Perfect Experience: Viking Ingvi Cruise Review by tomhusted

Viking Ingvi 5
tomhusted
Member Since 2016

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Perfect Experience

Sail Date: August 2016
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Embarkation: Budapest
We were attracted to the small ship experience after hearing horror stories about the cattle- car voyages others told us about. The small ship Viking river cruises had great reviews and their attention to detail made the cruise a great value. The room, the food and the staff all surpassed our expectations. The excursions were a delight and the optional ones (even though they were pricey) really added a lot to the total experience. We arrived two days early in Budapest after a trying flight from Portland, Oregon to Budapest on Delta Airlines. Through no fault of Viking, we arrived eight hours late and in spite of notifying Viking no one met us the airport. We took a cab and Viking apologized and reimbursed us. Budapest is an exciting and vibrant city; the Budapest Intercontinental was an amazing surprise. We wish we had booked several more days there. Most of the shore excisions were fun and informative but we would recommend that you diplomatically insist on what you want from the More guide if you feel short changed. We plan to go again when we can arrange it, perhaps to the Mediterranean or British Isles. Viking is a great company! Less

Published 10/15/16
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Luxurious. Comfortable. Quiet. Staff was exceptional keeping the room immaculate and equipped.

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Port and Shore Excursions


City Tour

Saw all the sites and fabulous architecture of the city.

Cologne Cathedral

Cathedral guide was in a hurry to be somewhere else.

Paffgen Kolsch brewery

One of the the most memorable tours on the trip. Guide (Oule?) was engaging, informative and funny.

Walking Tour

Fabulous architecture.

Walking Tour

Rare unspoiled castle gave a genuine feel for medieval times.

Melk Abbey

Lavish, even gaudy. Looks like the peasants sacrificed much so the monks could live well.

Wachau Valley Tour

Impressive and beautiful.

Sites were wonderful but the guide was unenthusiastic and spoiled the tour with constant complaints about the weather.

Walking Tour

Sound of Music presentation was first rate.

Awe inspiring. Sense of history is overwhelming.

Schonbrunn Palace

Impressive but too brief.

Art and architecture outstanding.

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