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Our first cruise ever! It was a very enjoyable river cruise. The ship is modern and comfortable. The crew was exceptional-- cheerful, friendly and extremely helpful. We particularly enjoyed our daily excursions, which were included. We also signed up for a couple of optional excursions and they were well worth the reasonable additional cost. The local guides were excellent without exception. Each person shared insights, history and local culture that we would never have known if we were traveling by ourselves! They all had interesting personalities and a sense of humor about what we were seeing or about French culture in general. The food on board was good to excellent. There is open seating at dinner so we didn't have to sit at the same table every day. Dinner was always well presented and the chef's recommendations were usually excellent. The "house" wines served with dinners were generally just "ok". We are from California so we value good wines. We did have a couple of glitches that required the crew to make adjustments in the schedule (high water and engine problems) but we felt that the changes were reasonable and did not really lessen our overall experience. The joy of a river cruise is that you can leave the ship everyday, see the sights etc and then come back home and not have to worry about repacking or driving to the next stop. It's all taken care of for you.

Great River Cruise in the South of France

Viking Heimdal Cruise Review by Borsophia

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: French Balcony
Our first cruise ever! It was a very enjoyable river cruise. The ship is modern and comfortable. The crew was exceptional-- cheerful, friendly and extremely helpful. We particularly enjoyed our daily excursions, which were included. We also signed up for a couple of optional excursions and they were well worth the reasonable additional cost.

The local guides were excellent without exception. Each person shared insights, history and local culture that we would never have known if we were traveling by ourselves! They all had interesting personalities and a sense of humor about what we were seeing or about French culture in general.

The food on board was good to excellent. There is open seating at dinner so we didn't have to sit at the same table every day. Dinner was always well presented and the chef's recommendations were usually excellent. The "house" wines served with dinners were generally just "ok". We are from California so we value good wines.

We did have a couple of glitches that required the crew to make adjustments in the schedule (high water and engine problems) but we felt that the changes were reasonable and did not really lessen our overall experience.

The joy of a river cruise is that you can leave the ship everyday, see the sights etc and then come back home and not have to worry about repacking or driving to the next stop. It's all taken care of for you.
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Cabin Review

French Balcony
Cabin D 301
A little tight in the bathroom. But we spent so little time in our cabin that it really didn't matter. We had the first cabin next to the library, only a few steps to get coffee in the morning and close to dinning areas etc.
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