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So quick, easy and casual getting on and off, great tours and wine and beer included, Fantastic staff, especially our program Director, Henrietta. With only about 175 Passengers and Viking being very well organized with all the details everything went very smoothly even with a slight change of plans due to high water. We got to see Munich and have a fabulous German lunch at Ratskeller on Viking. On board all Meals were very good as well with plenty of choices whether you wanted sit down service or buffet. The beer and wine flowed freely at both lunch and dinner. There was always a predinner itinerary rundown in the lounge which worked out well as a meeting place for a visit over cocktails as well. The two help yourself coffee stations were always very clean and nicely stocked with yummy cookies Muffins or pastries. The machines could make about 8 different kinds of really good coffees. We were on the maiden voyage and there were a couple of problems with the tv and noisy vibrating noise but they seemed to do their best to get it sorted ASAP offered the use of a lower cabin and brought us a bottle of bubbly as an apology. The passengers were all American and Canadian and at 57 yrs old I was on the younger end of the age spectrum ( only a handful younger at most) but although an older crowd, for the most part a fairly fit group overall. This grand European river cruise on the Viking Eistla exceeded our expectations... We can't hardly wait to experience our Viking Ocean cruise in 2016....I only wish 2015 was available!

The whole river cruising experience was wonderful...loved it!

Viking Eistla Cruise Review by SMILE:)

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So quick, easy and casual getting on and off, great tours and wine and beer included,
Fantastic staff, especially our program Director, Henrietta. With only about 175
Passengers and Viking being very well organized with all the details everything went very smoothly even with a slight change of plans due to high water. We got to see Munich and have a fabulous German lunch at Ratskeller on Viking.
On board all Meals were very good as well with plenty of choices whether you wanted sit down service or buffet. The beer and wine flowed freely at both lunch and dinner.
There was always a predinner itinerary rundown in the lounge which worked out well as a meeting place for a visit over cocktails as well.
The two help yourself coffee stations were always very clean and nicely stocked with yummy cookies Muffins or pastries. The machines could make about 8 different kinds of really good coffees.
We were on the maiden voyage and there were a couple of problems with the tv and noisy vibrating noise but they seemed to do their best to get it sorted ASAP offered the use of a lower cabin and brought us a bottle of bubbly as an apology.
The passengers were all American and Canadian and at 57 yrs old I was on the younger end of the age spectrum ( only a handful younger at most) but although an older crowd, for the most part a fairly fit group overall.
This grand European river cruise on the Viking Eistla exceeded our expectations...
We can't hardly wait to experience our Viking Ocean cruise in 2016....I only wish 2015 was available!
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Cabin 339
Viking got lots of the little details just right...lots of plug ins, reading lights. Counter space in bathroom, storage, back cushions on deck chairs etc. Having the headsets charging in our room was a great thing as well.We loved having the balcony to enjoy the view with a glass of wine or taking pics...always loads of great scenery right closeby!We had taken the last balcony available and would perhaps advise booking very early so you have a choice....I would tend to pick more central to forward as we had experienced some fairly loud vibration noises when the engines were going full speed at night.
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