Viking Primadonna Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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2 out of 5

Disappointing - Cruise from Hell

Sail Date: September 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Ship quality as expected. Captain made a judgement error passing ships outside the channel and his decision cost us 2 night/3 days stuck on the Danube. Viking communication was minimal and it was poorly handled. 3rd day we had to get rescued by an open air grain barge (no bathrooms) to ride 4 hours to the next port and then ride another 5 hours by bus to Bucharest. We lost 3 days of our vacation and despite our efforts to work with Viking have heard nothing from them to date

Pros: Tranyslvannia Post Trip

Cons: Captain got boat stuck - lost 3 days of cities & excursions

Recommends Viking Primadonna? No.

Service and Staff
Crew were the bright spot as they really tried. Marcella, Cruise Director, did all she could but had no support from Viking Management to help handle this fiasco
Food and Dining
Food was adequate
Cabin / Stateroom
Lodging adequate
Lost 3 days of excursions
Ship Quality
Ship was okay - easily stuck not good

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