VIKING VE - WONDERFUL VACATION

Viking Ve Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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Grand European Tour - Amsterdam to Budapest
Sail Date: August 26, 2016
Ship: Viking Ve
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 317
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 months ago

We really liked the smaller number of passengers and the more personal attention as compared to our ocean cruises.  Great itinerary - loved the small German towns.

Food was good, but not the variety of entrees we had on ocean cruises, but after seeing the kitchen, I understand this.

Would have liked more evening lectures about the countries we visited - the ones we had were good, but with all the history there I think this was a missed opportunity.

Also really appreciated not being "kicked off the ship" at the end.  The crew was most accommodating - we even came back for lunch after checking out, and were allowed to leave our bags on until later in the day.

Included shore trips were good, as were the guides (with 2 exceptions)

Evening light cruise in Budapest was a FAVORITE!  As was the  castle cruise 

on the mid-Rhine.

Yes I would definitely recommend this cruise.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
liked the open dining and meeting new friends

Onboard Activities

would have liked more educational lectures or presentations about the history and people of the countries we visited.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Very good- enjoyed glass blower and the 2 music nights

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
top notch! Sam was fun and very helpful too - as was Marco.
Claudia was a very fine cabin steward.

Ship Quality

loved the 3rd floor balcony room
our ship looked newer and cleaner than many others that we saw enroute

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
cabin was small, but adequate. loved the balcony!
Claudia was excellent!
Comfortable bed, did not like the squishy pillows.
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see the Shurnberg Castle
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our favorite small city
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hope for fine weather beautiful cruise!
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