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Viking Herja Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Viking Herja

7 Night Rhine Getaway Northbound (Basel To Amsterdam)

Sail date: July 09, 2019

Ship: Viking Herja

Cabin number: 227

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

A wonderful vacation with all necessary services included. Will definitely do another river cruise in the future.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The meals were excellent with a variety of choices each day.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The onboard activities were minimal other than some evening entertainment but the purpose of the cruise was to visit the unique towns along the river, not be entertained on the ship.


4 out of 5
There was nightly piano music in the lounge and a couple of special events.

Children's Programs

No children on board

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service was beyond comparison. All the ship's personnel were friendly and eager to satisfy and need you had.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship spotlessly maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
While smaller than a US hotel room, the cabin was well laid out and provided plenty of storage space including a safe and small refrigerator.

Ship tip

Make the most of your time on the included and option excursions.

Ports of call

Basel, Switzerland

4 out of 5
Minimal time spent here upon our arrival from our Lake Como pre-extension. The lunch stop in Lucerne gave us a brief taste of Switzerland after crossing the Alps.

Breisach Am Rhine, Germany

5 out of 5
Walked the town in the morning rather than the Black Forest excursion and then went to Freiburg in the afternoon.

Strasbourg, France

5 out of 5
Beautiful city, especially the cathedral and the "Little Venice" area.

Speyer (Heidelberg), Germany

5 out of 5
Interesting small town

Cruise Middle Rhine River

5 out of 5
Other than the chilly weather that day, the vie of the Rhine Castles was excellent.

Koblenz, Germany

5 out of 5
Interesting town an castle tour

Rudesheim, Germany

3 out of 5
Just an embarkation point.

Cologne, Germany

5 out of 5
Great cathedral and great beer.

Kinderdijk, Netherlands

4 out of 5
Interesting but limited visit to a functioning windmill.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Great town with its churches, squares and canals. We added the two night extension to spend time there.


5 out of 5
Well organized as was everything on the trip.
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