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Viking Lif Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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25

Very Good

2

Average

1

Poor

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Cruise type

Senior Cruises

31

River Cruises

24

Romantic Cruises

24

Singles Cruises

12

Group and Theme Cruises

7

31 Viking Lif Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Kevinlizzycruise

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An outstanding experience

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For our 5th cruise with Viking (after Portugal, France, China and Med) we decided for our anniversary to explore the Central Europe on Viking LIF. Our expectations were very high, but the recent 2 weeks ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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CruiseSuzie65

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thank you Viking, thank you Lif, thank you Leonard!

After 6 cruises on the big ships we decided for our anniversary to try a river cruise with Viking (we’ve done already 2 Viking cruises on the ocean). The cruise from Bucharest to Budapest sounded very interesting ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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CRUISEandFLY

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

BEST CHOICE FOR RIVER CRUISES

For our 5th cruise with Viking (2 river cruises + 2 ocean cruises) we decided to take the 3 weeks trip from Amsterdam to Budapest on Viking Lif. We absolutely love the ship and we were lucky enough to don’t ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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canny69

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Bloomin' Marvelous

We didn't choose this ship,- it chose us! from the moment we boarded in Amsterdam to the disembarkation, we were looked after royally, from the Captain down to the cabin Stewardess, we cannot fault, Our cabin on ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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EarlandJane

1 Review Written

A jewel of a cruise and a diamond as a cruise director

This was our 5th cruise with Viking (2 river and 2 ocean cruises) and made us realised once again why we like cruising so much with them. Was the ideal way to celebrate our 50th anniversary and Grand European Tour ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Daryllcruiseaddict

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellence with the excellents

After a not very pleasant experience last year on the Rhine with Viking we decided to take this time Lif on a cruise between Bucharest to Budapest. What a massive difference! Everything was far above all ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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ebharris

1 Review Written

First VIKING cruise - AMAZING|

After more than 10 cruises with Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean me and my husband we decided to try something different. “Cruising the Eastern Europe” on board Viking LIF was our first river cruise and our ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Senior Traveler 72

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grand European Disappointment

Grand European Disappointment Although we were suppose to be on the Aegir we were switched to the LIF and the part way through the cruise to the Embla We have just returned from our trip to Europe were ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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mark piekarski

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Left alone many times....

WE chose Viking for a cruise of the Danube/ Amsterdam to Budapest along with our 90 year old parents. The trip started with NO VIKING REP at the airport gate- we had to search and decided to go to the buses/ ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Al In San Diego

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking's European Sojourn Exceeded All Expectations

This is my second Viking European river cruise. Enjoyed the first one so much I took another one. This time going west on a different ship. While we stopped in some of the same cities, Tour Guides covered different ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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teachergeo

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Extremely Poor Food Service, Food Quality, Excursions

It was all about the itinerary. To list all the defects would be redundant from others who have already complained. The food was cold, the meat was tough and grizzly. The lack of vegetables that were not over ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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ConnietedK

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Viking LIF rules the Danube’s waves

We’ve been travelling with Viking many times and we always prefer a nice relaxing river cruise instead of an ocean one on a big noisy crowdy ship. Our cruise from Bucharest to Budapest manage to change our ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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JTflorida

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Far above our expectations and more

We just come back from a cruise in eastern Europe on Viking LIF. We’ve been cruising many times before mainly on Cunard, Regent, Silver Sea and Viking (3 times on the ocean) but this was our very first river ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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freundb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our Superb 2017 River Cruise

This cruise was scheduled as our first cruise in retirement and was selected to visit the homelands of earlier generations of my family in the old Austro-Hungarian empire. The path of this cruise hit all the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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ChaseJr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great ship! Outstanding Cruise Director! Fantastic cruise!

After 6 cruises with Princess, Oceana and Viking on the ocean, me and my partner we decided this November to try a river cruise and, as we enjoyed our last cruise on Viking Star we decided for Viking again. The ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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wislingrama

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful First Time River Cruising on Viking Lif for 14N

Always heard great things about river cruising and after many ocean cruises we decided to experience it for ourselves. We chose Viking because it offered the Grand European itinerary and we enjoy Europe's cultural ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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cruiseaddictUSA

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sailing the amazing Eastern Europe with Viking

Me and my wife we just come back from “passage to Europe” on Viking LIF. We’ve been in many cruises on the big ships, two of them with Viking Sky and Star, but our recent experience exceeded any expectations. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Seawolf26

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Europe River Cruise

Having limited previous exposure to mainland Europe, this cruise provided the opportunity to broaden my sense of the cultures extant in that part of the world. My travel companion and I actually started the trip ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Washingtonx2

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The best Viking cruise EVER

“Passage to Eastern Europe” was our 3rd cruise with Viking, after France and Rhine and with no doubts was the BEST one! The itinerary gave us the chance to explore a part of Europe with a fantastic rich history ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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June71

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our cruise was wonderful.

The Grand European Cruise was wonderful. We had a great time, and everyone on The Viking Lif was great. The trip was wonderful, and the places we saw were amazing. The Viking Lif staff were the best we have ever ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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dawing

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise was very enjoyable. Really nice to be on board, watch the world go by

Wanted to try a cruise now that we are retired. Loved it, staff was wonderful. The cabin steward, Vladamir, kept everything in great shape, and in the dining room, Katarina was terrific. Of course, the Program ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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apanone1

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our great adventure

We were in Amsterdam 2 days before the cruise and got to know the city. We were brought to the ship and everything went smoothly. Our cabin was very nicely appointed and everything fit nicely. The crew was ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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catmomelse

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Our Unforgettable Grand European Tour

Everything on a Viking river cruise is welcoming, comfortable, civilized, and fun. The staff is amazing. I wanted to take them all home with me. On a Vikng cruise you feel special. Still, the atmosphere is ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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BarryDH

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful cruise throughout Europe

Went with some friends. Destinations were great. Prague plus Grand European Cruise. Went to many places at each destination. Could not have figured on a better vacation. Ship was excellent. Cabins were fine. Cruise ...
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Sail Date August 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


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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