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Viking Var River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Var
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

23

Very Good

1

Average

1

Poor

2

Cruise type

Romantic Cruises

59

River Cruises

27

Senior Cruises

25

Family Cruises

12

First-Time Cruisers

10

27 Viking Var River Cruises Cruise Reviews


ganski avatar

ganski

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Heart of Germany Christmas Market Cruise

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We had 4 couples travel together we a pre cruise in Prague. This was my 5th Viking cruise and knew what to expect. From the pickup at the Prague airport to the drop off at the Frankfurt airport, everything went ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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CruisingArtist5

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

First Viking river cruise but not our last

We sailed from Budapest to Nurenberg for an eight day Romantic Danube river cruise. At no fault to Viking, we had a last minute flight change due to the Lufthansa pilot strike so we arrived to the ship a few hours ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Lindaojua

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Romantic Danube with Prague land extension, we loved it!

The ship is accurately represented in their brochures, very beautiful. We had a balcony room on the middle level. I would rate everything from service to quality as excellent. The staff made a point to get to know ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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smackay

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Well cared for by Viking!

We were looking for a low key cruise that took us to the smaller areas of interest decided upon the Romantic Danube... and we were not disappointed. I was most impressed with the level of service which began when ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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LLofgren

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing Start to Finish

We looked at various river cruise options and providers and found Viking to have one of the highest ratings for overall cruise experience. The was our first cruise, of any type, and our first trip to Europe. From ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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cdkey4

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Delightful Danube

We had taken the Normandy cruise and wanted to go on another one. The Danube cruise offered several places we wanted to visit. The staff, food, accommodations, and tours were wonderful. I don't think there was ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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fredwak

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, will definitely do again!

Chose Viking based on repeated commercials and reviews showing Viking as a first class cruise line. Chose the Danube cruise based on dates and interest in finishing in Germany. Viking was great, from the initial ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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jeanwashere

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best Trip Ever

Experienced one of the best cruises I have ever taken. Staff members are extremely friendly and courteous. The tours were very informative and the guides very knowedegable. Disembarkation was so well organized ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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JB1986

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great First River Cruise

We selected this particular cruise for the ports of call, Christmas markets and schedule. The pick-up at the Frankfurt airport went smoothly, no problem finding the Viking representative. We were among the earlier ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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hhbowler@comcast.net

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking Romantic Danube cruise is a great way to travel

We went with a group of friends and booked well in advance. It was our first river cruise, so we weren't sure what to expect. We spend one night in Budapest before boarding the boat. We would highly recommend the ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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cyclingaddict

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

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


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Townsends

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Budapest Introduction

Fabulous from Day 1! Supported by Viking at all times but left to our own devices if we wished. Thoroughly dislike being organised but Viking seem to strike the correct balance. Most of the trips had been clearly ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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CC1204

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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BHDavis

2 Reviews Written

Romantic Danube

Great trip. Crew had to make some adjustments due to flooding on the Danube but not a problem for the passengers. Very impressed with program director. We got into Nuremberg a couple of hours early so he arranged ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Beachlver

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Well Organized!

I want to say upfront I did like it, but it was really not for my age group. I went with a family member who really wanted to go and not be alone. I personally prefer to have a private guide an/or see places on my ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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cbschwall

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Did not meet expectations

This cruise was problematic in: - Lack of food to buy onboard between meals Room was strictly average in care and staff upkeep -Food was mediocre although it looked good, but poor quality -Staff was ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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PopsA

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rhein Getaway with Viking River sold us on cruising!

My wife and I had never taken any type of cruise before embarking on the Viking Var for our 7 night adventure down the Rhein River for 7 beautiful June days. We were a bit cautious as we were "not cruise people" ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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jimhamal

1 Review Written

Commemorating Our 55th Anniversary

Great trip that made is both eager to do another river cruise. The ship (Var) is very new as are most of the Viking ships. We spent three extra days in Amsterdam before the cruise, and really loved that very diverse ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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finallyretired2013

1 Review Written

Had the Time of Our Lives!

First things first... I'm saving my pennies as quickly as possible to take another of Viking's River Cruises. So how much do you think we liked it? We didn't. We LOVED it!!! I am home-sick for the Viking Var! I ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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sacook51459

1 Review Written

Rhine Getaway

A group of 8 of us went. It was our first river cruise. The trip was fantastic. The room was very comfortable. If you are a large person, the shower would be too small. The food was aways first rate, as was the ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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AgouraTraveler

8 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Amazing Experience

We had heard nothing but raves about river cruising, but we were still pleasantly surprised by the outstanding service, food, and itinerary of our Rhine cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. It was quite obvious that ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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ktanner

1 Review Written

A wonderful way to see the Rhine.

Originally I thought this was very over priced for 7 nights, but after the trip I had completely changed my mind. We did in one week what would have taken us on our own about 3 weeks. When you factor those extra two ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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shelly179

1 Review Written

Pampered and Happy

This was our first time on a Viking cruise. My husband and I took the Rhine river cruise from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland. It was truly wonderful! We were papmpered with helpful, wonderful staff ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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mlenington

1 Review Written

Amsterdam to Basel

My wife and I took the VAR from Amsterdam to Basel. The boat was very well run and the crew went out of their way to make things work. The river water level was high and some changes had to be made in the itinerary. ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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FL Fun

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Viking Var is a Wonder

My wife and I have cruise many times on ocean cruises but this is our first time on a river cruise. We chose Viking on the recommendation of our travel agent, and we definitely were not disappointed. We were on the ...
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Sail Date July 2014


Viking Var Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining4.04.5
Entertainment3.04
Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation1.03.4
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.3
Service4.04.6
Value For Money3.04.1
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