Viking River Cruise Baldur October 2016

Viking Baldur Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Viking Baldur

Grand European Tour - Budapest to Amsterdam

Sail date: October 02, 2016

Ship: Viking Baldur

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 119

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

I have taken over 30 cruises over the past 20 years.  I have stayed in balconied cabins, suites, and the traditional interior cabins.  I have been overall always very satisfied until this sailing.


I took my first Viking River Cruise last week. Here is a brief pro's and con's:

Pro's: 1) Easy embarkation/debarkation; 2) Friendliness of most Staff; 3) Virtually smoke free environment; 4) Walking Tours Fantastic; 5) PrePost trips were Superior

Con's: 1) Almost everyone became sick during the trip (probably some cleanliness issues, my party did not get sick until returning home); 2) Food was average at best; 3) Strict Dining Times (always had cookies); 4) Lack of Any Exercise Equipment; 5) Bathroom Drainage and Overall Ventilation Issues (limited fresh air); 6) Extremely Noisy due to 67+ locks

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Very noisy - heard lock sounds all of the time. Drainage issues were not resolved during the second week of the trip; Ventilation - no fresh air in the cabins, may have contributed to the wide spread illness

Ship tip

The should have been some sort of quarantine. Too many passengers were sicken throughout the trip

Ports of call

Budapest, Hungary

3 out of 5

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5

Melk, Austria

1 out of 5

Passau, Germany

5 out of 5

Regensburg, Germany

5 out of 5

Nuremberg, Germany

1 out of 5

Bamberg, Germany

5 out of 5

Wurzburg, Germany

5 out of 5

Wertheim, Austria

5 out of 5

Koblenz, Germany

5 out of 5

Cologne, Germany

5 out of 5

Kinderdijk, Netherlands

1 out of 5

Amsterdam, Netherlands

3 out of 5
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