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Viking Danube Review

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Editors Note: Viking Danube is no longer actively sailing.

Built in 1999, the Viking Danube is one of eight deluxe river ships in the Viking fleet that entered service from 1999 to 2001. With its all-inclusive cruise program that includes both airfare and shore excursions, a river cruise on the Viking Danube not only provides a comprehensive cultural and historical experience but is also an exceptionally good value. Most members of the ship's crew are from central and eastern Europe. English is the official onboard language, and all crew speak fluent English as do tour guides escorting shore excursions, and all public address announcements are made only in English. The cruise manager is the main contact person onboard the ship and is on hand to respond to individual passenger questions and requests throughout the cruise, and also organizes shore excursions and introduce guest speakers.



Bottom Line


Passengers : 150
Crew : 40
Passenger to Crew : 3.75:1
Launched : 1999
Shore Excursions : 0

Fellow Passengers

Passengers are professional or retired couples age 65+. There are a few forty and fifty-something couples, but this is not a cruise that attracts young couples, honeymooners or families. This is primarily a low-key, "early to bed" crowd seeking to combine relaxation with a learning and cultural experience.

Viking Danube Dress Code

Both onboard and ashore clothing is "casual" with a recommendation that passengers bring comfortable shoes for the shore excursions. Dinner attire is "evening casual" meaning open-neck shirts, slacks, dresses and sport outfits. The Captain's Welcome and Farewell is dressy but not formal, meaning jackets for men and dresses or pantsuits for women.

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Viking Danube Cruiser Reviews

Viking Danube

Not so with Viking, everything arrange for a very comfortable extension to your holiday.Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Wonderful First River Cruise

This was the Viking Danube's antepenultimate cruise; one more round trip between Budapest and Amsterdam and she'll no longer be part of the Viking fleet.Read More
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First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Danube to the Rhine

This was our first experience on a Viking River Cruise and we both loved it! The entire staff on the Viking Danube is to be commended.Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Like the curates egg - good in parts.

I sailed from Passau on Viking Danube. Viking do things to a very high standard.Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

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