We have travelled extensively throughout the world and had been on many cruises but this was our first river cruise. We were most impressed by the top notch service from every member of the crew on the ship. From arrival, to daily excursions, to meal services, cabin service and final departure, every crew member made sure we were well looked after!
Boarding was easy and our luggages arrived in our rooms promptly. We were greeted with big smiles and friendliness - you would think that you were the only passengers they had - such personalized service. They knew all 4 of us by name shortly after we boarded and addressed us by our names every time we saw them.
Our cabins were clean and quite large, with tons of storage space and a veranda. Bathroom had a good size shower and good water pressure. The plug ins in the rooms were in both N. American and European voltages - very handy. Large work desk and fairly quick internet/wifi considering it's satellite. Wifi was complementary.
Meals were delicious! Drinks, most of them included, were wonderful as well. No complaints about any of the food at all!
Shore excursions were almost all included and Viking's large comfortable buses transported us everywhere. We thoroughly enjoyed every stop and every activity.
The biggest asset Viking has is its staff. Every single crew member we encountered were friendly, courteous, always ready to help. My parents are elderly and my father needed help with walking and wheelchair. The crew was more than willing to help, at every opportunity. Even the Captain helped on some days when other crew members were busy! I would definitely do another river cruise with Viking - great crew, great food, great wines, great excursions! Well worth every penny!
Large cabin with veranda. Tons of storage space for clothes, luggages, wheelchair etc. Large work desk with plug ins for different voltages. Lots of mirrors. Very comfortable beds with lovely duvet. Good sized shower with good water pressure. High end toiletries. Very, very clean.