Best Trip Ever!

Viking Vili Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Viking Vili

10 Night Passage To Eastern Europe Westbound (Bucharest To Budapest)

Sail date: September 14, 2018

Ship: Viking Vili

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 334

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

The trip was great, one of the best of our lives. From the time we landed in Budapest through our departure from Amsterdam, everything was first class! Food was varied - local fare and standard American food - and was delicious. The various staff, whether dining, housekeeping, front desk, trips guides, etc., were first class! The ports were individual and provided, to this passenger, a panoramic and personal presentation of that city’s culture and peoples. WWII highlighted many of the talks and walks. I felt that this was important as most of our guides were too young to remember the. Many of them did remember their city’s recovery. Our program director, Marek, was the best! He always was “on” when he met passengers on or off the ship. His personality and warmth made everything, including ship transfer, work out for everyone. DON’T EVER LET HIM GO! Cheers also go out to Hristian, our room attendant. Always cheerful and ALWAYS wanting to please. Traveling with friends provided sharing time. I kept a journal, as I do for all our trips, and shared our adventures with family and friends at home. My only problem was during the second week of the trip. Because of the many low bridges, Internet reception was not good. I am sure that will change with techonology. Again, BEST TRIP OF OUR LIVES! Craig and Carolyn Thomson


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Be prepared to have fun, meet great people, go to different places, and eat great food!

Ports of call

Budapest, Hungary

5 out of 5

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5

Melk, Austria

5 out of 5
Loved Salzburg!!!!

Passau, Germany

5 out of 5

Regensburg, Germany

5 out of 5

Nuremberg, Germany

5 out of 5
If any interest in WWI, take the History optional trip.

Bamberg, Germany

5 out of 5

Wurzburg, Germany

5 out of 5

Wertheim, Germany

5 out of 5

Koblenz, Germany

5 out of 5

Cologne, Germany

5 out of 5

Kinderdijk, Netherlands

5 out of 5

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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