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Viking Gullveig Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Viking Gullveig

9 Night Bavaria To Budapest (Nuremberg To Budapest)

Sail date: April 06, 2016

Ship: Viking Gullveig

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 307

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The services by the Crew were outstanding.  The Ship is very well laid out, easy to get around and the stateroom is compact but comfortable. The food was good and plentiful.

The docking facility at Amsterdam was awful. It is located in an industrial area with cargo ships with no view of the City. Also in more than one instance no view was possible because other ships were joined together along side at the dock. The river(s) we traveled were along industrial corrirdors and because of the flat topographic nature of the land and lack of a narrative we never knew where we were or what if any landmarks we should have been made aware of. One of our optional tours was entitled 'Tulips and Windmills' and a promotional photo showed the historical Windmill and Tulips. It turned out to be a tour of a tulip bulb producing farm with no flowers and the windmill was a modern wind turbine.  This itinerary was not up to the 2 previous scenic Viking cruises on the Danube or Rhine.  

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
The resident piano player was very good . but we were only provided with one outside entertainment duo. In other river cruises additional entertainers were boarded at intervals.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
compact but adequately comfortable

Ship tip

Ship was good The Staff was excelllent

Ports of call

Hoorn, Netherlands

3 out of 5
Attractive town. Spent a pleasant hour with a local family for a tea. The Optional Tulips & Windmills tour was disappointing and grossly misrepresented by Viking as described earlier

Arnhem, Netherlands

3 out of 5
The included Palace tour was okay The optional Netherlands open air museum was much better

Kinderdijk, Netherlands

5 out of 5
The old Windmills are fascinating and worth seeing but are a considerable walking distance from the docking area with no supplemental transport available

Ghent (Brugge), Belgium Did not visit port

A wonderful community and one of the highlights of the week. A Canal tour, Chocolates and Waffles


not a stop

Rotterdam, Netherlands

3 out of 5
Due to delay at the locks the ship did not stop here

Keukenhof Gardens (From Amsterdam), Netherlands Did not visit port

Don't miss this! Should have been scheduled on the first day to set the mood for the remaining days. Outstanding beautiful huge Tulip gardens also Orchids, Roses and others presented in a most attractive well cared for instalation

Amsterdam, Netherlands

3 out of 5
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