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We have had two ocean cruises on the small motor sailer Winds tar. Outstanding. We expected similar experience from the heavily advertised Viking Danube cruise. This was another low water summer, but we were lucky. We did not have to change ships. We were unlucky in that we were docked three ships abreast turning our stateroom into a dark cave most of the time. I gather this is often the case. Our balcony was not a balcony. It was a sliding window. We had one day of no a/c. We had fumes overpowering us when our neighboring ships exhaust lined up with our intake. Passengers were ill and no one could stay in their staterooms. Another half day, no water. Throughout this, no information disseminated to the passengers who finally had a harsh confrontation with the ships steward. Tours were adequate, with a couple exceptions...biking in Wachau Valley was fabulous and could have been twice as long. Dining was in a dreary room, never outside. Food was good but menu choices repetitive. Passengers were surprisingly underdressed in the evening, many in their shorts and tees from the daytime. Don’t bother taking much in the elegant casual realm. The demographic was quite frail on the whole and the day trips labeled active were only moderate.

We made the most of a poor quality cruise

Viking Legend Cruise Review by Sally Nichols

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
We have had two ocean cruises on the small motor sailer Winds tar. Outstanding. We expected similar experience from the heavily advertised Viking Danube cruise. This was another low water summer, but we were lucky. We did not have to change ships. We were unlucky in that we were docked three ships abreast turning our stateroom into a dark cave most of the time. I gather this is often the case. Our balcony was not a balcony. It was a sliding window. We had one day of no a/c. We had fumes overpowering us when our neighboring ships exhaust lined up with our intake. Passengers were ill and no one could stay in their staterooms. Another half day, no water. Throughout this, no information disseminated to the passengers who finally had a harsh confrontation with the ships steward. Tours were adequate, with a couple exceptions...biking in Wachau Valley was fabulous and could have been twice as long. Dining was in a dreary room, never outside. Food was good but menu choices repetitive. Passengers were surprisingly underdressed in the evening, many in their shorts and tees from the daytime. Don’t bother taking much in the elegant casual realm. The demographic was quite frail on the whole and the day trips labeled active were only moderate.
Viking Cruises, Community Team has responded
Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences aboard Viking Legend with the cruising community, Sally. Although we regret to hear about your dissatisfaction with the stateroom difficulties you’ve described as well as the double docking, we are grateful for this opportunity to collect all of your feedback for review by our Executive Team. We appreciate this chance to respond, Sally, however should you like to share more about your Viking experience, we would be happy to collect additional comments at TellUs@vikingcruises.com. Thank you for sailing Viking, and have a wonderful day.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of The Independent Traveler, Inc.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin B 205
No balcony...sliding glass looking into neighboring ship most of the time.
Middle Deck Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins