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Viking Gullveig Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Viking River Cruise that turned into an expensive bus tour!

Review for Viking Gullveig to Europe River
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First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Oct 2018
Cabin: French Balcony
We cruised on the upper deck one time, amazing views cruising through the W
Exhausted Viking travelers on 1 1/2 hour  bus ride from Passau to Straubing

Numerous friends recommended Viking River Cruises. We decided to treat ourselves to the Romanic Danube Cruise. The Viking brochure states, "It's pure pleasure to travel with such ease..to unpack just once and relax to an ever-changing canvas of breathtaking landscapes...to dock in the center of small towns and stroll right off to begin your exploration." This is what we were expecting, however, not what Viking produced.

Ten days before our trip we called Viking because we were hearing there were problems with low water levels. We were told, "Your trip will be just fine." Two days before our flight is scheduled, we receive an email from Viking stating there will be a mid-cruise "ship swap" and we will be transferred by motor coach to an identical ship.

Our next email from Viking arrived while we were flying to Munich/Brussels/Budapest. It informed us due to low water we will be spending the night in a hotel in Budapest instead of on Gullveig and will be transported to Vienna by motor coach(150 miles) the next day.

Response from VikingS, Community Team

Thank you, normlori, for taking the time to share your recent Viking experience with the cruising community. We recognize that you are one of the many affected by the itinerary changes...

Cabin Review

French Balcony

Cabin D

Loved the heated bathroom floor!

Nice to have a TV with some English channels.

Port Reviews


Schonbrunn Place is a must see excursion. Our guide, Wolfgang was the best. It truly is a magical place!

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