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Danube Waltz - Wonderful first Viking River Cruise
"We took the plunge and took our first River cruise with Viking in April. Overall it was an amazing trip with a first-class ship, service, crew, and ports. We can't think of anything they could have done better...."Read More
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Wonderful experience

Review for Viking Prestige to Europe - River Cruise

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LilyGE

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

I went along on this cruise with my mother and her partner, not expecting a lot. I'd heard about the big ocean cruises which are like crowded, floating malls full of drunk people, and a million a la carte expenses: taking a cruise sounded like the last thing I'd ever want to do. Well below a root canal. But this was absolutely wonderful. Everything was taken care of, from flights to pick up at ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Corfu

2 Helpful Votes


Cruise was good. Leaving the ship was not.

Review for Viking Prestige to Europe - River Cruise

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hbcapital

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Overall we had an enjoyable Danube river cruise, from Passau to Budapest, with a 3 day pre cruise stop in Prague. Danube water levels were fine and we had no issues going through the locks. Food was very good and plentiful, service was top notch. Boris, the cruise director was adequate although a little on the sarcastic side. The cabin was clean and roomy enough. On board entertainment was a ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Corfu

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Far exceeded our expectations

Review for Viking Prestige to Europe - River Cruise

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Nidec

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Have been ocean cruising for a few years now and thought we would give river cruising a try. We saw Jane Mcdonald on a Danube river cruise, liked the itinery, so started looking around. Viking seemed to get a lot of excellent reviews, nothing negative that we could find, so we booked with them. First off, they posted a nice personalised brochure to us. I logged onto their website and ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Corfu

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


First River Cruise and All Round Enjoyment

Review for Viking Prestige to Europe - River Cruise

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MrsBoxerDog

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first River Cruise and one has to remember it's very different from the large liners which we're used to! Cabins smaller, but adequately furnished with well stocked toiletries in the bathroom. Excellent quality linen and towels and comfy bed (far superior than those in the Hilton in Budapest at the end of the cruise). All the staff were wonderful; so polite, friendly, professional ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Corfu

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

15 Helpful Votes


Not top notch!

Review for Viking Prestige to Europe - All

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Jeanne Gouse

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

I choose this cruise because I wanted to see Vienna but more so Budapest. We did add the Budapest extension and really loved Budapest and all we saw on our own. Viking hypes it's cruises as being the best but my past experience on another line was far superior. From the first day there were disappointments. Docked outside the city in Passau and had to use a bus to go into town. The room was ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Corfu

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window

16 Helpful Votes


Excursion Guides

Review for Viking Prestige to Europe - River Cruise

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Aroundtheworldinoneday

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our first cruise with Viking and we truly had no idea how it operated. However, soon after landing in Budapest, after a cancelled flight, and the young lady that met us at the gate relieved our worst fears. The Hotels we stayed in were beautiful and the food delicious. The guides provided by Viking were Courteous, knowledgeable, and well organized. The Ship was always clean and ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Corfu

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window

1 Helpful Vote


Fabulous!

Review for Viking Prestige to Europe - River Cruise

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TSG1423

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We heard it was the best so we wanted to give it a try, was not disappointed. Right from the pick up at the airport to the friendly receptionist...especially Joanna to staff who escorted us to our stateroom....everyone was professional and there did not seem that any request could not be met. Bence the bar tender was absolutely fantastic...professional friendly. Our housekeeper Nicolai was ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Corfu

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Worst Cruise Ever

Review for Viking Prestige to Europe - River Cruise

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lbtopaz

10+ Cruises

I was extremely disappointed with this trip and it was # 1 on my bucket list for many years. Viking knew that the Danube was getting lower and lower by the day due to a severe drought. Instead of allowing us to postpone the trip to next year we were forced to disembark in Vienna and take a 4+ hour bus ride to Budapest. By the time we finished lunch we had only a couple of hours to tour the city ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Corfu

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window

6 Helpful Votes


Disappointed

Review for Viking Prestige to Europe - River Cruise

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Eam10

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This is our 2nd Viking river cruise so we had very high expectations. Viking can not help that the river was low but there should have been advanced warnings. The staff did their best to accommodate for this inconvenience. Also the offer of 25% off for the next cruise is not enough to compensate for having to change hotels within Budapest, the poor evening meal at that hotel and ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Corfu

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Viking river cruise Danube waltz

Review for Viking Prestige to Europe - River Cruise

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Jenel

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

My hubby and I had a great time on this trip. It’s our first time to cruise with Viking. We bought it with free air, it was a deal indeed! All meals are included. We arrived in Munich Germany, then drove for couple hours to Passau. We started in Passau Germany, vienna and ended in Budapest . The staff was very helpful and friendly. Our cabin was quite large for both of us. We had the balcony. ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Corfu

6 Helpful Votes


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