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Viking Gullveig Review

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Viking Danube River Cruise (Nuremburg to Budapest)- A Disaster…

Review for Viking Gullveig to Europe River
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2018
Cabin: French Balcony

On November 10, 2018 we concluded what we consider to be the worse cruise we have ever taken This cruise did not conform to what was sold to us in the Viking advertising and agreement. This was a bus trip with overnight stays at floating hotels, minimal river views, missed excursions due to significant time wasted in bus travel, and blocked views once on board due to Viking’s standard practice of double docking.

Only a few days before departure did Viking disclose that our cruise could be impacted by low Danube water levels. However, evidence obtained once on board the Egil, Gullveig, and the Bragi from Viking employees and leaders clearly indicated that Viking leadership knew of adverse river conditions going back at least to July 2018 and never shared this information with us or others. A cruise line that is ethical and committed to business integrity values would have shared such impactful information with booked travelers and offered either to reschedule, or cancel with a full refund of monies paid. Clearly based upon our experience, Viking is NOT an ethical cruise line committed to business integrity values. We do not recommend Viking for ANY cruise, anywhere based upon this experience.

Cruise details…

Cabin Review

French Balcony

Cabin D

Cramped, tight and difficult to maneuver around.

Port Reviews


Enjoyed city tour and historic sights


Delightful place to visit

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