Viking Schumann Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Casual Cruising on the Elegant Elbe

Sail Date: October 20, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 114

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. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Missed sleeping with my husband. Bathroom amazingly roomie. Big ships should take notes from Viking for small bathroom design!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Easy, no confusion, well organized
Ship Quality
Very clean, well maintained
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Just right. I especially enjoyed the lace making demonstration.
Pianist was just background at best. No true value added.
Service and Staff
Outstanding. Vladimir was a warm and gracious maitre d', Nancy a vivacious and witty program director, Chef Sammy a wonderful meal designer
Food and Dining


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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