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Budapest First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Budapest

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Excellent

85

Very Good

17

Average

1

Poor

2

Terrible

2

Cruise type

River Cruises

481

Romantic Cruises

466

Senior Cruises

433

Luxury Cruises

301

First-Time Cruisers

107

107 Budapest First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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lhchavez

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our Expectations

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I had long wanted to sail the Danube and selected Viking based on literature we reviewed. As we had never been on a river or ocean cruise, we had no idea what to expect other than the comfort of traveling through ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Vivi13

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our expectations

We booked the 'Magnificent Europe' Cruise as part of a 6 week holiday. Amaverde is used by APT Cruises, in conjunction with AMA Waterways, for the Australian market. Most of our sailing companions were Aussies, ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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annacruise

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruise on River Danube and Tisza

This was a Noble Caledonia cruise and my first ever cruise. The boat and crew were excellent. All inclusive, lovely French food and wines. Spotlessly clean and everything worked in my cabin. All the crew were ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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candiacubs

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

We'll be back!

This was our first river cruise and decided on the 7 night versus the longer one to Amsterdam. We were thoroughly impressed. From the moment we got off our flight till we disembarked Emerald had us covered all the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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CitizenMoose

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Dandy Danube--Excellent Emerald!

Danube Delight was an excellent river cruise! All the transfers were timely and covered in the cost, and were handled smoothly, expeditiously, and seamlessly. The ship was lovely, new, modern. The staff were very ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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yvonnemellor

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Touring without hassle

Worth staying in Budapest before sailing as so much to see.Great welcome when we arrived on board and it was good to chat to some of the outgoing passengers. The ship is only a year old, very modern and ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Hallm

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruising

This was our first cruise, we chose it after seeing a advert and sending for a brochure. We flew to Budapest and were met at the airport and transferred to the ship where we were given a welcome drink and a light ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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DanielJLieb

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas markets along the Danube

Christmas market cruise. Absolutely magical! Dining experience was delightful and far beyond what I could have hoped for... from early morning coffee / breakfast to midnight snacks... servers polite, friendly, ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Jane Chichester

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Ship with a Generous Spirit

This was our first river cruise and the standard of accommodation, food and service on the Emerald Star was hard to fault. The staff made everything - even passing through the deepest lock on our journey - a cause ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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mkcrozier

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Over the Top Experience!

A friend suggested the cruise as a reunion for our professional group. We had a wonderful time together on a new, modern, efficient ship. Emerald accommodated our large group. The international staff were ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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mini traveller

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Highly Recommended

We chose this cruise as a 70th birthday celebration for me. It is very hard to find fault with anything for the week we were on board. The cabin wasn't huge but perfectly adequate and spotlessly clean with hidden ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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LePuy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Scenic delivers!!!

We choose scenic because it was all inclusive, ie. tips, tours, alcoholic beverages. The food, service, staterooms and overall attentiveness was unparalleled. We had a balcony suite and it was perfect. Loved ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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jpcurt3333@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Almost Flawless!

Our trip on the Grand European tour from Budapest to Amsterdam was our first river cruise and set the standard for all future river cruises. We will do another with Viking because they could not have done a better ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Benly

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Danube River

Although our river cruise did not start off on a positive note because of low water levels and we had to change boats twice, I found Viking to be very efficient in ensuring that everything went smoothly. Stay ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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SherriK101

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our First but Definitely not Our Last!!

We had the crew of the Alsvin but we were on the Viking Modi. We were notified of the change in ships because of low water levels but ended up being able to sail on Viking Modi for our entire trip on Thanksgiving ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Wayde

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Danube Waltz Holiday Cruise

This was my first river cruise and my wife and I couldn't have picked a better introductory cruise. This was also my wife's first trip to Europe. The itinerary for the Danube Waltz trip contained the right amount ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Bruce/charity kennedy

1 Review Written

A Special Anniversary Cruise

This was our first cruise and also our 40th wedding anniversary. The Viking personnel were amazing, and the service exceptional. Most of the land tours were excellent- with great guides. Food and service were ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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dmzurawski

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our first Viking River cruise...and not our last!

My boyfriend and I learned more about Viking River Cruises from PBS (while watching Masterpiece, of course!) and were immediately interested in the the fact that we could go to Europe and unpack once and still see ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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dianeandrews

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Danube Delight

I always swore to never take a cruise, however several friends persuaded me otherwise. My biggest challenge when I returned was to find a "favorite" part of the trip. Every part of the vacation was ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Bavon Beach

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous Experience

From the first moment of our trip, everything was wonderful. We received all the necessary information about the trip well in advance. We were met promptly at the airport and the Viking staff was friendly and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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EvaPete 919

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Cruise

We have travelled from Budapest to Amsterdam in September 2014. Prior to this we had a 12 day coach through the Balkans also with APT. The whole trip was wonderful. The ship was very comfortable, enough space and ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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SG Gypsy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Delightful; Best Vacation Ever

This was my first River cruise and I loved every minute. Cabin was very pretty with nice linens and bath accessories. Bed very comfortable. I had a French balcony, which is really just a window that opens but ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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caith

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Budapest to Prague

We have been to Russia and Africa with Tauck, and this was or first river cruise ever, although we have been on ocean cruises. The other reviews are comprehensive, so I will mention other points. I recommend room ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Marian Day

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Grand European Cruise

We are very glad we took a two week cruise to have more time to unwind and relax. Enjoyed meeting the other passengers on board, but it was the staff that made us feel very special which made for a most enjoyable ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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fredman1

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Danube River Cruise

The boat was only a year old, it was wonderful, the crew was great, the food was 'ok', but I didn't really know what to expect. They had the same breakfast every morning, which is fine for me, not like i was ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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