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Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
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Europe River
Budapest

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153

Poor

109

Terrible

50

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50 Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Reviews


Beagler! avatar

Beagler!

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Terrible Cruise

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This is was our first river cruise. We are seasoned ocean cruise travelers. This cruise started with a delay in boarding the ship of one day due to maintenance problems on the previous cruise. We only had one day ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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lcruise94

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst Cruise Ever

It has now been one year since we completed our cruise on the viling Lif from Budapest to Amsterdam. With some perdpsective that a year offers, I can say without qualification that this cruise was my worst travel ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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CrewBlue

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Major Disappointment

Review Are you under 70? Do you like an active lifestyle? Do you enjoy great food and wine? Do you like to socialize with well educated and cultured travelers? If so, DO NOT CRUISE WITH EMERALD WATERWAYS. We did ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Ludlow

1 Review Written

Never again on Viking

Our first river cruise and it was certainly our LAST with Viking. Our trip started off on the wrong foot with awful flight arrangements by Viking on Air Canada. Our original flight was cancelled and it took over 3 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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ampearson

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking river cruise disaster and they lied about what happened.

Viking Danube Waltz River Cruise August 2018. First two days in hotel due to low water levels. Fourth day in Vienna and ship broke down.p, generator failed. Spent three days trying to fix it but couldn’t. . ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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dastravel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruising on highways, not rivers

We had taken a Viking cruise from Budapest to Bucharest two years earlier, and thought that two weeks on a ship from Budapest to Amsterdam, passing through some areas that we had not visited before or had seen ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Jsteinb2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grand European "Bus Trip"

We've had done 4 European river cruises over the years - 2 with Viking and 2 with other companies and we wanted to do the 2-week Grand European River Cruise as part of a relaxing October vacation. This trip, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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CC1943

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

SHAME ON ME

An old adage says, “If a man deceives me once, shame on him, if twice, shame on me. Not exactly true when it comes to dealing with Viking Cruises. You can cancel your Viking cruise but even with “cancel for ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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llsullivan09

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise experience- Viking

Our Viking river cruise was a disappointing experience; marred by poor customer service and misleading information. While I appreciate there is a drought and hence impact to the cruise that is out of Viking’s ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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River2018

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Bus tour for river cruise

Chose this cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. It became a bus tour because Grand Circle did not give us the option to postpone this cruise to a time when the water level would not be low. We did not ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Chris Humphris

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

European Mystery River Cruise

Awful waste of money and a ruined trip of a life time, appears Viking ships can't cruise where APT can. Was warned day before embarkation of technical issues due to low water levels. Taken from Budapest airport ...
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Sail Date August 2018


mkimmeth avatar

mkimmeth

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An utter disappointment for my first river cruise. BUYER BEWARE.

Viking was suggested by my sister-in-law and I read reviews here on TripAdvisor before deciding to go. I couldn't be more disappointed. Prior to our trip we had heard from a german neighbor that the river levels ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Triptoeurope

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Chose Scenic based on online reviews etc. Considered it to be one of the top river cruise companies. We were very disappointed at service levels and food. Breakfast and lunch were major disappointments with ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Cruiserlover2000

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Viking folks are scammers and sub-par ship!

I have to preface this review by saying that I have cruised every brand: from the super cheap to Seabourn and have been on 20+ cruises all over the world - usually crusing with the top-end: Seabourn, Silversea, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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scdeadeye@gmail.com

2 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

High Expectations poor results

I would never recommend Emerald River Cruises. First I would recommend more options for pre/post cruise tours. I would also recommend narration of the sites on the way to the ship even if it’s a transfer. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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c.prela

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Save Your Money

I had heard this was a concierge cruise, but it turned out to be a floating infirmary. This was our first river cruise ever. We booked the Budapest to Amsterdam, August 25 – September 11, 2016, dates along ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Danube Bus Cruise

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Danube Bus Cruise

We were informed our first night of embarkation that a lock was damaged on the river, which meant our original trip and itinerary may be slightly altered. Much time was spent on the border of Hungary and Slovakia, ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Kawahine

1 Review Written

61 Helpful Votes

At 60, we are too young for Tauck!

To be honest, my bad, I did not do my research. I was told this was a 5 star experience and book based on my thoughts of what 5 star meant. Therefore, This is a difficult review to write. The staff was excellent, ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Flapgum

5 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Did not measure up.

Before we booked this cruise, we had booked to do the same with Avalon but changes to our other tours and commitments saw us book with Scenic river cruises. We have used Scenic prior to this and had enjoyed their ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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karbiter

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not What I Anticipated

So, the sad thing is that I know Viking wants to be the best in the business. But, they did not deliver what I purchased - a river cruise. A long-anticipated and saved-for vacation dream turned into a nightmare of ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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am.rieck@verizon.net

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Huge Disappointment

Food was mediocre, cabins were average. Problem was that the river was low so the boat could not get through one of the overpasses...so they made us pack up and took an all day bus to our next ship which was much ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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pawhat

1 Review Written

39 Helpful Votes

Romantic Danube; Nothing Romantic About It!

I was on the Romantic Danube trip from Budapest to Nuremberg 11/14/2015 to 11/21/2015. I will never travel with Viking again! Viking's management only cares about filling out the capacity of the each cruise ship. I ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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ktjalice

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

The Viking Bus Ride between Viking House Boats

We cruised for about 3 days, On buses the rest of the time. Be cautious if cruising is a desire. We unpacked 3 times. Our Cruise started at a hotel in Budapest (Corinthia for Fri Night) rather than a Longship. ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Jethro S

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Worst vacation to date

We boarded this vessel along with several other couples we know. We didn't pick the dates-- HUGE MISTAKE!!! We set sail in October and encountered rain, dreary gray skies and weather cold enough to make a few of ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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anne luther

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Viking; nothing more than an expensive bus tour, misrepresented through false ad.

We are deeply disappointed in Viking. This was our first cruise with Viking and definitely our last. The cruise was not at all what we expected. We never felt the luxury they promote in their brochures and TV ads. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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