We choose this one as our first River Cruise as we had heard it was a good introduction into the world of River Cruising. It also offered a variety of destinations. We experienced some very unusual things on this cruise which was not the norm and saw different ports than was on our itinerary. The ship had a broken part and therefore, we had to go slower on the river and often did not make the right destination and half way thru we had to go into dry dock and get it repaired which was gave us another new destination. We also, had locks that broke down and put our timing off. Although, we had little things the crew and staff was excellent and communicated very well with all of us on board. These little hiccups made our adventure all the more fun and memorable. We are looking forward to our next adventure on a river cruise and with Viking.