Outstanding performance under difficult conditions: Viking Forseti Cruise Review by Vegasross
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Outstanding performance under difficult conditions
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
It worked! The space is well designed and accommodating. The staff were friendly, responsive, supportive, and highly competent. The food was excellent - served at appropriate time in in appropriate volume with plenty of choice. The information provided in advance of each day's destination was excellent and the tour guides More were highly qualified and entertaining. The Onboard entertainment was relevant and talented.
This specific cruise encountered more than its share of challenges - rain, high river water levels that created delays in passing under some bridges, and an accident that damaged one of the boat's cranes while docking at a unscheduled pier in response to high water generated delays. As a result, our river cruise schedule was seriously disrupted. At considerable extra cost, Viking arranged several motor coach excursions from and back to the boat so that we could visit all but one of scheduled city visits. Was it ideal? No, but it was a much better than adequate response to the wrath of Mother Nature.
The bottom line - a very enjoyable and entertaining vacation. While we could not find another river cruise that offered places new to us, we were delighted to learn about Viking's planned Ocean Star schedule for 2015. We were pleased to be able to book a cabin on its Stockholm to Bergen segment in July 2015. We look forward to the same ambience, outstanding staff, excellent food, and interesting and informative visits to 11 Northern European destinations. From our hometown of Las Vegas, we say "Viva Viking Cruises. And by the way, we do not now and have never worked for the company! Less
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