We chose Viking for the ports and excursions they offer. We have heard many horror stories of cruises that became bus tours because of low river levels, high river levels and other natural hiccups. After checking the river levels on the Danube, we were concerned there could be difficulties last summer or fall, so we chose Viking. Other cruise reviews had mentioned this happening, and Viking always had solutions. Other cruise lines just offered a bus tour of the Danube regions. As it would happen, we were also affected by low river levels, and Viking came through with flying colors. Simply change ships mid-trip. The rooms are identical, so our only duty was to pack and place our bags outside our door. A minor blimp. We were offered a complimentary opera in Vienna, and an extra (also complimentary) tour of Munich...both very much appreciated, and more than covered our inconvenience!! Nicely done!!
Both crews of the Frieda and Njord had double duty cleaning and preparing our ships midcruise but they both went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we all had a pleasant cruise, enough cannot be said for the crews of all the Viking ships, They are professionals in every way!
All our excursions were kept small, our tour guides were locals and most entertaining with plenty of local color and correct information! Again, after noticing other tour groups, we were most appreciative of our tour guides and bus drivers!
Our dining experiences were just fantastic...I really appreciated the options to dine outdoors and relax with a smaller venue, but we did enjoy the evening dining ..it was splendid! We have recommended Viking to several people, and will continue to do so in the future...and hopefully we can schedule another River cruise with Viking soon!
Our cabins were extremely well thought out and appointed. The beds were comfortable and the bedding was luxurious.
My favorite city to walk and explore! just beautiful and so many delightful surprises..shopping, food and churches...oh the churches!!
Simply amazing.and the beer was wonderful!View All 62 Benedictine Abbey Reviews
So beautiful...even the rain!View All 1 Dunabe Valley Tour Reviews
Words cannot describe the beauty and pietyView All 182 Melk Abbey Reviews
I would vacation here for the whole summer!!View All 19 Wachau Valley Tour Reviews
We arrived in Nuremberg 2 days prior to our cruise and selected tours that were offered by students and senior citizens of Nuremberg. We were most pleased with the day long tour offered by the tourist board of Nuremberg. Then we picked up our ship which was originally the Njord but became the Freya because of positioning. We had mapped out the tours Viking offered so we did not duplicate ...our tours were small and very organized!
Our guide was a young man who had grown up in Budapest and had much to share..very enlightening. I was most impressed with the cold war historyView All 70 The Castle District Reviews
took the optional subway tour with a local guide..found our way and enjoyed our day and evening!View All 183 Walking Tour Reviews