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Having only previously only been on a sea cruise which we did not enjoy due to bad weather, too many guests, too much vibration from the engine etc., we joined the Viking Sun with an open mind. The travel to the port was very well organized, without undue delays, which gave a good start to our holiday. When we got onboard, from the word go, we received a warm welcome which continued throughout the cruise. When I booked this cruise, I asked for an upgrade if a cabin became available and fortunately one came available after the first night. Without this upgrade we would have been disappointed with the D Stateroom that we initially booked. With only around 180 guests, this made is much easier to meet people and get around the ship. We enjoyed the excursions and the flexibility of having additional excursions, which we did take up. It was also helpful to have the choice when to return back to the ship during the 'city visits'. The friendly service we received at 'meal times' was excellent continued during the week, the entertainment was good but would have appreciated more variety. We enjoyed the cruise very much, the disembarkation was very well organized. Just one problem to end with, was having to change at Paris Airport in the short time available following a delay in the flight from Basel Airport. It took about an hour to get to the correct terminal, just in time. We enjoyed the cruise so much, so we have already booked next year for the Romantic Danube cruise.

Rhine Discovery; Our First River Cruise

Viking Sun (Retired) Cruise Review by Richard Bailey

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2015
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window
Having only previously only been on a sea cruise which we did not enjoy due to bad weather, too many guests, too much vibration from the engine etc., we joined the Viking Sun with an open mind.

The travel to the port was very well organized, without undue delays, which gave a good start to our holiday. When we got onboard, from the word go, we received a warm welcome which continued throughout the cruise. When I booked this cruise, I asked for an upgrade if a cabin became available and fortunately one came available after the first night. Without this upgrade we would have been disappointed with the D Stateroom that we initially booked.

With only around 180 guests, this made is much easier to meet people and get around the ship. We enjoyed the excursions and the flexibility of having additional excursions, which we did take up. It was also helpful to have the choice when to return back to the ship during the 'city visits'.

The friendly service we received at 'meal times' was excellent continued during the week, the entertainment was good but would have appreciated more variety.

We enjoyed the cruise very much, the disembarkation was very well organized. Just one problem to end with, was having to change at Paris Airport in the short time available following a delay in the flight from Basel Airport. It took about an hour to get to the correct terminal, just in time.

We enjoyed the cruise so much, so we have already booked next year for the Romantic Danube cruise.
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