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Viking’s Danube Waltz (4)

Viking’s Danube Waltz (4)

con­tin­ued from part 3…

June 4: Durn­stein and Melk, Aus­tria

Durn­stein

Viking encour­ages you to buy local wine and beer and stash it in your state­room cool­er. In prac­tice this is super­flu­ous because there is so much of it aboard, espe­cial­ly with the pre­mi­um drinks pack­age; you only have to lift a fin­ger or a wine list, and it’s there on a 24/7 basis.

How­ev­er, if you’re seri­ous about wine or cock­tails, the pre­mi­um (“Sil­ver Spir­its” pack­age is worth the mon­ey at $300 per cab­in. (It also includes espres­so and oth­er spe­cial­ty cof­fees, juices and min­er­al water.) Accept­able house wine and beer are poured freely, but not the pre­mi­um stuff, and mixed drinks cost extra.…

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