Maiden Voyage of the Viking Nord: Viking Njord Cruise Review by Csbjim
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Maiden Voyage of the Viking Nord
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
The major issue with the cruise was communication. For example,the hotel staff could not tell us where we were going and when. The itinerary that we were sent had all the correct ports just not in the order that we visited them. And, since this was the last week or so of the tulip season, why wait until the end of the cruise to visit Keukenhof Gardens? And, More if Viking truly wanted all 180+ passengers to gather in the lounge for shows, lectures, demonstrations, etc. why have only seating for about 130 of us? Major design flaw on the longships. The cabin TV has a feature to list the weather and the next port. For 8 days it showed our first stop in Kinderdijk. Why? the staff did not know.
The restaurant manager, chef, and wait staff were sensational! Can not say enough good things about the meals, the attentiveness, and the friendliness of all involved with the restaurant.
The shore excursions were good to excellent except the stop in Rotterdam. Another example of poor communication. We arrived late and were not told why? We also were not allowed to leave the ship and not told why not?All in all,we are disappointed enough with the new longship Nord that we are considering Uniworld for our next river cruise in Portugal. Less
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