Viking may be the only river cruise line you are aware of as they are the only cruise line who must send out mass mailings to fill hordes of vessels.

Their ploy offering two-for-one rates is obvious when that discount is printed on brochures years in advance of the sailing.

Viking is the cheapest on the rivers; for a reason. You get what you pay for.


Viking is likened to being the 'Walmart' of river cruising!

Quote from Viking cruiser.


You deserve a cruise that doesn’t use price trickery, that prices their cruises fairly from the beginning and that do not require full payment six to nine months in advance.

Higher quality and exemplary cruise lines request final payment three months prior to departure.  

These often family-owned boutique cruise lines, offer superior cuisine with premium beverages, experiential touring, accomplished guides in addition to their beautiful cabins.

The higher quality cruise lines seldom advertise, they don't need to!

There’re better options on every river that Viking sails; see rating below.  

Though, should you choose Viking and book with Denver Travel; we assure you that you will not pay nine months in advance!


Viking Ocean Cruises is a superior experience and should not be confused with Viking River Cruises where better options exist.



*******   Crystal River Cruise
Luftner (Amadeus)
*****   Tauck River Cruises (All-Inclusive)
Uniworld River Cruise (All-Inclusive)
Scenic Tours (All-inclusive)
****   AMA Waterways (All-inclusive)
***   Avalon Waterways (All-inclusive)
**   Emerald Waterways (All-inclusive)
Imperial River Cruises (All-inclusive)
A Rosa River Cruises (All-inclusive)
Viking Cruises (All Inclusive)
Rating is the sole opinion of Denver Travel's staff.


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