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Friends of ours went on a Viking River Cruise. I was concerned about getting sea sick but they assured me that I would be fine and I was. We were picked up at Airport and delivered to Airport after our trip. Never did we feel unsafe because the people on the ship told us what to beware of and we were given a card with ship info to carry with us in case we got lost while exploring on our own. I am a vegetarian and had no shortage of delicious meals. Sometimes the "meat eaters" at our table were envious! The waiters got to know us and our preferences. Made us feel so special. I was even able to get some cooking hints from the chef. Between meals there were baskets of muffins or cookies and coffee, hot chocolate, tea, etc. No matter how many cookies I ate I couldn't empty that basket. Every little detail was looked after and we were thoroughly spoiled. Our cabin was beautiful and cleaned every day. Didn't require formal clothes, dressed for comfort. The port excursions gave us access to things we wouldn't normally see. We went into a business where they were cutting diamonds. We also had an incredible tour of the Melk Abbey and the paintings, especially on the ceilings were amazing. Guides were so informative. Good taste of cultures. Staff wonderful! We loved every moment of our cruise. Came home and booked another river boat cruise right away. Best way to travel!

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Viking Vili Cruise Review by Patricia Lapointe

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2017
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom
Friends of ours went on a Viking River Cruise. I was concerned about getting sea sick but they assured me that I would be fine and I was. We were picked up at Airport and delivered to Airport after our trip. Never did we feel unsafe because the people on the ship told us what to beware of and we were given a card with ship info to carry with us in case we got lost while exploring on our own. I am a vegetarian and had no shortage of delicious meals. Sometimes the "meat eaters" at our table were envious! The waiters got to know us and our preferences. Made us feel so special. I was even able to get some cooking hints from the chef. Between meals there were baskets of muffins or cookies and coffee, hot chocolate, tea, etc. No matter how many cookies I ate I couldn't empty that basket. Every little detail was looked after and we were thoroughly spoiled. Our cabin was beautiful and cleaned every day. Didn't require formal clothes, dressed for comfort. The port excursions gave us access to things we wouldn't normally see. We went into a business where they were cutting diamonds. We also had an incredible tour of the Melk Abbey and the paintings, especially on the ceilings were amazing. Guides were so informative. Good taste of cultures. Staff wonderful! We loved every moment of our cruise. Came home and booked another river boat cruise right away. Best way to travel!
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Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom
Cabin B 211
Cabin was beautiful! No need to pack shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions as it was all provided. We had a veranda but next time we are going to have a small window instead because I have a problem with getting sea sick and seeing moving water bothered me. The view from the veranda was beautiful though. The staff who look after the cleaning of cabins were so nice.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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    Totally different scenery than we see in Canada. Loved the buildings and the narrow streets.
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  • City Tour
    The history is amazing! Guide showed us shoe memorial, told us about the ghettos. Warned us about the gypsies trying to sell us inferior products. I was thrilled to meet a gypsy and she let me take a picture. Guide took us in to a business that cut diamonds, something that we wouldn't have had access to otherwise.
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  • Old Town Tour
    We enjoyed our tour with the guide and the experience of walking back on our own with friends we had met on the cruise. Love the small villages and being able to get a glimpse of how the people live there.
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  • Melk Abbey
    Again the History! Learned so much about art. Paintings were amazing!
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  • Walking Tour
    The guide told us a lot about architecture of the buildings and about the flooding the city endured several times. Very interesting. We wouldn't have learned even half the things we learned without a guide.
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  • Walking Tour
    The History!! Without an excellent we wouldn't have learned nearly as much. We explored on our own as well and got lost. The ship gives passengers a card with ship info on it and we were able to get directions. Met really nice people who were happy to help.
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