Wanted to cruise from Budapest to Neuremberg on the Danube. We spent more time on a coach than on the river. In fact we only 'cruised' for 4/5 hours in daylight during the whole 7 days. Please check carefully water levels before you book. We were not advised of any problems until less than 24 hours before departure. We would have expected to be contacted and offered the possibility of cancellation due to the circumstances.
Fortunately for us the weather was great and we were able to make good use of the electric bicycles that were available. This enabled us to see some of the countryside along the river.
Shuttle bus services were put on which we used to visit local towns. Instead of sitting on a coach for up to 3/4 hours.
Remember if you book a balcony suite you could be docked for hours/dayd looking into someone else's balcony on another cruise boat.
Talking to other passengers who had cruised with National Geographic before, this partnership left a lot to be desired. Their representatives were very pleasant though.
Be very wary if you have an intolerance or allergy to certain foods. My experience was difficult to say the least.
The 2 large single beds pushed together made it difficult to walk round there bed. Thank goodness we were not large people. Otherwise adequate.