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This was our first time with Viking. One thing that made the trip so enjoyable was that we didn't have to think or worry about getting where we needed to be. We booked air, pre and post stays. Being picked up at the airport made it less stressful, being in a foreign country and not worrying about directions, etc. We spent our pre in Lucerne, beautiful!! This also included a walking tour of the city. When we arrived in Basel there was also a walking tour. The cruise was so relaxing. Having a planned excursion in each stop allowed us to really see the cities we were in. One minor complaint would be the amount of time spent on a bus to get to some of the sights. To have some time to explore on our own in each city was also wonderful. The cabin was the perfect size for the two of us. I can honestly say we did not have a single meal that was not delicious. The only complaint would be some items were too salty, there were other travelers who said the same. We befriended some fellow travelers, England, Australia and fellow Americans, and had dinner together each night. The post was spent in Amsterdam, which included a walking tour. Just beware of the bicycle riders!! There were even Viking reps in the hotels to help navigate Lucerne and Amsterdam, with restaurant suggestions, places to see. We appreciated the way Viking arranged all aspects of our trip, from airport transfers, hotels, excursions. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are booked for a Danube cruise next year.

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Viking Hlin Cruise Review by mtclancy

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2015
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom
This was our first time with Viking. One thing that made the trip so enjoyable was that we didn't have to think or worry about getting where we needed to be. We booked air, pre and post stays. Being picked up at the airport made it less stressful, being in a foreign country and not worrying about directions, etc. We spent our pre in Lucerne, beautiful!! This also included a walking tour of the city. When we arrived in Basel there was also a walking tour.

The cruise was so relaxing. Having a planned excursion in each stop allowed us to really see the cities we were in. One minor complaint would be the amount of time spent on a bus to get to some of the sights. To have some time to explore on our own in each city was also wonderful. The cabin was the perfect size for the two of us. I can honestly say we did not have a single meal that was not delicious. The only complaint would be some items were too salty, there were other travelers who said the same.

We befriended some fellow travelers, England, Australia and fellow Americans, and had dinner together each night. The post was spent in Amsterdam, which included a walking tour. Just beware of the bicycle riders!! There were even Viking reps in the hotels to help navigate Lucerne and Amsterdam, with restaurant suggestions, places to see. We appreciated the way Viking arranged all aspects of our trip, from airport transfers, hotels, excursions. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are booked for a Danube cruise next year.
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Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom
Cabin B
Perfect size for the two of us. Ample room, very comfortable. The cabin steward was so nice, if we needed anything she was there in a flash. All of the cabin stewards on our deck level were available if we needed anything.
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