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Viking Gullveig Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Rushed and crowded

Review for Viking Gullveig to Europe
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James7388
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Apr 2019
Cabin: Veranda Stateroom

Wanted to see Germany and Austria. The sights were beautiful, espcially Salzberg and Munich which cost extra, but we were rushed during the excursions with only 45 minutes of “free time”. Captain and manager were great but the front desk was unhelpful. The “store” only offers Viking items, no essentials. The tickets that Viking booked had ridiculously long layovers in Frankfort and a 3:30 am departure unless you spend $50 to pick your own times (we were unaware that you could do this because the booking agent was oblivious). Also they say they take Amex but the front desk hassles you if you try to use an amex card to pay. Wireless rarely works and there are only a handful of movies to watch on the tv. If you are under 50 and not white or heterosexual, mingling may be challenging. The people are our cruise were oddly cliquish and pushy and were given special treatment. On the positive side, the boat was clean, food was excellent. Luckily, we ate upstairs, not in the crowded buffet style dining hall. Will not cruise on overpriced Viking again.

Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom

The room was clean and housekeeper was very attentive.

Port Reviews

Nuremberg

Tour guide focused on the Nazis rather than the rich history of Nuremberg, I did not come to Germany to hear only about this brief period of time that we are all well aware of. You have very little free time here.

Vienna

Walking tour was slow, instead of having a shuttle at different times, you either have to rush back or pay your own way back to the boat. We took the subway but it proved difficult for elderly cruise goers, a long walk to the ship.

Budapest

Bus driver was rude and the city had a very Eastern European feel to it. Did look pretty at night on the evening cruise.

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