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I recently travelled from Budapest to Amsterdam with my Mum on the Viking Baldur. What a fabulous trip! Everything about the ship was wonderful, from our cabin (though on the small side), to the lounge and bar, the main dining room, the sundeck and the Aquavit Terrace. The crew were just amazing, with the most attentive service and always with a smile, nothing was ever too much trouble. The shore excursions and tour guides were well organised and always of interest and we were fortunate to have mostly fantastic weather. Free Wi Fi was a bonus and mostly worked very well. The onboard entertainment and information talks were great, with something for everyone from a glass blowing demonstration, apple strudel making demonstration, dancers, singers, a trivia night, Viennese coffee culture, the European Union and more. When there was no specific entertainment we were always entertained by our pianist, Laslow (I think that's how you spell his name). And he played during lunch and cocktail hour every day as well. The meals were just awesome! Full buffet breakfast of 5 star hotel quality, lunch in the dining room or out on the terrace and 4 course dinner in the dining room. Snacks and tea/coffee available all day. Our cruise included the Silver Service drinks package which meant unlimited drinks from the bar of whatever we wanted. I would absolutely recommend Viking based on our experience and would cruise with them again in a heartbeat.

Thanks Viking for the most amazing river cruise!

Viking Baldur Cruise Review by Robs58

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2015
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: French Balcony
I recently travelled from Budapest to Amsterdam with my Mum on the Viking Baldur. What a fabulous trip! Everything about the ship was wonderful, from our cabin (though on the small side), to the lounge and bar, the main dining room, the sundeck and the Aquavit Terrace. The crew were just amazing, with the most attentive service and always with a smile, nothing was ever too much trouble. The shore excursions and tour guides were well organised and always of interest and we were fortunate to have mostly fantastic weather. Free Wi Fi was a bonus and mostly worked very well. The onboard entertainment and information talks were great, with something for everyone from a glass blowing demonstration, apple strudel making demonstration, dancers, singers, a trivia night, Viennese coffee culture, the European Union and more. When there was no specific entertainment we were always entertained by our pianist, Laslow (I think that's how you spell his name). And he played during lunch and cocktail hour every day as well. The meals were just awesome! Full buffet breakfast of 5 star hotel quality, lunch in the dining room or out on the terrace and 4 course dinner in the dining room. Snacks and tea/coffee available all day. Our cruise included the Silver Service drinks package which meant unlimited drinks from the bar of whatever we wanted. I would absolutely recommend Viking based on our experience and would cruise with them again in a heartbeat.
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Cabin Review

French Balcony
Cabin D 210
Our cabin was well appointed with plenty of storage for our clothes, room for our cases under our beds, and lots of bench space. The French Balcony cabins are the smallest cabins on the ship, at around 135 sq metres. Given I travelled with my mum our bed was split into 2 singles which means one is hard up against a wall with very little room between the beds. The bathroom is small but very well laid out and the L'Occitane toiletries were a bonus! While it was a bit of a squeeze we were really only in our rooms to sleep at night so not that much of an issue really. We always had a fresh supply of towels and toiletries, our beds were turned back every night and bottled water was supplied each day. Cabin 210 is in a good position on the ship being on the middle level towards the front.
Middle Deck Balcony Cabins