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Viking Beyla Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 87

Overall rating:

1 out of 5
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Viking Beyla

Elegant Elbe - Prague To Berlin

Sail date: September 10, 2016

Ship: Viking Beyla

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 226

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This cruise never was a cruise; low water prevented the ships from cruising and Viking never got in touch with us as they had an incorrect email address but they did not take the extra effort to call us and ask us if we wanted to cancel. We only found out when we arrived at the hotel in Prague. The "cruise" required us to change ships halfway through the trip and all travel was by bus - instead of leisurely cruising on the Elbe; Staff worked hard to compensate but there really is no way to compensate. Horrible experience even though some of the tours were really good but several were very poor.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We were upgraded to balcony and it was fine

Ship tip

This is cruise #2 on viking and both have been disasters - not meeting the promised agenda either time Great disappointment since we wanted to be pleased and looked forward to the cruise itinerary

Ports of call

Prague, Czech Republic

5 out of 5

Litomerice, Czech Republic

3 out of 5

Bad Schandau, Germany

5 out of 5


Never did this

Dresden, Germany

5 out of 5

Meissen, Germany

5 out of 5

Wittenberg, Germany

3 out of 5
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