Viking Skadi Cruise Review by ILTravelers
- Sail Date: October 2017
- Destination: Europe River
- Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior
We easily found our ship "Skadia" near our hotel and we were pleased to see the hotel staff had transferred our luggage to our ship's room by the time we checked in that afternoon. We had several hours to relax and unpack before our informative welcome meeting and first dinner, which was helpful to my wife who had never been on a cruise before.
This river cruise with Viking was just excellent and better than advertised in many ways. The trip itinerary was well planned out, the additional shore excursion options were a good value in both time and money spent, the entire crew was professional, friendly and caring. The cabins had everything that we needed and the entire ship was always clean. We enjoyed the daily special touches that Viking added, like special treats after some daily excursions.
The cruise director and her guides/drivers did an excellent job with the shore excursions and gave plenty of information to us so that we could get the most out of what we would see each day. We especially liked the narratives on several days cruising through scenic Unesco areas.
The hotel manager and especially our cabin staff did a wonderful job taking care of us in a respectful and helpful way. The chef and his crew had interesting menu choices along the trip and helped my wife with her special dietary requirements. The food was very good, the desserts were special, and the friendly and efficient wait staff called us by name by the second day, impressive! We enjoyed sitting at different tables during the day meeting new people as well.
The Captain and ship crew provided us with a safe and smooth experience. It was a great way to travel across Europe combining certain sights we would not have seen otherwise, meeting interesting people from across the globe, learning historical facts and visiting spectacular museums, and not having to plan each day's activities. We enjoyed all aspects of the trip and look forward to doing it again in another part of the world.
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