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Loved this idea of spending our 25th anniversary in Europe. All went well-great staff, good food, nice ports, but wished there was more free time and fewer ports to visit. Had to get up pretty early for the free excursions, which are largely church/history oriented, if you're into that sort of thing. Would have preferred more intimate excursions (for free) instead of 50-60 people ushered around already popular destinations. If you are a history buff, and like lectures, etc. This is for you. The passengers are largely 60+, and highly educated. A few wheelchairs also, although Europe is tough for them with all the cobblestones and hills. I really prefer Gate 1 for this sort of thing. More free time, less expensive, and a smaller group. You're not tempted into gluttony as much. Food was good, but not as good as some of the finer meals I've enjoyed in major cities. If there were more shore excursions catering to intimate experiences, that would be better-like seeing a cobbler make shoes. Since the cruise is so pricey, these should be included without an extra charge.

Great trip, but too long...

Viking Baldur Cruise Review by grathy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior
Loved this idea of spending our 25th anniversary in Europe. All went well-great staff, good food, nice ports, but wished there was more free time and fewer ports to visit. Had to get up pretty early for the free excursions, which are largely church/history oriented, if you're into that sort of thing.

Would have preferred more intimate excursions (for free) instead of 50-60 people ushered around already popular destinations.

If you are a history buff, and like lectures, etc. This is for you. The passengers are largely 60+, and highly educated. A few wheelchairs also, although Europe is tough for them with all the cobblestones and hills.

I really prefer Gate 1 for this sort of thing. More free time, less expensive, and a smaller group. You're not tempted into gluttony as much.

Food was good, but not as good as some of the finer meals I've enjoyed in major cities.

If there were more shore excursions catering to intimate experiences, that would be better-like seeing a cobbler make shoes. Since the cruise is so pricey, these should be included without an extra charge.
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Cabin Review

French Balcony Superior
Cabin C 209
Very clean, heated floors, loved that! Humidity in the room was poor. My nasal passages and my pal's eyes were all dried out.

Wi-fi on the ship was lousy. For $500 per person a night, couldn't they have decent connections?
Upper Deck Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins