The Enchanting Elbe Cruise

Viking Astrild Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Viking Astrild

9 Night Elegant Elbe Eastbound (Berlin To Prague)

Sail date: March 08, 2019

Ship: Viking Astrild

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 223

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Excellent cruise and a wonderful learning experience. I intend to travel again with Viking in the future.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Michael was an excellent cruiser director and had everything expertly organized and planned.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
This was one of the smaller ships so there were no specialty restaurants; however, the dining room and buffet were excellent. All wait staff were very attentive and friendly and service was outstanding.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
This ship did not have pools, etc. This ship encouraged interaction among the passengers.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We had port talks, a lace making demonstration, and a classical trio concert.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My stateroom was kept clean and tidy from the housekeeper and all wait staff were attentive and professional.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was easy to navigate, however there was a passenger in a wheelchair and there was no type of lift to assist her. It was very hard for her to take the stairs.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was my first river cruise and the pictures I've seen led me to believe the staterooms would be a bit larger; but they were certainly adequate and well maintained.

Ship tip

There is no reserved seating in the dining room; so if there is a specific group you want to eat with you will have to be on time to claim a table. Although, it's fun to eat and meet other passengers during meals.

Ports of call

Wittenberg, Germany

5 out of 5
Wonderful history and appreciated having the accommodating "leisure" tour.

Meissen, Germany

5 out of 5
Especially enjoyed the porcelain demonstration.

Dresden, Germany

5 out of 5
Appreciated the "leisure" tour.

CRUISE THROUGH SAXON SWITZERLAND REGION

3 out of 5

End Of Vacation

5 out of 5
Really enjoyed Prague and especially the hotel selection. The location is in the heart of Prague and is absolutely beautiful. I did Prague at Night, which was great.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very organized. No problems.
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