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Viking Buri Review

4.0 / 5.0
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GREAT staff and service, mediocre food and wine. Disappointing overall!

Review for Viking Buri to Europe
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mo6973
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2018
Cabin: Veranda Stateroom
Placemats made in Arles! LAURENT Lysiane store recommended by Patricia, cru
Beautiful fabrics, table cloths and placemats at LAURENT Lysiane in Arles.
Sorry, there's no option to turn around this picture! George, my cabin

I have been on many ocean cruises and I enjoyed the Amawaterways Christmas Market cruise so I expected about the same from the Viking Buri Rhone river cruise. I give the Buri's staff 5 STARS as well as all Viking tour guides, escorts etc. I paid for the transport from the airport to the hotel [I stayed a few days in Paris before the cruise] and it was money well spent! It was very easy to find the Viking Reps after clearing customs. All very very friendly and were very helpful.

I celebrated a special birthday on the Viking Buri and they made it fun! BUT....the cruise was very overpriced. The breakfast buffet area was very tight. The food was fine for breakfast, but the portions were small. If you order pancakes or french toast you may want to order doubles. I got 2 siver dollar sized pancakes!

I looked forward to meeting the Captain. All of the hors d'oeuvres were gone when it started and they did not replenish them. I guess repeat passengers knew to show up early. This is the ONLY cruise that I had to pay for my own cocktail at the captain's party. Later, they passed around champagne.

Response from VikingS, Community Team

As a seasoned traveler, mo6973, we value your comprehensive review, and are thrilled to hear that your experience with the staff and crew was excellent. We’re especially delighted to learn...

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Veranda Stateroom

Cabin B

Cabin 211 was a little tight but average size river cruise cabin. I have sailed on the Amasonata and their cabins are considerably bigger. Our cabin attendant was great! Nothing was too much trouble for him! When I got back to my cabin on my birthday he decorated the room with a towel birthday cake!

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