94 Viking River Viking Legend Europe - River Cruise Reviews

Enjoyed every aspect of our Rhine cruise last year and was keen to experience The Danube. I wouldn’t have chosen another company as all aspects of our previous cruising experience were excellent. We wee not disappointed this year! ... Read More
Enjoyed every aspect of our Rhine cruise last year and was keen to experience The Danube. I wouldn’t have chosen another company as all aspects of our previous cruising experience were excellent. We wee not disappointed this year! The customer care Viking offers is second to none. Everything ran smoothly from the time we booked until the time our cruise ended. All the crew are pleasant and efficient and appear to enjoy their work which is a great reflection on the company. The food was delicious with a good range of choices and all beautifully presented and served. The accommodation is great you are so well looked after in an unfussy seemingly effortless way. The excursions took us to places of interest and well informed guides were able to provide you with facts and information you needed. There was a range of entertainment on offer . My only criticism would be that some of the singers needed a microphone. Well done Viking Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We have wanted to try a river cruise for some time and we also wanted to experience a Strauss concert. This cruise satisfied both needs. The off boat tours were all amazing, very well organised and the local guides were exceptional. The ... Read More
We have wanted to try a river cruise for some time and we also wanted to experience a Strauss concert. This cruise satisfied both needs. The off boat tours were all amazing, very well organised and the local guides were exceptional. The lady who was Program Director was very good she was very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The quality of the food and service was extremely good. There was plenty of choice and more than enough quantity. The evening entertainment on board was better than expected and we enjoyed a dance most evenings. Meeting other nationalities was both interesting and entertaining. The attention to detail and information given both before and during the cruise was very good. The daily itineraries given each day was most helpful and made sure we were in the right place at the right time. We are definitely considering another river cruise and it would definitely be a Viking one. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Our first river cruise was delightful. The relaxed atmosphere and friendly helpful staff made it enjoyable. The food was enjoyable with the menu reflecting the countries that we were passing through as well as offering other choices plus ... Read More
Our first river cruise was delightful. The relaxed atmosphere and friendly helpful staff made it enjoyable. The food was enjoyable with the menu reflecting the countries that we were passing through as well as offering other choices plus a standard menu. The evening meals were normally at 7.00p.m. with one sitting and plenty of time to chat over the provided glass of wine. Dress was smart casual with the emphasis on casual. I only noticed one person wearing a jacket. Entertainment was limited. The pianist was good and each evening there was a local "speciality act" including opera or folk. The included trips were interesting with plenty of walking. Several of the cities had many cobbled streets and we were glad of our sure footed shoes. Some of the trips also had a significant number of steps so it is worth enquiring about this before hand if you have difficulty walking as the older buildings tended not to have disabled access. Most cities had a charge for using the rest rooms "Pay to Pee" which varied from 50 Euro cents to a Euro so make sure you have some coins as not all had a person to give change. Even McDonalds had a 50 cent entry machine. The ship occasionally docked outside town and then shuttle buses were freely provided. Most towns were busy and the ship often docked alongside other hotel boats so the view from the cabin could disappear. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We loved the historical sites experienced in the wonderful free and optional tours of the itinerary selected by the designers of the cruise. Our selection of the excursions available provided excellent activities for us commensurate with ... Read More
We loved the historical sites experienced in the wonderful free and optional tours of the itinerary selected by the designers of the cruise. Our selection of the excursions available provided excellent activities for us commensurate with our age (elderly) and physical capabilities. The size of the optional groups (and even of the entire group aboard ship) was small and not uncomfortably overwhelming as we encountered aboard ocean cruise ships. The crew and workers aboard the Legend were all dedicated to providing their guests with optimum experiences. We noted that very quickly the staff on board began to remember our names--and we theirs. The open seating at the meals allowed us to circulate among the other passengers aboard so that we became familiar with many others. It was a congenial group overall. The food aboard was wonderful offering at each meal a buffet of several new options and a menu of fare that could be prepared to order. So far, the best cruise taken of our three thus far! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
I've always wanted to take a Viking River Cruise and was finally able to check it off my bucket list this September. I'd heard many great things about them and wasn't disappointed. The service was impeccable, the food ... Read More
I've always wanted to take a Viking River Cruise and was finally able to check it off my bucket list this September. I'd heard many great things about them and wasn't disappointed. The service was impeccable, the food delicious, the cabin extremely comfortable. There was always a snack available (a selection of coffees and teas from the beverage station, fresh fruit, fresh cookies) and there was always something going on. The nightly entertainment was pleasant, the selection on the television varied (not that we watched much). I loved the policy of unassigned seating, which gave you a chance to meet other cruisers. We did meet a great couple and had most of our meals together, with a revolving cast of characters each meal. Although we didn't sign on for any of the "special" (additional cost) land tours, all of the tours except one (in Passau) were wonderful and told you a great deal about the port. I would highly recommend this or any Viking River Cruise. The Danube was at historic lows and there was the fear that we might not be able to cruise to each of the ports (Passau, Linz, Krems, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest), they cut short our stop in Bratislava to ensure we could cruise to Budapest because of low water levels. The staff was fantastic and personable and would do anything to enhance your cruise experience. It was a bit expensive but I would definitely go again for a special occasion. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
My mom likes to take her 3 "girls" (all in our 50's) on a trip each summer. This time she picked a doozy. We did the 7 night Danube Waltz with the 4 night pre-cruise extension (Munich and Salzburg). The hotels were ... Read More
My mom likes to take her 3 "girls" (all in our 50's) on a trip each summer. This time she picked a doozy. We did the 7 night Danube Waltz with the 4 night pre-cruise extension (Munich and Salzburg). The hotels were well located, and the tours were good. It was nice to have some time to get over jet lag before boarding. Embarkation (for us) went smoothly - we pretty much just walked on, got our keys, and that was it. The ship was docked quite a way outside of Passau, and an afternoon shower meant those arriving late had to literally wade through a deep, muddy puddle to get to the ship. The ship moved in to an in town dock later that evening. That was very odd. I was surprised at how casual the ship was. My sister asked if there was a dress code for evenings, and was told no, and then "as long as you're wearing something!" Many, including me, wore shorts to the dining room many nights (it did get warm by the kitchen). Dining staff was wonderful - so cheerful all the time! Food was decent (a bit hit or miss sometimes), but besides some regional specialties there were always chicken, steak, and fish. Wine poured freely! Sodas as well. Wifi was also included, although it wasn't speedy. My DH and I kept up well via Facebook messenger and email. My sister was a bit frustrated trying to use Facetime (don't), and iMessage (often took a while), and downloading videos of her grandkids (not recommended, but I suppose it was worth it to her). The ship was compact, nicely kept, the cabins a bit on the small size (even compared to ocean cruises). We had our beds separated, which didn't help, I'm sure. I found the beds a bit hard and narrow, but after all that walking daily, I still managed to sleep well enough. We had a "french balcony" on the main level. French balcony apparently means big window (almost, but not quite, floor to ceiling) and a rail to lean on. The cabin was just a couple feet above the waterline, which made for very nice cruising, the few times we cruised during the day. There are cabins below which have small widows just above the waterline. I don't think those would appeal to me at all. The cabins one floor up wouldn't be as close to the water, plus would have the sundeck (and associated chair moving) above, which also wouldn't appeal to me, so I think we chose well. We went through 10 locks, so of course we were on the top deck for the first one (and the last, which was very deep). One side of the ship was always right up against the edge of the lock. If you were on that side, you felt you could just step over the rail.If you were in the cabin, it would get very dark as the ship sank with the water level. Of course if you took the Budapest to Passau cruise, you'd be rising with the water. Most of the tour guides for the included tours were good (one in Munich was dreadful, but our guide for Neuschwanstein more than made up for him). All guides spoke English well, and the headsets were great. We ended up taking the "easy" tours much of the time, since one sister had just injured her knee. It's nice to know they have that option, although you may miss a few things that require more steps/cobblestones/standing. We took a few extra tours (Spanish Riding school in Vienna, a home hosted visit). I found them a good break from cathedrals, churches, and castles (we still saw plenty of those!) I really love that they hand you water whenever you leave the ship, and have it available in the room (no charge). They also have umbrellas available if needed. The buses were comfortable, and never overcrowded. There were some "enrichment" activities, including making strudel, some talks, tours of the tiny galley and even tinier bridge. There were some singers one night, but the less said about them, the better. Ouch. Overall, an excellent experience. As for value for money, um, it wasn't cheap - I'm glad Mom paid! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We booked this cruise for it's Itinerary. Especially enjoyed the cities visited and the scenic countryside. The Viking staff was professional, accommodating, efficient, but not intrusive. The cruise director, as well as, all the ... Read More
We booked this cruise for it's Itinerary. Especially enjoyed the cities visited and the scenic countryside. The Viking staff was professional, accommodating, efficient, but not intrusive. The cruise director, as well as, all the staff, kept us informed of all procedures and processes. We liked the basic all in one pricing structure. The boat was very clean and easy to navigate. An older boat, the cabin was still well appointed, comfortable and very pleasant. Transfers from airport, to and from excursions were excellent and extremely well organized. The guides for the shore excursions were knowledgeable and friendly. The tour coaches were modern and clean, comfortable with good views. Food choices were varied and plentiful. We really liked the menu items suggested by the region visited. By the nature of the cruise the entertainment was limited, but good quality, fun and relaxing. We would definitely recommend Viking river cruises and plan to book in the future. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We chose this particular cruise because we wanted to see a part of Europe we had never seen before and to also celebrate our 25 year anniversary. Viking was a dream vacation we had saved for and we were not disappointed at all! We also ... Read More
We chose this particular cruise because we wanted to see a part of Europe we had never seen before and to also celebrate our 25 year anniversary. Viking was a dream vacation we had saved for and we were not disappointed at all! We also were lucky enough to meet and make friends with a Federal Judge on board with us who was allowed by the captain to renew our vows in the ships library, and which the crew also helped by creating a beautiful area for us, plus our guest services attendant surprised me by making a bouquet of roses for me, plus surprising us with a cake, towel swans and hearts with balloons and champagne waiting for us in our room, plus the events coordinator (who sings quite well), dedicated a song for us too! Viking cruises will be the only cruise line I will use again in the future! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Nearly everything was great. The cabin was a little too small, the bathroom shower had the tendency of wetting all the floor of the bathroom. The crew did a superior job of keeping it clean and only worked when we were away. The ... Read More
Nearly everything was great. The cabin was a little too small, the bathroom shower had the tendency of wetting all the floor of the bathroom. The crew did a superior job of keeping it clean and only worked when we were away. The ship was ably crewed and the personnel was friendly and competent. Dining was excellent, the wine selection was acceptable. Board entertainment was above average for such a small ship. Excursions were above average with practically no idle time. Embarkation and disembarkation was easy and pleasant. Complimentary bottled water and umbrellas were always available. Unlimited free coffee, tea and snacks were an added bonus. It was impossible to get access to an aspirin while on navigation. No children traveled with us. The cruise was not for children, most of the passengers were seniors including my wife and I. We definitely will cruise with one of your ships next year, probably we will try a sea cruise. Practically everything was included, avoiding the customary nickel and diming of most cruises. David, the entertainment officer deserves a special applause. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We chose it because of small boat and we had never been to this area. The service and food were top notch. Viking in my opinion was an excellent choice. Met a lot of people on board of ship. I felt the crew did go out of their way to take ... Read More
We chose it because of small boat and we had never been to this area. The service and food were top notch. Viking in my opinion was an excellent choice. Met a lot of people on board of ship. I felt the crew did go out of their way to take care of us. We enjoyed our trip so much we have booked another river cruise for 2019. Everyday getting on and off boat was easy. Where boat docked it would of been easy to just go for a walk or sightseeing on your own. We elected to do as many group activities as possible and were never disappointed. The tour guides on shore gave us many personal experiences of the area we were in. it would of been nice to have an exercise area but no facilities at all. The language spoken by all employees and tour guides was very good English. We hit a week of perfect weather which made trip even better. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
A++
Pampered from first day to the last. We will definitely take another Viking Cruise. The staff was so very caring and helpful. I needed a gluten free menu and the extra given to me to take care that I had food I could eat was amazing. The ... Read More
Pampered from first day to the last. We will definitely take another Viking Cruise. The staff was so very caring and helpful. I needed a gluten free menu and the extra given to me to take care that I had food I could eat was amazing. The tour guides were exceptional. The Abbey with the Apricot Snapps was amazingly beautiful and only Viking tourists were present. The daily trips were wonderful from the timing to the bus drivers to what we saw. We did some extras and the Wine Garden in Vienna was our best trip. We didnthe Prestay in Munich and Saltzburg. Our hotels were great as was the Neuwienstein Castle and the Sound If Music day. We met the most lovely people aboard and will be friends with several for life. Thanks Viking for such Hospitality. We will return and hopefully try one of your Ocean Cruises. A++ Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We chose this cruise because we had never been to the cities and countries included in the tour. The entire experience was delightful, especially the food, staff, and excursions. We met some amazing people and learned so much from the ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we had never been to the cities and countries included in the tour. The entire experience was delightful, especially the food, staff, and excursions. We met some amazing people and learned so much from the excursions led by educated and informed guides. The dining experience was both visually and gastronomically pleasing, and we grew fond of the cheerful and attentive staff. We always felt well cared for and found answers to our questions at the front desk. The cabins were kept immaculate and well stocked with towels and bath products. We enjoyed the lectures and informative meetings in the lounge, especially the Mozart lecture before the concert in Vienna. The lecture on the history of the Danube along with a slide show was fascinating. We left the ship with rich memories and new knowledge. I think of the cruise every day and am eager to cruise again! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
We chose the Danube Waltz Cruise because it sailed through a part of Europe we had never seen. Also, because of the casual dress code and and lesser number of passengers on a river boat.We enjoyed the superb accommodation and excellent ... Read More
We chose the Danube Waltz Cruise because it sailed through a part of Europe we had never seen. Also, because of the casual dress code and and lesser number of passengers on a river boat.We enjoyed the superb accommodation and excellent service provided by Viking. Our stateroom on the main deck was comfortable and the house keeping was meticulous. We had the daily schedule placed on our bed every evening. It gave us the history of the places we will visit and details of optional activities. This was very helpful . Viking did a good job of arranging trained English speaking guides. We enjoyed the daily included tours. We kept the afternoon to ourselves for a short nap and the a walk to explore the place in our own . We had choices for our meals and the service was first rate. We also got to dine with a limited number of people and made a few cruise buddies! Viking staff were helpful and courteous at all times. We would recommend the Viking Danube Waltz Cruise to first timers and others who prefer a river cruise. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This was one river cruise that I could go on by myself since I had nobody to travel with this time. The vessel was the oldest but very clean and well maintained. The bathroom was a little small but worked out OK for my needs. Other ... Read More
This was one river cruise that I could go on by myself since I had nobody to travel with this time. The vessel was the oldest but very clean and well maintained. The bathroom was a little small but worked out OK for my needs. Other than sleep and shower I was not in my cabin much. The cleaning staff did a very nice job and were very pleasant to talk with. the dining was excellent and the staff was outstanding. They were very friendly and fun and help in any was possible. Entertainment on board was great and the cruise director was very good and helpful. She had a great personality and really seemed to enjoy her job. Her talks on the places we were going were fun and also informative. I would like to give a special thanks to the (2) young woman who were working the lounge and the piano player also. They were extremely nice people, very good service from all and just a pleasure to be around. They really made my evenings while we were sailing most enjoyable. I look forward to me next Viking Cruise. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
We were “warned” that this ship was on its last legs for Viking. I hope this is not the case. We sailed her last week from Budapest to Passau. The ship was completely renovated. New carpet, furnishings and decor. Nothing showed any ... Read More
We were “warned” that this ship was on its last legs for Viking. I hope this is not the case. We sailed her last week from Budapest to Passau. The ship was completely renovated. New carpet, furnishings and decor. Nothing showed any signs of wear. It was great. The staff seemed proud of their “new” ship. The winter weather was gone and we had a great time. The ship is still without an elevator. A few things still needed completion, the networked items, saves and televisions only partially worked. The staff accommodated my mobility problem very well. Viking has very special excursions, we enjoyed the night of music and dance in Vienna. When we cruise, my wife and I enjoy sea days to rest. There is no rest days here- the itenerary has too much to see and do. It was wonderful. This was our first river cruise, we will be back One day. We recommend the 2 night extension in Budapest it was very instructive, the Corinthia hotel was very nice and a good location. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
This was our first ever river cruise and I was pleasantly surprised. Our cabin was very nice and the service was outstanding. Loved the intimacy of the boat and the fact that we got to meet to many wonderful people and made some lasting ... Read More
This was our first ever river cruise and I was pleasantly surprised. Our cabin was very nice and the service was outstanding. Loved the intimacy of the boat and the fact that we got to meet to many wonderful people and made some lasting friendships. We explored Munich prior to getting on the boat and Viking did such a wonderful job of making that so enjoyable. There was nothing that we had to worry about. Embarkation and disembarkation was also so smooth. Every detail was arranged and so well organized, even at the airport of arrival and departure. The dining experience was great each and every night. Loved all of the port excursions and the fact that they are included in the one price. We took many additional ones to take advantage of all we could see and do and everything was organized and effortless on our part. This is a cruise that I would definitely do again. As a matter of fact, we did have another one booked. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
We decided on the Viking Danube Waltz River Cruise for our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration because of it's all inclusiveness/little planning on our part appeal. We have never been outside of the United States except for a ... Read More
We decided on the Viking Danube Waltz River Cruise for our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration because of it's all inclusiveness/little planning on our part appeal. We have never been outside of the United States except for a tropical Disney Cruise. We were dreading the long flights since we don't even like 3 hours flights within the states, but we survived. We toured from Passau to Budapest with most stops in Austria. We signed up for all of the included tours and thoroughly enjoyed them all . . . knowledgeable and easy to understand guides and having the headsets was great. I could hang back to take pictures and still hear what was going on ahead of me and catch up. The food on the ship was excellent and our servers very attentive. There was a buffet at breakfast and lunch as well as the choice to order off of a menu. I enjoyed an omelet prepared to my liking every morning and a delicious blueberry muffin - both on the buffet. Ordering from the menu at lunch and dinner is a gourmet meal experience. Several courses, small portions and inviting presentations. Most everything was delicious. Unless you want specialty beers, wine or mixed drinks, no need to upgrade your beverage package . . . you get endless wine and beer. We don't drink so it would be nice to be able to pay a little less to not have that benefit. The couple we sat with for most dinners each drank at least 3 glasses of wine with their meal . . . they were getting more bang for the buck ;) We had a French Balcony room which was perfect. It was too chilly to be sitting out on a Veranda in October. Between the drawers and closet, we had plenty of room to store all of our things with room under the bed to store our empty suitcases. It was as if an elf was cleaning it as we seldom actually saw our maid. The Viking Legend and others like it have been retired so this may no longer be an issue, but the shower curtain was difficult to keep from allowing water to escape . . . that's really my only complaint about the room. I think the showers have glass doors in the Longships they are sailing now. It seemed most people on our cruise were from the states and around our age or older. We were 59 and 61 at the time. I think I saw one girl about 11 traveling with her mother . . . they were the young folk on the ship, but seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. As I'm writing this review of our cruise last year, we've just booked another . . . the Rhine Getaway in July. So, that should tell you that we had a great time and are ready for another European adventure less than a year later. I highly recommend taking a Viking Cruise. And get in on a 2 for 1 package . . .I notice people paying much more than we paid . . . so unnecessary. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
This region, it's history and its variety of cities and countryside were of great interest to us. This time of year was particularly appealing. The entire staff performed beyond our expectations. Professional, friendly, caring, ... Read More
This region, it's history and its variety of cities and countryside were of great interest to us. This time of year was particularly appealing. The entire staff performed beyond our expectations. Professional, friendly, caring, vigilante to our every need. highlights, for us, included the side trip to Terezin, Cresky Krumlov, and viewing the countryside from the boat. Loved going through the locks too. Accompanying our chef to the market in Vienna was an unexpected pleasure. Great guy and a great inside view of the market and his resources.. Every tour guide was so well informed. Easy to understand and their knowledge of history was so impressive. We learned so much,it's hard to relate in such a short space. We also appreciated the balance between organized tours and free time. The staff seemed to know exactly how much of each to recommend. The rooms and meals were great too, but really secondary to the entire cruise experience. We recommend this to our friends as truly a unique travel experience. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Loved everything about it. Great cabin, excellent services. Clean, food outstanding. Love how they serve regional dishes at different destinations. This time, we didn't do the formal dinners/dining rooms. We did the buffet so ... Read More
Loved everything about it. Great cabin, excellent services. Clean, food outstanding. Love how they serve regional dishes at different destinations. This time, we didn't do the formal dinners/dining rooms. We did the buffet so we could get a taste of everything! LOVE the smaller, more intimate ships. Don't want those "floating cities." Once you go with Viking cruises, River or Ocean, you'll be spoiled and won't want any other line. Also, at least one excursion in each port paid, too! Luxurious linens and towels! Heated bathroom floors! I've been on over 20 cruises. All different lines and itinerary. Nothing else compares! We got our air/transfers through Viking and it couldn't be anymore seamless transitions. And, the busses were so new they were removing plastic covers from the seats! The busses have toilets. What more could you ask for? Again, you cannot possibly go wrong with Viking. Can you tell, VIKING CRUISES are the BEST. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
What a wonderful experience on the Danube River. If you love to visit interesting cities and towns and explore (at your own pace or with a group), then this is the cruise for you. The scenery on the Danube river on sailing days is ... Read More
What a wonderful experience on the Danube River. If you love to visit interesting cities and towns and explore (at your own pace or with a group), then this is the cruise for you. The scenery on the Danube river on sailing days is spectacular...took my breath away, even other passengers were so friendly...met great people at dinners. The ship was tidy and clean, service and staff is first class...they are so helpful and take time to help you out, excursions are wonderful and interesting (only thing is maybe add a bike tour), cabin was spacious considering, bed was so comfortable...great views from the room, food/meals were delicious! I like the way they would adapt their menu to the port of call! I would definitely recommend a River cruise for 45 and up...very relaxing and easy going. Not much night life, but a nice drink and some dancing after dinner was fun! My husband and I definitely plan to do this again!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
My wife and I wanted to travel the Danube with friends. Viking provides an excellent way to see Europe. The service is first class, the food is excellent, and the tours are wonderful. Guided tours in the morning are very informative, ... Read More
My wife and I wanted to travel the Danube with friends. Viking provides an excellent way to see Europe. The service is first class, the food is excellent, and the tours are wonderful. Guided tours in the morning are very informative, plus there is ample time during the day to explore on your own. Our flight was delayed enroute. In spite of that, Viking still met us and provided transportation to the ship. We stayed over after the cruise ended soViking arranged for transportation to the train station, and booked our return flight from another airport. If there was anything we needed , we just had to ask The kitchen prepared for my wife's special diatary needs, and every meal was top notch. The cabins were very comfortable. The cleaning staff knew us by name before the end of the first day on the ship. This was our second cruise with Viking,and both voyages exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend Viking for an excellent vacation. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
We choose it because we saw Viking had great reviews with many options. We heard sooo much about river crazing and couldn't wait to try it. And the destinations sounded sooo wonderful. We booked this trip about 15 months ahead and we ... Read More
We choose it because we saw Viking had great reviews with many options. We heard sooo much about river crazing and couldn't wait to try it. And the destinations sounded sooo wonderful. We booked this trip about 15 months ahead and we really enjoyed the planning part. Viking reps were fantastic, knowledgeable and patient. And OMG!!! We were not disappointed! From door to door Viking took very good care of us and fortunately our trip went perfectly!!!! Not one complaint!! The staff was very warm, sincere, and worked very hard to make sure we had the best trip ever. And with my food allergies, the staff was extremely caring giving me exactly what I needed. All the excursions were great (soo many were included) with the local guides. They were soo knowledgable and very personable too. I couldn't say more about how happy I was with our trip. We are looking forward to our next trip (when time & $$ allows)and will gladly book with Viking. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
We wanted to see that part of the world where the Danube flows. We loved our room, food, the tours and especially the warm and friendly crew. We can't say enough to compliment these fantastic people or Viking. They thought of ... Read More
We wanted to see that part of the world where the Danube flows. We loved our room, food, the tours and especially the warm and friendly crew. We can't say enough to compliment these fantastic people or Viking. They thought of everything for our pleasure, comfort and entertainment. The tours were informative, bringing you to a time in history that you only read about. All of the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and added humor, and personal information that history books don't reveal. It made you feel you could understand how some of the people felt during that point in time. We took in the Straus, Mozart concert in Vienna and loved it!!! There were so many things that we loved about the whole experience. I hope to take another Viking cruise one day to experience another part of the world, or perhaps, go back to the Danube once more. It may not be blue as the song says, but the romance and beauty of that river is so special and is something one cannot forget! The entertainment in the lounge at night was so much fun! I loved sailing at night, being in the lounge, dancing to the wonderful songs that, Peter, our entertainer, played on the piano, all the while soaking in the beauty of the lights that glistened on the Danube as we floated past the beautiful cities. So magical!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
We'd done two previous Viking River Cruises (Amsterdam to Basel and Prague to Paris) and our last tour guide said we absolutely would love the cruise on the Danube, so we took her recommendation. She was right! Budapest is an ... Read More
We'd done two previous Viking River Cruises (Amsterdam to Basel and Prague to Paris) and our last tour guide said we absolutely would love the cruise on the Danube, so we took her recommendation. She was right! Budapest is an absolutely fascinating and beautiful city. As always, the food on board was excellent every meal. River cruising has spoiled us for any other kind of trip. The land tours included in the price of the tour covered the highlights of the city/town we visited. We also took advantage of some of the optional tours which further enhanced our trip. The limited number of passengers makes for an enjoyable time as opposed to the crush of 3,000 people trying to get on/off cruise ships and pour into a town all at once. The staff has always been so solicitous of our well-being -- genuinely concerned that we have a memorable vacation experience. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Except for one thing, the cruise (Castles and Legends Tour) was perfect. Excellent food and service, everything top notch. The boat was very nice and the crew were superb top to bottom. The tour guides were also topnotch, and very well ... Read More
Except for one thing, the cruise (Castles and Legends Tour) was perfect. Excellent food and service, everything top notch. The boat was very nice and the crew were superb top to bottom. The tour guides were also topnotch, and very well versed for our tours. Only complaint was one of the optional tours we added, the Vienna Highlights tour. It was about $140 additional per person. Anyone thinking about this tour should not waste their time; just do the regular Vienna City Tour and add on Schoenbrunn Palace ($59 per person). With the Vienna Highlights tour, we got no time to shop or do our own exploring, which the City Tour did allow. The only difference was that our tour had an included lunch. It was a fixed menu (with pasta as the main course) and no substitutions. The lunch was VERY average and basically cost us an extra $80 per person, very disappointing, especially since we had to pass on the waltz class that was part of the Vienna Highlights package just to be able to see and go into some sites we would not have otherwise been able to do. Notwithstanding that, I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone (just avoid the optional Vienna Highlights tour as mentioned above. Cabins were a bit smaller than I thought but, since we did not spend a lot of time there, not that much of an issue. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Viking Legend Ratings
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Cabins 5.0 4.3
Dining 4.0 4.5
Entertainment 3.0 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0 4.5
Fitness Recreation 3.0 3.4
Family 1.0 3.4
Shore Excursion 5.0 4.4
Enrichment 3.0 4.3
Service 4.0 4.7
Value For Money 4.0 4.3
Rates 4.0 3.9

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