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Viking Vilhjalm Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

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4.7 out of 5
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Viking Vilhjalm

7 Night Danube Waltz Westbound (Budapest To Passau)

Sail date: December 04, 2019

Ship: Viking Vilhjalm

Cabin number: 237

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Definitely recommend extra days in Budapest and Prague. Both great cities with great people. Tours are early but well managed. They could improve the information on tour departures. Generally the were 5-10 minutes earlier than the written material stated. One tour did not include the organ concert as stated in the tour description.


5 out of 5
Even though our flight was delayed, we were met and taken to our hotel.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Restaurant was disorganized. A loud chaotic experience. Luckily there was another small area to eat that was quiet, with the same menu and great service. Food was good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Activities were good but area for gathering was cramped. Being a river boat there are few athletic activities.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room stewards great. Waiters very pleasant and helpful but going in all directions at once.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Lounge a bit tight for activities. Very clean and nicely decorated.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Surprisingly spacious and comfortable. Only negative was inconsistent water temperature in the shower. Friendly attendants, kept everything clean and tidy.

Ship tip

The dining room is chaotic.

Ports of call

Budapest, Hungary

5 out of 5
Wonderful Christmas Market with light show. Very walkable from market to market.

Bratislava, Slovakia

5 out of 5

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5
Vienna is beautiful. From the swans in the river to the city. Christmas Market great. Loved the excursion for the Mozart and Strauss concert.

Krems, Austria

4 out of 5

Linz, Austria

5 out of 5
This is a place for a vacation. Not overrun by tourists, nice Christmas Market.

Passau, Germany

5 out of 5
Interesting information on the tour about the rivers flooding.


5 out of 5
Well handled.
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