We chose this cruise because the itinerary included 5 different countries in Europe. The scenery and culture of these countries was truly amazing. Each of the ports we visited held interesting history, culture and scenery. To maximize our experience on the cruise, the staff of the Mimir was excellent in their service and consideration of our needs and concerns. Service in all aspects of our journey was first class. Our shore excursions were well organized with very knowledgeable tour guides who entertained us with unique historical facts presented in a very entertaining manner. Dining on the Mimir was over the top. Waiters and waitresses were polite , efficient and worked with a pleasant and happy manner. Food was excellent. Our cabin was well laid out and sufficiently roomy for our 15 day cruise. Daily room service was appreciated. Evening entertainment on board the ship was very good with musicians and local artists performing for us. Barry, our entertainment director was excellent in his knowledge of local history and culture and presented his material in an informative and humorous manner. With this first class experience on our first river cruise we would certainly plan another cruise with Viking River Cruises.