Amsterdam to Budapest River cruise: Viking Idun Cruise Review by docnhyg

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Amsterdam to Budapest River cruise

Sail Date: April 2012
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Embarkation: Amsterdam
The Idun is brand new and Viking has done a great job with the ship. The staff is well trained and tries hard.We really liked the itinerary, the pace and attention to care and detail.Guides were excellent.The entertainment brought on board was very good.

Unfortunately we felt the food was inconsistent and rather mediocre. Very bland.
Cuts of meat were often not choice. We were disappointed after experiencing something much better on our previous Viking tour.

There is no security on board whatsoever. People got on board who did not belong there. Noone was checking any kind of id or contents of pkgs.

Sanitation was at times lacking. Hand sanitizers were present but noone was watching that this was done. About 1/3 of our ship was sick which was very disconcerting. Returning to the ship, hor doevres were sometimes served with no care for who touched what.

This was a maiden voyage for this itinerary and this ship. There was a lot of confusion More disembarking and a lack of knowledge on setting up the ramp to disembark. The crew was not prepared for this.

If doing another river cruise we will probably look at and compare other companies. Less

Published 06/05/12

Cabin review: A325 Veranda Superior

Our biggest problem was that we were on the highest deck and were disturbed late at night and very early in the AM by walkers and/or runners above us on the track. After spending extra money for this level we were more than unhappy. It was a constant irritation and we would not stay on that level again. Balcony was lovely, plenty of storage space, could get extra hangars or anything we needed very easily. Would probably stay closer to the center of the ship for convenience. TV was not properly programmed for receiving much of anything. Many categories listed were not operational. Internet was totally inadequate. There was only 1 computer available for the entire ship. We had brought our own machine and it most often would not connect.

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Port and Shore Excursions

We came in the day of embarkation. We'd been there before but in retrospect we should have given ourselves a day or 2 there.

Was everything we expected and more. Coming in at night was fantastic. All the lights!!!! Loved it. Had a Jewish tour there that was excellent. Wonderful guide.
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