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This was our favourite cruise ever. We have sailed on numerous ocean cruises but this was our first River Cruise and we could not fault it. Staff, Excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Food, delicious and so much choice. Drinks, ... Read More
This was our favourite cruise ever. We have sailed on numerous ocean cruises but this was our first River Cruise and we could not fault it. Staff, Excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Food, delicious and so much choice. Drinks, always available and very generously dispenced. No watering down of drinks on our cruise. The only thing you had to decide each day was the clothes that you wore, everything else was decided for you. Stewart our cruise director was alway available and so helpful. Could not find one negative comment for the whole journey. As we have been on a number of cruises we have learnt to choose the most inexpensive room. The only time spent in your room is for sleeping so why pay extra for a picture window when the best veiw is from the top deck or lounge room. Can't see much from your balcony when you are in one of the 64 locks or tied up in port next to another ship. Save the added expence and put it towards your next APT river Cruise, thats what we are doing. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Viking Sky. We booked directly with Viking. The staff were courteous and efficient and communication was good. After a hellish experience with Lufthansa, things went well from the airport to the ship. As expected, our cabin was ... Read More
Viking Sky. We booked directly with Viking. The staff were courteous and efficient and communication was good. After a hellish experience with Lufthansa, things went well from the airport to the ship. As expected, our cabin was smaller than one gets on an ocean cruiser, but was adequate. Water in the bathroom was inconsistent. On hot it sometimes ran cold, and on cold it was often scalding hot. This made taking a shower hazardous The dining room was fine, but not the workers therein. It was evident that the wait staff were recruited from the part of Europe which had suffered Soviet control and so some of them had little idea of civility. Three of them were appallingly rude or offhand. Some passengers complained to the hotel manager about one of them. The staff were not used to the idea that westerners like coffee and were reluctant to offer it. The better staff kept us plied with free wine at dinner, so we were happy. Breakfast was adequate, the same every day. Main features were cold scrambled egg, hash brown patties cooked so hard as to be unchewable, brittle bacon. But there was porridge and lots of fruity-salady stuff. Lunch and dinner were ho-hum, but one cannot expect an extensive menu from the kitchen of a small boat. Shore excursions were walking tours, buses used only to take us to some of the sites. In such cold weather this proved to be too strenuous for us geriatrics, so we missed quite a bit. It would be helpful if the program staff would give some indication of the difficulty of the excursions (as does Holland America). Value for money -- with the free air fare and off-season prices -- one could not do better. Answering the criticisms would improve things greatly and not cost Viking anything. Read Less
Sail Date November 2010

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