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Viking Modi Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe


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Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

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9 Night Rhine Rhapsody Southbound (Paris To Basel)
Sail Date: April 04, 2016
Ship: Viking Modi
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 303
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The best part of this cruise was the ship's staff and, in particular, the Program Director. He, Joey, could have been a successful stand-up comedian, but was also a very effective organizer and overall coordinator of activities -- even when unexpected problems (weather, ground transportation) threatened.

The food and drinks were very good despite lacking the variety (or quantity) of an ocean cruise. The staterooms (ours was a balcony stateroom on the upper deck) were rather cozy, but very clean; the room stewards very attentive.

One concern was what appeared to be a somewhat lax approach to security when the ship was docked at very accessible dock locations.

Bottom line - beautiful historic cities visited, magnificent scenery and sites along the Rhine River, and a terrific, friendly, ship's staff made this a memorable, enjoyable experience. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cozy but adequate. Don't plan on spending much time in the room or on the veranda, because scheduled and/or optional excursions will take up most of the day.

Ship Tip

Don't bring a ton of clothing, or any dressy, semi-formal clothing. Your days will be filled with walking (on cobble stone streets), your evenings will be very casual and low-key. Storage is very limited in the cozy staterooms, so just bring the essentials. Practical, comfortable shoes are essential

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