What fun!!! Enjoyed this tour very much. Beautiful views and great food and entertainment. A must do when you go.
I was expecting the food to be pretty ordinary but it surprised nicely. Schnitzel, Apfelstrudel and few other traditional dishes made for a great dinner. No commentary did make it a little tricky to figure out what was happening but moving through the lock was fun.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening. The dinner and entertainment were very good. However it would have been better if transport had been available to take passengers back to their hotels as several people experienced difficulty climbing the steep steps from the boat back up to the roadway.
There was some confusion just prior to boarding the boat but we finally were allowed on. The cruise was quite enjoyable and scenery was great, particularly when it got darker. Met some wonderful people. The boat was a bit dumb as the walkways down the sides could only accommodate 1 person which meant if someone was half way down the deck, getting past them was a pain. I enjoyed the food...but then I like any food. You can feed me dog kibble and I would probably like it! My wife enjoyed it though, so thats a good sign.
The food was great, however we did think there would be classical "Blue Danube" music.
Bente Elisabeth E Norway
Even though we arrived in Vienna during the flood, the cruise was not cancelled. We got a cruise on the Donau-canal, and a short trip on the Donau through the watergate. Really interesting! Good food and nice with live music. :)
Prompt pick up and transfer was then spoilt by total confusion as to which boat we were going to be on. The operators staff were unable to resolve the situation for 30mins or more during which we were asked to transfer boats twice. Once resoled we had a very pleasant evening .
A glorious evening cruising on the Danube. Food was varied and tasty.
Collection from the hotel was fine but once arriving at the boat the driver had apparently lost all the tickets for the trip and we were all kept shoreside for over 30 minutes and so were the last to board although our tables were allocated. The self service meal was a little haphazard and probably not what we expected after a dinner cruise on the Seine but cost wise the Danube cruise was a great deal cheaper. However company was good so the evening was successful. Drinks on the boat were well served and the waiters were excellent. A good cruise around the Vienna Danube and canal particularly as we came back towards Vienna and saw the city lit up by night.
The cruise itself is very nice. I recommend that you do not get the dinner package as the meal was barely passable. Besides that it is difficult to fill your plate and walk up a flight of stairs. Everything was down stairs and we were seated up stairs. The best part was when we went on to the main river and was cruising as the sun was setting and the city light started to glow. They also have entertainment on board however they play music down stairs and we were escorted to the top floor. We could barely hear the music. I am not sure if the entertainment was just for the people down stairs, and not the tour groups. . The Negative of the trip was at the end. Apparently they pick you up from you hotel but at the end they drop you off at the boat dock and it's up to you to get home. It was almost midnight when we returned. We were not sure how to get back to the Hotel and apparently the boat people did not care. It was our problem. We found a taxi stand up the way and had the taxi drive us to the Hotel.
The boat, the food and the music were ok, though not outstanding. Everybody on my group was disappointed, since we didn't see anything of the advertised "illuminated views" of Vienna. It was simply dark outside, during all the cruise.
The sightseeing company handled the cruise and surrounding logistics very well. The food was good on the cruise. It would have been nice to know what the music actually was since our group was from various parts of the world and the USA. We were not especially pleased with the singing and the music. Too loud, too long and very local in it's appeal.
The cruise was enjoyable but I have to agree with other reviewers when they say that it shouldn't be called a sightseeing cruise as you do spend most of the time in the canal surrounded by trees and industrial estates and in the lock where you see a lovely brick wall for half an hour. The food was quite good and the staff were very pleasant. I don't think I would recommend it to a friend if they were travelling for Vienna.
the food was ok but the music was terrible and way to loud. The sightseeing had been better if it had started an hour earlier. it was nothing to see when it was dark.
It is not worth it. The trip goes most of the part thru a canal and then they connect you with the Danube. The scenery is dull.
To long and boring... The musicians only sang to who they wanted to sing to, and didn't even acknowledge our table, however food was great bug desserts so so. Liz Baker Perth Western Australia.
Poorly organized and staff on the boat were too intent on selling drinks
It was ok. Or you can purchase ticket from the spot will be much better since the local tours doesn't have hotel drop off .