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Viking Idun Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Viking Idun

10 Night Passage To Eastern Europe Eastbound (Budapest To Bucharest)

Sail date: May 13, 2019

Ship: Viking Idun

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 309

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall, a very educational experience with good food, outstanding staff, comfortable as could be on a river boat. All tours (with one exception) were guided by the most wonderful, knowledgeable entertaining individuals that could be wished for !! They all deserve congratulations.


5 out of 5
As I hoped it would be. Well organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Most satisfactory !

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Shipboard activities are not what you go on a river cruise for. They are far a few between. The activities they did have were enjoyable.


3 out of 5
Again, Not on a river cruise. Piano man, on board cultural presentations in port were very good !

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Outstanding service & staff throughout !

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Layout was comfortable and extremely clean and maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabins on river boats are not made to reside in. Cabins are not ocean cruise ship size therefore I spent most leisure time in the lounge areas! Cabin always perfectly clean.

Ship tip

Enjoy your experience ! If you don't, it won't be the ship's fault!

Ports of call

Budapest, Hungary

4 out of 5
Rain definitely affected enjoyment of this port!

Kalocsa, Hungary

4 out of 5
Excursion to horse farm was entertaining

Vukovar (Osijek), Croatia

5 out of 5
A most outstanding journey to both of these cities/town. The music in the cathedral was beautiful. And the visit to Esther's home in Osijek was a highlight of the cruise !!!

Belgrade, Serbia

4 out of 5

Cruise The Iron Gates

4 out of 5

Vidin, Bulgaria

4 out of 5

Ruse (Russe, Rousse), Bulgaria

4 out of 5

Giurgiu, Romania

4 out of 5

Bucharest, Romania

2 out of 5
Unfortunately, the optional tour provided in this city was one of the worst $$ I have spent on any cruise at any time ! Too many negatives to describe ina paragraph or two.

End Of Vacation

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Again, a very organized disembarkation. Viking hit on all cylinders!!
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