Unchartered Waters - Sailing on The Danube

Viking Atla Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Viking Atla

Sail date: May 21, 2017

Ship: Viking Atla

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 232

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Seeing the world through a new lens  - -  Sailing Eastbound on the Danube River with ports of call in Germany, Austria and Hungary is enchanting enough, right?  However, the real enchantment and excitement stems from the first class accommodations and services rendered on our Viking Cruise journey.  Vikings' choice of stops  -  particularly, Nuremburg, Vienna and Budapest allow for a unique experience in each historical place.  Amazing views from the river; topped by excursions and exploration of these beautifully rich, cultural cities of Europe. It's an understatement to say this was a 'once in a life time' experience.  Intending on continuing our Viking River Cruising, heading the other way on the Danube!!  Thank you Viking!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Superb -- Certainly, noticed the quality difference between this type of intimate (190 passengers) cruising and that of larger, ocean cruising food and dining! ... First class. All inclusive makes a huge difference in experience!!

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Viking needs more games (i.e., trivial pursuit, ... something?!!). Too much repetitive lounge music!

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Needs to be upgraded in some form. Stale, lounge music in the evening!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Could not have been more hospitable. They catered to our every whim - amazing!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Tight quarters; however, surprisingly comfortable based on the space limitations. Great window exposure, allowing for complete viewing of the countryside along the river banks, as we traveled - Fabulous!!

Ship tip

A couple of things that I would have done differently, include; done research on local stops (would have mapped it out for myself before hitting land) before heading overseas!! ... ... Also, would suggest extending your stay in Europe beyond the cruise!!!

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