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Viking Egil Cruise Review
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Disappointing when compared to our first Viking cruise, Paris to Prague.

Viking Egil Cruise Review by Carol Dague

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2017
  • Destination: Europe River

The Egil was a very nice ship and the staff was top notch. Embarkationand disembarkation were smooth, and the pre-add-on was especially good. The food was excellent. The cabin was as described, although we did not expect our window to be so high that we could not see out of it. We were very disappointed with the scarcity of evening entertainment and the lack of much day-time cruising. We enjoyed all the guided city tours, but felt that two of the optional excursions were not worth the time or money. The excursion to Szentendra was billed as a visit to a quaint arts and craft village, but was actually not much more than many souvenir shops, with a smattering of crafts. And the Open-Air Museum was not staffed with guides to tell us what we were looking at. It was obviouslyy a "work in progress". However, the goulash-making and lunch were great fun. Additionally, the Lipizzaner Stallion excursion in Vienna was a total waste of time and money in our opinion. Our guide was not a rider (as described in the brochure), and at first we were told (not so nicely) that we could not take any pictures, although the guide did get permission for us to do so outside where several stallions were peering out of a stable. Most of us were expecting to actually see a horse being ridden, but the only thing we saw were the backs and heads of the stallions in the stable. We were shown pictures of the stallions performing, but not told much about them. It's always good to learn something, but this was not worth $200, even with the cafe stop!

We would not recommend this particular tour to anyone. Even so, we hope to take another Viking tour in the future, but we will be wiser in our choices of options.

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