This is our third trip on Viking. They have always provided excellent service, interesting activities, and great excursions. The ships are well maintained and only a few years old. The food is always wonderful reflecting the foods of the countries and cultures we are visiting. The service is excellent. The crew is always friendly and welcoming. Being able to go on top on warm sailing days to enjoy the views, the sun, and the relaxation was great. The transfer of luggage to and from the ship is very easy.
The entertainment on board reflects the culture and talents of the areas we are visiting. A wide variety of entertainment is offered on various trips.
There is also time to get to know the other passengers and to develop friendships.
The visits in the homes of the citizens was enlightening. Our guests were very welcoming and shared their homes, their food, and their culture with us. We also got to try our hand at cooking local favorites.
The buses used by Viking are comfortable. The guides are excellent and we are able to rate our guides to insure that Viking uses only the best guides. The tours through the towns/cities gives a good overview and then in your spare time you can return to areas of interest. The walking tours are also very interesting and you get an up-close look at places of interest with a knowledgeable individual from that city.
The optional tours give you a choice from a range of interests. If you don't wish to do an optional tour then you can spend time visiting places of interest to you.
We have chosen to do extra days prior to our scheduled sailing on each of our trips. This has enabled us to enjoy places we wouldn't go otherwise. The Viking agents are always there to welcome you and help you plan your stay.
Plenty of room and plenty of storage. The veranda makes it nice to be able to step outside to view the river and the sights. Comfortable. Always kept clean.