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Viking Kara River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Kara
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

14

Very Good

4

Poor

2

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

25

River Cruises

21

Romantic Cruises

16

First-Time Cruisers

12

Family Cruises

10

21 Viking Kara River Cruises Cruise Reviews


Jay23 avatar

Jay23

8 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

RHINE GETAWAY

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This is our first River Cruise. After flying from London, we sailed from Basel to Amsterdam in October/November 2016. The weather has been brilliant. Sunshine and no rain until the last day; it was certainly ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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jgeorge636

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A beautiful and relaxing cruise holiday

Seemed like a romantic and interesting cruise. It was between this and the Danube, this time. We had never done a cruise of any kind before. It was recommended by several people from a previous vacation in ...
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Sail Date July 2016


Eh negative avatar

Eh negative

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

German Castles were spectacular

Tour of Amsterdam was excellent , I have a walking handicap , although tour guides were excellent some of them seemed like they were practicing for the olympics their pace was unacceptable for me and some others , ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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JCQ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Adventure

Friends of ours went and we have heard good things about it. Program Director Elizabeth was excellent, keeping guests happy on board and off board activities. Excursions were well organized with knowledgeable ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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eavigad

1 Review Written

63 Helpful Votes

The Lies Viking told us

This was my first river cruise. We were originally scheduled to sail on the Kara from Amsterdam to Basel for a seven night cruise. However, a few days before we were to sail, we got an email telling us that we were ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Lisa P in MS

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First-class in every respect

We had heard good things about Viking, and we wanted a 10-day cruise. This 7-day cruise, with a 2-day extension in Amsterdam, fit our schedule perfectly. We have been all over Europe, but we wanted to see the ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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JKAMM

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Absolutely amazing!

We had luxury accommodations and service throughout our trip. The food & drink were exceptional and plentiful. Dining choices embraced continually changing selections that mirrored the local cuisine of the areas we ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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adelljayne38

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

All Around Great Experience

This trip was a gift to ourselves for our 50th wedding anniversary. It was well worth it. We decided on the Rhine River Cruise because it fit our interests and looked like an experience we would enjoy. We like ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Carol wrobbel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great experience with Viking cruises

We found it on the Internet. What prompted us was the savings if we booked almost a year in advance. We loved our trip the food, staff , destinations were all spectacular. I have to say your wait staff our ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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ahamel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Empty Nest Adventure

This was our "empty nest" getaway with my husband. It was the perfect! We are still talking about the cruise months later. We are planning on going again soon. We planned this journey in advance and had a ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Colleen Diltz

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Christmas Cruise

This Christmas Market Cruise failed to have Christmas markets. So very disappointing. I had taken that specific cruise because of that very offering. The three levels of walking tours, written in their ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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philnleslieshatzer

2 Reviews Written

Well organized relaxing vacation

Booking was easy and all questions answered. The room was very comfortable and cleaned throughout the trip. All stops were organized with options offered. The food, drink, and service at every meal was wonderful. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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DHA/PAA

1 Review Written

Our First Viking Cruise

Our first will not be our last. The crew was so pleasant and helpful and the service and food in the restaurant was outstanding. Veranda room was roomy enough and when we sailed you were not even aware of ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Debcorky

1 Review Written

Wonderful Adventure

We have been on many cruises and have travelled extensively through Europe. We found the staff on the Viking Kara exceptional. The itineraries were interesting with planned tours and optional ones. If you do take ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Sonoran River Rat

1 Review Written

Excellent Alternative to Ocean Cruises

The pre-cruise interface with Viking was excellent. The high quality of the cruise was indicated when we were first met at the Amsterdam Airport. The greeters were polite and professional. The motor coach ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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mpreau

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking Kara

It was my first trip on a river cruise and on a Viking Ship. It was AMAZING. The food was excellent, the service great and the room and veranda wonderful. The cruise director could not have done a better job. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


KH18 avatar

KH18

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Absolutely beautiful. We'll be back!

Mom and I traveled together in May of 2015. We haven't stopped raving since - the ship was beautiful and thoughtfully decorated. The food was wonderful (no boring buffets; it was genuinely delicious), and the ports ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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rcaruso

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Delightful Heart of Germany River Cruise

We departed Frankfurt on Nov. 25 and sailed on the Viking Kara, disembarking in Nuremburg. The Kara was one of the newest longships and did not disappoint. This was our 5th Viking Cruise and it seems that Viking ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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gmziegler

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What a great vacation!

We have traveled quite a bit but this was our first Riverboat Cruise! It was a wonderful experience and a great way to some of European cities we hear so much about plus some smaller towns that you don't hear so ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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winnilu2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best trip EVER!

Our two nights at the Sofitel Hotel in Budapest were delightful. it was a great experience and jumping off point for our explorations on the Pest side of the city. The staff and Viking rep were very accommodating ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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TravelsWithParents

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Seasoned Cruiser Review of first River Cruise

Travelers (3): Ages 84, 77, 51, well seasoned travelers, ocean cruises 23, river cruise 1 (this one). We had 2 lower level cabins (the ones with the windows instead of the balcony, difference in price was $5K. ...
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Sail Date August 2014


Viking Kara Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.5
Dining4.04.6
Entertainment3.04.1
Public Rooms5.04.7
Fitness Recreation1.03.7
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.5
Service4.04.8
Value For Money3.04.4
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