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Spectacular! Great crew, great ship. Almost perfect weather made this a great time to travel France. With about 175 passengers, this was a very comfortable format without all the big ship craziness. Food was amazing every day. Excursions were informative, interesting and well planned allowing you to either stay and enjoy the site, go back to the ship or catch a later bus back to the ship. Loved opening the sliding glass door, sipping wine and watching the scenery as we slipped down the river. Being 6'6", there was some trepidation about cruise cabins, based on other cruise experiences, but ours was surprisingly comfortable - even the bath space. Housekeeping staff was professional and fun! Staff was attentive, yet not overbearing, visible, but not always in your way, polite and professional, but also lots of fun. We were "the kids" on this journey, but one couldn't help notice how everyone's needs were attended to. Some passengers required help and it was always available. Some required special access and that was provided. Some had dietary restrictions which were attended to. All in all, an A+ crew. I would highly recommend this - both Viking and the destinations we visited. This was a great selection and we're already planning our next trip with Viking.  

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Viking Heimdal Cruise Review by piper000

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2014
  • Destination: France
Spectacular! Great crew, great ship. Almost perfect weather made this a great time to travel France.
With about 175 passengers, this was a very comfortable format without all the big ship craziness. Food was amazing every day. Excursions were informative, interesting and well planned allowing you to either stay and enjoy the site, go back to the ship or catch a later bus back to the ship.
Loved opening the sliding glass door, sipping wine and watching the scenery as we slipped down the river. Being 6'6", there was some trepidation about cruise cabins, based on other cruise experiences, but ours was surprisingly comfortable - even the bath space. Housekeeping staff was professional and fun!
Staff was attentive, yet not overbearing, visible, but not always in your way, polite and professional, but also lots of fun.
We were "the kids" on this journey, but one couldn't help notice how everyone's needs were attended to. Some passengers required help and it was always available. Some required special access and that was provided. Some had dietary restrictions which were attended to. All in all, an A+ crew.
I would highly recommend this - both Viking and the destinations we visited. This was a great selection and we're already planning our next trip with Viking.
 
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Perfect. Loved opening the sliding glass door, sipping wine and watching the scenery as we slipped down the river. Being 6'6", there was some trepidation about cruise cabins, based on other cruise experiences, but ours was surprisingly comfortable - even the bath space. Housekeeping staff was professional and fun!
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