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Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Viking Gullveig Cruise Reviews

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First River Cruise - but not the last!

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jmartyc
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

My wife and I have always wanted to take a river cruise, and we have always heard that Viking was the best, but this cruise exceeded everything we had heard as well as exceeding our expectations. We went on this cruise with my sister and her husband. All the crew were very friendly, but I will forever remember the wonderful cruise director and our excellent waiter Atilla. After a couple of ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Viking River Cruise that turned into an expensive bus tour!

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normlori
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

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 to an ever-changing canvas of breathtaking landscapes...to dock in the center of small towns and stroll right off to begin your exploration." This is what we were expecting, however, ...
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Thank you, normlori, 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: French Balcony


Viking River Cruise AKA Asphalt Coach Tour!

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Patty Grove
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 with us about the water levels along the danube. we called the week before our departure and were told that there were no changes to our itinerary. we received an email thirty minutes ...
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Thank you, Patty Grove, 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: September 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Disappointing situation

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oenophile75010
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

As a repeat cruiser on Viking, I was disappointed to find that low water levels on the Danube significantly changed almost every aspect of the cruise. We were notified that we could not cruise to the last two ports only 2 days before our departure and then found out when we got there that the ship could not even be at the embarkation point. It was a week of multi hour bus rides and required a ...
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Thank you, oenophile75010, for sharing your Viking experience with the cruising community and allowing us this opportunity to respond. We are thrilled that you found our crew to be...

Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Great Cruise - Will sail Viking Again!

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dwyatt1444
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Recomended by travel agent. The ship layout is great and easy to move around. The staff and crew could not be nicer. Our cabin was always clean and organized and we hardly ever show the person responsible for our room, which I think is a mark of excellence. Every meal was excellent and served in a timely manner. Our excursions were well planned and organized as well as interesting and enjoyable ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


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

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novanod
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

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. None of us had ever been on a river cruise before. We had friends that had been on many Viking cruises. We didn't consider any other cruise line. The food was great the waiters and service ...
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Response from VikingS, Community Team

It is excellent to learn, novanod, that you found our dining selection, onboard staff and onshore activities to be pleasing. Nonetheless, we recognize that you are one of the many affected by...

Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Fantastic time on the Viking Gullveig

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Ellen B
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

My mom really wanted to go on a Viking Cruise, and she found this deal in April. We had a fabulous time together! We loved every minute and experience from this cruise. All of the staff on our ship were incredible and paid such attention to detail. The room was small, but bigger than we expected from what we had heard. The ships rooms were nicely appointed. Our port stops were fun and interesting. ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Amazing river cruise

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Kprice90
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Viking river cruise provides a well organized adventure! A romantic getaway... Found a deal on a Facebook ad that almost seemed too good to be true... but it was real.. and easy to book .. all documents came in a timely and organized manner. Great communication pre cruise on what to bring and we had an awesome time. Traveling to Europe the flights were perfect and met at the airport with safe ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Great Cruise....I'll be back

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davida1228
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Took the Viking Gullveig with friends. Loved the ports with local and informed tour guides.The Captain was outstanding, greeting the guests every time we boarded or left the ship. We were greeted at the airport, taken to the ship and taken care of like family. We were taken to the airport on our last day and were escorted through the airport to assure we got home safely. Bartenders knew our ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Wonderful November Romantic Danube Cruise

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mhedge
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

River cruising is much more of a relaxed time than cruising on the huge ocean ships. It's easy to navigate the boat and it takes a fraction of the time to get around on the boat. The trade-off is that there is no pool, gym, auditorium, specialty dining rooms,huge buffet, and fewer items to choose from on the menus. All ports were equally good. All tour guides were natives who spoke ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


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