Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Viking Idun Cruise Review by SunnyHirsh

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Viking Idun Cruise Review by SunnyHirsh
Viking Idun
Viking Idun
Member Name: SunnyHirsh
Cruise Date: June 2012
Embarkation: Amsterdam
Destination: Europe River
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 109
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
See More About: Viking Idun Cruise Reviews | Europe River Cruise Reviews | Viking River Cruise Deals
Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 1.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 3.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 3.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
Onboard.com
iCruise.com
Expedia
Direct Line Cruises
Cruise.com
Priceline.com
American Discount Cruises
Sponsored Links:

red arrow


Ship Facts: Viking Idun Review (by Cruise Critic!)
New ship, big disappointment
We took a fourteen day river cruise on the Viking Idun. This is a new ship with several problems. For one our shower drain did not work properly and flooded our cabin once and our bathroom the second time. There is a leak in the lounge that causes the entrance way on both sides to be constantly saturated. It smells, and has been like this since almost the initial sailing. Several days there was a terrible sewage smell on the lower deck, sporadic problems with toilets.

The concept of river cruising is not for all. The days are long with hours of nothing to do. For some this is wonderful, not for us. There is no spa, casino, gym, art auction, etc. this is very laid back. You sit and watch the castles go by. Meals are at a set time, no room service. Being used to large ocean liner cruisers this was difficult for us. Since you sail through many locks that are low to the ship there are many days where you can't sit up top.

There are things that Viking does very well. Having a leisure tour group for those who need a slower tour group, quiet boxes on the tours, so you can hear your guide without standing on top of him or her, good food, pleasant staff, and water available at each port.

However the problems with the ship, the slow pace and an older crowd makes this a trip we would not take again

Publication Date: 07/12/12
Read the Europe River ports review by SunnyHirsh
More Viking Idun Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Viking Idun review Read the next Viking Idun review

Like This Review?



More Europe River Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Viking Idun Review
Viking River Cruise Deals
Viking River Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.