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After talking about the Viking river cruises with a few people, who said they absolutely loved them, we decided to try one ourselves. It surpassed our expectations! The trip was very relaxing. We saw beautiful scenery and really enjoyed learning about the history and cultures of the people in the areas that we visited. The staff treated us like royalty; they were always ready to talk, listen, and answer any questions we might have. The food was delicious! Our stateroom was roomy and comfortable. We especially enjoyed sitting on the top deck and viewing the beautiful scenery as we cruised down the river. One night we stood on the top deck as the boat navigated through the locks. Very interesting! We also enjoyed meeting other passengers. Everyone was very friendly and always eager to share a table at mealtime. At first glance, when we were deciding on the cruise, the price looked a bit high. However, when we took into account the complimentary beer and wine at meals and the included shore excursions, as well as the very low price of our flights, we felt that it was a good deal. We have taken several other cruises, and all of those things (drinks and shore excursions) were added costs. We are already planning a Viking cruise on the Mediterranean next year!

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Viking Embla Cruise Review by choyer

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2018
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: French Balcony Superior
After talking about the Viking river cruises with a few people, who said they absolutely loved them, we decided to try one ourselves. It surpassed our expectations! The trip was very relaxing. We saw beautiful scenery and really enjoyed learning about the history and cultures of the people in the areas that we visited.

The staff treated us like royalty; they were always ready to talk, listen, and answer any questions we might have.

The food was delicious! Our stateroom was roomy and comfortable. We especially enjoyed sitting on the top deck and viewing the beautiful scenery as we cruised down the river. One night we stood on the top deck as the boat navigated through the locks. Very interesting!

We also enjoyed meeting other passengers. Everyone was very friendly and always eager to share a table at mealtime.

At first glance, when we were deciding on the cruise, the price looked a bit high. However, when we took into account the complimentary beer and wine at meals and the included shore excursions, as well as the very low price of our flights, we felt that it was a good deal. We have taken several other cruises, and all of those things (drinks and shore excursions) were added costs.

We are already planning a Viking cruise on the Mediterranean next year!
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Cabin Review

French Balcony Superior
Cabin C 338
Roomy and comfortable
Upper Deck Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins