Our first river cruise and hopefully not our last: Viking Buri Cruise Review by Birkiecontessa
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Our first river cruise and hopefully not our last
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
The staff was nothing short of the best we've ever met--the program director was very, very personable, knowledgeable and did all he could to accommodate our needs. From front desk to housekeepers--everyone was friendly and professional. Nothing lacking here. There was a pianist every day/evening. He was a personable young man with great talent.
We have ONE big issue with how docking is managed. When we pulled in to Avignon, another Viking ship was already docked and we More pulled up next to it. Soooooooooo for the duration we had to keep our drapes drawn because our view was into the cabin of the ship next to us. We felt claustrophobic and couldn't use the veranda for which we paid extra. It wasn't a big deal to us that we had to cross over through the other ship to disembark when "double docked". We, as others on starboard, shared this major complaint with the captain, front desk personnel, program director and we hope they will report the concern with management. Viking has called us to say this is port authority decision-making, etc. This is the biggest issue we have with river cruising. Less
Cabin review: mid-deck221
Cabin was finely appointed, comfortable bed, exquisite bath products and ample supply of glass bottled water.