We selected this cruise originally as it appeared to offer great discovery opportunities at a good value. We did this with two other couples and the result was a very rewarding and fun filled experience. Viking met our expectations and our lifestyles in every way. We easily settled into the ship's routine and were very comfortable with the somewhat casual approach. We pre planned our tours and booked side excursion in advance and were easily able to follow our plan with little anxiety.
The Viking staff are very attentive, helpful, and easy going. We soon had our favorites in the dinning room sharing some great laughs along with the excellent offerings. The tours and excursions were fabulous ( with small exception) with good accommodations . The tour guides were local, very knowledgeable, and engaging making the experiences truly worth while. I very much prefer the smaller size of the Viking ships with fewer onboard . This allows for relaxing and uncrowded interaction with fellow travelers.
Our group was fortunate to enjoy very good weather but the key is that the Viking approach to destination cruising is a winner. It was overall a great and rewarding experience. We have also enjoyed the river cruise "Rhine Rhapsody" and have booked the ocean cruise " British Isles Explorer " for 2018.
Comfortable and very well maintained. Onboard laundry faculties a nice and practical accommodation. Service excellent.