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Recently retired and wanted to experience a river cruise. Was attracted to the high end cruise line, the ability to experience a cross section of Europe, and the reputation of Viking. This cruise was also highly recommended by a colleague. The only minor downside is that we tried to do too much, booked too many excursions and had little free time. Dining aboard ship was excellent and all ship staff were outstanding in their friendliness and professionalism. The weather during the cruise was mixed, had some cold and wet days but this is no reflection on Viking. Book later in the spring or in summer for better temperatures. On the positive side was that the cities, towns, and attractions visited were not overly crowded as they can be in the summer holiday season. A couple of the shore excursions were rather fast paced and felt rushed, but they were certainly the exception. Overall an excellent cruise and worth doing again.

A great opportunity to see and experience Europe while traveling in high style.

Viking Gefjon Cruise Review by C DuBord

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2017
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom
Recently retired and wanted to experience a river cruise. Was attracted to the high end cruise line, the ability to experience a cross section of Europe, and the reputation of Viking. This cruise was also highly recommended by a colleague. The only minor downside is that we tried to do too much, booked too many excursions and had little free time.

Dining aboard ship was excellent and all ship staff were outstanding in their friendliness and professionalism.

The weather during the cruise was mixed, had some cold and wet days but this is no reflection on Viking. Book later in the spring or in summer for better temperatures. On the positive side was that the cities, towns, and attractions visited were not overly crowded as they can be in the summer holiday season.

A couple of the shore excursions were rather fast paced and felt rushed, but they were certainly the exception.

Overall an excellent cruise and worth doing again.
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Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom
Cabin B 301
Cabin was remarkably clean and kept that way throughout the cruise. Enough room, and the balcony was really nice. Great views and lots of fresh air. Noise was not a problem, generally nice and quiet. The mattress was a bit lumpy however.
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