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Viking Astrild Outside Cabin Cruise Reviews

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"The Elbe River cruise was originally intended to use one boat for the entire trip. But, about two weeks from embarkation we were advised by Viking that the water level of the river was too low and we may have to do..."Read More
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One Surprise After Another

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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kegmeister

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The Elbe River cruise was originally intended to use one boat for the entire trip. But, about two weeks from embarkation we were advised by Viking that the water level of the river was too low and we may have to do some of the trip via bus and use two different boats. When we arrived at the hotel and had our first group meeting with Simon, the Cruise Director, he advised us that not only was ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Cruise replaced by bus tour

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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sk99

10+ Cruises

It was our second river cruise with Viking, we were happy with our previous cruise in France. This time was a big disappointment. As previous review stated the problem was low water level on Elbe. We understand that the water levels in Elbe are out of Viking control, but we are greatly disappointed in the way Viking handled the situation: - The company totally lacked honesty and transparency. ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Private Cruise of the Elbe

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Gbremer

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The trip offered 2 nights in Berlin and 2 nights in Prague. I wanted to see those cities combined with a river cruise. The Elbe River is not a commercial waterway like the Rhine and offered an almost private cruise of the countryside. The cruise was very relaxing as well as informative of the cities we visited. The river depth was low and we could not make the last port. But that really only ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Interesting History and Places

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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kjgiseL

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this itinerary because besides Prague, we had not been to any of the other places and had heard good things about it. The cruise itself was good, did not get to spend much time in any of the places we visited while on the boat and would have liked to have had a bit more free time on shore after the excursions. We have traveled on 2 other prior cruises with Viking and absolutely loved ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


My First Viking River Cruise

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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lrobeson1

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We traveled from Berlin to Prague on the Astrild. It was our first Viking Cruise and we were so impressed! The shore excursions were interesting and enjoyable. The amount of time spent at each location was sufficient and the accommodations were fine. The crew really made all efforts to ensure that we were served well, and our program director was awesome! The program director was very ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Viking Elbe River Cruise

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Gayle 1

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise as our third river experience, all with Viking, because we wanted another taste of reconstructed former Eastern Europe, and we were offered free air fare. We were in great hands from the moment we stepped off the plane until we waved goodbye to come home. The ship, one of Viking's smaller, made for an intimate and very personable voyage downstream to Martin Luther's ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Roots and Reformation

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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Martinic

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see Prague, which contains an ancestral palace which belonged to our family. The fact that this cruise also stopped in Wittenberg, clinched the deal, since we are Lutheran, and especially interested in the reformation. Between our cruise director, who has a master's degree in German history, and the many tour guides, we were treated to a historical and ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


It was outstanding!!! It was our first cruise, ever!

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durf2

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose this cruise, because of the high ratings of Viking!! They lived up to our expectations!! The staff, accommodations, food, and people we met were the nicest!! We will definitely go again! We bought a voucher...so we can't wait for another outstanding experience!! We traveled from Decin to Berlin. When we disembarked to bus to board the ship, it was an ah-ha moment!! We were handed ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


First hand view of my grandparent's homeland.

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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SissyP

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our second Viking Cruise. Our first, the Grand European, was spectacular. Since we signed up a little late for this trip (Elegant Elbe) we got one of the last rooms left which was at river level and very tiny but overall it was comfortable. The food on the ship was delicious as ever and we've always enjoyed the free beer and wine with dinner and lunch. Service by the wait staff ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


Elegant Elbe-Truly Elegant

Review for Viking Astrild to Europe - River Cruise

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this is no longer fun

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Friends had told us that Prague was a must see city, and we had always wanted to visit Berlin. The Elegant Elbe seemed a perfect way to combine a history lesson and our desire to leisurely travel. The Astrild was a very new ship and with a maximum capacity of 99 (we only had 79)- was just what we were looking for. Travelling through what had been East Germany and learning through the shore ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Standard Outside Stateroom


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