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Viking Hermod River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Hermod
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

11

Very Good

5

Poor

4

Terrible

3

Cruise type

River Cruises

23

Senior Cruises

23

Romantic Cruises

20

Family Cruises

13

First-Time Cruisers

6

23 Viking Hermod River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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danvilledon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our Maiden River Cruse to Jewel Cities of Central & Eastern Europe

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A river cruise provided the perfect medium for my wife and myself to visit some of the beautiful and iconic cities of this region. The concept of typically traveling from location to location at night and visiting ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Breezy294

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A great River Cruise

This was our third Viking River Cruise. We went on this cruise as we wished to visit Paris and the Normandy Beaches. When we booked this cruise over a year before we sailed we believed the ship would be moored ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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steverhodes

6 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Another wonderful Viking cruise full of great people

We went on the Portraits of Southern France cruise on October 11, 2015. It was our 3rd Viking Cruise, and we have one more booked and others in planning. In short, we love Viking. In fact, our trip to China with ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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shoffman99

1 Review Written

Viking river cruise Southern France - Awesome

My sister and I were on the Viking Hermod from Chalon Sur Saone to Avignon in May 2015. It was a wonderful experience. We spent several days in Paris in advance, then took the train to Chalon. Mostly, it was ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Frankesq

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent

I had my doubts about river cruising. The Viking cruise was first class all the way. The ship was modern, clean and spacious. Although our standard room was small, we spent very little time in it so it didn't make a ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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adjohn

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Portraits of Southern France

Excellent trip from start to finish. We had cruised from Amsterdam to Budapest with Uniworld in 2012 and while the Rhone is not as scenic as the Rhine or the Danube, the towns and villages we visited were very ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Croger

1 Review Written

What a wonderful cruise

It appears only negative comments are showing up for this cruise. But....... We just got home from the Portraits of Southern France cruise with a three day extension in Paris and had a wonderful time! ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Temreguy

1 Review Written

Chalon-sur-Saone to Avignon

The Hermod is only a year old and is in beautiful condition and very well maintained by the staff. It is simply gorgeous. The public areas are very well appointed. The dining room suffers from a low, hard ceiling ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Winthrope4

1 Review Written

Missed the Mark

Based on a wonderful Rhine cruise on Viking last year, we booked the Portraits of Southern France river cruise for this year. What a mistake. We arrived in France at the tail end of the European heat wave. The ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Suzanne Dowler

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing cruise ....Second half of France's Finest

Six of us booked the 14 days titled France's Finest. We got only as far as Lyon on day two of the second half of that trip on the Viking Hermod. As told by other people, the ship was rendered not able to continue ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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hoyamark

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Portraits of Southern France

My wife and I traveled with 16 friends on the Hermod. Our experience was a tale of two trips. During the time we were cruising and on the ship, our experience met expectations: a handsome ship, comfortable ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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LaQuinta

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very disappointing

I booked this trip as a RIVERBOAT CRUISE. The boat was only able to cruise for 1 1/2 days due crew error (crew on the boat informed us the boat was damaged the first night by backing into an object). Starting the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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wyojoe

1 Review Written

Not as good as it could have been

Things got off to bad start when the van that was supposed to pick us up at the airport did not appear for hours...and only came after urgent calls to the ship. So we lost half a day of exploring the embarkation ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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cchoffat

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Relaxing and fun

We are a middle aged couple who went on a cruise which traditionally attracts retirees, so there were only a handful of people our age. The ship was the perfect size, the food was excellent, the bar service was ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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scocey

1 Review Written

Portrait of Southern France

This was a great river cruise for older people. We found this to be the best vacation we have ever taken after many trips to Europe. We knew this would not be the spectacular items of London, Paris, or Rome. Maybe ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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id4elizabeth

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise on the Rhone

I quite liked this trip except for one day, and that was the Ports of Tournon and Tain l'Hermitage. We saw none of Tournon, which looked like a very nice town to explore, complete with castle ruins. Instead we spent ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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stilly43

1 Review Written

Nothing bad to say

I have nothing bad to say. The trip was flawless and wonderful. I had some flight problems on the trip over. With a few phone calls I was on a back up flight and the Viking representatives were there to greet me in ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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californiacruzing

3 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Hermod is beautiful with no Soul

After spending a week on the Viking Spirit, an older ship, boarding the Hermod took your breath away. The public rooms and dining room were beautiful. The cabin was pretty as well but the size left a lot to be ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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schawk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing!

This was our 4 trip with Viking--all except this one have been absolutely terrific!! We were on the Spirit and then moved to the Hermod. First thing we noticed was how bright and upscale the reception area was, ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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Dkuntz

1 Review Written

Portrait of Southern France

This was a well organized, relaxing, and enjoyable cruise. It was my second cruise on the Viking The on the Viking River Cruise line. They never disappoint. The communications prior to the trip were detailed and ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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chaunceyb

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Viking Spirit was better !

After 7 days on the Viking Spirit, we transferred to the Viking Hermod. Our room was a french balcony and we were quite surprised that it seemed much smaller than our window room on the Viking Spirit. Our friends on ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Riversanddale

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking's Portraits of Southern France - nice ship

We've just completed Viking's Portraits of Southern France on Viking Hermod (south to north). It was mostly enjoyable but the weakest out of our six European cruises. We really enjoyed the friendly passenger mix of ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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rjscott

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Portraits of Southern France, Avignon to Lyon

This was our second Viking river cruise, and we were on the first sailing of the Hermod. We were promptly met at the Marseilles airport by a Viking rep, who directed us to baggage claim and instructed us where to ...
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Sail Date March 2014


Viking Hermod Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.5
Dining4.04.5
Entertainment3.04.1
Public Rooms5.04.7
Fitness Recreation1.03.6
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.4
Service4.04.7
Value For Money3.04.3
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