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Viking Hemming Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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Cruising the Duoro River
Going through a Lock
Docked at night
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Wilsod24
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise the Duro with Viking was not cheap we had a 4 day extention with accommodation at the Tivoli hotel so we explored Lisbon .That was very good and to be recommended however the cruise itself whilst enjoyable is not worth £7000 for 2 people whilst the staff and organisation are brilliant we seemed to be on coaches for what seemed to be as much time as we were cruising .This was a ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda


So sad it had to end

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sugarside
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Having already river cruised before with viking and knowing this itinerary was exactly what we wanted we had no hesitation in booking this holiday. We opted to do the pre cruise extension in Madrid and this proved to be another good choice as we got to know our small group of 16 other travelers well and they turned out to be our core group of friends for the rest of the trip. On transferring ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda


Nothing but a bus trip ! No cruise

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mgkbk
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

XMAS CRUISE 2018 PORTO TO PORTO , DOURO RIVER PORTUGAL. itinerary changed so many times even the staff could not tell me where or what we were doing have the time. Spent 10% on the ship ( sleeping , eating ) 90% on buses this is a bus trip not a river cruise. I feel we were deceived as the excursions were changed / canceled repeatedly. if xmas is not a good time for attractions to be open ...
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Thank you for your review, mgkbk, and for this chance to respond. We regret to hear that your journey through the Douro Valley fell below expectations, though we remain grateful for your...

Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Attention to detail yields worry free experience

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Fede
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

This cruise was a Christmas/birthday present for my sister, who had never been to Portugal. It was my fourth visit to the country, but first to the Douro region. I have never "cruised", opting for more active adventures, on land. But my sister's limited mobility made this a better choice. We were not disappointed. The ship was comfortable, with an elevator for those who preferred. It was ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda


Viking Cruise was Perfect

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willrich88
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

Excellent cultural education. Excellent guides who knew their history and culture of the regions Cuisine was fabulous and often of the region we were visiting Crew was wonderful. All directions as to what to do and expect were detailed Ship was great 2 hotels were lovely first class. Airline travel totally arranged Stateroom was cleaned twice daily. There is absolutely ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


First River Cruise Experience (...and we are Vegan)

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CDNPolar
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We watch some TV networks where Viking advertise all the time and we have always talked about a River Cruise. 2 years earlier on a Viking Ocean Cruise (Best cruises in the world) we met a couple that had done 7 River Cruises - they met us on this one. This was Viking Hemming Rivers of Gold and we spent 2 nights in Lisbon in a great hotel and then embarked The Hemming in Porto Portugal 2 days ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


PERFECT TRIP! The Douro

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FrogMom
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was a huge celebration trip. Declared cancer free, 30th wedding anniversary, husband's 65th birthday, husband's retirement. We had a blast. Service, food, tours, amenities all up to our expectations and more. Our suite was wonderful with the balcony and plenty of space. Very clean and our room steward was excellent - as were all the crew! This is not a cruise for people with limited ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Wonderful bus trip

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cowes20
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

Our Douro cruise was very good. the Douro river is quite scenic but we only cruised two days up river and two days back to Porto. The remainder of the cruise is spent on busses visiting places sometimes up to two hours each way. Every day the bus excursions were long and tedious. This was our third Viking cruise and you could not book with a better company. The entire crew are outstanding. Yet ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda


Wonderful bus tour with cruise extension

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cowes20
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

No! I'm not being funny with the title just honest. You will spend much more time on busses than you will cruising on the Douro. If like us, you understand that before you go you will not be disappointed. In fact the Douro is lovely but only navigable for a short distance. Thus you cruise 2 days upstream from Porto, turn around and cruise 2 days back to Porto. This was our third Viking river ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda


The beautiful Douro

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drmarg
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The cruise through the beautiful Douro Valley in Portugal was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The scenery is breathtaking- in places the river is so narrow you can almost touch the shore - a major navigational feat for the captain. Since the Douro is a major wine producing region the shores are filled with almost continuous terraced vineyards. In spite of the hot summer the landscape was very ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


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