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Many people recommended Viking. Food choices poor. Gristle steak. no sweet wine so they added sugar vanilla ice cream with banana slices in it - ugh! Don't take Heurigen Evening wine tasting - terrible. Szentendre tour was to have open air museum but it was closed and they did not tell us but they sure charged us. Changed Hotel as we had taken the two extended days in Budapest but did not tell us. Had to get our own bags at hotel. Don't take room 101 you are right under the desk and entrance to boat. People left boat at 3 am and rolled luggage over our heads. We had that room as it was the last one available when we signed up. Don't pay for a balcony as Viking double docks and triple docks ships so you can't use your balcony and not be about 3 feet from the ship parked next to you. Nice. Program Director gave so much info so fast on disembarkation. Why? Seniors on board. Print it out and hand it out so we have it in front of us. Poor planning.

Disappointing

Viking Egil Cruise Review by Sonney

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Explorer Suite
Many people recommended Viking.

Food choices poor. Gristle steak. no sweet wine so they added sugar vanilla ice cream with banana slices in it - ugh!

Don't take Heurigen Evening wine tasting - terrible.

Szentendre tour was to have open air museum but it was closed and they did not tell us but they sure charged us.

Changed Hotel as we had taken the two extended days in Budapest but did not tell us.

Had to get our own bags at hotel.

Don't take room 101 you are right under the desk and entrance to boat. People left boat at 3 am and rolled luggage over our heads. We had that room as it was the last one available when we signed up.

Don't pay for a balcony as Viking double docks and triple docks ships so you can't use your balcony and not be about 3 feet from the ship parked next to you. Nice.

Program Director gave so much info so fast on disembarkation. Why? Seniors on board. Print it out and hand it out so we have it in front of us. Poor planning.
Viking Cruises, Community Team has responded
Thank you, Sonney, for taking the time to provide the cruising community with your detailed post-cruise notes. We regret to hear that the communication challenges and unfavorable stateroom placement you’ve described left you feeling disappointed, however we are grateful to collect all of your feedback for review by our Executive Team. Should you like to share more about what could have made this voyage aboard Viking Egil a five-star journey, we would welcome the opportunity to address your comments in detail at TellUs@vikingcruises.com. We appreciate this chance to respond, Sonney, and wish you a splendid day.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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Explorer Suite
Cabin ES 101
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Can't turn shower up to full as it runs all over the floor under the door.
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