We enjoyed the cruise and enjoyed seeing several European cities for the first time. Viking did a fine job taking care of the things they were responsible for. We enjoyed all but one of the local guides and all of the on-ship guides. The food was excellent and so was the service in the dining room.
This is our third Viking cruise. One, Windmills and Tulips, two, Vietnam and Cambodia, and this one. Of the three, we enjoyed the tour of Vietnam and Cambodia the most - smaller ship, more interesting/unique destination, although the food was not good as on the other two.
Why do we rank the Grand European cruise last for overall enjoyment? The weather was not great, but what can one expect for this portion of Europe in Nov. And, the number of passengers. Obviously, nothing to compare with an open sea cruise, but just large enough to not get acquainted with everybody, but too small to not feel that we should. And, this cruise did not have as much variety as the one in Cambodia. After the first week or so, the churches started to run together in my mind.
Overall, a well done cruise by Viking, but maybe not the best cruise or time for us. Pics - http://dbolt.smugmug.com/Travel/Grand-European-River-Cruise/