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17 Viking Lif Cruise Reviews

TomKatSumpt avatar


1 Review Written

The Grand Grand European Cruise


We wanted to see all stops between Amsterdam and Budapest. We figured the best way to get a snap shot was to take the 15 day river cruise. A very polished crew, exquisite food, and cabins comfortable although ...
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Sail Date July 2019

Niken1956 avatar


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

4lafz avatar


1 Review Written

Beautiful cruise

This cruise was terrific. It was my second Viking, although my first was China which is a joint Chinese govt and Viking endeavor. We really lucked out on the weather. We were upgraded to a verandah suite which ...
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Sail Date June 2017

missjean1 avatar


1 Review Written

Great on-board experiences; many shore excursions were tedious & overextended.

We chose this cruise to see new countries & sights. Unfortunately the weather was rainy & very chilly on most of the excursions which could have been shortened by half & still covered the same sights & information. ...
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Sail Date April 2017

Southerntravellers avatar


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

Arling2nGal avatar


11 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

A very interesting itinerary!

This was our 6th Viking River Cruise (our 8th river cruise). Overall, this was another very good trip. Everything went smoothly; all the flights, connections, transfers, etc (all done through Viking). Since this ...
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Sail Date March 2017

maryhill51 avatar


2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

European Sojourn

Cruise was very good, staff wonderful and itineraries good. One complaint is that dinner should be more open seating and flexible. The brochures all say it is open seating but in reality it is not. There is ...
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Sail Date July 2016

tanker77 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great countries and great tours

We visited Hungary,Serbia,Bulgaria and Romania..with an extra few days in Transylvania. Crew was very friendly and tried to please. Food on board was very good. Tours were interesting and tour guides were very ...
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Sail Date June 2016

sue_english_kovar avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Grand European was good but not Grand

We chose this cruise because we had a stellar experience on a previous Viking Cruise, and because it covered many areas we hadn't been. The ship was as expected as was the cabin. Dining was off from our previous ...
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Sail Date July 2016

Franknjo avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our favorite city, Kinderdyjk, Holland, city of windmills!

We had heard so much about this cruise and it lived up to our expectations! Beautiful medieval cities, the gorgeous cathedrals, the palaces, so lovely amidst the beautiful river settings. The staff was wonderful ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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Crusing Daddy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

95% outstanding, 5% needs improvement

The boat trip was exceptional and very accommodating. Guides were very knowledgeable and courteous. Boat crew and staff superb. Just an overall excellent boat cruise. The onboard food was truly gourmet. I really ...
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Sail Date May 2016

ukey avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Highly recommend Viking Cruises.

This was my first time in Europe....I really enjoyed the cruise from the service, the food, the cabins were equipped with everything one would need. The staff on the ship were amazing.....as this was my first time ...
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Sail Date April 2016

LorraineMatheson avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes


Great experience, floating hotel, really nice to just unpack once but still see all the different cities and countries. Lots of information, almost to the point of information overload. Food awesome. Nice to have ...
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Sail Date September 2015



1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Need More Information

Although overall we were overall pleased with this cruise, our second with Viking, there was one area that could use improvement. First and foremost, we were not aware of the extensive walking we had to do. The ...
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Sail Date April 2015

JohnZ403 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking Rivers Cruises are great, but...

This was out third river cruise with Viking, from Bucharest to Budapest. It had all of the things we have learned to expect from Viking... great ship, super crew, really good dining, great entertainment, good on ...
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Sail Date May 2015

muly avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

It Depends

Definitely a good choice for people who like short tours. Most of the tour guides were excellent compared to tour guides from some ocean cruises. The tours were not in depth, and that was a draw back for us. A quick ...
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Sail Date October 2014

MinnerFam avatar


2 Reviews Written

Fascinating Scenario complemented by expert guides

Length and Composition was reason we booked this specific cruise. We discovered that fellow passengers make the difference between "excellent" and truly "outstanding." Of course, Viking does not have much control ...
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Sail Date October 2017

Viking Lif Ratings

Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation1.03.3
Value For Money3.04.2
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