My husband and I sailed on the Viking Hlin - Rhine Getaway. What a Fabulous time we had! We extended our trip pre cruise 2 days in Amsterdam, and 2 days post cruise in Lucerne, Switzerland. Viking met us at the airport in Amsterdam, transferred to our hotel in Amsterdam. Our hotel was in a great location - city center- very easy to walk to many sights, we also did the Hop on - Hop off bus and canal boat. We went in April, hoping to see the Tulips in bloom, and they were just starting to bloom-- so beautiful, Keukenhof is a must see- absolutely stunning!
Embarkation was very simple, walked on ship and checked in, like checking in at a hotel! We had a balcony cabin on the ship, well worth it! The ship was beautiful, service was fantastic, Dining was wonderful, many options, and very tasty! There was some kind of entertainment every night, from the piano player, to Glass blowing, to local groups that boarded for the evening, we always had a fun evening!
Shore excursions were very nice, we did the included ones and saw so much every day. We also would walk around in the different ports and explore on our own.
We were very lucky to have beautiful weather, 70's and 80's!!!!
Our 2 days post cruise in Lucerne, Switzerland was Amazing, highly recommend. We did an optional all day tour there, "Pearls of Switzerland" it was fantastic.
We flew home from Zurich, Switzerland. We paid the $50.00 pp extra to select our flights, well worth it.
In summary, Viking was Fabulous, 1st class all of the way, I highly recommend them. Would love to do another River cruise or a Viking Ocean cruise!
Very nice cabin, lots of storage. Great location. Loved having the Balcony.