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Viking Jarl Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Danube River Cruise with friends

Viking Jarl Cruise Review by drobertson431

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2019
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom

Our friends invited us to join them on this cruise. Cruises are not exactly our style. The cruise ship was well laid out, clean and did not seem to be over crowded.

Our favorite part of the cruise was sitting on the upper deck watching the countryside go by. Since we did most of our traveling at night, the day time cruising was not as frequent as we would have liked.

The crew and in particular the program director did an amazing job of keeping the events and shore excursions on schedule even though there were a couple delays on the river and in the canals. The shore excursions were what we expected, a bus ride and a group tour around the tourist attraction. It was generally crowed and somewhat rushed. There was usually enough time to go out exploring on our own which was really great. If you like beer, this tour is fantastic as there are many smaller breweries to visit.

The food on board was excellent, each meal was arranged around the culture or city that the ship was at. Trying the different cuisines was an experience in itself. We purchased the premium liquor package which was worth it, you get a better selection of wines and top shelf liquor.

The only bad part of the trip was the air travel, we got booked on American Airlines and had trouble at just about every section. Luckily we planned on getting to Prague early, we got the three day extension, and planned an extra day for travel going home. We needed it due to all the delays.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom

The cabin was small but not cramped. the was storage under the beds for the suitcases and luggage. American and European power outlets were available. he bed was comfortable. We did not spend a lot of time in the cabin as it was more interesting to be on deck.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Touring Nuremberg and the castle area was nice. The explanations of whyt he castle was built the way it was and the history behind it was interesting.


We took the e-bike shore excursion and had an easy ride several miles into the country along the river. The views weer fantastic.


Walking around the city and parks was good, the views from the top of the castle were outstanding.

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