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Viking Beyla Cruise Reviews

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Viking Beyla
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92 Viking Beyla Cruise Reviews


Mr Nicol Cameron avatar

Mr Nicol Cameron

1 Review Written

A superb cruise on the River Elbe

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We had already done and enjoyed two river cruises with Viking (the Danube; and the river Duoro). Both were extremely well organised. We wanted to see other parts of Europe and were attracted by the idea of the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Andy_Ottawa

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

"Elegant Elbe" gives fascinating view of former East Germany

Itinerary (2 days in Berlin, 5 day cruise including Wittenburg, Meissen and Dresden, 2 days Prague) appealed to us and didn't disappoint. Viking's cruise environment is (for us) a good mix of levity, entertainment ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Banburybun

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Another great experience with Viking.

We chose this one because we wanted to visit two of the places on the itinerary. We were not disappointed. Unfortunately we had not read the brochure properly and had not realised that the first two and last ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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JohnEIreland

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Elegant Elbe was Wonderful

Overall, we had a fantastic time. We chose this cruise initially because it included Berlin which had been on our bucket list for a few years - and it seemed overall like a great value (free air/all inclusive, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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SusiQusi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Everything was magnificent. The staff was amazing; courteous and attentive.

I went with my mother who is in her 80s and we wanted to end up in her childhood home of Berlin, so the Viking Elbe cruise was perfect for us. This was a lovely way to travel in comfort, style and luxury! The food ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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TrachTraveler

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First but not last river cruise

It was actually my friends & travel companions who picked this particular cruise. I was intrigued as it was an areaic never visited nor had I done s river cruise before,just ocean cruises. The size of the boat and ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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pegbobb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grand Elbe with Poland extension

We are Lutheran and wanted to see Wittenberg. We were met at the Berlin airport by our escort Lisette, who was fantastic, and stayed with us through the land portion of Germany as well as the actual cruise and did ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Knotagain68

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise, on the Elbe River

While the cruise itself was 5 nights, the package included 2 nights in Berlin and 2 nights in Prague, with tours of each. Called the "Elegant Elbe," the destinations were very interesting as they were part of the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Get paid grip

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent ship and excursions

To see Berlin and River Elbe which we had never done before. The ship was very good with excellent food, attentive staff and top notch organisation for excursions. Cabins rather snug - but we got used to going ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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rideaucruiser

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Elbe Not That Elegant

We have previously sailed with Viking on the Rhine, Rhone & in Bordeaux (+ 2 ocean cruises) and thought the Elegant Elbe might be good too. The landscapes at the south end were spectacular (especially the Bastei ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Ford Gerritt

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best Small Ship Experience

This is a great cruise for those who want an intimate, small cruise experience. We met just about all the passengers and the staff got to know us as individuals as we did them. For those who have sailed with Viking ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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texohky

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Elbe

Chose the Elbe River cruise because not as high traffic as Rhine or Danube. Plus we're Lutheran and we were to stop in Wittenberg 9 days before the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Prague fabulous at the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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bethfred

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable experience for our first river cruise.

We chose this cruise because one of the destinations was Berlin and I’ve always wanted to see this city. Also another plus for us was that this cruise also visited Wittenberg and because of the 500th anniversary ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Bill Mitchell avatar

Bill Mitchell

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

One of the greatest events of my life

We had originally selected Amsterdam to Budapest, and the day our flights were booked they told my wife she had cancer. We had to cancel. The day they told her she was clear we called Viking and found Budapest to ...
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Sail Date October 2016


Bill Mitchell avatar

Bill Mitchell

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

One of the greatest events of my life

,The ship was smaller than the previous Viking cruises we have been on, but was perfect. The tours both by bus and on foot in Berlin provided a tremendous amount of information, and whet our appetite to return ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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KarlisAmericanOma

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A beautiful, thoughtful, fun experience!

We chose this particular tour both for its starting point in Prague, which allowed us to return to a city we loved, as well as the opportunity it offered to journey through parts of Germany familiar through history ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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BobHorst

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

500 anniversary of the reformation cruise

This was a group trip with Lancaster Bible College from Pennsylvania, USA. The ship was so impressive from the moment we boarded with the welcoming crew and the beautiful new ship. We were ushered to our rooms and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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frpond2017

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

This was our first river cruise and we were not disappointed.

We chose this cruise as my grandmother was born in Prague. We liked the idea of a small ship with fewer passengers than an ocean cruise. Our first 2 days in Prague were exceptional with a wonderful walking tour ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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LenLeto

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful and interesting sites

We wanted a river cruise for the relaxing and interesting experience. The Viking cruise on the Elbe River did meet our expectations as to interesting ports and a relaxing cruise. However although the quality of ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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MyCruisena

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

This should be called Viking Bus Tour.

Although this 16 (in my case 18) day "cruise" should have been on the Beyla, only 5 days were spent on the wonderfully serviced ship. Included were 3 paid gourmet meals and excellent service. The rest of the days ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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kirpesmr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poland, Prague & The Elegant Elbe

The historic significance of this area in Europe drew us but we soon discovered beautiful lands, cities, cultures, and friendly people at every stop. Even though the cruise portion itself was short, the way it was ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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VikingTravelers

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Elegant Elbe

We have taken two other Viking River Cruises in the past and chose this one because it went to destinations we had not seen before. We spent 2 days in Berlin and 3 days in Prague with the time in between on the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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VikingRules

1 Review Written

Amazing and emotional trip through history!

First and foremost, we picked this cruise because of our past experience with Viking on the Grand European cruise. Secondly, we picked this cruise because of the countries and cities we would visit; Berlin, Prague ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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dennys

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

ELBE

We have been on 7 or 8 other Viking River cruises, but no one on the Elbe. It was a delightful cruise with one of you most outstanding Program Directors; Daniela Ebert. She made the trip extra special. Soft spoken, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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mcwinn

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic cruise

Comfortable rooms, delicious food, free flowing wine, lovely buffets, outstanding service, well organized tours, spotless ship. Entertainment was fair. Fitness was poor. Most guests were experienced and well ...
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Sail Date August 2016


Viking Beyla Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.7
Dining4.04.8
Entertainment3.04.2
Public Rooms5.04.7
Fitness Recreation2.03.5
Family2.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.5
Service5.04.9
Value For Money5.04.4
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