upon returning home l booked another cruise for the following May, which was equally wonderful. I ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Seawolf26

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Europe River Cruise

Having limited previous exposure to mainland Europe, this cruise provided the opportunity to broaden my sense of the cultures extant in that part of the world. My travel companion and I actually started the trip ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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sistertrip4

2 Reviews Written

First Viking cruise and we are hooked!

This was to celebrate retirement and a milestone birthday. We also added the Prague and Amsterdam extensions. Since we selected an Explorer Suite, business class air was included. From check in at O'Hare ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Owenses

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Rolling down the river.

This was our 5th river cruise with Viking. Having done China, Myanmar, Vietnam and Russia this was not as adventurous. Several friends recommended it. Overall the cruise was very nice, relaxing and we covered a lot ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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SSFalcon

1 Review Written

Everything we were looking for in a river cruise.

We were looking for a cruise that was a little longer so that we could make the most of the travel time that it takes to get to Europe. Arriving 2 days early in Budapest gave us time to acclimate to the time change ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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MayaTS

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A WOW AT EVERY SECOND!Can we have Leonard as a cruise director again????!!!

This cruise was the 5th with Viking and I am happy to say that nothing changes. Despite the fact that our ship was not a new one (2012) everything was impeccable - Very comfortable, very clean and was nicely ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Southerntravellers

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Crew Who Made a Great Cruise

We just come back from a 2-week cruise between Budapest and Amsterdam on Viking LIF. We do like ocean cruises (being already with Regent, Princess and Cunard) but it was the 6th river cruise (2 with Viking, 2 with ...
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Sail Date April 2017


Viking Lif Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.5
Dining4.04.4
Entertainment3.04.2
Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation1.03.3
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.4
Service4.04.7
Value For Money3.04.2
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