We read and heard wonderful things about Berlin and Prague and were not disappointed. Berlin tour was quite interesting to someone who grew up in the Cold War. Our guide was raised in East Berlin so her insights were especially pertinent. Our guides at every stop were knowledgeable and easy to understand. Prague is amazing, although extremely crowded with summer tourists. On our free day, we enjoyed the complimentary shuttle provided by Viking that took us to the market square at no cost.
Viking Astrild is a great small ship. Cruising the Elbe was relaxing and scenic. The crew were top notch, starting with the captain. Very friendly and involved in daily ship activities. Personalized service in all respects. The menu is not as extensive as ocean cruise ships but the food was tasty and reflected the countries we were seeing. Our program director did a fabulous job. He was very knowledgeable of the history and culture of Germany and he Czech Republic.
While river cruising does not have a lot of on board activities due to the ship size, the activities provided were well planned. We especially enjoyed our day cruising the souther Elbe and the tour to the Bastei.
Cabins are quite small but very well appointed, with excellent storage space. Large balcony window stretched the wide th of he cabin so bright and pleasant.