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Viking Kadlin Review

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155 reviews

Smooth Sailing Paris-Normandy

Review for Viking Kadlin to Europe River
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philw1776
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Veranda Stateroom
Traveled with children

Booked this 3 generation cruise before Viking River raised age to 18. Our 14 & 16 yr old granddaughters loved it as did our daughter and her husband (1st time cruisers). We are river cruise veterans who were blessed by having our best Cruise Director Brenton and a super (English!!!) chef Martin Carter. Everyone loved their rooms, French Balcony & Veranda. The dinners were excellent with many choices to satisfy everyone and great service. We ate dinner together but everyone was able to do their own thing at breakfast & lunch, from Aquavit Terrace to the Restaurant, what they wanted, when they wanted it.

The tours ranging from Paris itself to just strolling off the ship to walk through towns where we docked were all excellent. With 3 generations, everyone was able to choose what they wanted to do each day. Departure day the unannounced walk through St Germain-en-Laye was a great way to introduce touring to our family, a fun tour. In Rouen I choose to walk the city again on my own in the afternoon while others went on a farm tour or off to Honfleur.

Of course, the highlight was Normandy. Not enough time but time well spent. We (Americans) opted for the Commonwealth Tour (British) because we wanted to see the historic Bayeux Tapestry before it moved to England. Another highlight of that tour was Pegasus Bridge where 3 gliders landed within 100 yards, then captured & held the bridge. The bridge is there as well as gliders and a museum. Very moving wreath ceremony at the gravesite.

Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom

Veranda has extra room and the room stewards kept it pristine.

Port Reviews

Vernon

Walking tour was limited as we had to depart early because locks were closing on Bastile Day. Excellent guide. Wish we had the normally available time to walk there longer on our own.

Paris

Poor Louvre tour guide. The Viking guide was excellent but our group was assigned to a different guide who was disorganized.

Rouen

Excellent walking tour. Joan of Arc sites.

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