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Viking Magni Review

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Bus trip diguised as a river cruise

Review for Viking Magni to Europe River
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018
Cabin: Veranda Suite

Beware the excellent marketing pitch given by Viking Cruise line. To see their commercials you imagine days of luxurious vistas and exclusive sightseeing. What we got on our 14-day cruise on the Danube and Rhine were hotels, ship changes and a dozen bus rides. When we were on board, we were often tied to boats three abreast or moored in industrial shipyards. The view from our patio was the patio of the ship tied up to us. Viking spokesmen blamed this on the drought and shallow river beds which they did not disclose to us until five days before our vacation. In reality this had been going on for several months. For our inconvenience, we were offered a 25% credit on a future cruise which will never happen in my lifetime. This is billed as a high-end vacation but was actually shuttling with mobs of people to crowded tourist areas in Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands. Buyer beware!

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Veranda Suite

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