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Viking Astrild Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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The staff paid attention to every detail to make our trip an excellent adventure
"We chose this cruise because it was affordable with free air and the destinations were of interest to us. We were not disappointed with anything. Our cruise director, captain, all other staff and especially our food..."Read More
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The staff paid attention to every detail to make our trip an excellent adventure

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Cruiser from Alabama

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it was affordable with free air and the destinations were of interest to us. We were not disappointed with anything. Our cruise director, captain, all other staff and especially our food director strived to meet our every need. We were treated with respect and felt very well taken care of. I had dietary requirements and our food director seemed to go out of his way ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


Elbe River Cruise with Poland

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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penguinfan87

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We have been on other river cruises with other vendors. We heard that Viking was the best and wanted to see Berlin and Poland so we thought we would give Viking a try. We agree it's the best although also the most expensive. The service and accommodations were the best. Our tour director and ship director were extremely organized, helpful and had a great sense of humor. We have already booked ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Elbe river cruise

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Dcohenuky

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This was our first cruise ever and we chose a river cruise because of the smaller number of people on the cruise. Unfortunately, the water was too low for the cruise to occur. However the staff did their best to take us by bus to all of our destinations. Also added several additional experiences to make up for the loss of cruising. All in all, the experience was good but my average rating is based ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Low water levels on the Elbe turned the ASTRILD & BEYLA into floating hotels

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Little Toot2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise as my great grandparents came from Saxony and I wanted to view the lay of the land from the water by cruising down the Elbe. Unfortunately drought and the resulting low water levels did not allow for cruising and we were bused from site to site while overnighting on the riverboats. Naturally this was extremely disappointing to us, but when life gives you lemons then you make ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Great Trip - Thank You Viking

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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BillCarlsbad

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our tenth Viking trip and one of our best if not the best. We chose this trip because we had not been to central Germany, including Berlin, and it afforded us a post cruse extension to Poland. The shore excursions were terrific. One of the guests opined that the trip was equal to a graduate history class and I agree. The on ship activities were great as well the dining and beverages. ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony Stateroom


Elegantly enjoyable

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Itti

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this route because we are interested in Reformation history, medieval architecture, and we had been on Danube, Rhine, Rhone, and Main. Astrild is smaller (94 guests) than other Viking longboats but has all the same amenities in suites, dining room, lounge, etc. The balcony (rooms on the right side; rooms on the left have French doors and a rail but no place to sit) is actually useful on ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


No Water

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Mfeifarek1

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The drought affected the Elbe river so the ship did not move. The crew was excellent, though. The food was very good, way above average. The tours including Worliz & Fredrich the Great, Wittenberg & Martin Luther’s history ( although guide Stephanie was poorly engaged and lacked enthusiasm), Meissen and the porcelain factory, and Dresden’s various museums and churches were outstanding. Prague was ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


No water!

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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scualum

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We have taken many Viking river cruises. Unfortunately this was the non cruise cruise as the Elbe did not have enough water to allow the ships to navigate the river. Therefore we were bussed everywhere and there was zero cruising. If you take this route ask what months are best to give the chance of water in the river as apparently this happens quite a bit around the time we took the cruise. ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Enjoyable Trip

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Mauritag

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We had not been on a Viking Cruise prior to this trip and had always been told how marvelous they are. I can now fully understand the comments. Never having been in Berlin we were looking forward to seeing the city of such important parts of history. Our tour guide had lived behind the Berlin Wall. Her stories became a tremendous lesson of perseverance of life as she shared of her family ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Excellent adventure, very educational.

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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kopk

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I picked this cruise over the others because of my schedule. I booked rather late and availability on other itineraries were limited. However I do not regret the choice at all. Booking process was simple and straight forward. There were constant email communication and reminders from Viking. Documents were well prepared (and if I may say, a bit extravagant) and delivered to our home (unlike ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


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