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Viking Legend Cruise Review
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Viking Legend Cruise Review by carol anne taylor

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2010
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

Oh, no - cruise was slated for an Amsterdam-Budapest voyage. Had to be rerouted to Rotterdam as a sailing event that takes place every year in Amsterdam consumed all mooring spaces. Something the cruise line failed to let anyone know at the time of booking. A coach trip was not anything we had signed up for - thus, why we choose cruising. On arrival a mediocre dinner was served, which began two weeks of the best meals being purchased off the ship. Quite a disappointment. To compound, the food quality, was the attitude of servers. Seemed most irritated that we were there most of the time. Very regimented, if you asked for 1 egg in morning, you were told, "only do 2 egg orders". Coffee was slow in coming with regularity, so asked for a carafe of coffee for table, told "we don't do that, we serve". Of course, that was only every 15 min or so they "served". Which you would have to find them or flag them down. In there defense, I would say they were understaffed. Cabins were kept clean, wonderful hot water and pressure. No complaints. Beds on the other had were miserable. When stated after first night that we were uncomfortable, were told "all beds on ship the same, nothing can be done". I pointed out their 24 satisfaction policy, and the "hotel manager" said "well it is because the ship is new and the mattresses are not broke in",surely they did not buy the mattresses with that in mind. I suggested they put 4 duvets across our bed with sheet on top, they did and it was better,never really comfortable. One reason being they only have linens in twin for bed,even though it is a king size variation. So every night we got caught up in the sheets, my husband said it was like camping. Not something you would expect in "luxury" cruising. Two of the things I love about cruising - good food and a comfortable bed. Never been disappointed before. This cruise was not the best. Europe, though, is still beautiful and we loved that.

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Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin B 220B

Adequate drawer and closet space. Did request more hangers. Loved having the refrigerator in cabin. Safe was nice. Cabin clean and more spacious than some. In a quiet spot of ship. Had a french "faux" balcony which was nice, except we went through so many locks we looked at the side of the concrete lock more than scenery.

Beds a 3 inch mattress on top of platform. Very, very uncomfortable. Only twin sheets used, though bed king size. Without a good nights rest it made trip not as wonderful as it could have been. I guess we should book again in 3-4 years to see if mattresses "are broken in" and more comfortable. I don't think so.

We will never book with Viking again.

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