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Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Europe River
Budapest

Traveler rating

Excellent

1,660

Very Good

287

Average

153

Poor

109

Terrible

50

Cruise type

2,274 Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Reviews


Carl0922 avatar

Carl0922

1 Review Written

Great Adventure

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Why did I choose Viking? After watching PBS for years, I was captivated by the Viking commercials and told my wife that one day we would take a river cruise. The day came in Oct 2019. We( couple no kids) were ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MD101112

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

River cruise with teenagers - a great experience!

We chose this cruise to spend a hassle-free week as a family, unpacking our bags once and experiencing 4 countries plus a taste of the Christmas markets. We also visited Prague and Munich on our own. We embarked in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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InsureFun

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

Extension in Prague was great, wonderful city but the Marriott they booked us at was the worst Marriott we ever stayed at. First there was construction noise all day, when we complained to the front desk the woman ...
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Sail Date November 2019


AndyB avatar

AndyB

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Christmas Markets on the Danube

I have a good 15 or so ocean cruises under my belt, but this was my first river cruise, and my first time cruising solo. The itinerary was Budapest to Nuremburg, with stops in Vienna, Melk, Passau and Regensburg. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lpmpsail

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Christmas River Cruise

We've been on a Scenic river cruise before, but this one exceeded the last. Of course, with it being a Christmas Markets river cruise - that helped, but the staff on board just seemed to go the extra mile. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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michel.lorraine

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst vacation ever

My wife and I booked this trip almost one year in advance. We wanted to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary in a different way. We travelled alone. We arrived in Budapest 2 days prior the cruise departure so ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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CurtVicki

1 Review Written

Visiting Germany nearly 30 years ago & re-visiting where we got married in 1990

We took this cruise based on places it would stop and time year. We flew into our departure city Budapest three days early to sightsee the city. We stayed at the Hilton on Castle Hill so we were well acquainted with ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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patsqc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Ship, Great Crew, Great Itinerary, = Lifetime Experience

This cruise was our first river cruise and was prompted by a special deal offered by Viking at the last minute. I noticed the difference between Viking and other ocean cruises we had been on right away. Just as I ...
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Sail Date August 2019


John5671 avatar

John5671

3 Reviews Written

Christmas Market cruise

I first want to mention some statistics about our cruise: There were about 160 people on the ship: 10 people from Canada, 10 people from the US, about 30 people from New Zealand, and the rest were from Australia. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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RickFleck

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruising on the Danube

Selected this river because it was on our bucket list. We chose Emerald Waterways because of the cities, rooms, dining, and price. We had an amazing cruise and a fabulous time. The cabin room was everything we ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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kck2685

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Incredible Honeymoon

My husband (33) and I (29) were looking for a unique and different honeymoon than the typical beach vacation. We found river cruising from our travel agent and felt it was the perfect option for us. We stayed 3 days ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cfmjr

1 Review Written

Amsterdam to Budapest + Prague

A bucket list trip that may be the only time we do this ... wanted to ‘see it all’! We joined the ship in Amsterdam. We were met at the airport by Viking reps and quickly taken to the Viking Baldur at the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Brenda J Long

1 Review Written

Awesome! This river cruise more than met my expectations.

We’ve always wanted to take a European River Cruise. On this two week cruise, we visited the countries of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands. Our interests are history, architecture, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Jake525373

1 Review Written

Excellent cruise and professional staff; great tours

nReputation and friends recommendation The time in Bucharest was fun and worth the extra time embarkation and disembarkation were handled smoothly and with very little effort on our part. The crew were ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Vallerie

1 Review Written

Beautiful and Relaxing

This was my first ever cruise of any kind. It far exceeded my expectations. The ship was beautiful and comfortable. The cabin was tastefully decorated. The French balcony with the floor to ceiling sliding glass ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mikemonster

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall an enjoyable week

I should start this review out with a word regarding my rating. It would have to be OUTSTANDING for me to give a 5, so in most cases my "4" should be considered very good. Now to our trip: " Melodies of the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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margaretplowdrey

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking over promises and under delivers

Sharing our Viking Grand European River Cruise experience, one that we will never repeat. Must say Viking does an excellent job marketing itself, however way under delivers. Buyer beware – don’t even think of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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kcd1952

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Budapest to Amsterdam

We chose Avalon for our first river cruise because of the itinerary, the amenities offered during the cruise and the cabin layout. The ship was spacious and our cabin was very comfortable. I especially enjoyed ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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mtlawyer

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What a Trip!

Having never been in Europe before or on a river cruise, my wife and I were interested in experiencing a river cruise to see if we would like others in the future. From the Viking folks that met us at the airport ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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pynnkar

2 Reviews Written

River Cruisin’

Exceptional service, excellent food, high class all the way! Embarking and disembarking is so different on this river cruise than we have experienced on ocean cruising... no line ups, very relaxed process, so ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Johnclaude

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

10/10

My expectations were high having heard many good things about this cruise, but what I experienced was an exceptional quality of service, with great attention to details as I have never experienced before. The ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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14Wickers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent staff

This was chosen as it was a special offer. What an incredible choice, the cabin was very good even though it was the cheapest available, the cabin was always clean. The food was very good, the buffets had a wide ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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SFO-F/A

13 Reviews Written

78 Helpful Votes

A fun filled adventure with amazing staff and beautiful scenery.

I was on the Budapest to Amsterdam Gate 1 Monarch Governess in October. There are practically no reviews. I promised to write a review as soon as I got back home, here it is. The ship was clean and modern, the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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HALfrances

1 Review Written

Thoughts...

Our ship was changed from Ruby to Jade - same layout, same design, same cabin. The cabin was spacious enough. Lots of storage. Having the balcony window move up and down allowed for fresh air and picture ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mmoeller

5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

We were pleasantly surprised with our first river cruise!

We were impressed even before we boarded for our cruise! On the day before sailing we found the dock and boarded to ask a few questions. The staff was quite pleasant and accommodating. This was definitely a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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