Grand European Budapest to Amsterdam: Viking Njord Cruise Review by firefall
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Grand European Budapest to Amsterdam
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
We were able to use the upper deck only half of the voyage...understandable now but a surprise to us due to no pre-warning from Viking. Yes, they state they MAY need to close it but never let us know this voyage VERY OFTEN has this issue. The interior of the ship was quite crowded most of the cruise due to the closure. More The Lounge needs to accommodate more of the passengers...not enough seating. Loved our cabin at water level but we had horrible engine noise at night. The 135sq ft is tight but it worked ok. We don't need a balcony but room for a chair would have been a nice improvement. The shower was nice and large but hated the glass walls of the bathroom. The closet is a nice size but only a few hangers fit due to a bump out in 1/2 of it...crazy!! The TV is in the wall and we had neighbors that watched their's every waking minute at top volume. I asked the person at the desk if they could mention it to them and I was told it was my responsibility...they are not allowed. What??
Other than the TV issue...the crew were wonderful. Especially the dining staff. They all worked so hard to please and accommodate. The food was very good at breakfast & lunch...dinner was sporadic. We loved the size of the ship and very much like the small amount of passengers. The excursions were good and we had excellent guides (except just one). Just wish we had more time to explore on our own. The pace was just a bit slow for us.
River cruising is an excellent choice for some. We think we'll wait a bit for our next one. And when we do decide to try again we will try a different line. Less
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