Viking Eistla Cruise Review by wdcw
- Sail Date: July 2015
- Destination: Europe River
- Cabin Type: Veranda Suite
An attractive feature was being able to choose to eat either in the main restaurant or in the Aquavit Terrace. The restaurant provided a wide range of food for all meals whereas the Aquavit offered a lighter buffet selection and was less formal. We enjoyed the Aquavit for continental breakfasts and light lunches.
Excursions were very good on the whole. The locations were always splendid and the local guides excellent 9 times out of 10. I also greatly appreciated the punctuality of the arrangements - the ship moored and the tours set off at the predicted times.
Free Wi-Fi was also appreciated and was generally available except when docked under large metal bridges etc. (which also affected TV reception). Connection speeds were reasonable.
We obviously did not expect entertainment to be on a par with what large ocean cruise ships can provide, but the resident pianist and occasional other live music was good.
The standard of housekeeping and cleanliness throughout the vessel was excellent.
Finally, and most importantly, the service was outstanding - quite the best we have experienced in about 10 cruises. Everyone from the superb Hotel Director Jadranka down was friendly, helpful and efficient. This played a major part in ensuring that the trip exceeded our expectations.
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Despite having selected the second largest accommodation class on the vessel, we did still feel slightly cramped however. Cabins are significantly smaller than similar classes on ocean cruises.