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Viking Osfrid Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3.9 out of 5
Viking Osfrid

9 Night Portugal's River Of Gold (Lisbon To Porto)

Sail Date: October 14, 2018

Ship: Viking Osfrid

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review Summary

We did the pre-cruise stay in Lisbon, but ended up being there too long, despite our hotel (Tivoli Avenida Liberdade) being centrally located and excellent. The ship is wonderful, although our cabin felt cramped. There is a large Lounge though, and a spacious upper deck with Pool. The scenery along the Douro (Duero) is wonderful. The staff on board look after you exceptionally well and you will always have plenty to eat and drink. Occasionally, we found the food to be bland and one day, our table of 8 all had tough, inedible steaks. Otherwise, the food was fine. Breakfast was disappointing, with packaged fruit juice (not squeezed), poor selection of fresh fruit and luke warm cooked breakfast. Eggs Benedict was fantastic, as were the freshly prepared eggs & omelettes. One major plus on this cruise, was that EVERYONE (about 100 guests is max) was warm, friendly and educated. Maybe a different class of people choose this type of cruise. We would highly recommend this cruise (Viking have 3 ships currently on this route).

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship Tip

Take good, comfortable walking shoes

Ports Of Call

Lisbon, Portugal

3 out of 5

VILA NOVA DE GAIA (PORTO), PORTUGAL

4 out of 5

Regua, Portugal

5 out of 5

Pinhao, Portugal

5 out of 5

Barca D'Alva, Portugal

1 out of 5

Vega De Terron (Salamanca), Spain

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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