More bus tour than river cruise

Viking Gullveig Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 47

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Viking Gullveig

7 Night Romantic Danube Westbound (Budapest To Nuremberg)

Sail date: October 01, 2015

Ship: Viking Gullveig

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 327

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

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.




Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 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
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.

Ship tip

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.

Ports of call

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5

Melk, Austria

5 out of 5

Passau, Germany

5 out of 5

Regensburg, Germany

5 out of 5
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