Viking Embla Cruise Reviews


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    Jan 2012
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Viking Embla overview

The all new and innovative Viking Embla is one of six new Longships by Viking River Cruises set to sail in 2012. This 190-passenger, 443-foot-long ship offers new features for river cruise ships including the Explorer Suites - two 445 square foot suites that feature a separate living room, bedroom and bathroom as well as a wrap-around veranda, the Aquavit Terrace - a new lounge with retractable floor-to-ceiling windows that will be opened on nice days to create the perfect spot to lounge while enjoying a beverage or light snack, and environmentally friendly additions including hybrid engines, solar panels and an organic herb garden located on the sun deck. Along with fine cuisine, exemplary service and culture rich itineraries the Viking Embla will help usher in a new age of river cruising.

Viking Embla ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.3
  • Destinations and Excursions 5.0
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 5.0
  • Entertainment 3.7
  • Food and Dining 4.2
  • Onboard Activities 3.7
  • Service and Staff 4.7
  • Ship Quality 4.7

Viking Embla cabins

8 cabin categories.

Oceanview Cabin


(2 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 143 sq. ft.
Balcony Cabin


(2 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 205 sq. ft.
Suite Cabin


(1 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 360 sq. ft.

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6 Viking Embla Reviews

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Worst cruise ever. by totvogel323

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Embla / Destination: River Cruises - Europe

The ship wasn't in working condition but they allowed us to board. The air conditioning wasn't working properly. When we returned from the first day tour they told us several things which were not the whole truth. We then set out with faulty air conditioning and a ship unable to make speed. On the third day we reached the stop that was supposed to be the second day and were disembarked and put on busses. We had two long and uncomfortable days travel and since some people were sick the illnesses spread and we became sick. The ship never should have left the first port w/o being repaired and we should have been informed of exactly what was going on. Viking management leaves a lot to be desired imo. The crew did what they could under the circumstances.

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Great! by BacktoBermuda

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Viking Embla / Destination: Europe

Good, would have been better if nature co operated with rain so that we could sail down the rivers.

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Amazing Eastern Europe-Danube Cruise by dweber98557140

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Viking Embla / Destination: River Cruises - Europe

The tours, visiting with local citizens that not only shared each country's history and culture, but shared their personal and family perspectives on culture and recent history...making it come alive for me!

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Oct 03, 2016

Our cabin had a veranda. We enjoyed it on the days when we were back to the room before nighttime collapsed the day, and when the weather was warm and sunny. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom adequate. No in room coffee- but, you don't have to go far to get your morning cup!


Apr 20, 2016

The Viking Embla was a newer, modern ship. We loved he idea of the veranda, but we didn't really use it much because of the locks and cool weather. I feel that a French Balcony would have been fine also because you still have the large sliding glass doors which open to the outside.


Oct 13, 2016

The staff were fabulous! The coffee bars were wonderful! Those wasabi covered nuts were delicious! I loved the way someone greeted you each time you returned from a tour. My tip...just enjoy!

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