Viking Gefjon Cruise Review by AtlantaPyrs
- Sail Date: December 2015
- Destination: Europe River
All ports had excursions that were free but incredibly informative and fun. The food was incredible, the crew fantastic and the small size of the ship made it all very intimate and comfortable. No shoving or waiting in line at a buffet, or paying extra for fine dining. There was always room in the dining room as well as the common areas without feeling like we were crowded at all.
Viking also excelled at having cultural experiences on the ship that were not only informative, but also very entertaining as well. No casino (thank you!) or extravaganzas - just a very relaxing and completely enjoyable trip. It was so nice to have Viking plan everything out, down to the smallest detail, and not have to worry about logistics or make decisions that after awhile, become tiresome and sometimes stressful.
We started our cruise in Nuremberg, where Viking met us at the airport and efficiently took us to the ship. Each night, the cruise director gave an overview of what was happening the following day and described the excursions. Our tours were always with English-speaking natives (one tour was with an expat from the US). We were given headsets so that we were able to hear the guides, and we didn't have to crowd around them traveling in a pack. Each and every tour guide was delightful. We also always had free time in each port for shopping or more sightseeing.
When we returned, the first thing I said to everyone who asked me about the cruise was, "I can't recommend Viking highly-enough. It was truly wonderful!"
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