4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
I chose this cruise because I had always wanted to see the Rhine River. Our travel agent recommended Viking and made most of the arrangements for us. We were on the Viking Ve and left Basel on Friday, April 15 and sailed to Amsterdam. Our ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I had always wanted to see the Rhine River. Our travel agent recommended Viking and made most of the arrangements for us. We were on the Viking Ve and left Basel on Friday, April 15 and sailed to Amsterdam. Our embarkation was very smooth. Viking picked us up at the airport in a nice tour bus and took us directly to the boat, handled all our luggage and made everything very easy. We had flown from Atlanta all night and were exhausted when we got to Basel. We were met on the boat by staff with warm, moist towels and taken to the dining room where we were offered coffee and breakfast. All the staff was very friendly and welcoming. Our room was already ready so we were taken there and staff showed us everything in the room, lights, etc. The cabin was clean and very nice.Sitting room was well equipped, the bathroom was a decent size and the veranda was wonderful. The veranda wasn't very big but did hold 2 chairs and a side table. We enjoyed sitting out there during our cruise. The ship wasn't too big which was nice. It was very clean, comfortable and everything was easy to find, and if you couldn't find something, the staff was always there to help. We ate every meal in the dining room. We met two excellent servers our first meal on the ship, Glen and Zoli, and we stayed with them the entire trip. They were very conscientious, great servers and both had great personalities which kept us entertained for all our meals. The food was always good and presentation excellent. If we didn't like something, our servers would happily bring something else for us to try. We enjoyed the omelet making station in the morning. Our least favorite meal was German night. We tried the different foods and the schnapps but not our favorite. My friend and I went to a couple of the game activities at night and enjoyed them. It was a good way to meet new people as there were not a lot of people there. Service on the boat was excellent. We had no complaints about anything of this nature. All we had to do was ask and it was done, from our servers to the young man who cleaned our cabin. We went on all the included excursions and enjoyed them. We did not take any of the optional excursions and as I stated above ate all our meals on the ship. My favorite excursion was the Black Forest trip and also the windmills. It was fun to see the countryside. It was just my friend and I traveling together, no children. Never saw any children on this trip but can't imagine children enjoying this cruise. Mostly older travelers. The disembarkation in Amsterdam went very smoothly. We signed up for the optional 2 days at Hotel Okura in Amsterdam and enjoyed the hotel and city. It would love to go on another Viking Cruise, maybe the Danube next time. Also would love to the Mediterranean cruise to Venice. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2016
My wife and her two friends needed a getaway, so we took the riverboat cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Our trip was incredible, from the moment we landed in Munich till we left. The Viking staff took full control from Memphis, tn. and ... Read More
My wife and her two friends needed a getaway, so we took the riverboat cruise from Basel to Amsterdam. Our trip was incredible, from the moment we landed in Munich till we left. The Viking staff took full control from Memphis, tn. and once aboard, we were treated like royalty. I cannot say enough about the staff, the room (heated floors in bathroom), the food, just fantastic. We took several tours, and to my amazement these were first class also. I cannot say enough about the fun we had, the entertainment, the quality of service, the boat and the staff, all were first class. On a star rating of 5, we give Viking 6 stars and much more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are looking forward toward another trip in 2017, we are planning to take a 14 day cruise this time, an cannot wait for the trip to begin Bil,sandy, Ren and Marilyn l from Tennessee Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2016
My husband and I were looking for a week long cruise because he prefers not to go away from home for longer period of time. We chose the Rhine Getaway with stops in France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The ship was very modern and easy to ... Read More
My husband and I were looking for a week long cruise because he prefers not to go away from home for longer period of time. We chose the Rhine Getaway with stops in France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The ship was very modern and easy to get around. Our cabin was comfortable with a great shower, but the best thing about the cabin was the service we received from the young lady who kept it clean and well supplied. The food was very good with outstanding soups. We enjoyed a tour of the kitchen as well as speaking with the chef. The Chef made Signature Pralines one night in addition to the dessert choices. We enjoyed our daily excursions which were included in the base price of the cruise. We had tours in or of the Black Forest, Colmar, Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Marksburg Castle in Koblentz, Cologne, and Kinderdijk. We especially enjoyed our tour of the Chocolate Museum in Cologne which was nearby the ship. The tour in Kinderdijk was delightful seeing old windmills and going inside one. Our tour director seemed to have boundless energy and kept us very well informed. She could always answer questions and was constantly snapping photos of the visitors and places we toured. This was our second Viking River Cruise and we hope to take another one in the future. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2016
I choose this cruise for the Romance in its cities, for the history and for the wonderful charm. My husband and I celebrated our 48th and had the most amazing time. The Viking Ve is a wonderful ship with the most OUTSTANDING CREW. I would ... Read More
I choose this cruise for the Romance in its cities, for the history and for the wonderful charm. My husband and I celebrated our 48th and had the most amazing time. The Viking Ve is a wonderful ship with the most OUTSTANDING CREW. I would definitely book another Viking cruise. I loved the cuisine on this ship and the way it was served. I wanted for nothing. When sailing I loved sitting in the lounge having a cocktail checking my email and chatting with new people. In the evening after dinner the lounge had music and dancing. Several nights there was wonderful entertainment on board or some fun games with the staff. Maya was our Program Director and she was OUTSTANDING. We extended our tour with 2 nights in Amsterdam and she came to the aid of the group in the Okura hotel with a tour problem to the tulip gardens. She fixed the problem and she did this on HER OWN TIME. THANKS MAYA. So thanks Viking for making this an AMAZING ADVENTURE. Read Less
Viking Ve Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 4.7
Dining 4.0 4.6
Entertainment 3.0 4.1
Public Rooms 4.0 4.7
Fitness Recreation 1.0 3.4
Family 1.0 3.4
Shore Excursion 5.0 4.6
Enrichment 4.0 4.5
Service 5.0 4.8
Value For Money 4.0 4.5

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