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The cruise was First Class. Some issues as we did not take the Viking precruise hotels or air fare. When we did finally locate the ship in Budapest, Tour Director acted like it was our fault that we did not know of the ship being moved to a new docking area and commented that if we had purchase the Viking pre cruise hotel package they would have handled it. His sour reception. The Captain offered to help us carry our bags on board. Wow, The Captain set the standard for the Crew through out the Cruise. He was excellent, warm and approachable. I will seek to go on his ship next we cruise in Europe. We were in Europe for a month+ and the Viking Cruise was for only a part of our time in Europe. Because we had a rental car waiting in Amsterdam it seemed to throw the disembarkation system a loop. Oh well. Crew Members were very excellent. On a par or superior to Disney Crew Members. Rooms were spacious considering the ship's size requirements. Food service was very good. We enjoyed the walking tour guides suggestions of where eat like a local. Dinner meals took a long time 2 1/2 to 3 hours. So we ate on the bow with the limited menu or in our room with items purchased ashore. We enjoyed the pre dinner lecture or talks. The pre view of the next days stop & tours was nice. Really enjoyed being able to visit the Bridge of the ship to observe and learn how the ship was being handled. We will book again with Viking next season. As well as recommended Viking to our Friends. We enjoyed Budapest very much. In fact we are planning on returning there next year. Budapest is a beautiful city with warm heart. Although it does not have the art and beauty of Paris we found it to be as interesting and diverse.

Danube to Rhine

Viking Gefjon Cruise Review by Patrick71

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2015
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite
The cruise was First Class. Some issues as we did not take the Viking precruise hotels or air fare. When we did finally locate the ship in Budapest, Tour Director acted like it was our fault that we did not know of the ship being moved to a new docking area and commented that if we had purchase the Viking pre cruise hotel package they would have handled it. His sour reception. The Captain offered to help us carry our bags on board. Wow, The Captain set the standard for the Crew through out the Cruise. He was excellent, warm and approachable. I will seek to go on his ship next we cruise in Europe.

We were in Europe for a month+ and the Viking Cruise was for only a part of our time in Europe. Because we had a rental car waiting in Amsterdam it seemed to throw the disembarkation system a loop. Oh well.

Crew Members were very excellent. On a par or superior to Disney Crew Members. Rooms were spacious considering the ship's size requirements. Food service was very good. We enjoyed the walking tour guides suggestions of where eat like a local. Dinner meals took a long time 2 1/2 to 3 hours. So we ate on the bow with the limited menu or in our room with items purchased ashore.

We enjoyed the pre dinner lecture or talks. The pre view of the next days stop & tours was nice.

Really enjoyed being able to visit the Bridge of the ship to observe and learn how the ship was being handled.

We will book again with Viking next season. As well as recommended Viking to our Friends.

We enjoyed Budapest very much. In fact we are planning on returning there next year. Budapest is a beautiful city with warm heart. Although it does not have the art and beauty of Paris we found it to be as interesting and diverse.
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Veranda Suite
Cabin AA 306
Small but well laid out. Bathroom was again small but functioned very well. Even the shower was big enough for me - 6' w broad shoulders.

Loved the balcony. We recommend to anyone going on Viking to pay the cost for a balcony. It was so pleasant to sit on the balcony as we cruised the rivers watching the country side glide by. Room for 2 of us to sit comfortably.
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