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The grossly inaccurate advertising. No warning of problems with the water level until it was too late cancel. Overstated quality of rooms and food. Rooms were tiny and food mediocre. Limited selection of both. Busing through the Danube might be a better title for the trip. Changing boats was inconvenient and took time away from seeing the cities we really went to see. The local guides were good and the staff tried their best. I would never recommend the Viking Cruises to anyone. I would not go even if someone else paid. When you look ahead at what you would enjoy doing you should cross this off your list. The cities we did see were well worth visiting. I strongly recommend flying to a starting point and the using the excellent European rail system and work to schedule well placed hotels. Tourism advice from knowledgeable experienced experts will help plan a great trip to the wonderful cities of Europe without the struggle of Viking.

Great advertising, poor performance

Viking Var Cruise Review by Martinsilbiger

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2019
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Superior
The grossly inaccurate advertising. No warning of problems with the water level until it was too late cancel. Overstated quality of rooms and food. Rooms were tiny and food mediocre. Limited selection of both. Busing through the Danube might be a better title for the trip. Changing boats was inconvenient and took time away from seeing the cities we really went to see. The local guides were good and the staff tried their best. I would never recommend the Viking Cruises to anyone. I would not go even if someone else paid. When you look ahead at what you would enjoy doing you should cross this off your list. The cities we did see were well worth visiting. I strongly recommend flying to a starting point and the using the excellent European rail system and work to schedule well placed hotels. Tourism advice from knowledgeable experienced experts will help plan a great trip to the wonderful cities of Europe without the struggle of Viking.
Viking Cruises, Community Team has responded
We appreciate the opportunity to review and respond to your comments, Martinsilbiger, and are glad to hear you appreciated the local guides and your crew, who made every effort to make you as comfortable as possible. We share in your disappointment at the adverse river conditions which impacted your trip, and are unhappy to learn that communications of this possibility, and the measures taken to preserve your itinerary, did not meet expectation. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, and welcome you to email us at tellus@vikingcruises.com with any additional comments or to connect with a representative for discussion. We hope to hear from you, Martinsilbiger, and wish you a great day.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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Veranda Superior
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Small rooms which were outdated
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