Second time Viking cruise; wanted to visit Amsterdam and many other cities along the Rhine river. We arrived two days before the cruise and stayed in Amsterdam.
Visited many of the sights including a canal boat ride.
Windmills were interesting and castles, forts etc.
Our boat was the Rinda, a newer boat and was very clean and smooth.
We made the mistake of arriving in the early (7 AM) morning in Amsterdam and couldn't check into our room until 3:00 PM. It was raining in Amsterdam; as a consequence, most of our time was spent in the Lobby of the Hotel.
Service on board was excellent; the crew went out of their way to accommodate us with morning room coffee etc.
Dining was excellent with a wide selection of local food, wine and beer.
Hope to sail with Viking soon, also would like to check out Viking's Ocean Cruises.
Viking is the only way to travel. Hope the come to the US and give our rivers a visit.