Viking Ve Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

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5 out of 5

The Grand Experience by Viking

Sail Date: July 15, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 216

The most important think about our cruise was all the new places we visited.  The small towns, the local people and all the historic places we visited were astonishing, and our guides were so informative we learned so much.

Cabin / Stateroom
Small but efficient, room for everything we brought and we brought 4 suitcases of clothing etc. Very comfortable and the A/C worked fine. Out steward was efficient, courtioues, and took care of us like we were family.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
The ship always clean and ready for us no matter where we were or what we were doing. The bed pillows could have beed a litter firmer, and the towels could use a little more fabric softner, otherwise there was nothing else to improve upon.
Destinations and Excursions
Just the best.
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
The only thing I can say about the staff is that they were impeckable.
After the first day they knew our name and exsactly =what er liked.
Food and Dining
The food was always inovatine and represented the places we visted.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The comment is for all the ports we visited. Each and every port was fabulously in itself and the tours both included and optional were great and very informative, but if it were possible, more time should have been available to explore on our own as well.Also, maybe the optional tours should have included more sites and visited more places in each port. Perhaps offered as an "extended Optional" tour.
Kinderdijk, Netherlands
Cologne, Germany
Koblenz, Germany
Cruise Middle Rhine River
Miltenberg, Germany
Wurzburg, Germany
Bamberg, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany
For WW@ historians the tours were a must see.
Regensburg, Germany
Passau, Germany
Melk, Austria
Krems, Austria
Vienna, Austria
Budapest, Hungary


The ship was so easy top travel, very compact but with plenty of room to move about. The Acqua Vive terrace was a must for light lunch, afternoon snacks and just enjoying the sites as we sailed. We passed many other river cruise lines while sailing, but very few had this open air terrace.

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