Viking Freya Cruise Reviews


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    Jan 2012
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Viking Freya overview

The all new and innovative Viking Freya 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 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 a 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 Freya will help usher in a new age of river cruising.

Viking Freya ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.3
  • Destinations and Excursions 2.3
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 1.7
  • Entertainment 3.0
  • Food and Dining 4.1
  • Onboard Activities 2.0
  • Service and Staff 5.0
  • Ship Quality 5.0

Viking Freya cabins

8 cabin categories.

Oceanview Cabin


Avg. Size: 143 sq. ft.
Balcony Cabin


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


Avg. Size: 360 sq. ft.

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10 Viking Freya Reviews

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Cruise Aborted by Ship Crash into Bridge by whbaker

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

Viking tried to make the best of a bad/tragic situation. Result was more a bus tour than a cruise and not at all what we expected. I trust that Viking will do right by the passengers in terms of compensation, but that remains to be determined.

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Public relations need improvement by mongrainr

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Viking Freya / Destination: River Cruises - Europe

We had the unfortunate experience of being tied up to a concrete pier next to a recycling station for over two days -- we spent the time listening to concrete or something being crushed and seeing dust.  As my husband and I are 88 and 83 three years old respectively, once we got on the boat we decided that we wanted to do only one excursion and that was the one scheduled on Friday to see the Hungarian Horsemen.  Obviously that never happened and that was a big disappointment as we had owned horses at one time.  While we were docked by the recycling station, our family got taxis and went into Roth and visited a museum and went to lunch.  We were on the boat with our three children and spouses so there were eight of  us.  We arranged this trip to Roth on our own.

I realize that Viking had no control over the lock problem, however, I think the ensuing two days could have been handled much better and I think your people need additional training on how to deal with passengers in a difficult situation,  We received much misinformation and condescending attitudes on the part of the people in charge of keeping us informed.  They did a very poor job and the result was that many passengers were very angry.

However, I would like to compliment the crew as they were congenial and well trained and the food was excellent.

You have given a credit on future voyages to the passengers on this unfortunate trip but, because of our ages, that will not benefit us.

I will not recommend Viking.  If anyone asks, I will suggest that they check other cruise lines to see how they have handled difficult situations such as we experienced.  Four of us had to leave the boat on Friday morning because of our flight schedules and four stayed on the boat until Saturday. 

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great cruise by BillH16

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Freya / Destination: Europe

perfect in aimost .every way. minor problem in that elevator did not work for 4 days - important for handicaped passengers

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Apr 18, 2016

Very different than ocean cruises - more intimate - mature adult - had a lot of issues with stateroom & dinner.


Sep 28, 2016

Insist on identification and correction of the root cause(s) of the Freya bridge crash (wheelhouse retraction malfunction or human error).


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