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Viking Danube Review

Viking Danube
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75% of cruisers loved it
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  • One of Viking's deluxe river ships
  • Sun deck with lounge chairs provides excellent views
  • Daily tours are main entertainment

Viking Danube Overview

Built in 1999, the Viking Danube is one of eight deluxe river ships in the Viking fleet that entered service from 1999 to 2001. With its all-inclusive cruise program that includes both airfare and shore excursions, a river cruise on the Viking Danube not only provides a comprehensive cultural and historical experience but is also an exceptionally good value. Most members of the ship's crew are from central and eastern Europe. English is the official onboard language, and all crew speak fluent English as do tour guides escorting shore excursions, and all public address announcements are made only in English. The cruise manager is the main contact person onboard the ship and is on hand to respond to individual passenger questions and requests throughout the cruise, and also organizes shore excursions and introduce guest speakers.

Viking Danube Fellow Passengers

Passengers are professional or retired couples age 65+. There are a few forty and fifty-something couples, but this is not a cruise that attracts young couples, honeymooners or families. This is primarily a low-key, "early to bed" crowd seeking to combine relaxation with a learning and cultural experience.

Viking Danube Dress Code

Both onboard and ashore clothing is "casual" with a recommendation that passengers bring comfortable shoes for the shore excursions. Dinner attire is "evening casual" meaning open-neck shirts, slacks, dresses and sport outfits. The Captain's Welcome and Farewell is dressy but not formal, meaning jackets for men and dresses or pantsuits for women.

Viking Danube Gratuity

$5 per day, per person which you deposit in envelopes and place in a box on the reception desk is suggested. Tips are pooled and distributed among the crew. It is also recommended to tip shore excursion guides $1-$2 per person.
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Viking Danube Member Reviews

The weather was perfect for cruising down the Danube. We began this adventure in Budapest, then on to Slovakia, Vienna, and ending in Passau, Germany. The cities were breath-taking and our tours were nothing less than awesome. My only complaint was ... Read more
Viking Danube MikeBR
02/13
We love the Christmas atmosphere of eastern Europe but having been to Prague, Krakow & Budapest a number of times we were looking for a change, so after a bit of investigation opted for Vikings 'Romantic Danube' cruise in December 2010. We were a ... Read more
12/12
Many reviews essentially repeat what others have said which is good in that they reinforce others' voices. But what we want to stress are a couple of points not often made. First, two major differences between river and ocean cruising; and ... Read more
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