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Viking Buri Cruise Review by Cheated Viking cruisers: Very disappointed

Cheated Viking cruisers
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 2.0
Embarkation 2.0
Enrichment Activities 1.0
Entertainment 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 1.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 3.0
Shore Excursions 1.0
Value for Money 1.0

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Very disappointed

Sail Date: July 2014
Destination: France
Embarkation: Lyon

Viking's advertising misleading. Promises of food and comfortable river cruise experience far from truth. This is a coach tour disguised as river cruise! More time spent in being herded and rushed on and off buses than river cruising. Food adequate, mass produced, certainly not the delights advertised. Signed up for premium liquor service but choices not available. Top suite category (AA) under running track. Only sailed one of seven days as "river too high to sail under bridges". The river is often too high, wrong boat.

No information from crew, Captain didn't speak English. Last two days spent moored against sister Viking ship so view from Starboard side was looking into another ship. No explanation or apology.

The list goes on but suffice it to say that we would not advise anyone to make the very expensive mistake which we made, at a cost of US Dollars $12,000 excluding airfares.

Viking offered us a derisory US$500 each off our next Viking cruise with More them, but even if they offered us a free cruise we would never go with them again. Less

Published 08/05/14

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Cabin review: Viking Buri

We were in suite 304 under running track! Runners started at 6.30 am and also afternoon siesta time!

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