Danube Waltz Eastbound

Viking Hermod Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Viking Hermod

7 Night Danube Waltz Eastbound (Passau To Budapest)

Sail date: October 15, 2019

Ship: Viking Hermod

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 109

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was perfect from start to finish. We don't have a single negative thing to say. Viking exceeded our expectations.


5 out of 5
This was our first Viking cruise and everything was as good as everyone told us it would be.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ended our trip at the New York Palace in Budapest. The food there paled by comparison with the food on the Hermod!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We loved Trivia night. The chef's descriptions of dinner and cooking lesson were great.


4 out of 5
Our piano player was great. I would have liked it a bit better if it hadn't been so loud to make conversation for us old folks a bit easier. But he was very talented.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All were polite and helpful. Several had great senses of humor which we really appreciated.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was small but what we expected. It was really helpful that there was a clothes line in the shower, 110 outlets and drawer and closet space. The toilet paper holder was the only drawback!

Ship tip

Relax and enjoy. Viking has it handled!

Ports of call

Passau, Germany

5 out of 5

Linz, Austria

5 out of 5
The trip to Cesky Krumlov was a highlight of the trip.

Krems, Austria

5 out of 5

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5
It was a packed day but we got in a walking tour in the morning, a trip to the Spanish Riding School in the afternoon and a concert in the evening. My husband brought along a sport coat for the concert but it wasn't needed (and it was stiffling hot in the concert hall.) We took the optional morning tour by walking to the train with our guide. We were glad we did this as we got the bus ride for both the afternoon and evening excursions. The guide was fantastic.

Bratislava, Slovakia

5 out of 5
Fun walking tour. We wondered why it started and ended so early but found out when we cruised through the beautiful Wachau Valley.

Budapest, Hungary

5 out of 5
The bus tour was worth the trip. In the afternoon we walked to the market from the ship and got to enjoy the atmosphere of the walk.


5 out of 5
Really well organized.
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