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We were really looking forward to this, our second Viking cruise (Basel to North Sea / Rhine Getaway). It didn't meet our hopes in almost any way. Get up early, walking tour of a town or city for 2-3 hours, back to the ship for lunch, then sit around all afternoon or pay for an extra excursion. Not exactly 'all included' , not even close. If you took all of the extra cost afternoon tours, you would spend about $800 per person more than the initial cost. Disappointing food, also. Hard to see how 'spring rolls' or 'sauteed chinese egg noodles' fit into a menu in Germany. But, there was very little 'german' themed food. Another disappointment overall, and a major Viking failure. Viking could have, and should have, done a much better job with this presumably popular cruise. No need to rush around in the morning if there is no included activity in the afternoon. Since this is a cruise, why was most all of the 'cruising' at night when guests were asleep. Only 2 days of daytime cruising. Overall, we felt rushed throughout for no good reason.

Viking Failure - Every Afternoon Was Extra Cost

Viking Lofn Cruise Review by SIZ

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We were really looking forward to this, our second Viking cruise (Basel to North Sea / Rhine Getaway). It didn't meet our hopes in almost any way.

Get up early, walking tour of a town or city for 2-3 hours, back to the ship for lunch, then sit around all afternoon or pay for an extra excursion. Not exactly 'all included' , not even close.

If you took all of the extra cost afternoon tours, you would spend about $800 per person more than the initial cost.

Disappointing food, also. Hard to see how 'spring rolls' or 'sauteed chinese egg noodles' fit into a menu in Germany. But, there was very little 'german' themed food. Another disappointment overall, and a major Viking failure.

Viking could have, and should have, done a much better job with this presumably popular cruise. No need to rush around in the morning if there is no included activity in the afternoon.

Since this is a cruise, why was most all of the 'cruising' at night when guests were asleep. Only 2 days of daytime cruising.

Overall, we felt rushed throughout for no good reason.
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