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Viking Aegir Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Fine trip, but not close to what I expected

Viking Aegir Cruise Review by PDFranzetta

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

We had never been on a River Cruise, but had a great experience on a Viking Ocean Cruise last year, and did the Amsterdam To Budapest Cruise with two extra days in Amsterdam—booked on our own.

The crew was wonderful: very attentive and helpful. Our veranda stateroom was okay, but without anywhere to sit, other than the bed or on the single chair provided, it was simply not a good place for us to “hang out.” We wound up spending a lot of our down time in the Lounge, because our veranda was basically off limits almost 2/3 of the cruise due to rain, or, more annoyingly, being tied up next to another ship that obscured our view. After all, who wants to sit on a veranda where your view is into a stateroom of the ship next to you.

The food was very good, but again didn’t compare well to the myriad offerings on the Ocean Cruise.

The biggest disappointment was the unavailability of any place to exercise, other than the Sky Deck, which was closed for five days while we transited locks and bridges.

Fortunately, the wonderful cities on the itinerary showed themselves well. We loved Cologne, Vienna, Bambërg, and Budapest. Our excursion to Salzburg was glorious.

All in all a fine trip, but I’m not sure we are cut out for River Cruising. Perhaps a shorter trip would have been better for us, as we are still very fit and active travelers.

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