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Viking Hemming Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Viking Hemming

Sail date: August 13, 2021

Ship: Viking Hemming

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 308

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review summary

We loved the cruise overall, but Given the price of the cruise, the activities should have been included - especially for those with the larger veranda suite. It felt as though the cost covered very little beyond food and basic drinks. The staff made the trip. We know that this was a 'first cruise' post-covid, but a little more training of service staff about the "premium alcohol" should have been given.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
While the food and service were excellent, the bar left something to be desired. The bartender was overwhelmed, and unable to make many cocktails. In addition, we paid for the 'premium' alcohol package, but every single day when we ordered something from that list we would be told that we had to pay extra, and every single day we had to remind them that we had the premium package. Finally, on the last 2 days they remembered. That's something that the waiters should know in advance.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We enjoyed the pool and upper deck tremendously. It would have been nice to have at least a small gym.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
There was a good musician in the lounge each evening

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were excellent in every regard. They were attentive, helpful, pleasant and went out of their way to make our trip delightful. In particular Masoud, and Azir were outstanding.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable, roomy (for a boat), nice layout. We enjoyed the flowers and champagne as well as the wine in our room.

Ship tip

Some of the bus rides were VERY long, often on narrow windy roads. If you're motion sickness prone, beware.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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