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We chose to do a Viking Cruise because we had heard so many reports of how wonderful they are and how well you are treated. Our experience showed these stories were all true. Everything was taken care of from the moment we arrived in our departure city of Amsterdam. We were greeted by several Viking staff members at the airport and were taken directly to our hotel in Amsterdam for our two night, three day stay prior to embarkation. There were Viking Staff at the hotel to help us through check-in and let us know what tours were available to us and when we could go on them. Since we had pre-booked a visit to the Van Gogh museum we were unable to take the scheduled walking tour of Amsterdam. No problem though, Viking staff were able to make other arrangements for us on the spot. We were fortunate to be able to book a tour of the Keukenhof gardens on our last day in Amsterdam which turned out to be one of our most memorable highlights of the trip. We were taken from our final tour directly to the Viking Idi and our luggage was there as well because it was taken care of for us at the hotel by the Viking Staff. There was food and beverages available as we waited for the check in process to be completed. Our room was just like it looked in the brochures except that we needed twin beds and it was a queen. No problem for the staff to take care of, they were able to rearrange the room in under 20 minutes. The Viking Idi was a surprise to us. We loved the intimate size, from the lounge area with ceiling to floor windows to the dining area with ceiling to floor windows. And speaking of dining. Every meal was a treat with many ways to enjoy them. Breakfast and Lunch had light options on the Aquavit Terrace or full meals that could be enjoyed buffet style or with table service or a little of both if you wanted. Dinner always had several courses with many options as well. We did not have one bad dining experience the entire trip. Early every evening there was preview of the next days excursions in the lounge. There were daily excursions that were included with the cruise plus there were many optional excursions you could sign up for either before the cruise began or while on the cruise if you changed your mind. We found these little "shore talks" to be invaluable. Every evening, after dinner there were activities to enjoy from entertainment, little trivia contests, to things like glassblowing lectures. The lounge became our nightly destination to meet up with the new friends we met on the cruise and listen to the wonderful pianist playing daily for your enjoyment. The whole experience was made to feel effortless due to the friendly and extremely competent staff who only desire was to make your experience as perfect as possible. It was perfect for us and we have already booked our next River Cruise with Viking.

Amazing cruise experience!

Viking Idi Cruise Review by Beloit Traveller

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2017
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Superior
We chose to do a Viking Cruise because we had heard so many reports of how wonderful they are and how well you are treated. Our experience showed these stories were all true. Everything was taken care of from the moment we arrived in our departure city of Amsterdam. We were greeted by several Viking staff members at the airport and were taken directly to our hotel in Amsterdam for our two night, three day stay prior to embarkation. There were Viking Staff at the hotel to help us through check-in and let us know what tours were available to us and when we could go on them. Since we had pre-booked a visit to the Van Gogh museum we were unable to take the scheduled walking tour of Amsterdam. No problem though, Viking staff were able to make other arrangements for us on the spot. We were fortunate to be able to book a tour of the Keukenhof gardens on our last day in Amsterdam which turned out to be one of our most memorable highlights of the trip.

We were taken from our final tour directly to the Viking Idi and our luggage was there as well because it was taken care of for us at the hotel by the Viking Staff. There was food and beverages available as we waited for the check in process to be completed. Our room was just like it looked in the brochures except that we needed twin beds and it was a queen. No problem for the staff to take care of, they were able to rearrange the room in under 20 minutes.

The Viking Idi was a surprise to us. We loved the intimate size, from the lounge area with ceiling to floor windows to the dining area with ceiling to floor windows. And speaking of dining. Every meal was a treat with many ways to enjoy them. Breakfast and Lunch had light options on the Aquavit Terrace or full meals that could be enjoyed buffet style or with table service or a little of both if you wanted. Dinner always had several courses with many options as well. We did not have one bad dining experience the entire trip.

Early every evening there was preview of the next days excursions in the lounge. There were daily excursions that were included with the cruise plus there were many optional excursions you could sign up for either before the cruise began or while on the cruise if you changed your mind. We found these little "shore talks" to be invaluable. Every evening, after dinner there were activities to enjoy from entertainment, little trivia contests, to things like glassblowing lectures. The lounge became our nightly destination to meet up with the new friends we met on the cruise and listen to the wonderful pianist playing daily for your enjoyment.

The whole experience was made to feel effortless due to the friendly and extremely competent staff who only desire was to make your experience as perfect as possible. It was perfect for us and we have already booked our next River Cruise with Viking.
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