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Viking Lif River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Lif
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Excellent

18

Very Good

5

Average

1

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Senior Cruises

31

River Cruises

24

Romantic Cruises

24

Singles Cruises

12

Group and Theme Cruises

7

24 Viking Lif River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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tanker77

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great countries and great tours

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We visited Hungary,Serbia,Bulgaria and Romania..with an extra few days in Transylvania. Crew was very friendly and tried to please. Food on board was very good. Tours were interesting and tour guides were very ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Audiotapes

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Life on the Rivers of Europe is Grand

What an awesome experience. It was even better than we expected. Our first river cruise was first class in every way. I shot over six hours of HD video on the trip and edited it down to a two and a half hour DVD ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Franknjo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our favorite city, Kinderdyjk, Holland, city of windmills!

We had heard so much about this cruise and it lived up to our expectations! Beautiful medieval cities, the gorgeous cathedrals, the palaces, so lovely amidst the beautiful river settings. The staff was wonderful ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Crusing Daddy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

95% outstanding, 5% needs improvement

The boat trip was exceptional and very accommodating. Guides were very knowledgeable and courteous. Boat crew and staff superb. Just an overall excellent boat cruise. The onboard food was truly gourmet. I really ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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nolab

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A new adventure everyday!

This was our first river cruise. We were able to get a last minute deal with Viking River Cruises. Discounted prices for air and cabin. The French balcony cabin was clean and had adequate space. The food was very ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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bobmeda

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exceptional service from the entire crew of Lif.

We cruised from Budapest to Amsterdam some years ago with Uniworld. We wanted to someday do the entire North Sea to Black Sea river and canal cruise. We read about Viking and heard about Viking from other ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Shana Lewis

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Would do it again!

For our 20th wedding anniversary, we wanted to explore Eastern Europe with ease and this Viking Cruise exceeded our expectations. Everything was wonderful and we learned so much about the countries, people and ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Pastor Sherill

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A wonderful, fun river cruise!

We had an excellent experience on the Viking Lif! The ship was comfortable and well appointed. We enjoyed the tours and the beautiful scenery. The crew was warm, hospitable, humorous, and informative. We hated ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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jazzemmy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Budapest to Amsterdam + Prague

This was our second Viking river cruise. We like the small ships, the casual atmosphere, and the excellent on-board staff. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Each stop a tour is included in the cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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KarenJ107

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous river cruise

One of the items on my bucket list was cruising down the Rhine River in Germany. After researching cruise lines, dates and ports, we chose Viking for our first river cruise. We were not disappointed in our choice. ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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doggie-daddy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Budapest 2016

This was our first river cruise experience after many, many ocean cruises, We loved the laid-back pace aboard our ship and enjoyed seeing so many wonderful sights and old cities along our journey to Budapest. ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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LorraineMatheson

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Awesome.

Great experience, floating hotel, really nice to just unpack once but still see all the different cities and countries. Lots of information, almost to the point of information overload. Food awesome. Nice to have ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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soniae

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime

We chose this river cruise because of the itinerary which went from Amsterdam to Bucharest on the Rhine, Main and Danube. The experience was the best. The entire staff was awesome, always helpful and we all, ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Pictontraveller

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Hats off to Viking!!!!!

This was our second Viking cruise (first one was to Egypt two years ago), so we were aware of their standards of "care/service". They continued to impress on this Viking Grand European Cruise. We took advantage of ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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mehetabel

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful itinerary and cruise line

We have been in n many ocean cruises, and this was our first river cruise. Based on this experience, we are "hooked" on river cruises. We took the Grand European tour - Budapest to Amsterdam. We loved the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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rustybaron

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

From Budapest to Amsterdam on the Viking Lif

This was our first river cruise, and we are so happy that we chose Viking! The Grand European Tour was everything we expected and more. The scenery, the towns and villages, the exposure to history, the daily tours, ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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ccolman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best trip we have ever taken

I cannot say enough good things about our recent Viking Longboat River Cruise ~ The Grand European Tour! Everything was taken care of for us including the air. We were met at the airport, taken to the boat and ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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LindaSusanGrosso

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Second Half Better Than the First

My husband & I took my sister and our son & daughter on the Grand European Cruise this past November. A few days before the cruise we received an email that we were now on the Skadi ship and not the Lif. I was ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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muly

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

It Depends

Definitely a good choice for people who like short tours. Most of the tour guides were excellent compared to tour guides from some ocean cruises. The tours were not in depth, and that was a draw back for us. A quick ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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ehiller@tds.net

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Viking Grand Europen River Cruise, Amsterdam to Budapest

For two weeks in October we cruised with Viking from Amsterdam to Budapest, going through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, on the great rivers of Europe, the Rhine, the Main and the Danube. The ship ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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PapaSailor

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Viking and the Crew of the Lif exceeded our Expectations!

We just returned from an outstanding trip on Viking Lif. This was a bucket list trip for my wife and I and our good friends we often cruise with. We engaged Viking after purchasing a Holland trip at a charity event. ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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susanmurray3

1 Review Written

Excellent Tulips & Windmills Experience

This was a first river cruise for my husband and myself. What a pleasure! I'm not a fan of ocean cruising on large ships as I am the type who gets sea-sick on a swing. I was also put off by the propensity of ocean ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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intrepidone

10 Reviews Written

55 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our expectations

We are veteran ocean cruisers on a river cruise for the first time. I did a lot of research before booking nearly a year ago and paid attention to all the reviews written on the Grand European/Danube cruises since ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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strictly steerage

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

ALMOST perfect!

My husband, father and I have just returned from the Grand European Tour on the Viking Lif, starting in Budapest and finishing in Amsterdam. My husband and I are in our 40s/50s and my father is in his 80s, so it was ...
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Sail Date May 2014


Viking Lif Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.5
Dining4.04.4
Entertainment3.04.2
Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation1.03.3
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.4
Service4.04.7
Value For Money3.04.2
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