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Viking Bestla Cruise Review to Europe

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 62

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Viking Bestla

9 Night Tulips & Windmills (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 22, 2015

Ship: Viking Bestla

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 319

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

We were mildly pleased.  The ship is new,a bonus .  The accommodations are uncomfortably small.  The room measures 10X18 includung a very small patio  Room for one cramped chair, cannot open the drawers that are at the end of the bed by standing in front , you have to stand on the side.  The bath is smaller than on a  personal boat.  The shower opens inward  allowing someone to stand in front of the sink .

The bar area is nice.All meals were only acceptable. Nothing special.  Ever....

The room steward was efficient and the wait staff was pleasant.  The venue was as advertised.  "Windmills and Tulips".  The off boat tours were good and the weather was perfect.

Would only travel with Viking again if the itenerary was what we wanted and we wanted a newer boat than was offered  by the competetion.

The 2 for 1 is a false advertising ploy.  I have traveled with Viking before at the 2 for 1  rate and it really was.  Not now.

Have done extensive travelling.  We like cruiseing both on the Ocean and on rivers and canals.




Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Very mediocre. Nothing special.

Onboard Activities



3 out of 5
cruise director Carla was very good.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

3 out of 5
room steward and waiters in bar were good.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
new, second season. In good condition (plumbing, paint, carpets etc.)

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Too narrow. Can't open the drawer at the end of the bed if standing in front of it. Only from the side. Room for one chair to the left of the bed.

Ship tip

Get a suite if you need room to walk around in or 2 chairs to sit in. The room quarters were very crowded.

Ports of call

Hoorn, Netherlands

5 out of 5
senic and a nice tour

Arnhem, Netherlands

5 out of 5
wonderful scenery all of the buses on all tour were clean and great

Kinderdijk, Netherlands

5 out of 5
all tour guides were good

Keukenhof Gardens (From Amsterdam), Netherlands

5 out of 5
Wonderful tour and guide and beautiful place
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