Viking Ve Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

RHINE CRUISE: Nearly perfect, but some things you should know...

Sail Date: April 08, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 217

Review dropdown menu did not offer Rhine Getaway, but we sailed Ve on that one.  Overall excellent experience, first class service and quality people, equipment, and events.  Some details worth knowing:  Stateroom time is very limited, so buying bigger and higher is probably a waste of money.  You won't get river or shore side consistently, and half the nights we were docked inches from another cruise ship.  Try to pick a sail date that does not have two ships on same schedule, as excursions are crowded! Private balcony was not so private.  Excursions were fast and time limited, especially black forest/cuckoo stop.  One hour at site, not enough time to watch clock demo, see forest (not even a little), glass blowing, cake making, and shop for anything.  Brochure leads you to believe you get to do it all.  Pick one, and that's about it.  A couple of stops were a bit tourist-trap style, but you can avoid those shops and get off the path.  Yes, I would do it all again even at the high price tag.  Enjoy!

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining

Was this review helpful? 19

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top