This was our second time with Viking. The cruise was "The City of Lights'" from Bamberg Germany to Trier with an extra two night stay tacked on before the cruise in Prague and two nights afterwards in Paris. All organized by Viking River Cruises.
What can I say? We had a fabulous experience. Excellent shore excursions throughout hosted by knowledgable and personable guides. Accommodations on board the ship were comfortable, staff were amazing and the food always superb. The hotels we stayed in at either end of the cruise were luxurious and well situated for convenient sight seeing. There were always Viking Hosts available to assist us as needed with our daily excursion plans.
This was our 2nd Viking Cruise. Our first was a wonderful cruise on the Rhine river. We enjoyed both cruises so much, we have booked a third cruise in October 2017, on the Danube River. This time, as on our second cruise, we are bringing friends along to share the experience with us. Highlights will include concerts and the Lippizaner horses in Vienna and the baths in Budapest. Looking forward, as always, to this next cruise with Viking.
If a trouble free, no worries luxury cruise appeals to you... then we really recommend Viking. They are the best!
On our first cruise we opted for a suite with a French Balcony which was fabulous. Highlight was leaving the patio doors open at night and watching the world go by. However, on this last cruise, we chose a more economical cabin with a small but adequate window. This saved us considerable dollars ( put aside for our up coming cruise with Viking ) I should also say that we tended to spend most of our waking hours in the lounge or outside deck enjoying company of others, and the panoramic views.