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Viking Skadi Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Christmas Markets Cruise

Viking Skadi Cruise Review by Semmons

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2015
  • Destination: Europe River

I made this cruise with a long time friend who loves to travel, loves Christmas, and loves to shop, like me! Our transfer to the longship went off without a hitch. Our ship was the Skadi.

What a wonderful crew! They knew our name, attended to our needs promptly and with a smile. The ship was terrific and we loved our cabin which was Stateroom 305 on Veranda (A)

The port and shore excursions were terrific. Loved the listening packs. So helpful! The guides were locals who really knew about the area and gave interesting tidbits which made it even more interesting and gave us a real connection with the city/town. We loved having the time on our own and instructions were always clear as to how to get back to our ship or the pick-up bus. The time schedule was easy for us and we had time to do everything we wanted with out stress or hurry.

We thoroughly enjoyed all the entertainment evenings as well. Sharon and I met some wonderful people that we enjoyed hanging out with. Our transfer from ship to airport was easy tho it left so early that it was still too dark and we would have loved to have enjoyed the views on our way to Munich.

Would I do it again? In a heartbeat!!! It was a memory of a lifetime with a dear friend. Best river cruise I ever made! (Out of 3, & one of those was a Christmas Cruise as well) Thank you!

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Cabin Review

Cabin Veranda (A) 305

Great! Plenty of room and closet and drawer space. Bed very comfortable. Room was kept clean and ready. Nice view out the full length window. Too cold to be outside much. Plenty of mirror space. Loved the shower.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Budapest was more beautiful that I had imagined. What gorgeous buildings and views from the top of the hill! Our night departure and the lights were beautiful and memorable forever! Loved this city.


It was a windy and rainy day. So that took away from the outside excursions from the bus. Can't help that. But the views from the castle hill were pretty. Loved seeing the US Embassy. And of course the Christmas Market.


Very impressive palace area. BEST Christmas markets of the trip! Great guide. Enjoyed hot chocolate at the Einstein Pub near our bus pickup. The Christmas lights were beautiful. Had such a great time here!

Melk Abbey

It was an interesting tour but a bit long. Could have cut off about 15 minutes and it would have been fine. The first part was what was so long. It is a beautiful place.

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Old Town Tour

Our favorite guide of all! She was wonderful and Salzburg was wonderful! What a wonderful day. Would love to see the Christmas Market in Linz but if a choice I will always go back to Salzburg. Truly a highlight of the cruise for me!

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Walking Tour

What a wonderful last day! Loved the gingerbread presentation by the family. This is such a quaint place. Ate at a delicious German restaurant. Enjoyed our last day to shop of course!

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What a great local guide! Loved this little town. Beautiful church. If we had to do it again we would probably not have stayed for the concert and shopped a little because there was not time after the concert. But concert was very nice.

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