Viking River Cruise Line's Vineyards and Vistas Cruise: Viking Fontane Cruise Review by Silverlake_girl

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Viking River Cruise Line's Vineyards and Vistas Cruise

Sail Date: August 2011
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Embarkation: Other
My husband and I chose this cruise because it was on a small ship (110 passengers) and we liked the idea of a river cruise through Germany. Large cruise ships with days at sea are not something we are interested in doing.

Our cruise through Germany on the Viking Fontane was the best vacation we have ever taken. From the minute we were picked up at the airport in Frankfort, we were treated royally by the Viking staff. Our cabin was comfortable and spacious enough for the amount of time we spent there (mostly just for sleeping). The food was amazing, the wine was plentiful, and after the first night, I knew that I would have to pace myself during meals or I would be packing on the pounds; everything was so delicious.

We had daily tours of the cities, towns, villages and castles that we visited, and there was always free time to explore on our own after the tour. Cruising time was spent on the top deck taking in the beautiful Germany countryside; quaint towns, Riesling More vineyards, and I lost track of how many castles we passed by. Viking provided two optional wine tastings, and an optional tour to Rothenburg which we chose to purchase and were very happy with.

I would highly recommend cruising with Viking River Cruises; we had the most wonderful time on this vacation. We came home with so many amazing memories and experiences that will always be a highlight in our lives. We are saving up our money to take a 30th anniversary cruise with Viking in 2014. The only problem is deciding on which cruise we want to take. The one thing I do know for sure is that it will be with Viking and it will be amazing!

Ports we visited in Germany: Trier, Bernkastel, Cochem, Koblenz, Brauback, Rudesheim, Mainz, Miltenberg, and Wurzburg. Less

Published 05/08/12

Cabin review: A202 Standard Stateroom

Our cabin was the perfect size for our use, but we had one of the 8 larger cabins on the ship. The bathroom was small, but not crowded. We had 1 large bed. There was no balcony, but we had the whole upper deck to lounge out on and the scenery was so beautiful we didn't want to miss any of it by hanging out in our room. There was no noise, this is not a party cruise by any means, and the sleeping quarters were well away from the lounge. They always provided us with plenty of bottled water in the room,and housekeeping did a great job of keeping it neat and tidy. It was spotlessly clean and the air conditioning worked perfectly and was not noisy at all.

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