Choose Viking for thismcruise because we had previously traveled with them and had an emergency which they handled beautifully. Know they would be able to handle any possible problem that might come up.
Our group leader, Lee, was informed, helpful, so willing to share insights of growing up in the area. For the most part, very good local guides.
Loved the itinerary as we saw villages and off the beaten track areas, local businesses as well as had time to explore the larger cities on our own. Plenty of time for,shopping but not too much. No expensive add on excursions. Had opportunities to eat local foods, excellent onboard and off educational programs on history, culture, etc.
Spacious bath for a ship. Small cabin but plenty of room for unpacking, relaxing, beautifully maintained.