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We started on Skadie, we loved everything about it. Especially the hospitality captain. The Dinner host went so far above & beyond it would be difficult to describe. Her services were so outstanding, they all worked so well together. The room service was discrete & accommodating. Everyone was so friendly and seemed happy in their jobs. Moral is #1 in any business. We changed ships 1/2 way due to low H2O in the river. They made it so effortless for us, we did not miss a thing on the schedule. The Bragie was welcoming, same rooms ready for us. Our ships hospitality guide changed ships with us. The service, food, accommodations again flawless. The schedule of excursions were so well timed, not to much, & plenty of time for self exploration & Viking assistance to get to & from the ship. They made the trip so easy, & completely stress free. The timing of the passing thru the many locks was impressive, causing no disruption in sight seeing, dining or sleeping. There was less time to lounge up top than expected, but the times we couldn’t be up top some type of activity was planned. Our only regret was loosing the day in Budapest to travel to our extended excursion in Prague. We did both pre & post extensions and both were 1st rate, The only issue is when we arrived in the am tired from the flight we could not check into our rooms, they held our bags & offered suggestions of what to do for 6 hours... but we were tired & sleepy. We later learned the most outstanding pool area had lounge chairs we may have taken a nap on. The Okura in Amsterdam has a speculator pool, spa, sauna hot tub area with separate gym & lounge. This may be the overall best trip we have taken. Thankful the water levels were high enough.

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Viking Skadi Cruise Review by pprodey

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2019
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Explorer Suite
We started on Skadie, we loved everything about it. Especially the hospitality captain. The Dinner host went so far above & beyond it would be difficult to describe. Her services were so outstanding, they all worked so well together. The room service was discrete & accommodating. Everyone was so friendly and seemed happy in their jobs. Moral is #1 in any business. We changed ships 1/2 way due to low H2O in the river. They made it so effortless for us, we did not miss a thing on the schedule. The Bragie was welcoming, same rooms ready for us. Our ships hospitality guide changed ships with us. The service, food, accommodations again flawless.

The schedule of excursions were so well timed, not to much, & plenty of time for self exploration & Viking assistance to get to & from the ship. They made the trip so easy, & completely stress free.

The timing of the passing thru the many locks was impressive, causing no disruption in sight seeing, dining or sleeping.

There was less time to lounge up top than expected, but the times we couldn’t be up top some type of activity was planned.

Our only regret was loosing the day in Budapest to travel to our extended excursion in Prague. We did both pre & post extensions and both were 1st rate, The only issue is when we arrived in the am tired from the flight we could not check into our rooms, they held our bags & offered suggestions of what to do for 6 hours... but we were tired & sleepy. We later learned the most outstanding pool area had lounge chairs we may have taken a nap on. The Okura in Amsterdam has a speculator pool, spa, sauna hot tub area with separate gym & lounge.

This may be the overall best trip we have taken. Thankful the water levels were high enough.
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Explorer Suite
Cabin ES
We were so grateful for our upgrade. There was a noise in our 1st cabin, which I’m sure could have been fixed. And as soon as we moved a crew was in the room taking it apart to find the problem. We were assisted with our upgrade to the best room on the ship. It changed everything. The experience was so wonderful, if I travel again I will save up for the best upgrade I can afford. Even when we changed ships the kept us in the upgrade. We couldn’t have been happier.
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