April 2017 Danube Viking River Cruise

Viking Egil Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Viking Egil

7 Night Danube Waltz Eastbound (Passau To Budapest)

Sail date: April 22, 2017

Ship: Viking Egil

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 338

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This is a wonderful trip on the Danube River. We visited three lovely capital cities along the way. The ship is one year old and in top shape - like new. The entire ships staff were very courteous, professional, friendly and they exceeded our expectations, This includes the Captain and his crew, Hospitality and housekeeping, chief and wait staff, tour directors, guides, drivers and ground personnel. We felt we were well cared for and often pampered.  

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Entire staff, Captain & ship crew, engineers, hospitality and housekeeping staff, chief and wait staff, tour director and local guides, all were very good and ground transportation personnel as well.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Exceptionally clean and new looking - the ship is one year old. A nice restaurant, lounge area and sun deck with out door seating and walking track.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room was clean, new looking and well kept by the housekeeping staff. This room is a French Balcony, 135 square feet, just a bit on the small side. There was really no place to sit unless it was on the bed. There was a small stool that fit under a small desk but if you pulled it out then no one could walk around the bed to the sliding glass window. Due to a booking issue when we first scheduled this trip it was on another ship and departure date, The French Balcony room that we choose on that ship was 170 square feet, and this was probably an adequate size. The bathroom was a nice size and roomy enough. There is a nice flat screen TV system in the room that you can use to watch different programming that is available but we choose not to watch TV.

Ship tip

The lounge, terrace and sun deck (weather permitting) are nice places to sit and enjoy the scenery as you sail. This is also a good place and opportunity meet new people and to make new friends. Or, if you like you can spend some quiet time there or in the library area.

Ports of call


3 out of 5
A nice trip in the country, the scenery was beautiful but we did not enter any buildings in the city, so it ended up being an eating and shopping excursion as well as sight seeing. The local guide was informative.

Melk, Austria

3 out of 5

Durnstein, Austria

3 out of 5

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5
We attended the evening concert and that was very nice. The city does have public transportation but we were not in Vienna long enough to learn how to use it (morning bus tour and evening concert).

Bratislava, Slovakia

3 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Budapest Chain Bridge
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