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We checked out several cruise options and decided on this one, we like the ports and shore excursions offered and the Viking line has a good reputation. I like to do lots of research before choosing our next holiday. Our room had a "French" balcony, which is a patio type door with a bar across the middle, so you get lots of daylight, and you can open it to take pictures or just enjoy the fresh air. I would recommend this over the balcony as we were often docked up against another ship and the balconies were not usable. Lovely fresh linens and comfy queen size bed, not too much more room but it was fine. The bathroom had a heated floor, very nice addition and a nice sized shower. The dinning room was large and airy with windows everywhere. The staff were awesome and the food great too. Lots of choice at all meals and wine, beer and sodas were included. If you are looking to be entertained in the evenings with big shows this is not for you but several nights we had local groups into play music or do a demonstration of local art. The included tours were well run and very interesting, extra tours were also offered for those interested. We meet so many interesting people from all walks of life, there was lots of time to just sit and enjoy the scenery, read a book or chat with new friends. We would certainly do another river cruise, just have to decide where to next. One note: we did have a big problem with our air line tickets, Viking booked them through Air France and we could not get preassigned seating or print boarding passes due to a computer problem. Very annoying and frustrating. We tried for five days and finally our travel agent was able to obtain our boarding passes. This did not spoil the actual cruise but it was not a good way to start a holiday. Good thing the ship was wonderful. Hope this helps someone to decide.

First River Boat Cuise - Awesome once we were on board

Viking Gefjon Cruise Review by happywanderers2

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: French Balcony
We checked out several cruise options and decided on this one, we like the ports and shore excursions offered and the Viking line has a good reputation. I like to do lots of research before choosing our next holiday.

Our room had a "French" balcony, which is a patio type door with a bar across the middle, so you get lots of daylight, and you can open it to take pictures or just enjoy the fresh air. I would recommend this over the balcony as we were often docked up against another ship and the balconies were not usable. Lovely fresh linens and comfy queen size bed, not too much more room but it was fine. The bathroom had a heated floor, very nice addition and a nice sized shower.

The dinning room was large and airy with windows everywhere. The staff were awesome and the food great too. Lots of choice at all meals and wine, beer and sodas were included.

If you are looking to be entertained in the evenings with big shows this is not for you but several nights we had local groups into play music or do a demonstration of local art.

The included tours were well run and very interesting, extra tours were also offered for those interested.

We meet so many interesting people from all walks of life, there was lots of time to just sit and enjoy the scenery, read a book or chat with new friends.

We would certainly do another river cruise, just have to decide where to next.

One note: we did have a big problem with our air line tickets, Viking booked them through Air France and we could not get preassigned seating or print boarding passes due to a computer problem. Very annoying and frustrating. We tried for five days and finally our travel agent was able to obtain our boarding passes. This did not spoil the actual cruise but it was not a good way to start a holiday. Good thing the ship was wonderful.

Hope this helps someone to decide.
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French Balcony
Cabin D 226
The cabin was small which is to be expected, the queen bed very comfortable, no chair, small stool in front of the mirror, not much room between bed and counter. The bathroom was fine with a good size shower and heated floor, very nice, clean linnen , but small, flat pillows. lovely big window, we did enjoy being able to open it to take photos and the fresh air. Good size closet and drawers.
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