Category: Viking Cruise

Budapest: Prestige Hotel

Our cruise is may be over, but we are extending our stay in Budapest by one day. Our hotel, the Prestige Hotel, is located just a few minutes walk from the ship, but with luggage and a steep incline, we chose to take a taxi, which cost €10,00. […]

Farewell, Viking Var!

It’s our last breakfast on the Viking Var. In 24-hours every passenger from this ship will be somewhere else, and the crew will be providing services to new passengers.    My overall impression  I really did enjoy my cruise. The clientele is an older crowd, mostly retirees, but […]

Budapest on the Danube, lit up at night

As a traveler, there are some iconic photos that I’ve wanted to see for myself in person. One such photo is the Parliament building, which has been posted in practically any travel magazine, book or web site. It’s the 3rd largest parliament in the world, second to Romania […]

Last dinner on the Viking Var

It’s our last night on the Viking Var. We started in Nuremburg, Germany and a week later ended at Budapest, Hungary.    Our meals on Viking has been superb. For our last dinner, we were presented with a Captain’s Menu, and it was a multiple course meal. The […]

Night 5: dinner on Viking Var

Walking almost 10 miles can really work up an appetite. The dinner was not as hearty as I would have liked, but it served its purpose. Today would have been a great day for pizza. The amuse bouche was a chicken wing with a spicy curry powered of […]