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Booked an elegant elbe river cruise with viking. 3 days in prague before the 7 day cruise on the viking fontane (excellent). Three says in berlin after the cruise (excellent). 7 days devoted to the river cruise (a big fiasco). There was insufficient water in the elbe for cruising. We remained tied to the dock at dresden and were bussed every day to various sites. Then we were told to pack our bags and bussed to the viking schumann where we exchanged cabins with the schumann passengers who were transferred by bus to the fontane. We began our cruiseless cruise on june 5. Water levels in the elbe were tooooooo low weeks before that. Did viking notify the passengers and give them the option to cancel or re book? Noooooooooooooo!!! We were offered a refund of $1775 in cash and an equal amount in a voucher for another viking cruise which expires in one year. Beware! An anticipated restful river cruise turned into an exhausting bus tour. Want to river cruise... Try a reputable company like ama or scenic or any one but viking. Don't book with viking. You will be up the river without a paddle.

Viking Elegant Elbe, Cruiseless Cruise

Viking Fontane Cruise Review by psychprof

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Booked an elegant elbe river cruise with viking. 3 days in prague before the 7 day cruise on the viking fontane (excellent). Three says in berlin after the cruise (excellent). 7 days devoted to the river cruise (a big fiasco). There was insufficient water in the elbe for cruising. We remained tied to the dock at dresden and were bussed every day to various sites. Then we were told to pack our bags and bussed to the viking schumann where we exchanged cabins with the schumann passengers who were transferred by bus to the fontane. We began our cruiseless cruise on june 5. Water levels in the elbe were tooooooo low weeks before that. Did viking notify the passengers and give them the option to cancel or re book? Noooooooooooooo!!! We were offered a refund of $1775 in cash and an equal amount in a voucher for another viking cruise which expires in one year. Beware! An anticipated restful river cruise turned into an exhausting bus tour. Want to river cruise... Try a reputable company like ama or scenic or any one but viking. Don't book with viking. You will be up the river without a paddle.
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