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Budapest to Europe - River Cruise River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Europe River
Budapest

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329

Very Good

44

Average

33

Poor

21

Terrible

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21 Budapest to Europe - River Cruise River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Phill and Kerry

1 Review Written

37 Helpful Votes

BUYER BEWARE - APT European River Cruise

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Buyer beware!!!! This was certainly a holiday of a lifetime and we call it the "Great Aussie Rip Off". Please make sure you read the fine, fine print carefully. Budapest to Amsterdam Friday 18 March for 15 days. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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wifemothernana

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Overall poor

Because of low water levels on the Danube, our trip was not up to our expectations. Avalon handled the situation very poorly. We called them before we left for the cruise and we were told that sailings were going ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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AZSWtravlr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing...would never sail Viking again!

This was our first Viking cruise, but NOT our first river cruise (we did Avalon on the Rhine in 2013). In my opinion, Viking compares very poorly to Avalon for a variety of reasons: the cabins on the Tor are ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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sohogreat777

2 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

The Best Value in Deluxe Travel - Guaranteed

Forget about the marketing claims; this river cruise line cannot handle obstacles in an efficient manner. Had a very good pre-cruise to Prague & Bratislava but after getting on board, the Danube River water levels ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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valcyr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Definitely not value for money

Please, please, please think very hard before you spend your hard earned money cruising on Viking Freya. My wife and I unfortunately spent almost £7000.00 for a seven night river cruise on the Danube. To be fair ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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oink4848

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in the Food and Bedding

This is the first time we ventured on a river cruise with a total of 18 friends in our group. Our group has travelled extensively both on land and ocean and live in 3 different continents: North America, Australia ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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TravelsWithParents

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Seasoned Cruiser Review of first River Cruise

Travelers (3): Ages 84, 77, 51, well seasoned travelers, ocean cruises 23, river cruise 1 (this one). We had 2 lower level cabins (the ones with the windows instead of the balcony, difference in price was $5K. ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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geekybiker

2 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Disappointing.

Grand Circle has a lot of rapid repeated travelers, but I'm not going to be one of them. Their style just isn't for me. This all started with an email telling us the ship wasn't going to be in port and directing us ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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achsah

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

A warning!

Having enjoyed our first Viking cruise, some 6 months earlier (on the River Elbe), we were looking forward to an exciting itinerary from Budapest to Passau. We arrived at the ship and were shown to our expensive ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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wrldgrl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Inferior, below average Viking Legends river cruise, save your money a

I was dazzled mesmerized mislead by Viking Cruise lines elaborate advertising campaigns. I truly believed that I was going on a first class river cruise, but instead I felt as if I was on a subpar barge floating ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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Prof66

1 Review Written

Think Carefully About Sailing with Viking

The comments below are from a letter sent to Viking following our July, 2013 cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam. Overall the trip did not meet our expectations. We realize that some problems were caused by the ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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BarbaraM

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Jewels of Europe: Budapest to Amsterdam

As a preface, we are a couple of active, still working adults somewhat on the low end of the age range of typical river cruisers. I cancelled a back to back Celebrity cruise touring Iceland and the Baltic after ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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sonomajack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Stuck in Novi Sad

My wife and I made reservations for the Viking 2013 Passage to Eastern Europe (June 15 Budapest to Bucharest) cruise in August of 2012. Their brochure described a wonderful journey spending eight days cruising down ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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travela lot

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

2012 European Grand Tour

Had a fantastic time. One of the best cruises we have taken. The smaller, more intimate size was more relaxing, although the excursion were more demanding than we had expected. Will definitely recommend it to ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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Taras Bulba

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

River Beatrice, October 2012

Sailed on the "Enchanting Danube" from Budapest to Passau with the subsequent Prague Extension. Some thoughts: 1. Service aboard the ship is very attentive. I think this is somewhat the norm on the Euro river ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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Cruising on a Sunday afte

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

What a disappointment

Was assured in writing by Viking prior to the cruise that the Idun did not have water problems. I know that at least 2 rooms on the main deck had major flooding (one had soaked carpets on arrival) and many rooms ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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tmcauban

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Experience on the new Avalon Vista

Just back from a Danube River Cruise on the new Avalon Vista, we are disappointed by the poor overall experience that Avalon Waterways delivers. Budapest-Nuremberg. August 2012: We boarded the ship in Budapest ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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Scotty44

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing Viking Idun River Cruise

Accommodation: Cabin was well equipped but there was little space to move around. Restaurant: was very cramped for space and poor acoustics made conversation almost impossible.There was barely sufficient space ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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MISTER AVACODO

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

VIKING RIVER CRUISES - BEWARE!

If you are considering a river cruise with Viking, you should be aware of certain things the cruise line does not tell you. 1. There is no compensation if the ship breaks down: We were unfortunate to take a ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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Boychickadee

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

My wife and I took a Uniworld Rhine Cruise on the "River Beatrice" on 15-22 July 2012, from Budapest to Passau. We booked a suite, no. 407, for which we paid £3,299.00 each, less a small discount from our ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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Section44

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking Njord 5/26/12-6/9/12 Budapest to Amsterdam

I was told river cruising would be different. Nobody told me how different. After 20+ ocean cruises we decided to try Viking based on recommendations from passengers on ocean cruises. Accommodations were small(not ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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