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Viking Embla Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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141 Reviews

Terrible Cruise

Viking Embla Cruise Review by Beagler!

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2019
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom

This is was our first river cruise. We are seasoned ocean cruise travelers. This cruise started with a delay in boarding the ship of one day due to maintenance problems on the previous cruise. We only had one day that we went to a port and got off the ship and toured the venue. That was on day 12 when we visited Cologne Germany. All the other days we spent more time on buses than at the scheduled venue. We had an additional day when the ship was put in dry dock. Thus we were now 2 days behind. In order to make up time scheduled venues were skipped.

The crew and staff were excellent, but the cruise was very bad. One of the highlights of the cruise is to cruise the Rhine and see all the mid evil castles. When we got to that point on the cruise it was 8:30 at night and dark! No castles

I was notified via “form” letter 4 days after returning off the cruise that Viking was sorry and that they would give us 25% off our next cruise. Who would ever go on another cruise and get this type of cruise. Viking must think I am stupid. To spend $14,000.00 for this and get no compensation is totally wrong. Viking should be ashamed.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom
Cabin E 119

Cabinets are small but adequate. Showers are very compact.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

First poet that we actually stopped our and walked off the boat and met a tour guide. Cathedral was absolutely beautiful.

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City Tour

Great tour.

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City Tour

Average tour after long buss ride!

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Walking Tour

Just ok. Guide did not escort us in the church

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I rate the food as just good. I have had much better cruise food. The kitchen did cater well to special needs,ie gluten free and low sodium.

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