Saturday, October 20, 2012

November Discounts on Viking

If you are looking for a cure for the November blahs, consider a cruise on the beautiful blue Danube with Viking River Cruises ( On certain dates in November, the line is offering big reductions--an eight-day cruise from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hingary with per person rates starting at $1,799 for the best available stateroom. The 11-day cruise from Bucharest to Budapest is an even better deal, with per person rates as low as $1,999.
The latter cruise intrigues me, until I remember that the cost does not include air fare to Europe or single supplement. The route covers parts of Romania and Bulgaria, both countries I have yet to visit that sound very intriguing. This could be a good opportunity to catch a glimpse of these European countries that are somewhat off the beaten track and not the easiest for visitors (how many of us speak Romanian or Bulgarian?)
I travelled with Viking on the Dnieper from Kiev to Odessa and really enjoyed the trip. That particular ship had single cabins, which do not exist on most of Viking's ships. If you have yet to take a river cruise, be aware that it is quite different from most ocean cruises--more sedate, generally an older crowd, very pleasant if you don't require constant entertainment..


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