Elegant Elbe

Viking Schumann Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 56

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Viking Schumann

9 Night Elegant Elbe Westbound (Prague To Berlin)

Sail date: April 19, 2014

Ship: Viking Schumann

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Excellent food, very pleasant and attentive staff.  Boat was very clean, staterooms were nice.  Nice amenities such as bottled mineral water in staterooms, bottled water to take on excursions, local maps for each destination,  cards with contact information for the boat at each port in case you get lost or need to take a taxi back to the boat.  They have the quietbox earphones for excursions so you can hear the guides well (I really liked that). Very nice and comfortable outdoor deck area, partially shaded. I was somewhat disappointed in the scenery (mostly flat farmland).The biggest drawback was the constant stairclimbing which was necessary to get down  to dining room, up to the lobby then down to the staterooms though  I have to admit there is a chair lift but I would be embarrased to use it.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent food, attentive service.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

non-applicable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very helpful and attentive

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Older ship has been remodeled and is quite nice

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Comfortable with individual temperature controls

Ship tip

Light lunch is available in the bar area--easier to eat light than going to the dining room.

Ports of call

Prague, Czech Republic

5 out of 5
We were there for the Easter week celebration

Melnik, Czech Republic

3 out of 5

Litomerice, Czech Republic

3 out of 5
Tiny village, everything closed up--went to a brewery for beer tasting and snacks

Bad Schandau, Germany

5 out of 5
Very interesting natural stone formations, difficult walking with lots of stairs

Dresden, Germany

5 out of 5
Beautiful city with lots to do--my spouse went for a tour of the VW factory while I went to the museum and opera house.

Meissen, Germany

3 out of 5

Torgau, Germany

3 out of 5

Wittenberg, Germany

3 out of 5

Dessau, Germany

3 out of 5

End Of Vacation

3 out of 5
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