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84 Viking Lif Cruise Reviews


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fefe3xs

1 Review Written

The best way to see Europe!

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This was our first time to Europe, we chose Viking and this itinerary after reading reviews, we were not disappointed. From the time we landed in Amsterdam until we were taken to the airport in Budapest Viking ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Kevinlizzycruise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An outstanding experience

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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CruiseSuzie65

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thank you Viking, thank you Lif, thank you Leonard!

After 6 cruises on the big ships we decided for our anniversary to try a river cruise with Viking (we’ve done already 2 Viking cruises on the ocean). The cruise from Bucharest to Budapest sounded very interesting ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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CRUISEandFLY

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

BEST CHOICE FOR RIVER CRUISES

For our 5th cruise with Viking (2 river cruises + 2 ocean cruises) we decided to take the 3 weeks trip from Amsterdam to Budapest on Viking Lif. We absolutely love the ship and we were lucky enough to don’t ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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canny69

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Bloomin' Marvelous

We didn't choose this ship,- it chose us! from the moment we boarded in Amsterdam to the disembarkation, we were looked after royally, from the Captain down to the cabin Stewardess, we cannot fault, Our cabin on ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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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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Daryllcruiseaddict

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellence with the excellents

After a not very pleasant experience last year on the Rhine with Viking we decided to take this time Lif on a cruise between Bucharest to Budapest. What a massive difference! Everything was far above all ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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ebharris

1 Review Written

First VIKING cruise - AMAZING|

After more than 10 cruises with Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean me and my husband we decided to try something different. “Cruising the Eastern Europe” on board Viking LIF was our first river cruise and our ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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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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suzthomp

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Trip of a lifetime!

We picked this cruise from an advertisement. We didn't really check anything out before hand but it was for our 50th wedding anniversary so off we went. This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever been on. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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S.Holt.Jett

1 Review Written

SPLENDID IN EVERY RESPECT!

We chose this particular cruise itinerary in order to see a part of Europe not previously visited. Viking Cruises impressed us in every aspect of our voyage: attentive and personalized service; delicious meals, ...
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Sail Date June 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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Al In San Diego

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking's European Sojourn Exceeded All Expectations

This is my second Viking European river cruise. Enjoyed the first one so much I took another one. This time going west on a different ship. While we stopped in some of the same cities, Tour Guides covered different ...
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Sail Date April 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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Karrano

1 Review Written

Wonderful Cruise

This was our first river cruise on Viking and we absolutely loved it. The staff was incredibly attentive. They took an interest in getting to know us and answer all our questions. The food was delicious. It was ...
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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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ConnietedK

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Viking LIF rules the Danube’s waves

We’ve been travelling with Viking many times and we always prefer a nice relaxing river cruise instead of an ocean one on a big noisy crowdy ship. Our cruise from Bucharest to Budapest manage to change our ...
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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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wislingrama

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful First Time River Cruising on Viking Lif for 14N

Always heard great things about river cruising and after many ocean cruises we decided to experience it for ourselves. We chose Viking because it offered the Grand European itinerary and we enjoy Europe's cultural ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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cruiseaddictUSA

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sailing the amazing Eastern Europe with Viking

Me and my wife we just come back from “passage to Europe” on Viking LIF. We’ve been in many cruises on the big ships, two of them with Viking Sky and Star, but our recent experience exceeded any expectations. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Tolmanbridge

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Scenery, Great Friends, Great Times!

I love history. I felt this gave us a good overview for our first time in Europe. We started with three days in Amsterdam. I would recommend going from Amsterdam to Budapest rather than the opposite direction. ...
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Sail Date July 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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