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Viking Embla Outside 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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"First let me tell you this was Passage to Eastern Europe. Our ship was supposed to be the Aegir, but was switched to the Embla at the last minute. This was our third Viking River Cruise having done the Rhine..."Read More
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Viking is incredible

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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scarborofare638

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

First let me tell you this was Passage to Eastern Europe. Our ship was supposed to be the Aegir, but was switched to the Embla at the last minute. This was our third Viking River Cruise having done the Rhine Getaway and the Romantic Danube. While on the Danube cruise, I asked our program director, George, which was his favorite cruise. He said Passage to Eastern Europe. Consequently, we booked ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Awesome Tour director (Viola) helpful and efficient staff. Wonderful tours.

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Marilyn Brat

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Visiting Eastern Europe and Germany was a bucket list vacation for my husband and I. The entire 23 day experience was amazing. The cuisine on board was top notch which often featured local dishes where we visited that day. Tours were led by informative tour guides. Quiet boxes were provided to each guest daily which proved very useful in a noisy tour setting. We enjoyed various kinds ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Beautiful and interesting ports of call

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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rosapdx

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise took us to many places we never thought we would see. Budapest and Vienna were beautiful! With one exception, all of the local guides were very good. The staff was wonderful in particular the Program Director, Violetta. About midway through our cruise, we had to swap ships due to low water levels in the Danube. We were warned before we left this might happen. We were transferred to ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Terrible Cruise

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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Beagler!

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This is was our first river cruise. We are seasoned ocean cruise travelers. This cruise started with a delay in boarding the ship of one day due to maintenance problems on the previous cruise. We only had one day that we went to a port and got off the ship and toured the venue. That was on day 12 when we visited Cologne Germany. All the other days we spent more time on buses than at the scheduled ...
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Thank you for reaching out, Beagler. 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...

Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


An exciting Cruise to Great Cities

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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reginaopera

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 6th River Cruise on a Viking ship. We wanted to re-visit some of the cities in Germany and the Netherlands that we had been to previously. The Grand European Tour offered us just the right route. We loved the food on board the Longship - always a good variety and tasty options, and the "sit where you want to" policy suits us just fine. All of the other guests were well-traveled ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


2nd half of Grand European Tour

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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aallsopp

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Did Amsterdam to Budapest in 2016 and wanted to continue down the Danube to Bucharest. Viking gives wonderful views along the river and always has interesting excursions available. On board entertainment is excellent and special guests almost nightly. Since we spent so little time in our cabin on our last trip, we settled for the the lower deck. As it turns out, these rooms are a little larger ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Budapest to Bucharest

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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Siddiq

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

We chose this cruise because it covered countries that we had not visited yet. Hungary and Croatia were the highlights of the cruise. Romania and Bulgaria were disappointing and we could have skipped them. Some tours were very good and interesting but others were a waste of time. Service aboard the Embla was good as expected since we had already cruised aboard the ship Odin and consider it ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Breathtaking and relaxing cruise

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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Teri 01

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The representative met us at the airport and took us to the ship. They were very courteous and gave us a mini tour on our way. Once on board we were greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff. Our cabin was very clean and easy to maneuver. Plenty of storage and nice bathroom. Our shore excursions were very good guided tours with plenty of free time to shop,relax and sightsee further. The dining ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Europe River Cruise

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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Don Murfin

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We arrived the day the cruise started but would go a couple of days earlier if ever go again, Embarkation was very smooth and the crew were exceptional the ship was very long and low our room was great small but we were only in it at night, The dinning was excellent with choices of sit down dinning or smorgasbord. The food was excellent and lots of it. The wines were great at our meals and the ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


Wonderful food, accommodations, sights and attractions

Review for Viking Embla to Europe - River Cruise

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gyoung27

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We thought this cruise would offer the "best bang for the buck" and were not disappointed. The only disappointment was the optional tour to the horse farm in Hungry, which did not meet our expectations. I had been on a brief ocean cruise and did not care for it, while I enjoyed every minute on the river boat. We didn't know we were moving unless we looked out the window. The staff was as ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom


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