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Viking Var First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Var
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Very Good






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Romantic Cruises


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Senior Cruises


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First-Time Cruisers


10 Viking Var First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

cyclingaddict avatar


1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes



This was for our honeymoon and we both love Christmas Hence the Christmas Market Tour on Viking. The ship was fine, the staff and excursions were above average. What was not good were the meals. Dinner was close to ...
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Sail Date December 2015

cpeverett avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime!

OK, let me start with the topic that seems to be at the top of everyone else's list. Yes, we did have to change ships mid-cruise. We threw our stuff into the suitcases, went on the daily tour, and got back to an ...
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Sail Date September 2015

vtcat avatar


1 Review Written


The cruise itself was good. The staff was excellent. The food was better some nights than others. I'm rating it as average not because of anything the staff could have done better, but because Viking blew it with ...
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Sail Date September 2015

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Denise Inman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Danube River Cruise; Tor First, then Var

My husband and I joined some friends and we planned this River Cruise through Viking. A week before setting sail, we called several times to check on the possibility of having to change ships due to the Danube being ...
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Sail Date August 2015

willieclyde avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The cruise of a lifetime turned into a disappointing ship change and bus ride.

Nuremberg to Budapest. After reading reviews from others that started on Var and ended up on Tor there is not a lot I can add, but I'll try. The ship change, the bus rides, the lost luggage, and only 3 nights of ...
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Sail Date August 2015

CC1204 avatar


2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Bus Trip Instead of River Cruise

My husband and I just returned from a "cruise" from Nuremberg to Budapest on the Viking Var which began September 18, 2015. We were very disappointed as there was very little cruising done due to low water levels on ...
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Sail Date September 2015

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Low river deception

Two days in and at 8:30 pm we were told to pack our bags and be ready at 8 am for a 4.5 hour bus ride to the next port and unpack and start all over again. A lot of vacation time wasted. When the program director ...
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Sail Date September 2015

rektree avatar


1 Review Written

Incredible Experience

We have only one regret related to our cruise on the Danube from Budapest to Nuremberg, and that regret is that we didn't do it sooner. The ship, the crew, the organization, the meals, the tours with native guides, ...
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Sail Date May 2015

SmcK avatar


1 Review Written

Everything and More!

I have nothing negative to say about this trip....it was wonderful in every way. This was a first river cruise for my husband and me and it will not be the last. Although we questioned booking a lower level ...
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Sail Date June 2015

Jennyjane avatar


1 Review Written

Warm Friendly Waters

I went on the romantic Danube cruise on the Viking Var with my mother in law. We had an incredible time. The crew is so warm and friendly. George met us as we arrived and he kept the atmosphere upbeat and fun. ...
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Sail Date March 2015

Viking Var Ratings

Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation1.03.4
Value For Money3.04.1
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