Viking Egil Cruise Review by DHunt2
- Sail Date: August 2017
- Destination: Europe River
We entered our Veranda suite and were thrilled with the beautiful accommodations. Everything was pristine and first class. Our housekeeper promptly introduced herself and asked us to let her know if we needed anything. She was bright, intuitive and thorough. Our suite was perfect every day.
The cruise was conducted with professionalism throughout. Our program director was fun and enthusiastic. I enjoyed his port talks daily because he made the information fun to hear. He was also knowledgeable on the route and made his lectures entertaining.
The chef was first-rate and we enjoyed every meal. The chocolate peanut butter crisp will live on as my favorite thing to eat ever! Every crew member was polite and busy but always willing to answer a question or solve any issue. There weren't many issues.
Sailing on the Danube was smooth and the skill of parking a ship that size in a lock that was almost the identical size was impressive. I rarely felt any movement on the water. But we saw so any beautiful things as we sailed along.
The other passengers were fun and friendly and we met many wonderful folks and will stay in touch with several.
We took every included tour and a couple of optional tours. All were informative and allowed us time for shopping or having a cup of cappuccino or a beer. My personal favorite was Passau where we had lunch in a delightful outdoor cafe. The guides were well-versed and presented so many facts and information but made it all interesting and answered questions very well. We also greatly enjoyed a side trip up the Danube Narrows to the Weltenburg Abbey. What a magnificent church! Simply stunning. The organ concert in Passau was also outstanding.
The German feast on Thursday night was great fun and absolutely delicious. We enjoyed the entertainment of a couple of talented crew members and there was always something going on in the evenings for those who could stay awake.
Disembarkation was smooth and well thought out. We left for the airport on time and in plenty of time for our flight.
I am looking forward to sailing another river with Viking. They did everything just right and we enjoyed every minute.
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