Recommendations of family members and friends led us to the VIking River Cruise.
We were not disappointed! We loved the smaller ship, the somewhat slower pace. Everything was perfect! We have been on several larger ships for ocean cruises, and enjoyed them, but we have "matured,' and are now much more happy with a smaller, more compact space. We also appreciated the somewhat slower pace of the shore excursions, and the increased free time. The food was delicious, as was the wine (we purchased the silver spirit package,) and the bar service was attentive and prompt.
We enjoyed relaxing on our balcony, as well as on the upper deck; the views were amazing! We liked the open seating in the dining room, and enjoyed getting to know many different travelers on the cruise. Due to the limited number of passengers, we felt more "connected" with the folks onboard, and we were ble to get to know the crew and staff, as well.
Cabin was comfortable, plenty roomy for our needs. THere was ample closet space, and the dual outlets were very helpful. As always, the bathroom was not huge, but I purchased an "over the door" storage rack, which we hung on the back of the shower, and it served perfectly to store toiletries and makeup, shampoo, etc. The heated floors were nice, as well. The bed was comfortable, and our balcony was perfect for "enjoying the voyage."