3 Wittenberg Viking River Viking Astrild Cruise Reviews

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 ... Read More
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 lemonade... On the plus side, the crew tried very hard to accommodate us, although much of our onboard ship time turned into bus time in order to reach the prearranged tour stops on our itinerary. Another plus was that over half of the passengers opted out of the trip two weeks out when they were told that they would not be sailing.... Hence my husband and I only shared the the boat with fifth-one fellow cruisers. Meal options were limited to breakfast and dinner as we were always off the ship at lunchtime. We opted for the lighter breakfast option in the lounge on second, although full breakfasts were served daily in the dinning room on first. Dinner was served nightly on the first deck with table seating for groups of four or six. Small groups tended to gather in the lounge area prior to dinner and again following dinner where alcohol was available for purchase and instrumental and vocal entertainment was provided. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
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 ... Read More
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. The meals were prepared for the regions in which we traveled. The wines were also tailored for the local areas. The ship’s officers and crew were excellent. We believe the Hotel Manager and Cruse Director were outstanding and could not have been better. The only issue is that future cruses cannot match this experience. We are now in the process of selecting our next Viking trip. Our booking number was: xxxxxxx. I ask Viking to contact us if they are interested in further commentary. Thank you Viking Thank you for the opportunity to provide this rating. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
This was my first river cruise & I was a tag-a-long with friends that selected this cruise because we went during 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I loved everything about this cruise, but especially the smaller size ship, the ... Read More
This was my first river cruise & I was a tag-a-long with friends that selected this cruise because we went during 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I loved everything about this cruise, but especially the smaller size ship, the attention to every detail and comfort crew (whether it was dining, housekeeping or greeting from the captain). Every time we arrived at the ship, from initial embarkation to each time back from an excursion, the crew greeted us back and gave everyone a special treat like heavenly chocolate or a warm shot of a delicious drink to warm us up on a cold day. With cooler fall weather, when we weren’t dining or on an excursion, I spent lots of time in the lounge with other passengers, all who were interesting and fun to be with. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and there were so many enjoyable and/or educational things to do. We had wonderful local tour guides, and our program director, was just amazing, but as were all the crew. I loved the couple days in Berlin and Prague, before and after the river cruise, but didn’t care so much for the Prague hotel that was not as close to the downtown as I thought we would be. But, this was at the end, and I was looking forward to getting home. I enjoyed this so much that I’m already signed up for two more cruises with Viking. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Viking Astrild Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.6
Dining 4.0 4.6
Entertainment 4.0 4.4
Public Rooms 5.0 4.7
Fitness Recreation 2.0 3.6
Family 1.0 3.6
Shore Excursion 5.0 4.7
Enrichment 4.0 4.5
Service 5.0 4.8
Value For Money 5.0 4.4

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