Viking Baldur Cruise Review by Richard989
- Sail Date: October 2017
- Destination: Europe River
- Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom
On this cruise 90 percent of passengers were retired Americans in 60s and 70s, mostly well traveled and intelligent. There were no children and no facilites for them. The ships are well organized but there is no gym or fitness space and rhe “sun deck” cannot be used at all except on the Danube due to low bridges. Free wifi was a plus but as they note often very slow.
Anyone with disabilities should not do this, unlike ocean cruising the ship has narrow corridors and tight rooms and requires use of stairs and steeply sloping gangplanks, and German cobblestone- paved towns require a lot of walking and stairs; buses have steep steps and narrow aises and are not acceptable. Even large cities have little or no accommodations for the disabled. The headsets provided for shore excursions were very helpful.
In short, this is very enjoyable for older adults who can get around, but I think most chidren or teens would be bored.
We were sorry to leave after te cruise and we are certainly looking forward to another Viking cruise.
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