We chose this Viking River Cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Holland as a real "bucket-list" trip. This cruise turned out to be the VERY best one we have ever taken in almost 47 years of marriage. All tours (planned and optional) were absolutely superbly guided by professional and interesting personnel. All meals were prepared to perfection. The total crew were exceptionally kind and professional and always had our wishes answered literally before we had even thought of them. We cannot say enough positive things about our cruise...except we are going on another Viking River Cruise in 2017! Our cabin was perfect for us and the ship was newly built and functioned well (the tour through the engine room was fascinating, and very informative and you realized how well maintained everything on the ship was). Our Tour Director was very professional and had answers to every one of the thousand questions asked every day...entertainment was well thought of for every age on board. If you want the cruise of a life time...definitely consider Viking!
Our French balcony was absolutely perfect for my wife and I. Viking designers on these newer cruise ships have literally included every amenity you could desire. We were exceptionally comfortable for the entire trip. Stewards and all housekeeping personnel went out of their way to be certain everything was kept in perfect condition. I would challenge any other cruise line to compete with Viking's total commitment to passenger service, safety and caring personnel to achieve a memorable trip!