Viking Gullveig Cruise Review to Europe

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

More bus tour than river cruise

Sail Date: October 01, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 327

Our first Viking river cruise was disappointing.  Because of low water levels it became more of a bus tour than a river cruise.  We were able to stop at 3 of the 6 designated stops.  Further, stacking up ships next to each other totally negated our investment in a balcony room.  When we were docked we looked at the balcony of the ship next to us instead of the shore of the Danube. The personnel on board were excellent from the cabin stewart, waiter, piano player to the cruise director. No complaints there.




Cabin / Stateroom
No problems at all with the cabin or cabin steward. Why should a traveler invest in a balcony stateroom when another Viking Ship is tied up next to ours and negate the use of our balcony.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
bus transports were too long to designated cities because ship could not make it into port
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining


Ship was fine, Personnel was excellent. The low water levels caused problems with docking at 3 destination cities hence making the commute via buses long and tiring. It became a bus tour rather than a river cruise.

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