Danube River Cruise Westbound

Viking Ingvi Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

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Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 88

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Viking Ingvi

7 Night Danube Waltz Westbound (Budapest To Passau)

Sail date: July 24, 2019

Ship: Viking Ingvi

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 119

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Having been multi-time ocean cruises, including Viking, this was a very different experience. Much less to do onboard.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
A bit confused as to early embarkation from hotel to ship. Ship available earlier than we were told. Friendly staff at reception.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Limited choices vs Ocean cruising. Excellent service by crew; especially, Maitre d’.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Very little activity available except sightseeing.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Limited entertainment. Spotty quality. Superb Danube lecturer. Good opera singers. Average. Local group.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Poor room Steward who let supplies run out. Excellent other services. Exceptional Maitre D’ and Program Director. Reclusive Captain who did not speak English.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very comfortable bed. Room size only 135-150 sq ft and little storage. Must put suitcases under bed. Very limited closet space.

Ship tip

Major difference in size between Veranda cabins and all other types. Not everyone will find non-balcony cabins acceptable. Balconies have extra storage.

Ports of call

Budapest, Hungary

4 out of 5
Taste of Budapest excursion excellent. Nice city but heavy construction going on.

Bratislava, Slovakia

1 out of 5
A very average place. Only an exterior view of castle on excursion.

Vienna, Austria

3 out of 5
Fantastic evening concert. So much construction and remodeling going on that city did not have anticipated charm.

Krems, Austria

5 out of 5
Excellent tour of Abbey. Wonderful day.

Linz, Austria

4 out of 5
Very little to see in Linz... another typical town. Spent day touring Cesky Kremlin in Slovakia. Lovely medieval city. Unfortunately, castle tour only includes external gardens. Wonderful daytime cruise in Wachau Valley.

Passau, Germany

4 out of 5
Great included walking tour and organ concert.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
One of the best!
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