Viking Freya Cruise Review by kj40
- Sail Date: July 2012
- Destination: Europe River
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Outside Stateroom
Our only major complaint we had was the noise level in the dining room. It was very loud and for an older person like me it made conversation very difficult. Also, the lounge was not large enough for some of the activities, such as the daily briefing of the nex day.
We enjoyed all of the included tours of the cities visited. Most were a combination of bus and walking tours with local guides. At all times the cruise directors staff was present to see that things went as close to planned as possible. An optional tour in Budapest was a Mozart/Strauss concert that was very good.
I am not including descriptions of the cities visited except to say they were all very interesting and a great way to see some of the important sites in central Europe. Those restricted to wheelchairs might have a different view as many of the tours included strenuous walks.
The part of the trip via the Maine-Danube canal had low bridges that require closing the top of the ship (sun deck0 for about a week. As we had very nice weather during our voyage, this was a negative but there was still plenty of viewing sites to see the landscape.
Overall, I highly recommend the Viking Freya 14 day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest.