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This was "the" family vacation of a lifetime - My wife and I took both daughters/husbands/significant others for a sojourn from Amsterdam to Budapest. Wonderful 2 weeks filled with relaxation, scenery, Viking hospitality, history, food and beer. This was our first time on the Longships and they proved to be a delight in every regard. Cabin space roomier than older Viking ships. Common areas delightfully open and airy. All in all a superbly designed boat. Half way on the trip, while along the Main/Danube canal, we were informed of a low water situation that precluded passage through and that we needed to trade ships with one on the other side of the problem. We were asked to pack, place our bags outside in the AM and then proceeded to take our daily tour. When we returned we switched from the Magdi to the Baldur - same stateroom, same program director, but different staff. And while we were sad to lose the friendships we made with the staff on the Magdi, the Baldur staff was just as delightful and just as proficient. The change was painless and the cruise continued without further changes. I find the Viking formula to be delightful.

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Viking Baldur Cruise Review by rclementtx

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This was "the" family vacation of a lifetime - My wife and I took both daughters/husbands/significant others for a sojourn from Amsterdam to Budapest. Wonderful 2 weeks filled with relaxation, scenery, Viking hospitality, history, food and beer. This was our first time on the Longships and they proved to be a delight in every regard. Cabin space roomier than older Viking ships. Common areas delightfully open and airy. All in all a superbly designed boat. Half way on the trip, while along the Main/Danube canal, we were informed of a low water situation that precluded passage through and that we needed to trade ships with one on the other side of the problem. We were asked to pack, place our bags outside in the AM and then proceeded to take our daily tour. When we returned we switched from the Magdi to the Baldur - same stateroom, same program director, but different staff. And while we were sad to lose the friendships we made with the staff on the Magdi, the Baldur staff was just as delightful and just as proficient. The change was painless and the cruise continued without further changes.
I find the Viking formula to be delightful.
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Cabin 311
Airy. More than roomy enough. Lavatory was a delight compared to other boats we've been on. Closet space more than ample for 2 weeks of clothes. TV appears to be HDTV. Internet worked flawlessly, a first and a plus on Viking.
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