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We chose this company because of positive review of friends. We should have arranged to arrive a day earlier than we did to allow more time in Budapest. We missed a connection in Frankfurt and thus arrived late to the Viking Var. We suggest you consider this when deciding when to arrive at the embarkation city. We were most impressed by our tour guide George and his attention to detail. Although we arrived late, he gave us a personal tour of the ship and a quickie orientation. He bent over backwards to ensure that city ours would proceed smoothly. The food was nearly worth the trip alone! Again, staff was very attentive to guests idiosyncracies--they could not be beat! The cabin, with the veranda was more than satisfactory, with cabin service twice daily! Informative lectures were held in the lounge in the evening. The emphasis here was on informing us about what we are seeing, and the cities we are touring...which I think is a plus. Highlights for us include the Mozart & Strauss concert in Vienna--well worth the extra you pay. Our visit to Freud's home and office were of special significance for me, having been a counselor in the past. The trip through the Danube Narrows is another must-do--beautiful scenery, plus a visit to a monastery which had its own beer garden. The tour through Regensburg was memorable for its medieval buildings and viewing the brass bricks, or "stumbling stones" showing where the Jews were abducted from their homes. The people we met on the ship were also a source of delight. One couple who we became acquainted with even decided to accompany us on our next cruise in April--to China!

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Viking Var Cruise Review by coreymom

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2017
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Superior
We chose this company because of positive review of friends. We should have arranged to arrive a day earlier than we did to allow more time in Budapest. We missed a connection in Frankfurt and thus arrived late to the Viking Var. We suggest you consider this when deciding when to arrive at the embarkation city.

We were most impressed by our tour guide George and his attention to detail. Although we arrived late, he gave us a personal tour of the ship and a quickie orientation. He bent over backwards to ensure that city ours would proceed smoothly.

The food was nearly worth the trip alone! Again, staff was very attentive to guests idiosyncracies--they could not be beat! The cabin, with the veranda was more than satisfactory, with cabin service twice daily!

Informative lectures were held in the lounge in the evening. The emphasis here was on informing us about what we are seeing, and the cities we are touring...which I think is a plus.

Highlights for us include the Mozart & Strauss concert in Vienna--well worth the extra you pay. Our visit to Freud's home and office were of special significance for me, having been a counselor in the past. The trip through the Danube Narrows is another must-do--beautiful scenery, plus a visit to a monastery which had its own beer garden. The tour through Regensburg was memorable for its medieval buildings and viewing the brass bricks, or "stumbling stones" showing where the Jews were abducted from their homes.

The people we met on the ship were also a source of delight. One couple who we became acquainted with even decided to accompany us on our next cruise in April--to China!
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Cabin Review

Veranda Superior
Cabin A
Loved our cabin, which had quite adequate space--especially enjoyed the veranda, where we sat with our apricot liquor and watched the geese on the Danube.
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