After hearing several favorable reports on Viking River cruises we signed up for the Odessa to Kiev cruise on the ship Lomonosov, now being refitted to look like the Viking Rurik, but with the same staff. Our disappointment cannot be overstated.
We knew, of course, that the ship has no elevator. But who would dream that it has no telephones either? Every question means a separate trip down the stairs to the reception desk. This was not among the features mentioned in Viking's literature!
And there are no smoke detectors, an amazing omission!
We had a large stateroom that I would label "mini-suite" with two chairs and a table in a sitting and tv area, two twin beds with great space around them, and three closets plus a wood bookcase - tv - desk - frig stand. the bathroom had a shower area demarcated by a shower curtain ... not a real shower.