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Old February 13th, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Default which deck on viking

My sister suggested it would be better to be on the upper deck cat. A w/ balcony as the lower deck cat. B you may not be able to see anything..any experiance with this?
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Old February 14th, 2013, 10:54 AM
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Which ship? The A's and B's are usually the same just on different levels. Now if you opt for a bottom room the windows are small.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 10:24 PM
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Sorry the Thor I think one of the newer long ships. They r both balconies but she was saying the view might be better higher up on the next deck
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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The view is always better the higher you are. I was on the longship in November and loved it. What time of the year are you planning and what river. You will be on the top deck if the weather is nice and no need for the higher room.
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You really don't spend much time in your cabin. If you want to see the view you would be better up in a lounge instead of sitting in your cabin.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 04:43 PM
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Have not done a river cruise yet, but are booked for late August. Had the same question when we looked for "best cabin". Twp things I discovered that I had not thought about.
1) In a busy port, ship often dock along side each other. As a result your balcony may be only a couple of feet from some one else on a different ship.
2) While cruising sitting on your balcony you are blind to the other side of the river, so being up top, or at least in the lounge may be a better view.
I considered these points, and opted for a lower cat. room (but not water level). Can use the "saved" money for other personal pleasures on the cruise.
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I was going to book a room on the upper deck, but chose the middle deck instead and used the saving to pay for a 2 day post extension in Budapest.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 09:36 PM
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On the river cruises, deck isn't all that important. As a general rule, you will spend most of your time walking around, eating dinner, and sleeping. Very little time will be spent gazing out of your stateroom window.

Bottom line: Assuming bedding arrangements are the same, any deck is fine!
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