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Traveling with theater group Berlin-Prague. Viking Astrild is newer two deck, midsized ship that allows easy interaction between all guests. Crew was outstanding from day one and quickly picked up on individual preferences of the guests. Food was delicious with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables delivered each day to accompany meals. The cheese variety and abundance was amazing. Ask the chef for recipe on any favorite meals. The guides for tours were great and added many interesting insights for locations visited. Onboard entertainment, cozy and comfortable. A pianist as member of the crew and small local musical groups that came on board in the evening while docked. First trip on river cruise and not sure we will ever go back to ocean cruising. The pace, intimacy, comfortable lounge, dinning and recreational areas made the trip much more relaxing than large ships. This was first visit to Prague and we would go back in a minute. It is a beautiful city with a blend of historic and modern and a population which made us feel very comfortable and at home. We wandered the streets and visited exclusive designer clothing, jewelry, glass stores and small local shops with no problems with language or communication. We have visited many cities in Europe and always felt comfortable, but never quite like Prague. After just a week, we were sad to leave the new friends we had made among crew and guests. Weather the end of March, beginning of April ranged from cool to warm, often in same day. Similar to range in US Pacific Northwest.

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Viking Astrild Cruise Review by grandmababblejo

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom
Traveling with theater group Berlin-Prague. Viking Astrild is newer two deck, midsized ship that allows easy interaction between all guests. Crew was outstanding from day one and quickly picked up on individual preferences of the guests.

Food was delicious with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables delivered each day to accompany meals. The cheese variety and abundance was amazing. Ask the chef for recipe on any favorite meals.

The guides for tours were great and added many interesting insights for locations visited.

Onboard entertainment, cozy and comfortable. A pianist as member of the crew and small local musical groups that came on board in the evening while docked.

First trip on river cruise and not sure we will ever go back to ocean cruising. The pace, intimacy, comfortable lounge, dinning and recreational areas made the trip much more relaxing than large ships.

This was first visit to Prague and we would go back in a minute. It is a beautiful city with a blend of historic and modern and a population which made us feel very comfortable and at home. We wandered the streets and visited exclusive designer clothing, jewelry, glass stores and small local shops with no problems with language or communication.

We have visited many cities in Europe and always felt comfortable, but never quite like Prague.

After just a week, we were sad to leave the new friends we had made among crew and guests.

Weather the end of March, beginning of April ranged from cool to warm, often in same day. Similar to range in US Pacific Northwest.
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Cabin Review

Standard Outside Stateroom
Cabin E
We were in a basic outside room with king size bed at water level. There was a
large window, waist high to ceiling, which allowed a good view of shore and enhanced
the notion of moving on the river. The ride was smooth and quiet and you never had a
feeling of movement unless you looked outside.
The room was comfortable and adequate while we were in it, but the common spaces
were also comfortable and we spent most of the time outside the room. Cabin service was outstanding. We would leave for a quick breakfast and the room was always cleaned before we got back. Crew members introduced themselves the first day as we checked in and offered help whenever needed, then proceeded to answer every need before we had any reason to ask.
Main Deck Outside Cabins