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Viking Kadlin Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Viking Kadlin

7 Night Paris & The Heart Of Normandy (Paris Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 12, 2017

Ship: Viking Kadlin

Cabin number: 205

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Third VK river cruise.  Kadlin ship excellent, as have been our other VK ships. Storeroom middle deck with veranda. Comfortable. Bed, bathroom, walk in shower, excellent. Cruise Director Ken Dermer: superior. As are Chef Manuel, dining table attendant Norman, and housekeeper Beats. Ken is knowledgeable, and engaging in his presentations. Highlights: Claude Monet's gardens and house. VK guides are personable and highly informative. Highly recommend to take Versailles, Louvre, Normandy D-Day Beaches, and Paris day excursions. If you extend in Paris, highly recommend D'Orsey museum, Garnier Opera House, & Pompidou Center. Pompidou Center = hard to navigate. Go right to Gallery 5 modern art collection.  My travel agent Peter von Fridrich handled every precruise request very well.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Chef Manuel prepared creative veg meals for my wife.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Not applicable for me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

At dining, try to have Norman attend to your table. Ken Dermer had guidance and suggestions for any inquiry, and I had plenty.

Ports of call

Paris, France

3 out of 5
Go to Versailles. You can take train into Paris and be on your own until VK bus picks you up around 5:15 at the Churchill statue at the Petit Pallais.

Vernon, France

3 out of 5
Visit Monet's gardens and home.

Rouen, France

3 out of 5
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