Viking Prestige Cruise Review by celt67
- Sail Date: June 2016
- Destination: Europe River
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window
All airport transfers were included in the deal as well as a guided tour every day and from the moment we got on the ship until we left a week later everything on board was first class.The cabin was compact but the room had everything we needed and all the staff and crew were very friendly and helpful at all time.The food was excellent with lots of choices at every meal and wine and beer were included with lunch and dinner.
The entertainment was good but could have been better though the guy who played the piano was very good.The cruise director,captain and head chef were there to look after your every need and always making sure you were completely satisfied at all time.
All the excursions were well planned from the day we walked around Passau were we embarked until the highlight for me sailing into Budapest at night which was breathtaking.Another memorable trip was to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech republic which was like going back in time in this beautiful little town.All the local tour guides did an excellent job of explaining about the history and background of each of the countries and towns we visited.
We visited 5 countries in 7 days sailing down the river Danube and seeing all the beautiful countryside as you went and the best part was not even knowing you were on a ship as it was so smooth.I hope to travel again with Viking as my 1st trip was so memorable from start to finish.
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