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Viking Vilhjalm Cruise Review
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Christmas markets!

Viking Vilhjalm Cruise Review by PhryneFisher

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

We were fortunate the Danube water levels rose enough that we could sail most of the trip.

Excellent crew in dining, housekeeping and cruise director kept us informed throughout cruise. Breakfast was best meal for our group of six. Excellent made to order omelette or fried eggs, numerous warm dishes, cheese, cold meats, best oatmeal with assortment of toppings, wonderful pastries and homemade jams.

When we cruised through Wachau Valley, delightful afternoon tea spread on Aquavit with mulled wine, hot cocoa, assortment of teas and coffee.

Included excursions were all very good and tour guides excellent in Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Kutna Hora, Vienna.

Passau also delightful.

We also purchased Schonbrunn Palace evening excursion and Mozart concert in Vienna. Wonderful and recommend.

What could have been improved?

Our Viking Air flight arrived too late in Budapest to do much on first evening.

Morning Budapest tour was rushed and the afternoon excursions cancelled because we had to be bused 3 hours Vienna. We missed the Great Market in Budapest.

Since Viking not able to sail out of Budapest, recommend Viking book an evening river cruise for passengers on the smaller river boats that do night cruises.

I think we would have rather seen Melk or Dürnstein rather than Bratislava for itinerary.

Our Prague post cruise extension also excellent. Palace Hotel was a bit dated but in very good central location.

Overall, we had memorable trip on a well kept ship with great crew and staff.


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Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom

We had a veranda port side which was nice but too cold to sit outside. Room itself in excellent condition with comfortable beds and heated bathroom floors. Modern but small.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

Too short and no time to shoo

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Bratislava

Included excursion of city. Tour guide was nice and informative but not as much to see. Would consider another port.

Vienna

Mozart evening concert was intimate venue. Very good

Vienna

Palace lit up at night with Christmas market.

Salzburg itself interesting but tour guide only drove us there and very little explanation

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Passau

Beautiful town with central town square. Wonderful Christmas market.


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