Chose Viking Star due to previous excellent experience on Viking River.
Viking Star absolutely top notch in line with Viking River. No nickel and dime for premium dining - I think we ate 6 times at Manfredi's - no charge for beer & wine. No forcing passengers to navigate casinos, photographer and useless vendors like other cruise lines.
Included port excursions were great per viking usual - what other cruise line would charter a train instead of a bus for a long ride.
better bath layout than river longboats. Better closets