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We got to Budapest too late to do much of anything. The Danube River ( which Viking never tells you even when asked) was low which we now know is common. We were forced to change boats from the Tor to the Var and couldn't use top deck most days. It was the best place to enjoy the scenery and relax and get some fresh air so very missed. Because of the low water this turned into packing, a long bus trip, and unpacking. The second boat,Var, was not as clean and the crew seemed tired...never really felt the service was the same. Lots of little requests were ignored...shampoo, coffee, wine and you felt like they were always ready for the clients to leave so they could get on with whatever they wanted to be doing. Others have said theirs turned into a bus trip so maybe we were better off with only being bused to the new ship and missinga part of the day. The tours were crowded but OK...never enough time to actually spend time really seeing the places. The organ concert was dry though the church was lovely...would have enjoyed seeing more of it and less of the funerial music. This was an anniversary trip and I have to say we were disappointed. Not ever going there again. Planning to go to Normandy and really hoping we get plenty of time at the beaches and a great guide. We are looking into other companies as Viking seems to be cutting corners and charging more...even some fees for side trips. This is not part of their advertising. Things that were included now have to be asked for in order to get. I was stung by something on the transfer bus and when I got to the ship I couldn't even get a tape for it.

Sooooo disappointed

Viking Tor Cruise Review by mipeach

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2015
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom
We got to Budapest too late to do much of anything.

The Danube River ( which Viking never tells you even when asked) was low which we now know is common. We were forced to change boats from the Tor to the Var and couldn't use top deck most days. It was the best place to enjoy the scenery and relax and get some fresh air so very missed.

Because of the low water this turned into packing, a long bus trip, and unpacking.

The second boat,Var, was not as clean and the crew seemed tired...never really felt the service was the same. Lots of little requests were ignored...shampoo, coffee, wine and you felt like they were always ready for the clients to leave so they could get on with whatever they wanted to be doing. Others have said theirs turned into a bus trip so maybe we were better off with only being bused to the new ship and missinga part of the day.

The tours were crowded but OK...never enough time to actually spend time really seeing the places. The organ concert was dry though the church was lovely...would have enjoyed seeing more of it and less of the funerial music.

This was an anniversary trip and I have to say we were disappointed. Not ever going there again.

Planning to go to Normandy and really hoping we get plenty of time at the beaches and a great guide.

We are looking into other companies as Viking seems to be cutting corners and charging more...even some fees for side trips. This is not part of their advertising. Things that were included now have to be asked for in order to get.

I was stung by something on the transfer bus and when I got to the ship I couldn't even get a tape for it.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom
Cabin F
Okay, but glass was filthy on the second boat. We could hear pipes knocking every time someone in our or the adjacent room turned on the water...day and night. Kept us up. Others complained about the same thing.
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