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Viking Rinda Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Viking Rinda Cruise Review by Garry Holmstrom

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

Following our first river cruise with Viking from Paris to Normandy in spring 2015 we decided to some day take another. The availability, timing and opportunity to join previous Viking cruise friends made an easy decision of cruising again in fall 2015 experiencing the Grand European River Cruise. We met our friends and made many new friends. Food was great and offered the best of the regions we passed. Our third Viking cruise is just ahead this fall.

The Viking arranged 4 day pre-cruise in Paris was exceptional. Viking provided their own Consigier, in addition to the hotel's Consigier. His recommendations were exactly correct and allowed us to maximize our opportunities to visit museums and events without waiting in museum lines. The restaurants recommeded fit our daily needs without exception.

The Viking Cruise staff are obviously chosen by top management to ensure knowledge, language, humor, entertainment and absolute responsibility to us - the passengers.

An unexpected pleasure was the routine professional guest professors and subject matter experts who provided lectures with slide presentations and often attire and examples of the products of the region.

Not having to pack and unpack daily is an underestimated surprise experience. A walk down the deck to the restaurants following daily pre-briefings of the next day's opportunities became a daily favorite for us and our friends. The following dinners could not have been better in quality, quantity and variety. Exquisite in setting and presentation, yet casual in attire and atmosphere.

Do read the advanced literature to know what to expect for weather, clothing and comfort.


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Cabin Standard 117

Excellent. Clean, well kept, always a polite, courteous maid with daily treats of the region. Bottled water was a classy touch.


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