Viking Var Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 40

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Viking Var

7 Night Romantic Danube Eastbound (Nuremberg To Budapest)

Sail date: October 14, 2016

Ship: Viking Var

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 233

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Low river level on Danube interrupted our cruise and transformed the "romantic" excursion into a bus tour for Regensburg, Passau and Melk (missed Krems altogether, this was a substitute). Had to repack and change ships outside Melk for our Wachau Valley "scenic pass" - which was about 20 minutes at 5:45pm, just before dark.  Arrived in Budapest nearly a full day late, thus shaving half of the cruise's time off this key attraction. Our Veranda was rendered virtually useless on four of the seven docking days because another ship was lashed to ours side-by-side, right up against our "balcony". Viking offered nothing to offset these unfortunate circumstances. Would not recommend.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Generally good food, but less "connection" with the venues than we were led to believe.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Very good on the Var, our initial ship. Less so on the Tor, the ship we transferred to.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small, but acceptable. Balcony was useless (ship lashed to ours against the balcony 4 of 7 docked days)
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