It's a bus tour not a river cruise

Viking Var Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

2.1 out of 5
Viking Var

7 Night Romantic Danube Eastbound (Nuremberg To Budapest)

Sail date: July 20, 2018

Ship: Viking Var

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The Danube river was low so the ship did not make it to most of the promised destinations. The boat stayed in industrial locations, with boats tied up on either side, while buses (up to 3 hrs each way) were used to take us on very short tours in the promised ports. Most of your vacation is spent waiting for, or sitting on, buses. This is not the vacation we were promised. Viking wants to give us a travel voucher for a subsequent cruise but why would I trust them again? Do not travel with Viking. There are many competitors to try.


1 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

Do not use Viking River Cruises

Ports of call

Nuremberg, Germany

1 out of 5

Main/Danube Canal Transit

1 out of 5

Regensburg, Germany

1 out of 5

Passau, Germany

1 out of 5

Krems, Austria

1 out of 5

Vienna, Austria

1 out of 5

Budapest, Hungary

1 out of 5


1 out of 5
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