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We chose this cruise because we were able to see so many beautiful cities and travel down three rivers in a relatively short amount of time. Additionally, most excursions were included--which is not the case on most cruises, and the excursions were wonderful! Since the ship was small, in most cases we were within walking distance between our ship and our destinations, which made it easy to go back and forth between the port and our ship. Buses and shuttles were also included, so we didn't have to worry about getting lost or left behind. Since the ship was designed for only 190 passengers and 50 crew members, we got to know most of our fellow passengers and crew very easily. Having less passengers also meant that we never had to stand in line for meals or wait for seating. The crew was outstanding...catering to all of our needs. We ate gourmet meals with most drinks included. Our cruise director was outstanding--presenting informative programs, demonstrations, and small scale entertainment, which made the whole experience more personal and enjoyable. Finally, we felt very safe and secure traveling on a river cruise, where we could see the shoreline! Our captain and the riverboat crew were excellent navigators. The cruise was wonderful!

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Viking Embla Cruise Review by desert whale

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: French Balcony
We chose this cruise because we were able to see so many beautiful cities and travel down three rivers in a relatively short amount of time. Additionally, most excursions were included--which is not the case on most cruises, and the excursions were wonderful! Since the ship was small, in most cases we were within walking distance between our ship and our destinations, which made it easy to go back and forth between the port and our ship. Buses and shuttles were also included, so we didn't have to worry about getting lost or left behind.

Since the ship was designed for only 190 passengers and 50 crew members, we got to know most of our fellow passengers and crew very easily. Having less passengers also meant that we never had to stand in line for meals or wait for seating. The crew was outstanding...catering to all of our needs. We ate gourmet meals with most drinks included.

Our cruise director was outstanding--presenting informative programs, demonstrations, and small scale entertainment, which made the whole experience more personal and enjoyable.

Finally, we felt very safe and secure traveling on a river cruise, where we could see the shoreline! Our captain and the riverboat crew were excellent navigators. The cruise was wonderful!
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We, very much, enjoyed the French Balcony. We were able to open our sliding door and felt very comfortable in our room. Although the room was small, the design maximized the comfort level. My husband is 6'4" and he enjoyed the room, as well.

Housekeeping kept our room spotless! We were very pleased.
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