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Budapest Viking Var Cruise Reviews

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Viking Var
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71 Budapest Viking Var Cruise Reviews


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Travelguide Barbie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking is just the best in every way

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Only been on one cruise before and that was on an enormous Royal Caribbean ship in the Caribbean which we didn’t enjoy as too many people, too impersonal, and all dockings were at awful ugly tourist trap towns ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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superchel

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

This is a VIKING? It was bad!

We had done the Rhine and couldn't wait to go again. I can't believe this is even the same cruise line. The crew was very standoff-ish. But, we made nice friends and the first few days were decent. Then, at ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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debimuch

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Tale of Two Cruises and Lack of Accountability by Viking

We had been planning for our Romantic Danube cruise on the Viking Var for over a year. Eight of us were traveling together to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We have never spent this much money on a vacation ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Km0088

1 Review Written

Simply fantastic

The cruise was the Romantic Danube with an extension in Prague. Viking representatives took care of everything from the moment we got through customs in Budapest. The towns and cities visited were great. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Gatorfan1984

1 Review Written

First Viking Cruise - Very Pleased

Always wanted to see Christmas markets in Germany/Austria. Saw an email three months prior to the trip with pricing offer that seemed too good to pass up. Have done several ocean cruises in Europe - this was our ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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davidleitschuh

1 Review Written

We Loved the Entire Cruise!

We loved the ports of call and activities on this cruise! The staff could not possibly have been more friendly or service oriented, although this was more so on our first boat (we had to change boats due to low ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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JeremyIrons

1 Review Written

The shore-to-ship-to shore care Viking gave us

Just what we were looking for. We needed to get out of town during that time and this provided a no fuss way to do it. During the trip we had no worries or concerns about transfers, baggage, meals or ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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John P. Beck

1 Review Written

A Life-Changing Experience

This was our first experience with a river cruise and we are already booked for another this summer. We enjoyed the guides, the meals and meeting new friends. We loved the laid-back atmosphere and especially valued ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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CC1943

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

SHAME ON ME

An old adage says, “If a man deceives me once, shame on him, if twice, shame on me. Not exactly true when it comes to dealing with Viking Cruises. You can cancel your Viking cruise but even with “cancel for ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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llsullivan09

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise experience- Viking

Our Viking river cruise was a disappointing experience; marred by poor customer service and misleading information. While I appreciate there is a drought and hence impact to the cruise that is out of Viking’s ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Jim85257

1 Review Written

1st trip to Europe was first class.

I had never been to Europe & had always wanted to go. A friend and I saw a 2 for 1 add for the Danube Cruise. We called Viking & booked; I was surprised at how easy it was. Our booking agent kept in contact with us ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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SouthFlBrit

1 Review Written

Another great Viking River Cruise

We had our first river cruise in 2017, a Viking Rhine cruise, and were so impressed with the way Viking looks after you from the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave. We returned this year for their Romantic ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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travelingMrBill

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Celebration Cruise

The reason we selected Viking was because of the reputation of everything being included and not having to worry about being nickeled and dimed every time you turn around. I had researched all of the other river ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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dickrobertson

1 Review Written

Viking Scores

We chose this cruise because we wanted to share the experience with family members who were able to travel at the time the cruise was scheduled. It also was after October 1 and the rates were lower then. The ship ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Alerkenbrach1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sailing the Danube was a dream come true.

I have had no interest in a typical ocean cruise experience. Shopping and gambling aren't my thing, which is what interested me in a Viking River Cruise. The activities and itineraries offered were exactly what I ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Solo-traveler

1 Review Written

Fabulous trip!!

Wonderful, conscientious and attentive staff. Comfortable, well appointed stateroom. Excellent tour guides. Amazing food. Terrific fellow travelers. I have only superlatives for the Romantic Danube river cruise I ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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amelnick1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The WWII tour of Nuremberg was fascinating and chilling

My wife and I booked this cruise because we thought sailing the Danube would be a beautiful and fun experience -- and it was. The ship was superbly maintained and always immaculate. Our cabin was amply sized and ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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SlicknBabs

1 Review Written

Wonderful cultural European experience for 10 friends from the US

New adventures for all of us. From DC, Philly and London, we gathered two days before the cruise at a well-located and comfortable hotel on the Pest side of Budapest. We took advantage of two separate guided walking ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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coreymom

1 Review Written

Unique and luxurious European tour!

We chose this company because of positive review of friends. We should have arranged to arrive a day earlier than we did to allow more time in Budapest. We missed a connection in Frankfurt and thus arrived late to ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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deleen

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

More than exceeded my expectations

We'd been wanting to do a river cruise in Europe and as a travel agent I relied on expert advice from other agents plus clients I had been sending. Everyone recommended Viking over other brands. It was high time we ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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pgscmk

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fun, lovely river cruise, great staff

We sailed from Budapest to Passau, Germany. We have done many ocean cruises, but this was only our second river cruise, and our first with Viking. We chose the smallest stateroom, assuming we wouldn't be there ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Keith Hoerner

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Superior w/ a Couple Glitches

This would have been a five-star rating had we not had to switch ships. The possibility of such a switch needs to be brought to the forefront of discussions when booking with Viking. It appears to be quite common ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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spitztj

1 Review Written

Fantastic Voyage!

We had never been in this part of the world and this was the right time to see the sights, as well as spend some quality time with other members of our family. We were not disappointed in the slightest! We enjoyed ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Connie5

1 Review Written

First River Cruise Ever

There was six of us and we all had a great time. The staff was one of best parts of the trip.I know they have to be nice but in my opinion they went beyond. I really enjoyed all the places we went to, even though I ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Danjlet

1 Review Written

Beautiful Danube

From what we had seen and heard about over the years it seemed an obvious choice for a relaxing vacation where we could explore a part of the world we had never seem. It totally met out expectations. Everything ...
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Sail Date April 2016


Viking Var Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining4.04.5
Entertainment3.04
Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation1.03.4
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.3
Service4.04.6
Value For Money3.04.1
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