Huge ocean cruise ships were NOT on our cruise list so when we discovered Viking River Cruises we decided to give it a try and we knew as soon as we got off the plane we had made the right choice! Greeted by friendly viking staff as we arrived the airport in Budapest, we felt welcome and well taken care of. When we arrived our ship we were met at the door with warm wet washcloths to wash off the travel grogginess. You are immediately taken care of and it never ends until they have you safely back at the departing airport.
The countries we visited on the Danube were beautiful and fascinating on their own but the nightly previews of what we could expect the next day made the experience educational and engaging. The shore excursions were well planned and many allowed for exploration on your own. Back on the ship, the attention to detail in food, wine and nightly entertainment enhanced and expanded the local experience.
The staff made us feel welcome and completely doted on us. The intimacy of the ship allowed you to get to know almost all the staff which made the trip so much more comfortable and enjoyable. The attention to every need and detail was truly amazing.