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Viking Egil Cruise Review
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First river cruise won’t be our last

Viking Egil Cruise Review by WelshieLover

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2019
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

For our first river cruise we chose the Romantic Danube from Nuremberg to Budapest. Our vessel was the Egil and it was the first cruise of the season for the crew. You would not have know in as the ship was so well run. The crew from top to bottom was excellent and took care of all our needs. The were so warm and friendly. The evening presentations were full of humor. Dining was very good with choices for everyone. We enjoyed meeting new people while we dined. There was a small issue we were warned about just prior to the cruise. The lock in Nuremberg was closed for repairs so our ship was docked in Regensburg and we were bused back and forth to Nuremberg the first and second day of our cruise. It was not a huge inconvenience. The included excursions were very good as were the optional ones. The prices for cocktails were very reasonable.

We have a veranda cabin with a balcony. It was set up very well. All spaces were used to maximize storage. The shower had great water pressure. Daily we had a large glass bottle of water which was refilled daily to drink. The bed was comfortable and the a/c and heat worked well. There were outlets for charging phones.

The cost for laundering clothes was not too expensive.

We will do another river cruise again.


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Veranda Stateroom

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Nuremberg

Our first visit to Germany and Nuremberg was a great place to start. Full of history and beautiful.

Regensburg

We did a boat tour of the Danube Narrows then in an afternoon walking tour of Regensburg. I think looking back I would have chosen to simply roam around the city on our own.

We took an optional excursion of Salzburg so we didn’t see much of Passau. It was quite a long bus ride but I am glad we went to Salzburg. We had a walking tour, some free time and then a nice lunch where we were serenaded Sound of Music tunes.

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Schonbrunn Palace

Five stars for the Schonbrunn Palace. Wish we had more time to visit the gardens. We were able to spend a short amount of time at the Easter Market. The palace is opulent. It was the childhood summer palace for Marie Antoinette.

Vienna is beautiful but a very big city. The included tour was a bus ride then a walking tour with free time in the shopping area which was very commercialized. You really need multiple days to explore Vienna.

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