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Viking Embla Review

4.0 / 5.0
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149 reviews

Three Ship Swaps; Low River Levels

Review for Viking Embla to Europe River
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First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Nov 2015
Cabin: Veranda Stateroom
View from Lounge as we cruised down the river.
Cheese Soufle
225 Eistla first ship we were on

Shall I start with the positive or the negative of my experience? Three Boats, never saw the one I was supposed to be on.

Three weeks before departure I started tracking the Viking Mimir the boat I was supposed to be on, and noticed that it was not moving in the direction it needed to be to board. I started asking my Travel Agent to get into contact with Viking to find out if there were going to be changes to our trip and if there were going to be issues with Water Levels or anything else. After saving money for THREE YEARS to go on a once in a lifetime trip and as I am an anxious traveler and I have high levels of anxiety. I kept getting the typical PR Responses that all would be fine.

Needless to say we got on our Plane to Amsterdam on November the 10th. NOVEMBER 11 2015 at 12:22 in the Afternoon Mountain Standard Time WE GET AN EMAIL ASKING US IF WE WANTED TO CANCEL OUR TRIP AFTER ALREADY ARRIVING IN AMSTERDAM! Too Late now we are already in another country where we have no way to call and talk to anyone. We had already been gone for over 18 hours. Way to go Viking you really excelled at communication there. This is why I called every day and bugged my Travel Agent every day for a week before we left.

Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom

Cabin B

On this ship it needs work. Humming from the Bathroom all day and night. Opening Closet doors all on their own with no lights in the closet like the Eistla and Baldur.

Port Reviews


The Tour was long winded and we would have had more fun if we just got to go straight to the Anne Frank house.


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