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Viking Cruise line, in my opinion, is the low end cruise line. The food was served late and at best was just ok. The staff was very nice. The room was clean. After dinner, usually about 9PM there was little to do unless we were in a port where we could get off the ship. That was not often. Do not pay for a Balcony because you probably won't use it. The cruise ships are lined up side by side so you are looking into another boat's stateroom. You will have to keep your drapes closed when in port. I did walk aboard some of the other ships that were lined up with ours and they were the same size but they had gyms and pools, hot tubs and saunas. We paid for flight up grades and insurance. We had to pay 2700 dollars to change our flights due to the hurricane and we could only change through Viking. We paid for upgrade on our flights and then when we go to Frankfurt we did not have the upgrade! The cabins are so small you are constantly stepping on your room mate and just think after dinner if you don't want to sit in the bar, you are stuck in that little room. Ultimately we spent $20,000.00 on this trip and it was not worth it. Do your self a favor and choose a different cruise line.

Use any cruise line But NOT Viking

Viking Modi Cruise Review by chesterfield11

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: French Balcony
Viking Cruise line, in my opinion, is the low end cruise line. The food was served late and at best was just ok. The staff was very nice. The room was clean. After dinner, usually about 9PM there was little to do unless we were in a port where we could get off the ship. That was not often. Do not pay for a Balcony because you probably won't use it. The cruise ships are lined up side by side so you are looking into another boat's stateroom. You will have to keep your drapes closed when in port. I did walk aboard some of the other ships that were lined up with ours and they were the same size but they had gyms and pools, hot tubs and saunas. We paid for flight up grades and insurance. We had to pay 2700 dollars to change our flights due to the hurricane and we could only change through Viking. We paid for upgrade on our flights and then when we go to Frankfurt we did not have the upgrade! The cabins are so small you are constantly stepping on your room mate and just think after dinner if you don't want to sit in the bar, you are stuck in that little room. Ultimately we spent $20,000.00 on this trip and it was not worth it. Do your self a favor and choose a different cruise line.
Viking Cruises, Community Team has responded
Welcome home, chesterfield11, and thank you for taking the time to provide the cruising community with your post-cruise notes. We regret to hear that your experience aboard Viking Modi left you feeling disappointed, however we are interested in learning more about what could have made this European voyage a five-star journey. Should you like to share more, we would be happy to address your comments in detail at TellUs@vikingcruises.com. We appreciate this chance to respond, chesterfield11, and wish you a splendid day.
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French Balcony
Cabin D 224
Very small. Boat lined up side by side so could not open drapes or window as boat was line up with other ships and lined up cabins so you looked into anothr cabin.
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