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The Viking Danube River cruise was beyond my expectations. We were very busy, and I loved touring different cities each day. Each one was interesting whether it was Passau, Germany, Salzburg, Melk, Durnstein, or Vienna, Austria, Bratislava, Slovakia, or best of all, Budapest, Hungary. We were always given some free time. The Viking Legend staff provided excellent service. The food was delicious and served very elegantly. I also enjoyed the lectures on the European Union and Mozart. Also, one afternoon, we had tea and strudel while they demonstrated making apple strudel. There were so many extra delightful surprises. For example, after we returned from an all-day trip to Salzburg, we were greated with cold drinks. When we returned from our Budapest tour, we were greated with snacks. They always made sure we had plenty of water, both in our room and before we left on a tour. When we returned from a classical concert in Vienna, they served Hungarian goulash at 10:30 PM. The rooms were not large, but we spent very little time in the room. The ship was quiet and smooth. It could not have been more enjoyable. The room was not very large, but the only time we spent in the room was to sleep. We had a French balcony on the top level. It was very quiet. I don't think you would want a room near the back of the boat though. The libary was at the back of the boat, and it was quite noisy. We were given large bottles of water each day. They showed Sound of Music on the TV the night that we went to Salzburg, which we enjoyed because we had just seen places where it had been filmed. The service was good. Each evening when we returned from dinner, we were given the daily briefing for the following day. We had our own listening devices which we charged each night in the room.

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Viking Legend Cruise Review by cmikesh

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2012
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
The Viking Danube River cruise was beyond my expectations. We were very busy, and I loved touring different cities each day. Each one was interesting whether it was Passau, Germany, Salzburg, Melk, Durnstein, or Vienna, Austria, Bratislava, Slovakia, or best of all, Budapest, Hungary. We were always given some free time.

The Viking Legend staff provided excellent service. The food was delicious and served very elegantly. I also enjoyed the lectures on the European Union and Mozart. Also, one afternoon, we had tea and strudel while they demonstrated making apple strudel. There were so many extra delightful surprises. For example, after we returned from an all-day trip to Salzburg, we were greated with cold drinks. When we returned from our Budapest tour, we were greated with snacks. They always made sure we had plenty of water, both in our room and before we left on a tour. When we returned from a classical concert in Vienna, they served Hungarian goulash at 10:30 PM. The rooms were not large, but we spent very little time in the room. The ship was quiet and smooth. It could not have been more enjoyable.

The room was not very large, but the only time we spent in the room was to sleep. We had a French balcony on the top level. It was very quiet. I don't think you would want a room near the back of the boat though. The libary was at the back of the boat, and it was quite noisy. We were given large bottles of water each day. They showed Sound of Music on the TV the night that we went to Salzburg, which we enjoyed because we had just seen places where it had been filmed. The service was good. Each evening when we returned from dinner, we were given the daily briefing for the following day. We had our own listening devices which we charged each night in the room.
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Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin B 323
The room was not very large, but the only time we spent in the room was to sleep. We had a French balcony on the top level. It was very quiet. I don't think you would want a room near the back of the boat though. The libary was at the back of the boat, and it was quite noisy. We were given large bottles of water each day. They showed Sound of Music on the TV the night that we went to Salzburg, which we enjoyed because we had just seen places where it had been filmed. The service was good. Each evening when we returned from dinner, we were given the daily briefing for the following day. We had our own listening devices which we charged each night in the room.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Budapest
    Crusing into Budapest at 11 PM was so exciting. Budapest is so beautiful at night. All of the bridges, the Parliament, Royal Palace, and Mathias Church were lit. Our boat docked next to the Chain Bridge, which is a great locatin for seeing much of Pest. The next morning, we took a bus tour of Pest and Buda. From Gellert Hill, you have an excellent view of Buda and Pest. We had free time in the afternoon to explore on our own. We especially enjoyed walking the length of Vaci Utca, the walking street. As you get closer to the Great Market Hall, there are more outdoor shops, which I enjoyed. Scarves are a real bargain. I had been in Budapest three years ago so we only returned to a few favorite places. St. Stephan's Basilica is a beautiful building, and you can go up to a balcony for a great view of the city. The Opera House is also interesting. We found that we could walk everywhere we wanted to go although I have heard that Budapest has an excellent subway system. Even though we were on the Pest side of the Danube, we could walk across the Chain Bridge to Buda and take the funicular up to Fisherman's Bastion and the Mathias Church.
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