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Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Europe River
Budapest

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Excellent

1,660

Very Good

287

Average

153

Poor

109

Terrible

50

Cruise type

109 Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Reviews


InsureFun avatar

InsureFun

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

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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


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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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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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Lkeller

1 Review Written

Don’t go on this boat

The food and cleaning departments were super but the cruise directors were just horrible. 10 people were left behind in Vienna when a tour guide decided to leave 15 minutes early, guide and cruise directors didnt ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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PB176

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Crystal's Negligence Put Us In A Horrific, Dangerous Situation

We are still in disbelief as to what happened to us at the hands of Crystal. More unbelievable is the uncaring, disregard they have exhibited since our return. We were assured this would be handled with the utmost ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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MarcInOz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Budapest to Bucharest - 'Nothing to see here'

APT's river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was excellent. There are interesting things to see every few minutes on both sides of the river all the way - and fabulous towns along the way and on the numerous side ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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2ConnecticutCruisers

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Hello Tauck? Hope You're Listening: you missed the boat on this one!

Let me preface my review with this: my husband and I are frequent travelers. 11 cruises in the past 6 years -- Crystal is our favorite (have been on Regent and Norwegian too). This was our first river cruise, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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dedeblock

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Viking River Boat Cruise ended at worst port at Passau, Germany for 2 nights

Please beware that Viking does not get the premiere ports on cruises. As we cruised on the Danube we went by all the beautiful locations tomport in Passau, Germany & ended what I would call a “ghetto” port. ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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BudapestRiviera

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Poor Communication and Differing Compensation and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Riviera Cruises ( a UK cruise line) just began to market in the United States and their ships and itineraries looked very nice. A few days before our cruise we heard the water level on the Danube was low and river ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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outriggerclub

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

River Docking, not River Cruising

After 35 cruises, this was the most disappointing ever, mostly a bus trip and Viking cruises are not cheap! We have been on a Viking Ocean cruise and loved it and decided to give their river cruises a try. Viking ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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bocabunny

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Low River Levels Ruined Cruise

My wife and I have always wanted to take a river cruise with Viking. Their commercials are enticing and we thought we would have a wonderful trip. We agreed with Viking’s CEO, Torstein Hagen, that travel was ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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jeannespam0

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Buyer beware, bait and switch from Viking

In our opinion Viking pulled a bait and switch as they knew well in advance that they were not going to be able to deliver the experience touted in their advertising. This was affirmed by my conversations with crew ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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HolidayOnWater

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Terrible customer service from Scenic and not a luxury experience at all

You can really judge a company by the way they handle a difficult situation. My experience, and others, on this trip was that Scenic handled this absolutely terribly and conducted the tour at the most cheapest cost ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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MMGOLF

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not a cruise but a very expensive bus trip

Chose this cruise to see the scenery, castles, and towns as we cruised along the Danube and the Rhine and the fact we would not have to pack for all 15 days. Actually we only cruised 1 day total in the daytime, the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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judhess

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not a cruise. A bus tour!

Always wanted to do a river cruise in Europe and this one provided the most highlights and included shore excursions. Going that far, we wanted to spend more time so we chose a 2 week cruise. The reason for the poor ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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normlori

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruise that turned into an expensive bus tour!

Numerous friends recommended Viking River Cruises. We decided to treat ourselves to the Romanic Danube Cruise. The Viking brochure states, "It's pure pleasure to travel with such ease..to unpack just once and relax ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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xamaliadx

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Expensive Bus Tour

We just got back from the Romantic Danube Cruise that turned into a partial bus tour. We were supposed to sail on the Var, but instead we went on the Tor, Wilhelm and another ship I can't remember. That's ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Patty Grove

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruise AKA Asphalt Coach Tour!

We chose a river cruise because we wanted to travel by boat and expected to enjoy the views along the river and have the luxury of not unpacking daily. the reality of our vacation was that viking was not upfront ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Janstu

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Misleading and treated poorly

Having arrived in Budapest from NZ, over 32 hrs in transit, we were informed that due to low water levels Avalon Panorama could not sail from Budapest to Vienna. However we saw Viking, Uniworld, Tauck and many ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Chandelier1230

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

September cruise, but Not 1 ship sailed the whole route since JUNE

We chose Scenic because our friends sailed with this company and everything was included. We attended a seminar and we were impressed with the information. The high water situation was discussed and so we booked in ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Sally Nichols

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

We made the most of a poor quality cruise

We have had two ocean cruises on the small motor sailer Winds tar. Outstanding. We expected similar experience from the heavily advertised Viking Danube cruise. This was another low water summer, but we were lucky. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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jtjs

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Buyer Beware..not so Romantic Danube bus cruise

I wanted to try a river cruise as I don't want to sail the ocean. It looked like so much fun. I wanted to see Europe from the water. In most of the commercials we would see the huge building in Budapest with the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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novanod

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not happy with missing 2 paid tours and 6 hrs extra bus rides even with refund

Our son and daughter in-law wanted to see Nuremberg again because my wife grew up there during the war.We wanted to see places we had never seen before in Europe. Taking this river cruise allowed us to do both. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Ppwallba

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Scenic fails at customer level

We chose this cruise because we were told it was all inclusive and fantastic. Our first five days were pretty good but we didn’t know that the river levels were an issue and we asked every day but no one would ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Fawks

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No water, no cruise

First time cruising on a ship. Saved a lot of money for this. Looked like a good deal free air fare 150 E credit. We arrived a day earlier than the cruise to allow for jet lag to wear off a bit only to be informed ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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