Casual Cruising on the Elegant Elbe

Viking Schumann Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

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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: 9 months ago

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. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Exceptional

Onboard Activities

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

Entertainment

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.

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