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Viking Ve Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall Rating:

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Danube Waltz - Passau to Budapest
Sail Date: April 08, 2016
Ship: Viking Ve
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 217
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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!

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