CHRISTMAS MARKET CRUISE: Viking Freya Cruise Review by prinsjh

Viking Freya 4
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Sail Date: December 2012
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Embarkation: Other
A friend and I booked a trip on the Viking Freya to take in the Christmas Markets along the Danube this December. Overall, it was a fabulous cruise in terms of the ports, service, staff and shore excursions. For those who love to shop, it is a great time to check out the holiday items in Europe and experience the foods/drinks of the region.

That said, the only issue we had was with the cabin. The ship itself is ultra modern and Scandanavian chique, however, the bathroom facility, although well outfitted for essentials, has glass walls. The walls one can change from clear to smokey but it still allows for a shadow show of all happenings in the bathroom. The irony here is that more than the majority of guests are of AARP age and not exactly modeling material. There is no fan so that all sounds in the facility can be heard in the main cabin. Another member reviewed the ship when it was first launched and commented on the bathroom lighting. The entire cabin is ablaze if one More person uses the bathroom at night and turns on the light. Just a horrible design!!!

If you are very comfortable with your partner's body functions (and your own) then this would be of no concern. If you are traveling with a friend, not a life partner, then you may want to consider another river cruise line unless Viking decides to change their bathroom design. Just saying................ Less

Published 01/06/13
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Very interesting port. City has great architecture. The tour was very informative and interesting. The Christmas Market was good although the day we were there it was raining the whole afternoon. The city would definitely be worth having more time than the one day visit.
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Great port to visit. Tour provided by Viking was very informative and just the right length of time. Passau had a smaller Christmas Market than some of the other ports but the shops themselves were very high end with great inventory. The streets were primarily cobblestone so people who had mobility issues would have difficulty traversing the city.
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