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Viking Egil Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Viking Egil

9 Night Budapest To Bavaria (Budapest To Nuremberg)

Sail date: July 01, 2016

Ship: Viking Egil

Cabin number: 211

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Each evening, my wife and I posed the question to ourselves, What could Viking have done to make this day better?  Each time, the response was the same--Nothing! Now, I shy from the word "perfect", but everything the crew did for us, all of the local tour guides, the restaurant and staff, and especially our PD, Anthony, made the entire experience comfortable, informative, and pleasurable. The physical ship was designed and outfitted to make time on-board easy and efficient. Our balcony stateroom, while understandably "cozy", had every amenity easily at-hand and convenient.  We might have liked a little more personal time at some of the individual ports, but balanced against the benefit of having a single accommodation for the entire trip, and the opportunity to see so many different beautiful towns/cities, it is a small complaint. We came away knowing we would be using Viking again--soon. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
See above

Ship tip

The balcony upgrade was not really necessary. With ample space throughout the ship for lounging, and with the frequency of finding ourselves against the balcony of another Viking ship, we half-enjoyed this feature.

Ports of call


5 out of 5
This was a beautiful stretch of the Danube, on a sunny and pleasant day. Good balcony use this day.


3 out of 5

Krems, Austria

5 out of 5
Göttweig Abbey optional excursion is not to be missed.

Passau, Germany

5 out of 5

Regensburg, Germany

5 out of 5
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