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Viking Mani Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Rhine River Delight

Viking Mani Cruise Review by alleycat2010

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2017
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: undefined

We had never tried river cruising before, and it seemed to have some possibilities, so we gave it a shot. At first, with such a small boat (relative to our Previous 38 ocean cruises) it seemed small. But that was exactly the point for Viking. You get to MEET and dine and take excursions with the same people and get to know them, and vice versa. We have forged some friendships with people from all over. As a result of the "coziness" these ships offer we will be going salmon fishing in Alaska this summer with fellow ship mates.

But back to the cruise: the meals were a notch up from other cruises we have taken. Everything was done to perfection. The daily excursions are (mostly) included. And we had evening entertainment that was up close and personal. It's not everyday that you get to witness a virtuoso violinist from one of Europes most prestigious Philhormonic orchestras play a 350 year old fiddle. She didn't need any backups. And on another night we were treated to an Oom Pas Pas German group.

Overall, the Viking Mani, her wonderful crew from Captain Helmut to George our cruise director, the meals, excursions and unequalled show of cruise customers' interests were why we have already signed up for another Viking River Cruise. I give Viking a double thumbs up, a standing ovation, and a hearty BRAVO.! Job well done

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Cabin Review

The cabin has a similar layout to those of ocean cruises

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


With the Mani docking in the middle of town it was so easy to just walk off the ship and do a self-guided tour at will. Quite a nice venue.

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