Exceeded Expectations: Viking Helvetia Cruise Review by PeterReigate
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Destination: Europe - River Cruise
First impressions at embarkation were allitle off-putting as the high pitch happy welcome at the desk was akin to Hi-de-Hi holiday camp.
The only thing we felt uncomfortable with was the gratuities situation. We do not have a tipping culture. The publicity emphasizes that gratuities are optional More but 48 hours before the end of the voyage announcements were being regularly made as to how gratuities could be paid. It was quite intimidating and could have added 10% to the cost of an already expensive holiday and we were made to feel quite guilty that we chose not to have the money debited to our on board account. Less
Middle deck is quite adequate. You only see one bank of the river from your cabin. The public areas give much better view and you actually spend very little time in the cabin.