Christmas in Europe

Viking Vili Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Viking Vili

7 Night Danube Waltz Eastbound (Passau To Budapest)

Sail Date: December 02, 2016

Ship: Viking Vili

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 212

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

The cruise was planned for this time of year so that we could visit the Christmas markets in the cities on our itinerary as well as visiting the sites in each city.  The planned tours were very good and the tour guides were fabulous.  The route and destinations were each unique and well worth visiting.  When we cruise, we normally select a balcony room.  For this trip, we chose a French balcony since we didn't think we would be sitting outside in December.  Due to our selection, the rooms on the ship were a little smaller than we thought.  In addition, the food was OK but I would have thought that Viking would have provided more of a selection of local foods from the cities/countries we visited.  Also, there was not much to do after dinner with limited entertainment on the ship.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was good but somewhat limited in selection and variety. Should have added more local/traditional items to the menu.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not much to do on board. There were some activities during the day such as baking and decorating presentations but the evening activities were very limited.


3 out of 5
Not much entertainment after dinner except a piano player in the lounge. The one highlight was the acapella group that came on board our last evening.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was excellent and were all very helpful and accommodating.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Nice room and very clean but somewhat smaller than expected.

Ports Of Call

Passau, Germany

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Melk, Austria

5 out of 5

Durnstein, Austria

5 out of 5

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5

Bratislava, Slovakia

5 out of 5

Budapest, Hungary

5 out of 5
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