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Viking Atla Cruise Review to Europe

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
7 Night Romantic Danube Westbound (Budapest To Nuremberg)
Sail Date: November 29, 2015
Ship: Viking Atla
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 216
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

After all of the ads and beautiful pictures on TV and in every magazine we picked up I talked my wife into going on the Romantic Danube Cruise. The trip exceeded our expectations in every aspect. The crew was attentive and personable. Our cabin (a french balcony) was small but comfortable and very livable. We enjoyed every meal and always had something that satisfied our appetites and our desire to try local cuisines. The tours were not too challenging physically but were very informative and interesting. Each stop was, for us, a new adventure and each gave us reasons to return in the future. We found all of the tour guides to be informed, informative and well spoken. Each tour was well organized and went off without a hitch. Viking demonstrated their ability to adapt to changing situations without subjecting their passengers to undue stress. Embarkation and disembarkation both went smoothly. The other passengers that we encountered were all outgoing and a pleasure to interact with. We loved the Christmas Markets and only wished that there were more hours in the day to maximize our time ashore. As I said this cruise exceeded our expectations.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

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Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The French Balcony is the smallest cabin but the ability to open the balcony door can open up the whole room Aside from size our stateroom offered every service and amenity that was available on board. The cabins are well thought out and completely serviceable. The shower was actually larger that many we have had on ocean-going cruise ships.

Ship Tip

We actually sailed on the Viking Jarl. The ships are identical except for minor differences in decor.

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