Viking Magni Cruise Review by Ian Ross
- Sail Date: June 2015
- Destination: Europe River
- Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior
After two nights in Budapest at the Budapest Hilton in the castle district we boarded Viking Longship Magni and the real relaxing trip commenced. From the moment we approached the Magni we were made to feel welcome and after a welcome drink and brief introduction we were escorted to our cabin.
The professionalism of the crew was outstanding, so friendly and anticipating, it was a joy to be with them.
All the major activities like primary tours at each port, where included and organised so professionally. They had us in groups according to our physical capability, all the tour guides where issued with 'paddles' to hold up which included our group number and we all had 'Quietbox' receivers to easily hear the guide and if we strayed a little we could still hear what the guide was saying.
Our cruise director Stein was exceptional and so knowledgeable and ensured everyone knew exactly what to expect, where to be and made sure we all had a great time.
The meals where exceptional and well themed with plenty of choices and I loved the little 'specials' that occurred on a regular basis.
Viking have the 'Grandfather' rights to the Danube, so, we always seemed to berth right in the middle of the ports/towns we where visiting and saw other brand riverships berthed some distance from the ports. Viking also have there own coaches at many of the ports and these were of very high quality and always spotlessly clean and well presented.
The 1% gripe - many of us liked to get up at about 6.00am for a thirty minute plus brisk walk around the walking track located above the cabins on Level 3. We were on Level 3 and my wife never heard any noise, however, some precious person complained and then we could not walk until after 8.00am, however, slowly we all started walking a bit earlier than 8 as the cruise went along!!
I could go on and on about how great the cruise was, however, just do yourself a favour and choose a Viking cruise.
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