This was our second river cruise with Viking. We did the Southern Portraits of France River Cruise with an extension to Paris for three days.
Our flight from Phoenix was delayed for about four hours due to a "suspicious person" on board. So we missed two connecting flights to Marsailles and spent the night in London. I contacted out travel agent who gave me information to contact our ship. They could not have been more helpful. . Susan, the Program Director, took our information and when we arrived in Marsailles almost 24 hours late, there was a taxi waiting to drive us to the ship. We only missed one morning tour and were there in time for lunch.
The trip, itself, was wonderful. The history and scenery are breathtaking. We had great guides for our daily tours which were always so informative.
Viking does a fine job making everyone feel welcome and they are so accommodating. I highly recommend them for any cruise one may choose.
Our extension into Paris was short but very well organized. We had a short morning tour and the rest of the time we were on our own. The hotel was a Marriott in a great location for using the Metro system. The transfers to the airport were worth the extra money.
This his a new ship as of the 2014 season. The ship is lovely. Our canon was well appointed but VERY small. Very difficult to navigate with two people in the room. Luckily, we spent very little time in our cabin.