Casual Cruising on the Elegant Elbe

Viking Schumann Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 45

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Viking Schumann

9 Night Elegant Elbe Westbound (Prague To Berlin)

Sail date: October 20, 2016

Ship: Viking Schumann

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 114

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

The intimacy of the small ship, just enough passengers and crew/staff, makes one feel you are on a private yacht, albeit a very BIG yacht. The staff and crew were friendly, performed their duties as if they loved their jobs, and maintained the ship as well as any 5 star hotel. The dining experience was outstanding. Chef Sammy prepared beautifully presented and mouth pleasing meals. The dining staff was exceptional. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Just right. I especially enjoyed the lace making demonstration.


3 out of 5
Pianist was just background at best. No true value added.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Outstanding. Vladimir was a warm and gracious maitre d', Nancy a vivacious and witty program director, Chef Sammy a wonderful meal designer

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean, well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Missed sleeping with my husband. Bathroom amazingly roomie. Big ships should take notes from Viking for small bathroom design!

Ship tip

Pack for casual wear. Not jean casual, more business casual. Make sure to bring 2 pairs of the most comfortable shoes you can afford.

Ports of call

Prague, Czech Republic

5 out of 5

Melnik, Czech Republic

5 out of 5

Litomerice, Czech Republic

5 out of 5

Bad Schandau, Germany

5 out of 5

Dresden, Germany

5 out of 5

Meissen, Germany

5 out of 5

Torgau, Germany

5 out of 5

Wittenberg, Germany

5 out of 5

Magdeburg, Germany

5 out of 5

End Of Vacation

5 out of 5
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