Rhine Getaway: Viking Helvetia Cruise Review by Georgia Bob
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Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Though, due to its size, the boat had little on-board fitness facilities, the daily shore excursions offered multiple opportunities for walking to whatever degree one desired. In most ports Viking has contracted with small teams of local guides all who offered great perspectives on the local sights and cultures.
We only found two minor issues with the trip. First was finding the Helvetia in Amsterdam. Our embarkation instructions indicated that it would be docked at one of three locations. Naturally it was at the third one we tried. Fortunately we had spent time in the Netherlands with friends, and they drove us to the docks. Had we taken a cab, this would have been a major complaint. I would think Viking could have emailed all passengers a day or so before telling which dock they would be at. The other minor issue is internet service on the boat. Yes, you could get good wireless connection to the boats server, but rarely did the server have access to the outside world. Basically internet worked only when we were docked at major city ports.
However, we did not take a river cruise to stay on the internet. This trip was one of the two best cruises we have taken. Less
Cabin review: A322 Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
I believe all of the 37 Upper Deck cabins are essentially alike. Ours was about midship. As you get toward the stern there is an increasing sound level form the propellers to consider. Size of the room and layout were great. More than adequate space, and all room on this level have excellent views of the river and shore through the sliding door window.Read All Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony (A) Reviews >>