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First time in Europe. Wanted to see medieval Europe. We were not disappointed. Amsterdam and it's canals was beautiful. Never saw so many bicycles in my life. Netherlands windmills were fascinating. All the Rhine River ports in Germany were amazing. Town after town a thousand years old and spectacular cathedrals. Bamberg was probably our favorite. It was not a bombing target during WW II and is mostly original. The stretch of the Danube after leaving Vienna for Budapest is beautiful. It would have been better on a warmer day--it was too cold to spend much time on the Sun deck. The included shore excursions at every port were very interesting with excellent local guides speaking understandable English. The wireless headsets provided by Viking allowed great freedom to roam a short distance from the guide while hearing every word. And most of the guides were very knowledgeable providing a non-stop narrative about their city. The Viking Bragi is a marvelous boat. Dining is a wonderful experience. We enjoyed the option to eat more casually in the Lounge, or outdoors on the Aquavit Terrace when the temperature was warm enough. Not much to do on board compared to an ocean cruise, but the Viking emphasis is on the ports you visit, not the ship. Local entertainment was in the Lounge on several evenings. Overall experience was excellent and I would not hesitate to do another river cruise with Viking.

First two weeks of Nov were cool, but no crowds at any stops.

Viking Bragi Cruise Review by nusar

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom
First time in Europe. Wanted to see medieval Europe. We were not disappointed.

Amsterdam and it's canals was beautiful. Never saw so many bicycles in my life.

Netherlands windmills were fascinating.

All the Rhine River ports in Germany were amazing. Town after town a thousand years old and spectacular cathedrals. Bamberg was probably our favorite. It was not a bombing target during WW II and is mostly original.

The stretch of the Danube after leaving Vienna for Budapest is beautiful. It would have been better on a warmer day--it was too cold to spend much time on the Sun deck.

The included shore excursions at every port were very interesting with excellent local guides speaking understandable English. The wireless headsets provided by Viking allowed great freedom to roam a short distance from the guide while hearing every word. And most of the guides were very knowledgeable providing a non-stop narrative about their city.

The Viking Bragi is a marvelous boat. Dining is a wonderful experience. We enjoyed the option to eat more casually in the Lounge, or outdoors on the Aquavit Terrace when the temperature was warm enough. Not much to do on board compared to an ocean cruise, but the Viking emphasis is on the ports you visit, not the ship. Local entertainment was in the Lounge on several evenings.

Overall experience was excellent and I would not hesitate to do another river cruise with Viking.
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