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Viking Var Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Var
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

43

Very Good

4

Average

4

Poor

3

Terrible

5

Cruise type

Romantic Cruises

59

River Cruises

27

Senior Cruises

25

Family Cruises

12

First-Time Cruisers

10

59 Viking Var Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


Travelguide Barbie avatar

Travelguide Barbie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking is just the best in every way

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Only been on one cruise before and that was on an enormous Royal Caribbean ship in the Caribbean which we didn’t enjoy as too many people, too impersonal, and all dockings were at awful ugly tourist trap towns ...
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Sail Date September 2019


superchel avatar

superchel

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

This is a VIKING? It was bad!

We had done the Rhine and couldn't wait to go again. I can't believe this is even the same cruise line. The crew was very standoff-ish. But, we made nice friends and the first few days were decent. Then, at ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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debimuch

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Tale of Two Cruises and Lack of Accountability by Viking

We had been planning for our Romantic Danube cruise on the Viking Var for over a year. Eight of us were traveling together to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We have never spent this much money on a vacation ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Km0088

1 Review Written

Simply fantastic

The cruise was the Romantic Danube with an extension in Prague. Viking representatives took care of everything from the moment we got through customs in Budapest. The towns and cities visited were great. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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davidleitschuh

1 Review Written

We Loved the Entire Cruise!

We loved the ports of call and activities on this cruise! The staff could not possibly have been more friendly or service oriented, although this was more so on our first boat (we had to change boats due to low ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Travelingwiththetaylors

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Buyer Beware - Not worth the money!

My husband and I decided to take a leap of “financial faith” and take a Viking River Cruise based on customer reviews and feedback from other people. The decision to use Viking River Cruises turned out to ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Friend2018 avatar

Friend2018

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Viking Romantic Danube Cruise was a bust

BUYER BEWARE. The 2018 Romantic Danube Viking Rivers Cruises is a sham. You will not get what you signed up for. We "sailed" with Viking October 12 through October 19, 2018. Our "Romantic Danube River Cruise" ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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rballgmh

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Most disappointing vacation I have ever taken

My family decided to do a special river cruise on the Viking Var sailing the Romantic Danube on August 17th. Like several others already noted, our experience was the worst we have ever experienced. I will not go ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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travelingMrBill

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Celebration Cruise

The reason we selected Viking was because of the reputation of everything being included and not having to worry about being nickeled and dimed every time you turn around. I had researched all of the other river ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Noelle D avatar

Noelle D

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bliss and fun

We wanted to cruise the Danube, and heard great things about Viking. The date worked out for us. Unlike other cruises, we had a full day in every port. The port talks on board let us know what to anticipate at ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Herotomost

1 Review Written

First trip to Europe

Organization was fantastic, everyone new exactly what to do and when. From front desk to stewards to the servers and bar service, the service was stellar! Wish I would have written down names. Next trip I will. We ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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jdmill01

1 Review Written

Summarize

We were invited by another couple to join them and it sounded like fun. We were so glad we went. From the beginning of being met at the airport we were looked out for and taken care of. All of the details had ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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GarKor

1 Review Written

Beyond Our Highest Expectations

We had never taken a river cruise before, but we had very high expectations. We were both recently retired, two dear friends were traveling with us, and we were excited. That said, there was this quiet anxiety ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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JAFFX2

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Way below my Expectations

Picked this cruise for the itinerary. 3 day pre cruise in Prague was great but I could have booked the Hilton for less than half the price on my own . The included hotel breakfast was excellent. The Viking ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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SlicknBabs

1 Review Written

Wonderful cultural European experience for 10 friends from the US

New adventures for all of us. From DC, Philly and London, we gathered two days before the cruise at a well-located and comfortable hotel on the Pest side of Budapest. We took advantage of two separate guided walking ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Keith Hoerner

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Superior w/ a Couple Glitches

This would have been a five-star rating had we not had to switch ships. The possibility of such a switch needs to be brought to the forefront of discussions when booking with Viking. It appears to be quite common ...
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Sail Date October 2016


Danjlet avatar

Danjlet

1 Review Written

Beautiful Danube

From what we had seen and heard about over the years it seemed an obvious choice for a relaxing vacation where we could explore a part of the world we had never seem. It totally met out expectations. Everything ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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gmpowell

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

We decided this Viking Cruise would be an excellent venue for celebrating 50 years of marriage. We also added a 2-day pre-extension in Budapest to the beginning of our cruise. From the moment we landed in ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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trovita

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful river cruise

We chose this cruise as we had never traveled Europe outside of London and Paris. A river cruise allows one to not change rooms, but change venue everyday. We purchased the packaged tours at every stop and they ...
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Sail Date July 2016


stetz avatar

stetz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise along the Danube and wonderful shore excursions

This cruise was in celebration of my husband's 69th birthday and 60th anniversary of his family immigrating from the region. From the moment we arrived at the Frankfurt arrival airport the Viking staff who met us ...
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Sail Date April 2016


SusanSch avatar

SusanSch

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Romantic Danube - Absolutely Fantastic!

Our experience with Viking was top notch! Our flight was delayed out of the US due to thunderstorms. The airline had rebooked our flights upon arriving in Germany. Viking knew that we were delayed and adjusted ...
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Sail Date July 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


alange1 avatar

alange1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great cruise spoiled by day excursion failure.

Ship was great, though wi-fi in stateroom was poor. Food was excellent. Most shore excursions were good. Felt ripped off by day trip to Salzburg: Paid extra, then due to river traffic delays (locks), we arrived ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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P M Sorensen

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our Danube Experience

Never been to Europe. Wanted to see central Europe and the Danube. It was incredible. Viking did everything. It was "cradle to grave". Our air was handled by Viking. We flew directly to Europe so we only had one ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Ruppel8

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The history of the region of Hungary, Austria, Germany and Czech Republic great

Boss had sailed this trip and loved it. From the very moment we landed at Budapest, the Viking team took outstanding care and attention to detail. They were careful to give personalized care to every passenger. I ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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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