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The service was exceptional aboard the Viking Hlin; the accommodations comfortable and thoughtfully appointed, the dining exceptional, the itinerary excellent. The ship was spotlessly clean, and the staff made a point of providing for and even anticipating our needs. The tours included in the itinerary were greatly enhanced by having local tour guides, and the audio system allowed freedom to explore while listening. All of the optional excursions were worth the cost. The itinerary allows a balanced of "programmed" activity and freedom to explore. Sharon, our program director, was visible and helpful, providing an overview of each upcoming day (handily reinforced on a guide left in the room each evening during turn-down, and including museum addresses, hours, pricing, restaurant info--a thorough overview of options in each location). We loved the trip into the Alps to Mount Titlis, the extended time in gorgeous Lucerne, tours of the Black Forest (including a brief hike in the forest, which made all those Grimm stories of children being eaten there seem quite plausible), the beautiful Alsace region (and trip along the wine trail to a family operated winery)--on and on! All of that, and mornings on the Rhine beginning with a lovely breakfast (jams and yogurt made on board), and evenings ending with a sumptuous meal. It was even more than we expected, and we'll use Viking again and again.

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Viking Hlin Cruise Review by Erichter

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The service was exceptional aboard the Viking Hlin; the accommodations comfortable and thoughtfully appointed, the dining exceptional, the itinerary excellent.

The ship was spotlessly clean, and the staff made a point of providing for and even anticipating our needs.

The tours included in the itinerary were greatly enhanced by having local tour guides, and the audio system allowed freedom to explore while listening. All of the optional excursions were worth the cost. The itinerary allows a balanced of "programmed" activity and freedom to explore.

Sharon, our program director, was visible and helpful, providing an overview of each upcoming day (handily reinforced on a guide left in the room each evening during turn-down, and including museum addresses, hours, pricing, restaurant info--a thorough overview of options in each location).

We loved the trip into the Alps to Mount Titlis, the extended time in gorgeous Lucerne, tours of the Black Forest (including a brief hike in the forest, which made all those Grimm stories of children being eaten there seem quite plausible), the beautiful Alsace region (and trip along the wine trail to a family operated winery)--on and on! All of that, and mornings on the Rhine beginning with a lovely breakfast (jams and yogurt made on board), and evenings ending with a sumptuous meal. It was even more than we expected, and we'll use Viking again and again.
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