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Viking Gullveig Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Viking Gullveig

9 Night Bavaria To Budapest (Nuremberg To Budapest)

Sail date: August 15, 2016

Ship: Viking Gullveig

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 341

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The included excursions were pretty good for the most part.  The guides were kind of hit or miss and having a good one made all the difference.  Do a lot of research on your own on each destination before you go and have a game plan.  Use the underground in the big cities.  Cheap, clean and safe.  If the included excursion sounds like a clunker... take off on your own.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Not a cruise for children...

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of room and great service.. Excellent view off the back of the boat. Pretty noisy outside when the props are making revolutions... Excellent for enjoying a cocktail at sunset.

Ship tip

If you want a little quiet time at dinner, dine topside at the Aquavit. The servers will try to get you the main menu items if you want them.

Ports of call

Budapest, Hungary

5 out of 5

CRUISE THE DANUBE BEND

3 out of 5

ESZTERGOM, HUNGARY

3 out of 5
Seems like a filler stop on the river to Vienna

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5

Krems, Austria

5 out of 5

Passau, Germany

5 out of 5

Regensburg, Germany

5 out of 5
Best small town of the trip. Eat the sausages at the stone bridge. Get the potato salad....

Main/Danube Canal Transit

3 out of 5
Lots of locks and little change of scenery.

Nuremberg, Germany

5 out of 5
Not enough time in this city. Did not take the WWII tour but you can spend two days easily here.
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