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Viking Aegir Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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European Mystery River Cruise

Viking Aegir Cruise Review by Chris Humphris

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2018
  • Destination: Europe River

Awful waste of money and a ruined trip of a life time, appears Viking ships can't cruise where APT can.

Was warned day before embarkation of technical issues due to low water levels. Taken from Budapest airport to Slovakia direct in non descript mooringand boarded the EMBLA, must say the staff were great and freindly with excellent service, then a coach 90mins each way back again to Budapesr for a day tour the next day. After 2 nights we eventually cruised to Vienna via Brataslava at early hours. Moored at Vienna over night. Then onto Melk, so far so good. At Passau we moored up in city mooring for tour, then coached again to another town and a dreadful industrial mooring, again for 2 nights.

This is where we coached to Regensburg, 90 mins each way for a day tour then back to our silo and unique views! Then the ship was staying we had to disembark and transfer to Nuremburg 3 hours plus on a coach then as the new ship the Lif, which wasn't ready and still wasn't ready for passengers, we dumped our hand luggage as cases went separately. The Nuremburg tour straight after this tiring trip was too much so I led on the top deck mostly roped off as railings not up and dozed on a sun bed, again out of town mooring, not like the adverts!.

The ship then cruised via various German picturesque city's and towns and after Koblenz we moored in Cologne and stayed there. After a day tour of the city got back, stayed an extra night, AGAIN! As they stated we couldn't sail any further due to water levels a ^ hour transfer to Amsterdam, with a comfort stop at a drive through MacDonalds and a 2 hour tour of Kinderdyke on way. Saw the EIR another Viking ship go under a bridge on way which didn't help, put up at an airport hotel out side city at Schipol before flight home next morning. Would never trust or cruise with over priced and non caring outfit again, Wish I had taken full refund, but a pultry compensation is insulting!! They have never expailed how APT cruised the same route the same dates and no Coach Transfers, despicable!

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Cabin Review

Cabin Lower deck inner state suite 117

Okay, but window in cabin blocked by other ships due to multiple mooring or when in in dock a wall, it was great at timed whilst sailing but that was fewer times than I booked for.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

Once there after all rigmoroll very good, great city very scenic!

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Walking Tour

Very pretty town but moved mooring outside...

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A bit of a hike to extremely pictrisque city, bridge walk bit hard work as very hot day and tour guide was on a route march, my listening device hadn't charged proparly so missed much of the chat!


Hated it tired and couldn't do tour, again out of city mooring

City Tour

lovely place

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