We had not been to Berlin or Prague, and the price was excellent!
My husband and I are very interested in history. Each port had such significance to us, and the guides were all very knowledgeable, and were able to give us their perspective of the area and events. They were able to bring alive the events of 70 years ago.
The art museums were of particular interest also. Our guide was able to give is wonderful and unhurried tours. We didn't just see the most popular paintings, but those that had particular impact on society and art history.
The Elbe is one of the prettier rivers, and we spent a lot of the cruising time on the top deck, where we had unobstructed views of the scenery. The closer to Prague we traveled, the lusher the landscape, and we could see people camping and fishing on the shore.
We always look forward to the meals on the cruises. The chef makes every effort to challenge our palates at each meal. I was impressed at how much effort the staff made to ensure the people with dietary issues were well served. We made friends with a couple, one of which was a vegan. At every meal, the dining room manager or chef would come to her table to inform her of the menu items that were compatible with her dietary requirements!
And of course, the crew was so accommodating and genuinely friendly. They would go out of their way each day to ensure we Had everything we needed to enjoy our cruise
We ended up on the Clara Schumann, as there were several other ship changes due to the water level. This was an older very small ship with very small staterooms (98 passengers). They still had actual keys. I believe this was its last cruise.
However, everything was immaculate!