Beautiful Danube River Cruise

Viking Legend Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Viking Legend

7 Night Danube Waltz Westbound (Budapest To Passau)

Sail date: April 28, 2019

Ship: Viking Legend

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 222

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

It was a good experience on the whole! The Viking River cruise experience.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Only one dining area, served at a set time but food was tasty. And they did take good care of us, as vegetarians; someone would take our lunch and dinner orders every day at breakfast and work around our requirements.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
No activities on ship except a lounge singer, musician every night with some additional performers in a couple of ports. But then almost every one of the passengers would go off the ship every day in the morning to go tour the local port/town at least for half a day.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was very friendly and very attentive, except one of the male receptionists, who could have been a little more friendly or smile when he saw you!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
As expected, this is a small ship with space limitations but very well maintained. Our cabin was in the middle of the ship on the middle deck, so we did not have any noise problems unlike someone close to the ship's engine! In fact, we did not even feel the ship move except for a few times.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small, but comfortable for a couple. Was kept pretty clean, TV had several English channels.

Ports of call

Budapest, Hungary

5 out of 5
Did the panoramic city tour both by bus and walk separately. Also did the Jewish part of the city tour.

Bratislava, Slovakia

5 out of 5
Did the city tour. Enjoyed walking the market near the port on our free time.

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5
Did the panoramic Vienna, Schonbrunn Palace tour and went to a Mozart & Strauss concert at night. Was expecting a professional opera house concert but it was performed by the Vienna Residence Orchestra (as mentioned in the Viking brochure) and they gave an excellent performance. About 5 or 6 groups of 125 people from several docking Viking ships are brought into an old performance center in the heart of Vienna and each group is given a private performance.

Krems, Austria

5 out of 5
Went to Gottweig Abbey, which is set in a beautiful location! Then the scenic cruising in the Wachau Valley was an amazing experience!

Linz, Austria

5 out of 5
Did the 8.5 hour day tour to the picturesque Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. We were told by the dining staff that the small town was like from a fairy tale! And it is true....since we were here in early May, so it was a cloudy, drizzly day with lush green surroundings all around the small village

Passau, Germany

4 out of 5
Did the Passau walking tour with the organ concert. Went to a Bavarian farm and saw how the cows liked the automated milking machine!


5 out of 5
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