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Viking Embla Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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Dinner on the Viking Embla with new friends
Generator above our room.
The man who treated us so well on board that we wanted to adopt him.  This
Picturesque location where our Viking ship Embla was docked for two days outside Nassau,  This cruise was the worst value for the money I have ever experienced.  We expected beautiful views and relaxing times with the ability to explore the destinations on our itinerary on our own.  We were very sadly misled as on only two occasions did we dock anywhere close to anything of interest and most of the time we were docked in heavy industrial areas such as the one pictured without any ability to leave the ship!  We paid a significant amount to take this trip and booked a balcony stateroom to enjoy the views, but saw more scenery like what is pictured than what Viking advertises in its brochures, on TV and online.

Viking personnel were full of excuses , but the best one was that it was our travel agent
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Russian delight
"We arrived in Moscow 2 days early and were totally amazed at how clean the city was and how friendly all the people were. Our hotel in Moscow (Raddison) was like a palace. The food in the hotel was good also...."Read More
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Russian delight

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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ernml1964

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

We arrived in Moscow 2 days early and were totally amazed at how clean the city was and how friendly all the people were. Our hotel in Moscow (Raddison) was like a palace. The food in the hotel was good also. We went to a local Ukranian restaurant and had a great time, the food was great, the waiters were fun and we felt like we knew everyone when we left. Shopping was also fun in Moscow. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Truly a cruise of a lifetime

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - All

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yanks7

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

As we discovered on our other Viking cruise (Tulips snd Windmills), Viking really does pay amazing attention to every detail and just does an excellent job. Service - terrific! Food - scrumptious and plenty of it! Wines - excellent, and fun to try local vintages. A highlight? There are so many to talk about. Budepest was a revelation - we just loved the city and its people. Melk Abbey was ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Good cruise but could be better

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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reads2go

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our first Viking cruise; we have cruised other lines all over the world but not a river cruise. Overall it was a good cruise BUT....some things were disappointing. We had a cabin with a French balcony. It was a small cabin; the space between the bed (on both sides) was about as minimal as it could be. We had a stool; no chair. The bathroom was small and anyone more than average would ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Held Hostage on the Embla

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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CLydston

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We paid for our cruise with all the expectations of neophyte river cruisers and are crushed that our river cruise of a lifetime ended up being a horrible bus ride through Eastern Europe. Due to mechanical malfunctions on the Viking Embla our tour was unable to hold to schedule resulting in canceled excursions, creative docking at unknown sites (we even had to break through a factory fence at ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Terrible Experience

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - All

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tufftwo71

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Viking River Cruise on “Embla:” Bucharest to Budapest w/ 3-nt Prague Add-On Overall: Terrible experience with Viking aboard their boat Embla due to major maintenance issues known to them before our cruise started. Half speed at best; little to no air-conditioning with room temperatures ranging from the high 70s into the 90s. The dining room felt even hotter with everyone assembled. This ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

Hello, tufftwo71. We recognize that you were among the guests of Viking Embla who experienced delays and hardware issues during your travel with us. While mechanical issues do sometimes...

Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Viking River cruise turned into a bus trip

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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elke28

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I don't know where to begin with this review. Before we started the cruise we understood that low water levels may sometimes affect the itinerary so we were prepared for that. What we were not prepared for is what actually did happen. From the time we boarded the Embla to the time we got off the buses in Budapest the trip was a disaster. Viking knew before we ever boarded the ship that it was ...
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Response from ValerieP, Community Team

Thank you for sharing your review, elke29. We recognize that you were among the guests of Viking Embla who experienced delays and hardware issues during your travel with us. While mechanical...

Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


The Cruise that wasn't a Cruise

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - All

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TammaraP

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We had a good experience on a Viking Ocean Cruise and had not done a river cruise before. Viking gets high marks in that category, so we were excited to try it. However, we have been very disappointed. Our ship, The Embla, has been experiencing severe mechanical issues, that Viking was well aware of, prior to our boarding. In the interest of “the bottom line”, they didn’t disclose this, they ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Grand European

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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Slovenia1990

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We did our 1st River Cruise and it won't be the last. Awesome cruise from start to finish. The staff knew your name before the cruise ended. The food was amazing, and the chef will make you special food for those with allergies or lactose free. Every region you are in, the menu, wine and beer will change. The optional tours are well worth the money. Strauss Concert in Vienna was simply AMAZING. ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Rhein River Cruise

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - All

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Naldo19

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Because of the itinerary we chose this cruise. We flew into Basel Switzerland a day early so we could relax and explore after the long flights. Our cabin was nice although we didn't spend much time there. Everyone was very welcoming and accommodating. The shore excursions were exceptional and the transportation off the ship was great. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable & friendly. ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Grand European Tour on Viking Embla and Viking Lif

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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GGH1958

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We just come back from a cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam with Viking and after reading all the opinions of other travellers we decided to have our input too. We travel with them exactly when the low water in Europe affected everybody cruises and I think is fair to identify two different aspects of the issue. On one hand a big disappointment: you except Viking to be honest and transparent with ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Veranda Superior


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