This was our first River Cruise which e took to celebrate our 55th Wedding Anniversary. It was FANTASTIC!! We started on land in Munich, then to Salzburg; wonderful sites and wonderful guides!! Our actual Danube River Cruise was just FANTASTIC!! Only one negative which I will address later.
I have recently experienced physical limitations and we were unsure if this would be a doable trip for us. Not only was it very doable, but also most enjoyable. The staff were all extremely kind, joy filled, most helpful and felt like family. For example: the chef even had us tour the kitchen with his staff there explaining the preparation of meals!! So very interesting!! The food delicious, lovely presentations and most plentiful. The ship, just the right size and in good condition. Our cabin very ample space wise, clean, and great upkeep. The nightly entertainment most enjoyable!! The shore excursions were very lovely, informative and educational with guides being very informed and able to deliver their information in understandable English.
The only negative, and it was a huge negative, was that, due to another ship having crashed into locks, we need to change ships from ours to another. This took precious time from us, needing to pack and unpack, as well as being a huge inconvenience. We had chosen a River Cruise precisely because we would not have to pack and unpack. Most notable was the fact that Viking Cruise Line did not offer us any even small compensation for this unexpected inconvenience,
We really liked the location of our room.