Viking Beyla Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

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1 out of 5

a non cruise cruise!!! Floating hotel

Sail Date: September 10, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 226

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.

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We were upgraded to balcony and it was fine
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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

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