Cruises Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Viking River Cruise Disappoints

Jump to last reply

We took the Viking "Grand European Cruise", 14 days from Amsterdam to Budapest. We were on the Viking Danube.
We were disappointed and angry at some key parts of the cruise.
Transfers were handled badly. For example, in Amsterdam, we had to push our luggage on city streets for 500 feet in the rain, only to have to wait ten minutes for the van to show up. The worst of it was the uncaring and dismissive attitude shown by the Viking personnel. In Budapest, we were told to get off the bus 500 feet from our terminal. I asked where to get a cart or porter for our baggage, the Viking rep said there were none. (There were carts inside). Again, the Viking rep was not the least bit helpful, in fact her deportment suggested she "could have cared less."
They claim WiFi. Don't believe it. Yes, it's there, but so slow its useless (about half of dial-up)
In many of the ports the ships dock so far from town your only option is to join the provided tour. This means you are committed to a 2 to 3 hour outing and a lot of walking. Some alternative should be available (for this high priced cruise), ie: shuttles.
At least one of their "lectures" was so bad that a grade 8 student would have gotten a "D". On the whole, we can only give is a three star rating.

60 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Cruises activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Trip report. Our cruise on the Diamond Princess with a stay in Tokyo
  2. 2 Carnival Victory Halloween cruise
  3. 3 Vantage River Cruises vs. Viking River Cruises
  4. 4 Trip Report Halong Bay Cruise Review: Violet from Heritage Lines
  5. 5 Croatia Dalmatian Coast
  6. 6 Finding bargain cruises out of NYC
  7. 7 Partial Transit vs Full Transit on Panama Canal Cruise
  8. 8 Antarctica cruise - your tips
  9. 9 Venice cruise terminal to San Marco ?
  10. 10 Killing time in Fort Lauderdale before our cruise
  11. 11 Trip Report Alaska Shore excursion on the cheap
  12. 12 transfers in Venice
  13. 13 Norwegian Pearl obstructed rooms question
  14. 14 Dresscode on HAL Alaska Cruise
  15. 15 Pavlus Travel
  16. 16 Cape Horn Cruise
  17. 17 Trip Report French Country Waterways "Adrienne"
  18. 18 Miami Port Park and cruise hotel package?
  19. 19 Cruise Experience Interview
  20. 20 regent navigator showers
  21. 21 Trip Report A Redhead in Antarctica
  22. 22 Trip Report Viking River Cruise Disappoints
  23. 23 AHI Travel...anyone used them for river cruising?
  24. 24 Steep cruise discounts
  25. 25 Trip Report Deserved trip for my mother Mary on her birthday 60!!
View next 25 » Back to the top