Viking Baldur Cruise Review to Europe

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3 out of 5

A Good Cruise Plan that ended in disappointment

Sail Date: November 01, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 232

We started out on the Baldur and were very impressed until we had to transfer to another ship via bus a little after we were midway in the 2-week cruise due to low water levels. After we arrived in Vienna on the second boat (Gullveig), we were advised that we were going to have to bus to our remaining destinations, ending up in Budapest in a hotel. We understand that Viking could not control the water levels of the Rhine and Danube, but they should have told us prior to the cruise that they were having this issue. The first we knew about a problem was after several days onboard, and then, we were led to believe that a transfer to another boat would put us back on schedule. In talking with folks later (crew and previous cruisers) we discovered that this is a problem they have been having for some time this season. We should have been told prior to disembarking so we had a choice in rescheduling our cruise. We had great service, food, and shore excursions. It is unfortunate they weren't more forthcoming on the obstacles with the "river" cruise.

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I would talk with them several weeks prior to disembarking and have a frank discussion about whether or not you are going to be able to complete the river cruise or if your river cruise is going to turn into changing ships, buses, and hotel/s.

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