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Viking Hlin First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Hlin
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Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

14

Very Good

1

Average

1

Cruise type

Romantic Cruises

33

River Cruises

26

Senior Cruises

26

First-Time Cruisers

16

Family Cruises

14

16 Viking Hlin First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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misamajoco

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rhine River Cruise

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This was our first cruise and we chose to take a Viking River Cruise down the Rhine River. We chose a pre-cruise extension and made all of the arrangements on our own, spending two nights in Amsterdam before ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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beckyk50

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful first trip to Europe!

This was our first trip to Europe so we decided to try a river cruise. The PBS advertisements were so enticing for Viking we contacted them. We also contacted other river cruise lines and compared. Viking had ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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The Dog Photographer

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful People, Wonderful Cruise

I have always resisted the idea of a cruise with 5000+ strangers, but the river cruises did attract my interest. The Viking Rhine River cruise was wonderful! Every aspect ... the staff, the guests (fewer than ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Samjan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous Foursome River Cruise

Cruised the "Rhine Getaway" with girlfriends for a fabulous experience. The ship was amazing, the food could not have been better and the staff attended to our every need! The city tours were well-organized with ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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carlalee59

1 Review Written

The Devil is in the Details

This cruise exceeded all of my expectations! The ship was beautiful, my stateroom small but quite adequate with great views, the cruise itself very relaxing, the food and wine delectable and the staff so friendly ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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SteveLandry

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wunderbar!

We had not been back to Europe in 40 years, and we had never done a cruise of any kind. The Viking cruise on the Viking Hlin far surpassed any expectations we could have. It was literally the best vacation we ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Louwsma

1 Review Written

Terrific!

This was our first cruise of any type and our first time to Europe. We could not have been more pleased--the cruise exceeded all of our expectations. The ship was very comfortable, clean, quiet and modern. The crew ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Frank Kuchelmeister

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Cruise

Great cruise of the Rhine River. The crew was absolutely outstanding. They were very easy going, took care of you and did whatever they could to ensure that your vacation cruise was a positive experience. Would ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Erichter

1 Review Written

Viking Rhine Getaway

The service was exceptional aboard the Viking Hlin; the accommodations comfortable and thoughtfully appointed, the dining exceptional, the itinerary excellent. The ship was spotlessly clean, and the staff made a ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Suzmandi

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous!

Loved every minute of our time on the cruise. The crew was wonderful and accommodating. It was our first time in Europe and we had such a good time on our excursions, when we went off and did our own thing and ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Nycholat

1 Review Written

Amazing Journey

My husband, and friends of ours were onboard the Hlin for 8 incredible days. The staff was beyond hospitable - every single one we encountered were helpful friendly and made us feel like they were there just for ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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andree beattie

1 Review Written

Better than Expected

We joined the cruise in Basel for a weeks cruise. The whole experience was far in excess of our expectations and definitely of high standards. The ships are well appointed, the cleaning staff are very ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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skylark77

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good Cruise, Except for the Gastroenteritis

Unfortunately, what should have been a great Rhine cruise was marred for over half the passengers on the Viking Hlin. Within two days of boarding the ship over 60 out of 188 passengers came down with ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Lisa solinas

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Europe 2015

This was the best vacation. So much to see and do. All meals were state of the art. Room was very adequate and if you needed anything all you had to do was ask. Dress was casual and we were glad of that after ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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kanakea

1 Review Written

Far Exceeded Our Expectations

On April 7, 2015 we were a family of 8 from Hawaii that boarded the HLIN in Amsterdam for a Rhine River Cruise ending in Basel. I want to say the experience for all of us was OUTSTANDING, the boat was incredible, ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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chets

1 Review Written

Wow what a great trip and honeymoon

The river cruise was the start of our honeymoon and we felt unsure what to expect as we had never done a cruise before. Well all I can say it was exceptional and outstanding. The service was excellent as was the ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Viking Hlin Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.7
Dining4.04.7
Entertainment3.04.2
Public Rooms5.04.8
Fitness Recreation1.03.8
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.6
Service4.04.8
Value For Money3.04.5
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