Viking Atla Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

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2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

Excellent service and the perfect size ship!

Sail Date: August 07, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 317

This cruise was made exceptional by Viking.  Their staff is very well trained, experienced and very personable.  The staff appears to be enjoying their jobs, which, in my opinion, is a sign of a well managed organization.  Everything under their control went smoothly, however when something not within their control (delays at the locks) the staff went out of their way to be sure the passengers were impacted as little as possible.  We really felt we were important and and appreciated as passengers.  We have already booked a Viking Ocean Cruise because of this experience. 

Cabin / Stateroom
For some reason, Viking upgraded us to a suite...our cabin # was 320. It was wonderful!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Both were very well organized and simple. I do believe the size of the ship (160) passengers made a difference in that respect.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Mario, our program director was excellent!
The music provided in the lounge was fair at best. Not much variety and it all sounded the same..however, we still danced and had fun!
Service and Staff
Emeric, Sasha, Arial, and Armando were the best!
Food and Dining
regional food...but EXCELLENT portion sizes, very well prepared.
Budapest, Hungary
Vienna, Austria
Krems, Austria
Passau, Germany
Regensburg, Germany
we did the excursion to Munich, thus missing everything about Regensberg.
Main/Danube Canal Transit
pretty cool to go up and down in the locks.
Nuremberg, Germany


Inquire about the daily schedules in advance of departure. We would have arrived in Budapest a day early if we had known there was such a short time there. had we known other cities were half day stops we may have arranged our schedule differently.

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