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Viking Tor Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 70

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Viking Tor

7 Night Danube Waltz Eastbound (Passau To Budapest)

Sail date: December 14, 2018

Ship: Viking Tor

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The only negative, which I discussed with the cruise director, was a lack of communication at times. We nearly missed seeing a magnificent basilica while cruising during dinner one night because we had no idea it was coming up and many people stayed up to see the lights of Budapest as we entered when the hotel manager knew, he had told me and a few guests, that the lights would not be on as we were getting in after midnight. A guide with highlights and when they would be visible would be very helpful.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food onboard the Tor was very good to excellent. The pastries and baked goods were incredible! Nothing like an oven fresh croissant delivered to your table by the chef to start your day right!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
A river cruise is much more laid back in the activity category but we thought the entertainment and audience participation activities were a lot if fun.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Fun to see locals perform opera, folk songs, dances and music.

Children's Programs

Adult cruise

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the staff was attentive, friendly and engaging.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great ship, great crew. No negatives.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very nice cabin. Clean and well maintained. I only gave a 4 because of the shower. No matter what we did it soaked the bathroom floor every time.

Ship tip

Sit with different people as much as possible. Talk to the crew and learn about them. Don't try to do it all in ports, it can't be done. Stop in the wonderful cafes for a cup and enjoy!

Ports of call

Passau, Germany

4 out of 5
Quiet and peaceful little village.

LINZ (CESKY KRUMLOV), AUSTRIA

5 out of 5
The castle was very interesting. There is a little chocolate shop on the castle grounds with incredible chocolates at VERY reasonable prices.

Melk, Austria

5 out of 5

Krems, Austria

5 out of 5
Do not miss Gottweig Abbey!

Vienna, Austria

4 out of 5
Amazing town and sights.

Bratislava, Slovakia

4 out of 5
Wish we had more time. The basilica was amazing.

Budapest, Hungary

5 out of 5
The illuminated buildings and bridges at night are just incredible!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very efficient, smooth and calm.

Traveler Photos

Budapest by night
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