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Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Reviews

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It got repaired . . at our cost

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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afterviking
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

This is the end of the Embla saga - on arrival at the Embla in Budapest on 11 September 2019 we were confronted by a vessel with an odd large boxed item next to the bridge. Wondering why it was there and how it would survive low bridges unless it could be lowered and raised like the captain’s bridge, we went to our cabin where we found the 06 September 2019 letter – not good timing on Viking's ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Terrible Cruise

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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Beagler!
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 that we went to a port and got off the ship and toured the venue. That was on day 12 when we visited Cologne Germany. All the other days we spent more time on buses than at the scheduled ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

Thank you for reaching out, Beagler. We recognize that you were among the guests of Viking Embla who experienced delays and hardware issues during your travel with us. While mechanical issues...

Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Held Hostage on the Embla

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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CLydston
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We paid for our cruise with all the expectations of neophyte river cruisers and are crushed that our river cruise of a lifetime ended up being a horrible bus ride through Eastern Europe. Due to mechanical malfunctions on the Viking Embla our tour was unable to hold to schedule resulting in canceled excursions, creative docking at unknown sites (we even had to break through a factory fence at ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Horrible experience

Review for Viking Mimir to Europe - River Cruise

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Hfenton1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise was a nightmare. Insufficient air conditioning in the room and on the excursion buses. They were not equipped to deal with the heat factor. I realize the weather is unpredictable; however, Viking should have been able to keep their passengers comfortable on the ship, as well as on the buses. There was virtually no entertainment. The balcony was unable to be used due to docking right ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Major Disappointment

Review for Emerald Sun to Europe - River Cruise

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CrewBlue
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 the Danube River from Budapest to Bucharest. The average passenger was British, 75 years old, had difficulty walking, and complained about everything. I was prevented from taking a ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Overrated.....Never again !

Review for Scenic Opal to Europe - River Cruise

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hgmrp
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Because it was advertise as a luxury cruise with 5 stars all inclusive beverage offer....and we like to stay in the same room for 2 weeks and not relocate our luggage (4 times in this cruise !) We chose a Royal Panamera Suite and we had the same food and beverage as others in a different deck Notice of low water was send by email the day of departure after we had inquire 2 weeks before and ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Bus tour instead of a river cruise

Review for River Princess to Europe - River Cruise

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Murray20
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose Uniworld after being told by the travel agent and the Uniworld rep. that the trip that they offer would meet our "bucket list" vacation as well as our anniversary. We were told that the ships, service, excursions, etc. were first rate and all of our dreams would be fulfilled. They took our deposit in March 2017 and the $15000 trip for my wife and me was paid by June 2018. When we ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Stateroom


SHAME ON ME

Review for Viking Var to Europe - River Cruise

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CC1943
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 any reason” insurance with Viking’s Tripmate, you will pay more. You will only get a voucher for that cancellation, and with that voucher amount you will have to start over (including your ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

Thank you, CC1943, for taking the time to share your recent Viking experience with the cruising community. We recognize that you are one of the many affected by the itinerary changes...

Sail Date: October 2018


Grand European "Bus Trip"

Review for Viking Lif to Europe - River Cruise

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Jsteinb2
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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, however, turned out to be a total disaster from start to finish - anything but relaxing! Viking has yet to offer us adequate compensation for our ruined vacation. and until they make things ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

Thank you, Jsteinb2, for taking the time to share your recent Viking experience with the cruising community. We recognize that you are one of the many affected by the itinerary changes...

Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


Cruising on highways, not rivers

Review for Viking Lif to Europe - River Cruise

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dastravel
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 decades earlier, would be pleasant. Little did we know that Europe would experience five months without rain, that the rivers would be too low for the ships to sail, and that two-thirds of ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

Thank you, dastravel, for taking the time to share your recent Viking experience with the cruising community. We recognize that you are one of the many affected by the itinerary changes...

Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


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