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Viking Baldur Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Overview of our recent experience, number three w/Viking

Viking Baldur Cruise Review by mariocanu

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom

Though we had been on a previous cruise from Prague to Nuremberg and South to Budapest, we chose to see Budapest again, (didn't have a chance the last time) and to go North up through Vienna again, other quaint German towns and to depart from Amsterdam.

Weather and overall trip was exceptional!! Only 2 out of 15 days with some rain and overcast plus when we left for home from Amsterdam. Unable to explore Amsterdam since we went from our ship directly to the airport. Should have extended a couple of days and definitely should have booked the extension for Budapest. Thought we would get at least a windshield tour of Amsterdam but it was raining and the flight was relatively early so things worked out well. Maybe another time.

Food, wine and treatment on board was as always exceptional!! Steward for our stateroom was very helpful and efficient as were all of the waiters and waitresses and the Program Director and her Assistant!

We recommend Viking to anyone who wants to listen, in all seriousness, when we talk about travel. First time we stayed in Stateroom E. Prefer the French Balcony.

Met a very nice couple from Richmond, VA and we do want to catch up with them again. Did travel the last two times with friends we encouraged to join us so we went as 2 couples each time. Also referred a couple and they took the new Ocean Liner. Word of mouth does work.

Pick up at the Budapest Airport was a little awkward since we had to wait for another flight to come in with other Viking passengers on board. After waiting an hour or more they didn't show so we ended up going to the Baldur with out them.

Regardless, the trip was great and yes, we would go again. We enjoyed Southern France already. Maybe Portugal and Spain next time or the Ocean Liner. Thank you Viking and a special thank you to your Baldur team.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom
Cabin E 100

Cabin, including toiletries, linens, pillows, towels, bottled water, etc. were refreshed twice a day! Outstanding room service. Steward was on top of our stateroom! Place was always clean, neat and it felt good to go into the room after touring for a brief rest or after lunch or dinner at night. Sleeping was not a problem. Bed was very comfortable.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

Second time. Great this time too!

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Melk Abbey

A very rich cultural experience. Abbey still functioning.

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St. Stephen's Cathedral

Very enlightening

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Wonderful and quaint town. I could live there!


Great photo ops. Wonderful German town. Nice walking tour Guide was excellent.


Outstanding guide throughout the tour. Scenic and charming along with some history of World War II.

Walking Tour

Another good walking tour. Makes it all worth it. Lots of photos of course.

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City Tour

Big city. Lots of shopping! Great history and wonderful work in restoring the city after the destruction from bombings n World War II

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N/A Unable to tour since we were brought from the Baldur to the airport for our return.

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