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Viking Eistla Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Great Job by the Crew, Considering Last Minute Ship Change

Review for Viking Eistla to Europe River
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CityGirl02
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2016
Cabin: Veranda Superior
An image of one of the canals in Amsterdam, taken during the walking tour w
Watching the sunrise, as we have our morning coffee
Our Viking home away from home on the Rhine River
From the back of the ship, at dusk, you can see the cathedral in Cologne, G
Sunrise over Lake Lucerne, taken from our hotel room window, during our pos

While we booked our cruise on the Viking Mani, we had a last minute change in the ship (to the Viking Eistla) because the Mani had to undergo some repairs. We did have the crew from the Mani, who had completely moved themselves from their home ship over to the Eistla before all of the guests embarked. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was comfortable for the guests. We had to report a leak in our cabin from the air conditioning, and it was repaired immediately.

This was our 3rd Viking River Cruise in Europe. We booked both the pre-cruise and post-cruise extensions, embarking the ship in Amsterdam and extending our trip in Lucerne. While the location of the hotel in Amsterdam was convenient to most of the sights, we thought the room size and accommodations could be better. The hotel in Lucerne was wonderful.

The meals, service, and excursions were very good, and lived up to what we have come to expect of Viking. Our favorite excursion was one of the optional tours, the WW II Tour of the Colmar Pocket, and we considered this one of the highlights of our vacation.

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Veranda Superior

Cabin A

Our cabin was comfortable. We've previously traveled on one of the Viking longships, so we knew what to expect. We enjoyed the balcony on this trip because we were rarely docked next to another longship.

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