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Budapest Viking Legend Cruise Reviews

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Parliament Building in Budapest
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Bathroom-this is how the towels look AFTER they cleaned the room.  Not nice
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Legendary!
"Enjoyed every aspect of our Rhine cruise last year and was keen to experience The Danube. I wouldn’t have chosen another company as all aspects of our previous cruising experience were excellent. We wee not..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Legendary!

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Cathryn Hardman
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Enjoyed every aspect of our Rhine cruise last year and was keen to experience The Danube. I wouldn’t have chosen another company as all aspects of our previous cruising experience were excellent. We wee not disappointed this year! The customer care Viking offers is second to none. Everything ran smoothly from the time we booked until the time our cruise ended. All the crew are pleasant and ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Enjoyed all the opportunities to tour various river towns on the Danube.

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MtLamborn
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We had no previous experiences on a Cruise or River Boat Cruises. This was our anniversary. We planned a great deal before venturing out. The Cruise line surprised us by noting that our cabin was upgraded to a suite. We enjoyed the accommodations, were excellent. Ship was very well kept and clean with a very friendly staff. Our house keeper was always available to us and look to please ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Suite


Don’t go on this boat

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Lkeller
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The food and cleaning departments were super but the cruise directors were just horrible. 10 people were left behind in Vienna when a tour guide decided to leave 15 minutes early, guide and cruise directors didnt care at all. Entertainment on the ship was hideous music was a man playing a key board of songs from the 1960s and playing them badly. There were never enough seats in the lounge for ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

We appreciate you sharing your experience, Lkeller, and are happy to hear your stateroom steward and waitstaff worked hard to ensure your comfort on board. However, it is disappointing to...

Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Disappointed.

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Pampeiffer
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have been on several Viking River cruises before. Sadly-the Legend is an old, tired, leased ship and is nothing like the Viking owned ships. No aquavit lounge for starters, so no great place to sit outside. No outdoor balcony in our suite-which was really expensive. There’s no service on the rooftop-which is the only outdoor seating. And then there’s the food. The dinners are just not ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

We appreciate your comments, Pampeiffer, and are very pleased that the Viking Legend crew and local guides you encountered were knowledgeable and attentive. It is disappointing to learn that...

Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Wonderful cuisine in the dining room and excellent guided tours ashore.

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DrDinoP
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We loved the historical sites experienced in the wonderful free and optional tours of the itinerary selected by the designers of the cruise. Our selection of the excursions available provided excellent activities for us commensurate with our age (elderly) and physical capabilities. The size of the optional groups (and even of the entire group aboard ship) was small and not uncomfortably ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


We made the most of a poor quality cruise

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Sally Nichols
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We have had two ocean cruises on the small motor sailer Winds tar. Outstanding. We expected similar experience from the heavily advertised Viking Danube cruise. This was another low water summer, but we were lucky. We did not have to change ships. We were unlucky in that we were docked three ships abreast turning our stateroom into a dark cave most of the time. I gather this is often the case. Our ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences aboard Viking Legend with the cruising community, Sally. Although we regret to hear about your dissatisfaction with the stateroom...

Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Spent 45 Minutes Cruising the Danube over 8 days! ABV (Anyone But Viking)

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Pvsinger1
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I am a repeat customer to Viking River Cruises. I will from now on highly recommend ABV (anyone but Viking) most of all due to the lack of customer service in spite of 5 notes to TellUs@Viking.com. We were given less than 24 hours of notice that low water would mean late embarkation onto boat. Not a problem as far as I was concerned before we set out. However, this was the beginning of a ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

Thank you, Pvsinger1, for taking the time to outline your recent Viking experience for the cruising community. We recognize that you are one of the many affected by the itinerary changes...

Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Viking turned our romantic cruise into a bus tour

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rjdore1947
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Don’t book book Viking river cruises. We bought the 7-day Danube Waltz from Aug 5 – 12, 2018, and spent one night cruising. Viking gave us a bus tour with hotel stays. Their boat broke down – couldn’t flush the toilets a lot of the time – and their compensation is 25 percent of our paid cruise fare, not including the airfare we had to pay to get there. We had low water at the start in Budpest ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Viking Bus Trip instead of promised Cruise

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ChrisofBoise
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

STAY AWAY FROM VIKING RIVER CRUISES. THEY ARE INTENTIONALLY DISHONEST AND WILL CHEAT YOU IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG. Here is what happened to us. We just returned from what was intended to be a 7-day Danube Waltz cruise from August 5-12, 2018. The day we arrived in our embarkation port, Budapest, we got an email from Viking telling us that low water levels prevented the boat from getting there and we ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

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

Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Viking river cruise disaster and they lied about what happened.

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ampearson
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

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. . Bussed to Germany and two more days in hotel. Viking and TripMate insurance will not acknowledge ship broke down. It is as if the ship never existed. Received 25% refund and future ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

Thank you, ampearson, 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: August 2018


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