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It covered areas that we had not visited before or had not been exposed to that culture. We had sailed on the Oden previously from Paris to Prague and enjoyed that cruise even though there were snags in the itinerary. We would never have taken the cruise on the Embla if our experiences on the Oden had been the same. The first part of the cruise was in Budapest and enjoyable. Croatia was the only part worth going ashore for. The visit to a citizen home was a joy. Bulgaria and Bucharest were the worst of all tours. Food was just okay most of the time and the day of boarding the vessel was very disorganized and we had to find a place to sit in the dining are to await the preparation of our rooms. There were a few snacks but generally we waited without food or service. Considering the cost of Viking River Cruises, I think that I will stick to ocean cruises. Maybe try a Viking ocean cruise in the future.

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Viking Embla Cruise Review by Siddiq

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It covered areas that we had not visited before or had not been exposed to that culture.

We had sailed on the Oden previously from Paris to Prague and enjoyed that cruise even though there were snags in the itinerary. We would never have taken the cruise on the Embla if our experiences on the Oden had been the same.

The first part of the cruise was in Budapest and enjoyable. Croatia was the only part worth going ashore for. The visit to a citizen home was a joy. Bulgaria and Bucharest were the worst of all tours.

Food was just okay most of the time and the day of boarding the vessel was very disorganized and we had to find a place to sit in the dining are to await the preparation of our rooms. There were a few snacks but generally we waited without food or service.

Considering the cost of Viking River Cruises, I think that I will stick to ocean cruises. Maybe try a Viking ocean cruise in the future.
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Dear Siddiq, Thank you for taking the time to review your cruise on Viking Embla. We are disappointed to hear that the itinerary, food, and service did not meet expectation. We would like to learn more about your concerns and invite you to email us at TellUs@vikingcruises.com with your booking information so that we can connect you with a Customer Relations agent to address your review in further detail. Kind regards, Viking Cruises
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