Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Viking Prestige Cruise Review by mikerophoto

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Viking Prestige Cruise Review by mikerophoto
Viking Prestige
Viking Prestige
Member Name: mikerophoto
Cruise Date: July 2012
Embarkation: Amsterdam
Destination: Europe River
Cabin Category: D
Cabin Number: 108
Booking Method: Cruise Line
See More About: Viking Prestige Cruise Reviews | Europe River Cruise Reviews | Viking River Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
Write a cruise review!

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

red arrow
red arrow


Ship Facts: Viking Prestige Review (by Cruise Critic!)
AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST 14-DAYS ON VIKING PRESTIGE
A very nice tour of mostly quaint German towns. We took a similar journey last year from St. Petersburg to Moscow. What made this different was it was simply one stop per day for a half day or less to 15 towns. What made it different, and not quite so pleasant, was Viking had a sister ship shadow us the entire route and other Viking vessels joined us in may different ports along the way. This means there were nearly 600 people, all from Viking, hitting the excursions at the same times. It felt like "Viking Hordes" at most locations. Crowds were big and you ran in to Viking groups by the hundreds no matter where you were. We would suggest checking Viking's schedules and avoiding multiple craft trips whenever possible.

The staff of the Prestige was wonderful and the food as good or better than the Russian trip! We provided our own exercise because Viking does very little in the way of exercise space. Our room was on the lowest level (booked last minute). The river water level was at about chest high through a 3-by-4 foot window that did not open. All the other rooms were the same size but offered sliding doors opening to a "French" balcony. We had no problems with the room and our steward did a wonderful job.

We learned that on Viking you need to manage your time. We would sometimes take the planned excursion, always on a nice motor coach, but often we grabbed a cab and struck out on our own with guide books and maps in hand.


We purchased the one-price beverage package since we enjoy a glass of wine or two following dinner. We were able to choose from a nice wine list during dinner. The "house" wine was not bad at all, but would definitely get old on a two-week trip.

One thing we would love to have changed on this trip was the one-day, one-stop nature of the cruise. Dornstein we could have enjoyed from the ship without a stop, and we would have loved two to three days and nights in Vienna.

We are big believers in Viking! We would definitely travel with them again. To check the sights for this cruise on a city by city basis, check out my website at http://www.mikerophoto.com, and select a city gallery.

Happy cruising!

Publication Date: 08/14/12
More Viking Prestige Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Viking Prestige review Read the next Viking Prestige review

Like This Review?



More Europe River Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Viking Prestige 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.