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Viking Fontane Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Viking Fontane

Sail date: October 01, 2011

Ship: Viking Fontane

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review summary

The food was outstanding and the Viking crew were the absolute best. We were taken care of from beginning to end. The whole trip ran like clock work and we would love to give our guide "Monique" extra credit for everything. There was nothing she couldn't handle. The Fontane ship was fun because we cruised the smaller rivers and the number of people on board was fun because of its size.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Angelika was a suberb chef and her efficiency and food was beyond expectations. Kudos to her and her staff on the Fontane.


5 out of 5
Dari the nightly entertainment was outstanding and very accommodating to the guests. The additional entertainment was OK, but not fantastic. The briefings were very good and very understandable. Each day's briefing was informative and precise. Would see if you could get a masseuse on board for the people who walked allot when off the ship. There is time each day for people who want to relax more.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We couldn't have asked for more. They were outstanding......

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The beds were firm and comfortable. The shower was great and next time I would pack less to accommodate the room's size. However, there was sufficient room under the bed to put suitcases. Very efficient use of space.

Ports of call

Heidelberg, Germany

5 out of 5
Loved this town

Braubach, Germany

5 out of 5

Wurzburg, Germany

5 out of 5

Rudesheim, Germany

5 out of 5

Trier, Germany

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: Take the bus to Trier. It is worth seeing the countryside and leaves time for shopping. The tour was nice, but it didn't leave enough time for shopping.

Cochem, Germany

5 out of 5

Bernkastel, Germany

5 out of 5

Pros: Viking River Cruise's crew and efficiency

Cons: No ammentities on board probably because it was a smaller boat

Recommends Viking Fontane? Yes!

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