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Berlin to Europe - River Cruise Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Cities along the Elbe are a must see with VIking

Review for Viking Fontane to Europe - River Cruise

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Carol June

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We were excited about taking our first cruise on a river plus we wanted to learn more about Eastern Europe and see key cities such as Berlin & Prague. Our one disappointment was to find at the last minute there would not be a short cruise which we had expected, but no cruising due to low water on the Elbe. We were docked at Wittenberg for 4 days and then switched to the sister ship in Dresden for ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


Scenic Cruising of the Elbe

Review for Viking Fontane to Europe - River Cruise

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mumb

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We had not been to Berlin or Prague, and the price was excellent! My husband and I are very interested in history. Each port had such significance to us, and the guides were all very knowledgeable, and were able to give us their perspective of the area and events. They were able to bring alive the events of 70 years ago. The art museums were of particular interest also. Our guide was able ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


Great Elbe River trip

Review for Viking Fontane to Europe - River Cruise

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Br0914

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We had done a Rhine River Cruise with Viking and thought this would be a nice trip in July with warmer weather that our last trip in November. We started with 3 nights at the Grand Hyatt in Berlin, which was far above our expectations. The Elbe was much quieter than the busy Rhine and we enjoyed much more than the Rhine. It was very relaxing to sit on the top deck and watch the storks, campers ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


Elbe River with Viking; Not as Good as Advertised

Review for Viking Fontane to Europe - River Cruise

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michaelgastro

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first river cruise. It went on the Elbe River - Berlin to Prague. The average age on this ship was people in their 70's. This, of course, slows down the pace and extent of the tours and limits the activities on the ship. This old ship, with limited facilities, does not represent Viking very well. The only exercise you get is on the land tours, and, as stated, the pace is ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


Cruise was great. Prague extension not a good value.

Review for Viking Fontane to Europe - River Cruise

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Aseris

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We wanted to see eastern Germany, the Elbe River and Prague . The staff on board the ship were very helpful, professional and made for a great cruise. We extended pre cruise in Berlin. It was great. The Berlin Grand Hyatt was awesome. The Viking staff could have been a little more helpful with explaining use of public transportation. The Grand Hyatt was centrally located. We also ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


We had the best time and have been telling everyone about how great it was.

Review for Viking Fontane to Europe - River Cruise

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Donaldg

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My wife chose the cruise because we wanted to see Germany (where our ancestors came from) and see where Martin Luther lived because we were both of the Lutheran Faith. Both which were fulfilled on this amazing cruise. We had a great time saw lots of interesting places and learned a lot. The crew was more than helpful and went out of their way to make the trip a wonderful holiday for us. They ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


Elegant Elbe Experience & Recommendations

Review for Viking Fontane to Europe - River Cruise

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gmhoffman

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Bucket list cruise with brothers & son. Overall, very good. Staff was excellent, ship was below expectations. Ship did not meet standards established by Viking on Russia and China cruises. Understand Viking is building new ships for Elbe River Cruises and Fontane will be sold. If true, it's overdue. Recommend you book extra night(s) in Berlin and Prague to explore these cities. You can do ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


Elegant Elba with Viking River Cruises

Review for Viking Fontane to Europe - River Cruise

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Spring Breaks

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Having seen the cruises advertised on TV I rang for a brochure. When it arrived a thought the cruise too expensive for the number of days. I later received a flyer offering £1000 off per person and rang to book the cruise that appealed to us the most. We flew from a local airport which with hindsight was a mistake as it meant a transit stop in Amsterdam on both journeys. Flights would have been ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


Elba River, Cruising Lite

Review for Viking Fontane to Europe - River Cruise

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Randy51

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

September 2015 was our first Viking River Cruise and we thought the Elba River was a grest choice. The Viking travel folks were grest to work with at every step. This included the fact that the Elba River was too low to cruise. This information did not deter us and we were so glad we went. We spent days on both the Viking Fontane and the Viking Schumann and the staff could not have better. ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


Low Water

Review for Viking Fontane to Europe - River Cruise

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morningtony

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

After cruising on 5 rivers with Viking I have to say that the Elbe is not my favorite. Very little river traffic made for uninteresting travel and the scenery for the first three days changed little, just fields and trees with few villages or scenic views. Although we were aware of the water level problem on the Elbe we were not aware its seriousness. As were many this year, we were disappointed ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


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