Wonderful trip!

Viking Ingvi Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Viking Ingvi

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

Sail date: April 07, 2016

Ship: Viking Ingvi

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 231

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Everything on this cruise was outstanding. From the time we were met at the

airport to when we started home and a Viking rep actually went into the airport and helped us get our boarding passes, the Viking people thought of everything to make our trip perfect.

We saw beautiful scenery, interesting cities and countries with very interesting histories, and lovely people. Our trip included outstanding food (with interesting wines for lunch & dinner as well as mimosas at breakfast),  well thought out variety of excursions (included}, a room with high end fixtures & bedding that was tidied up several times a day, and friendly, helpful, hard-working staff that met our every need and whim.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

not geared towards children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Of course the rooms on cruises are small, but the balcony really expanded it, and we enjoyed sitting out on it. The shower was exceptional, with good water pressure, and a nice hand-held shower head. Bedding & bed were very comfortable. Room was cleaned frequently & bottled water was kept replenished all the time

Ship tip

Be prepared for a wonderful experience. On this Eastern European tour these formerly Communist countries are an especially interesting part of Europe that aren't so touristy, and have beautiful scenery & architecture with wonderful, friendly people who show inspiring resiliency.

Ports of call

Budapest, Hungary

3 out of 5
It has the most beautiful buildings! Anything you buy is expensive and same souvenirs are seen everywhere!

Kalocsa, Hungary

5 out of 5
At the Equestrian Center we saw a show with beautiful horses

Vukovar (Osijek), Croatia

5 out of 5
The small group visit to a home was a highlight of the trip.

Belgrade, Serbia

5 out of 5
I loved the view from the fort, and this was my favorite shopping city. Great original souvenirs at a reasonable price.

Cruise The Iron Gates

5 out of 5
Spending one relaxing day on the ship seeing some of the most beautiful scenery was nice break.

Vidin, Bulgaria

5 out of 5
Interesting 1 hour ride through countryside to Belogradchik Rocks -great views & interesting rock formations

Ruse (Russe, Rousse), Bulgaria

5 out of 5

Giurgiu, Romania

5 out of 5

End Of Vacation

5 out of 5
Nice to have a day in Budapest to prepare for the long flight. Appreciated Viking making the airport transfer so easy, even setting ups an early (3AM!) breakfast, and sending someone into the airport with us to help with boarding passes.
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