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We initially chose to cruise at Thanksgiving because Viking was offering great deals. But we quickly fell in love with the Christmas markets in each town and village. We picked up Christmas gifts of glass, and wood and ceramics. We drank way too much gluwein and loved it. There was a particularly good art museum in Lintz just off of the place where we docked. We were also completely wowed by the Viking service and the beautifully appointed suite. We quickly made friends and had lovely evenings with good food and entertainment. The program directors made sure everyone knew where they were going and took great care of everyone. The wait staff were incredibly friendly, too. We particularly enjoyed Bratislava, which was small, but had some great local shops where we found some really good whisky. We were especially surprised by the evening arrival into Budapest which was an amazing show of the lights of the city. We tacked on three extra days in Budapest which gave us time to really see a lot of the city. We were so touched by the bronze cast shoes by the river representing the 60,000 Jews from Budapest that were killed during WWII. I would definitely do this cruise again! Can't stop thinking about the Christmas markets.

Great time to cruise the Danube!

Viking Vili Cruise Review by catmoleski

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2017
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Suite
We initially chose to cruise at Thanksgiving because Viking was offering great deals. But we quickly fell in love with the Christmas markets in each town and village. We picked up Christmas gifts of glass, and wood and ceramics. We drank way too much gluwein and loved it.

There was a particularly good art museum in Lintz just off of the place where we docked.

We were also completely wowed by the Viking service and the beautifully appointed suite. We quickly made friends and had lovely evenings with good food and entertainment. The program directors made sure everyone knew where they were going and took great care of everyone. The wait staff were incredibly friendly, too.

We particularly enjoyed Bratislava, which was small, but had some great local shops where we found some really good whisky.

We were especially surprised by the evening arrival into Budapest which was an amazing show of the lights of the city. We tacked on three extra days in Budapest which gave us time to really see a lot of the city. We were so touched by the bronze cast shoes by the river representing the 60,000 Jews from Budapest that were killed during WWII.

I would definitely do this cruise again! Can't stop thinking about the Christmas markets.
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Veranda Suite
Cabin AA
The veranda suite was perfect with two televisions, Downton Abby on streaming, comfortable seating inside and a deck. The bathroom was outstanding! We loved the roomyness, and the heated tiles.
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