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Viking Baldur Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Viking River cruises are the way to go!

Viking Baldur Cruise Review by lefant

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: French Balcony

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday on this cruise. We extended our trip with the pre cruise in Budapest which was a wonderful experience. We also extended with the post cruise in Amsterdam and Belgium. The whole trip was very enjoyable. Viking had every detail covered including a ship swap because of very high waters on the rivers. The swap was effortless on the part of the passengers but I know how hard the crew on both ships worked to make it that way. The best part was the Cruise Director, Marek Snelley changed ships with us !! Marek was a huge reason that our cruise was so delightful. He is personable, funny and extremely capable of taking care of the unexpected.

This was our second Viking River cruise and I am sure we will be booking another cruise soon.

These cruises are geared towards the older crowd. Our ship's median age was about 60. With no young people onboard our 24 year old daughter would not have enjoyed this as much as we did. A River cruise is much calmer and more intimate than ocean cruises. The emphasis is on learning about the cities visited. The tour leaders are all very knowledgeable and personable.

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Cabin Review

French Balcony
Cabin D 307

Excellent! Plenty of room for two people. All our luggage (4 cases) fit under the bed. We loved the balcony with chairs to sit and enjoy the scenery.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

Tour of both Buda and Pest. Included the Jewish Quarter. Excellent!

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The Castle District

Private tour with a knowledgeable guide! We booked two tours with them because we so enjoyed the first one.

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Included a tour of city at night. Great show! Dinner of typical Hungarian foods in great quantity with wine.

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City Tour

Included in tour. Would have liked more time on our own. Excellent tour.

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Schonbrunn Palace


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Walking Tour

Included in tour. Would have enjoyed more time on our own in this big city.

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Melk Abbey

Beautiful Abbey.

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Wachau Valley Tour

Toured from ship as we passed castles.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral


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Walking Tour

New tour guide did an excellent job. She just needed a bigger umbrella! We used the big ones provided by the ship.

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Loved the old buildings and quaint village feel.


Very interesting city. So much to see, so little time ! would have liked another day to see more.

Nice view of city from above. Very hot day but breezy up high.

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Cologne Cathedral

Part of the walking tour. We viewed inside cathedral. Awesome!

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Walking Tour

Very informative.

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Walking Tour

Very informative. Loved this old city.

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Anne Frank House

Moving experience! Booked our tickets the same day from the tourist office across from train station. Saved us waiting in a long line. You can book online in advance but tickets go fast.

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Canal Tour

Part of our city tour. A must for Amsterdam....!!

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City Tour

Included with transfer to our hotel. Interesting city.

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Purchased tickets from ticket booth. If you want a guided tour it's best to do book early. They do have headsets for self guided tour.

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Van Gogh Museum

Had to wait in line for tickets but we had an Amsterdam City card which got us in a faster line. City cards get you free transportation and discounts in some places.

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