Most of the entertainment revolves around the daily escorted shore excursions either by motorcoach and/or walking tours to museums, abbeys, and various sights of historical and cultural interest, and may also include activities such as concerts and wine tasting. Well-informed, articulate guides greatly enhance the overall river cruise experience by providing a wealth of information on each port. Passengers are provided with guidebooks, maps and other reading material concerning every port on the itinerary. Onboard entertainment is limited as the Viking Danube has no stage shows, cabarets or casino Guest speakers occasionally come onboard to deliver lectures and there are demonstrations and performances by local artisans. Passengers also entertain themselves by reading and playing cards in the library which also has a good selection of board games. Two movies are screened daily on one of the cabin's TV channels.
Viking Danube Public Rooms
While there is far less public space than on the typical ocean cruise ship, the amount of space devoted to public rooms is designed to fit comfortably into the Viking Danube's long, narrow three deck configuration. The stylish lounge, which is the largest public area, features a contemporary Scandinavian design and is well appointed and tastefully furnished. Surrounded by picture windows, the lounge is located in the forward section of the upper deck and serves as the primary gathering place where passengers can read and relax as well as meet and socialize before and after meals. It also plays host to talks and slide presentations by guest lectures as well occasional performances by local entertainers at various ports and also serves as the nightly venue for after-dinner music and dancing.
A sun deck with lounge chairs at the top of the ship provides excellent views of the passing scene. Other public rooms include a well stocked library in the aft section of the upper deck, which is adjacent to the ship's compact fitness room, and a small souvenir shop just outside the lounge.
Viking Danube Spa & Fitness
A nondescript fitness room contains a whirlpool, two saunas and three exercise machines (stair stepper, stationery bicycle and rowing machine). There is also a small swimming pool on the sun deck.
I was on the Romantic Danube trip from Budapest to Nuremberg 11/14/2015 to 11/21/2015. I will never travel with Viking again! Viking's management only cares about filling out the capacity of the each cruise ship. I have listed a few of my ...
We cruised for about 3 days, On buses the rest of the time. Be cautious if cruising is a desire. We unpacked 3 times. Our Cruise started at a hotel in Budapest (Corinthia for Fri Night) rather than a Longship. Lots of bus rides ...
We did a Viking Danube River Cruise with two other couples in late August. The cruise was scheduled to depart from Nuremberg and finish in Budapest. We never saw either city as Viking said the water was too low. My issue is that the ...
Welcome to Cruise Critic; we're happy you decided to register to become a Cruise Critic Member.
Important: Do Not Use Your REAL NAME as your USER NAME
Important: Please disable your email verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Please add @cruisecritic.com to your email safelist.
Please respect that this is a MODERATED community for people who absolutely LOVE cruise travel or want to learn about cruise travel.
Registration to Cruise Critic's Cruise Community is free! We require that you use a valid e-mail address. You will receive an e-mail asking you to verify your e-mail address before you are allowed to login and post on the boards. Again, please disable your spamblocking or verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Also, as a member of Cruise Critic you will receive copies of our weekly newsletter plus our "Cruise Sails" and one "Member Offer" mailing. Should you not want to continue to receive these e-mailings, simply unsubscribe by following the directions in the newsletter. By agreeing to become a member, you are agreeing to receipt of our newsletters.
Additionally, we do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed at this link: Community Guidelines.
This is a moderated Community. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Web site and do not wish to be bound by them, please do not use this Web site or continue the registration process. Cruise Critic reserves the right to remove any content in its sole discretion. Additionally, if you violate our Community Guidelines you may lose your posting privileges -- permanently -- without warning. By continuing the registration you are agreeing to the terms
These are moderated message boards. What this means is that we do our best to remove all objectionable messages from the boards. It also means that you cannot say whatever you'd like on the forums. If you are looking for an "anything goes" setting, Cruise Critic might not be the place for you. Understand, too, that our community is comprised of folks who LOVE to cruise. It therefore stands to reason that they will have a favorite cruise line or port of call -- in other words, they are "fans" and will sometimes take offense when a brand new member has arrived on the scene to bash a cruise line.
Keep in mind that we do not prescreen posts so there may be a period of time when an inappropriate post is visible. Please use the Report A Post icon located in the UPPER right hand corner of each posting if you wish to report a violation of our Community Guidelines. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of Cruise Critic Message Board Forums, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, are in violation of our Community Guidelines or otherwise violative of any laws.
Cruise Critic reserves to right to remove, edit, move or close any thread (discussion) for any reason from the forums without warning. or notification to the Community. Additionally, we also reserve the right to deny posting privileges to any member at our sole discretion.
You hereby grant Cruise Critic the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any message posted in our message board community (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.
Our mission is to provide a haven on the Internet free of harassment and advertising for our community members' enjoyment. Any company or person(s) that interfere with that mission risk losing their posting privileges.
If you have any questions about how our community is moderated, please address them to our Community Manager via e-mail at email@example.com. Please do not post on the boards.