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Viking Embla Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Viking Embla Cruise Review by Naldo19

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

Because of the itinerary we chose this cruise. We flew into Basel Switzerland a day early so we could relax and explore after the long flights.

Our cabin was nice although we didn't spend much time there. Everyone was very welcoming and accommodating.

The shore excursions were exceptional and the transportation off the ship was great. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable & friendly. The ports were beautiful and each had it's own special grandeur. Some tours required a lot of walking especially on cobblestones. We had no problems but there were several people who did (I don't think they read the descriptions of the shore excursions )We also very much enjoyed our daytime sailing especially when we passed so many castles and windmills.

The food on the ship was good, some meals better than others. The desserts were always very good. The waitstaff were exceptional and very friendly.

Ship was clean & comfortable. The bathroom was a little small. The bed was super comfortable. The entertainment on board was great and we enjoyed the guest speakers.

I definitely would go again.

We have gone on several ocean cruises but the river cruise is much different. We like them both.

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Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom
Cabin B 215

Cabin was clean & comfortable. Bathroom was a little small. We booked a veranda but because of the cold weather were were not out there very much. Bed was very comfortable

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


It was actually the White Forest as it was snowing heavily there. It felt very much like Bavaria

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