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Up the Danube from Bucharest to Budapest covered lots of territory I had never visited. The cruise and pre/post cruise tours and hotels exceeded my expectations. I am really impressed with Viking and probably will look for other cruises. The staff is very friendly and helpful. On the ship you get what you expect. Larger cabins cost more but are worth it. The smaller ones might be a good value but on river boats are small. Dining was a real pleasure both in the main room and the terrace. The special meals (Hungarian) were lots of fun. Entertainment is more low key as the ports are the real attraction. There were talks and occasional local singing or dancing groups but this is not the ocean cruise experience. The included tours in each port were very good with great local guides and interesting itineraries. We only added one extra cost tour but that was a good value. This is an older crowd (very few children and no children's program) but lively.

Experience exceeded my expectations

Viking Lif Cruise Review by Tommylcd

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite
Up the Danube from Bucharest to Budapest covered lots of territory I had never visited. The cruise and pre/post cruise tours and hotels exceeded my expectations. I am really impressed with Viking and probably will look for other cruises. The staff is very friendly and helpful. On the ship you get what you expect. Larger cabins cost more but are worth it. The smaller ones might be a good value but on river boats are small. Dining was a real pleasure both in the main room and the terrace. The special meals (Hungarian) were lots of fun. Entertainment is more low key as the ports are the real attraction. There were talks and occasional local singing or dancing groups but this is not the ocean cruise experience. The included tours in each port were very good with great local guides and interesting itineraries. We only added one extra cost tour but that was a good value. This is an older crowd (very few children and no children's program) but lively.
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Cabin Review

Veranda Suite
Cabin AA 324
The room is large for a river cruise (but compact compared to ocean cruising.) The furnishings were modern and slightly undersized to fit. Shower and toilet area is a good size and works well. Closets are ok but not large. Bedding is European and we would prefer lighter weight coverings.
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