My husband and I chose this cruise because we have been wanting to take a "refresher tour" of some of the stops our ship made. The remainder of the cities we visited were new to us. We especially wanted to tour Budapest, Hungry. For personal reasons we weren't interested in taking a large, crowded, and hectic cruise ship for this trip. The pace is slower on the river cruise. The smaller number of passengers on board allowed us to meet many interesting people rather than just those at our dinner table. The tours of the cities were through enough for us to become familiar with the territory, and explore it on our own. The cabins are as comfortable as a large cruise ship cabin with the usual cabin services available. There was always a wide variety of food to choose from at every meal. I would not recommend a river cruise for children in that the tours and activities are better suited for adults. There is a small pool but not much else for children. Entertainment was planned with adults in mind.
Our embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. We had a wonderful cruise director. Were there any negatives? Well, it rained which limited time on the sun deck. Some of the city maps given to us (especially for Vienna) were not great resources for finding streets.
Yes, we would take another river cruise as long as the stops on the trip are of interest to us.
The cabin is called a "balcony cabin"but in reality the window comes down, and allows you to feel outdoor air while the passenger has seats near the window inside the cabin. One bedroom wall is all glass for viewing. The cabin was clean, and fresh. Beds were comfortable, and the bathroom/shower was more than adequate. We had enough storage space because our suitcases fit under the beds. Our room attendant had to be asked for some things. He appeared to be working in two parts of the ship. (Understaffed?) Airconditioning was good, and we heard no noise from cabins near us.