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Viking Embla Cruise Reviews

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"I don't know where to begin with this review. Before we started the cruise we understood that low water levels may sometimes affect the itinerary so we were prepared for that. What we were not prepared for is what..."Read More
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Viking is incredible

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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scarborofare638

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

First let me tell you this was Passage to Eastern Europe. Our ship was supposed to be the Aegir, but was switched to the Embla at the last minute. This was our third Viking River Cruise having done the Rhine Getaway and the Romantic Danube. While on the Danube cruise, I asked our program director, George, which was his favorite cruise. He said Passage to Eastern Europe. Consequently, we booked ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Russian delight

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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ernml1964

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

We arrived in Moscow 2 days early and were totally amazed at how clean the city was and how friendly all the people were. Our hotel in Moscow (Raddison) was like a palace. The food in the hotel was good also. We went to a local Ukranian restaurant and had a great time, the food was great, the waiters were fun and we felt like we knew everyone when we left. Shopping was also fun in Moscow. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Awesome Tour director (Viola) helpful and efficient staff. Wonderful tours.

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Marilyn Brat

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Visiting Eastern Europe and Germany was a bucket list vacation for my husband and I. The entire 23 day experience was amazing. The cuisine on board was top notch which often featured local dishes where we visited that day. Tours were led by informative tour guides. Quiet boxes were provided to each guest daily which proved very useful in a noisy tour setting. We enjoyed various kinds ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Truly a cruise of a lifetime

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - All

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yanks7

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

As we discovered on our other Viking cruise (Tulips snd Windmills), Viking really does pay amazing attention to every detail and just does an excellent job. Service - terrific! Food - scrumptious and plenty of it! Wines - excellent, and fun to try local vintages. A highlight? There are so many to talk about. Budepest was a revelation - we just loved the city and its people. Melk Abbey was ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Beautiful and interesting ports of call

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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rosapdx

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise took us to many places we never thought we would see. Budapest and Vienna were beautiful! With one exception, all of the local guides were very good. The staff was wonderful in particular the Program Director, Violetta. About midway through our cruise, we had to swap ships due to low water levels in the Danube. We were warned before we left this might happen. We were transferred to ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Good cruise but could be better

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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reads2go

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our first Viking cruise; we have cruised other lines all over the world but not a river cruise. Overall it was a good cruise BUT....some things were disappointing. We had a cabin with a French balcony. It was a small cabin; the space between the bed (on both sides) was about as minimal as it could be. We had a stool; no chair. The bathroom was small and anyone more than average would ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


It got repaired . . at our cost

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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afterviking

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This is the end of the Embla saga - on arrival at the Embla in Budapest on 11 September 2019 we were confronted by a vessel with an odd large boxed item next to the bridge. Wondering why it was there and how it would survive low bridges unless it could be lowered and raised like the captain’s bridge, we went to our cabin where we found the 06 September 2019 letter – not good timing on Viking's ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Another Noisy Cruise

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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lwrogalski

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We just finished a disappointing Russia River Cruise with Viking and we were looking forward to a newer Long Ship, the type we have been on before. Due to low water, the ship couldn't meet us in Bucharest, so we had a long bus ride to get to the ship. When we arrived, we found out that they had a generator breakdown and installed a temporary one on the top of the ship. Yes, you guessed it, ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Held Hostage on the Embla

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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CLydston

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We paid for our cruise with all the expectations of neophyte river cruisers and are crushed that our river cruise of a lifetime ended up being a horrible bus ride through Eastern Europe. Due to mechanical malfunctions on the Viking Embla our tour was unable to hold to schedule resulting in canceled excursions, creative docking at unknown sites (we even had to break through a factory fence at ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Terrible Cruise

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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Beagler!

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This is was our first river cruise. We are seasoned ocean cruise travelers. This cruise started with a delay in boarding the ship of one day due to maintenance problems on the previous cruise. We only had one day that we went to a port and got off the ship and toured the venue. That was on day 12 when we visited Cologne Germany. All the other days we spent more time on buses than at the scheduled ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


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