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Viking Eir Review

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Viking River's Rhine Getaway, a Relaxing Journey

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vanilla1207
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2015
Cabin: Veranda Stateroom

A long-time travel buddy and I traveled with Viking River Cruises on the Rhine Getaway.First, we spent 3 nights in Bruges, Belgium, at the Duke's Palace, a hotel that Viking chose for us. And it was wonderful! In addition to the good food and central location, I especially loved the old elevator.Touring the city was on our own with suggestions and maps from a Viking representative. Favorite restaurant? The 't Vagevuur. A change in plans because of a water event in Amsterdam caused us to embark in Rotterdam, and Viking bused us there with no inconvenience. (We had been to Amsterdam and seen the sights on a previous trip.)

Our ship was the Viking Eir. Oh gosh, I love these new ships! The Eir was modern, airy, sleek, comfortable, bright, and passenger friendly. The food was delicious: fresh and tasty. Favorite stops included Kinderdijk, Marksburg Castle and Strasburg. We took excursions at every stop, either the included one or a for-fee one. They were all very good: interesting and educational, especially because the guides were very knowledgeable. I attended each session that told of the next port of call and the sights we would see. I like that Viking did that in large groups and didn't just tell us via intercom or newsletter. (Yes, I am a former educator who likes to learn about the places I visit.)

This was a very relaxing reip along the scenic Rhine River. It was a wonderful trip, and I liked the ship, our cabin, the food, the service, the itinerary and shore excursions. I would recommend this trip to someone who wanted to try a European river cruise, especially a Viking river cruise, for the first time. Those who love big ships with their excitement and beach destinations should continue with those cruises. Otherwise, I recommend this Viking river Cruise "Rhine Getaway" to you. I will take more Viking cruises, both river and ocean, because they just do a wonderful job.

Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom

Wonderfuly modernl! Storage space, heated bathroom floor (not that we used it in August), veranda with enough room to sit facing the water, roomy shower . . . yay!

Port Reviews

Rotterdam

Very interesting to go inside a windmill.

Cologne

Impressive cathedral.

Koblenz

Loved the brief walk in the cool woods of the Black forest

Heidelberg

Loved the stroll through the castle grounds

Strasbourg

Beautiful old city with canals and flowers and quaint houses

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