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Viking Embla Review

4.0 / 5.0
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147 reviews

Good cruise but could be better

Review for Viking Embla to Europe River
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: French Balcony

This was our first Viking cruise; we have cruised other lines all over the world but not a river cruise. Overall it was a good cruise BUT....some things were disappointing. We had a cabin with a French balcony. It was a small cabin; the space between the bed (on both sides) was about as minimal as it could be. We had a stool; no chair. The bathroom was small and anyone more than average would have some problems with the shower. We realize that river cruising ships do not have the space of ocean ships but it was very tight. Storage space was adequate. Free wifi worked pretty well in most ports. Food was fine although the 'free' wine included at meals was not very good. there were adequate food choices.. Public areas on the ship were okay although if everyone was in the lounge it was very loud. Excursions were extremely variable. Almost all the local guides were excellent but way too much time on the buses. We realize that not every port has things to see/do close to the ship. But the 5 hour (RT) ride to basically see one church was definitely not worth it. We would have preferred more free time in ports to see/do on our own. It was a bit too sedentary a trip.

Cabin Review

French Balcony

Cabin D

As indicated above the cabin was SMALL. The bed takes up almost all the space. There is what passes for a desk with a stool (no chair). Bathroom is also very small. Storage space was decent given the size.

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