For our first river cruise we chose the Romantic Danube from Nuremberg to Budapest. Our vessel was the Egil and it was the first cruise of the season for the crew. You would not have know in as the ship was so well run. The crew from top to bottom was excellent and took care of all our needs. The were so warm and friendly. The evening presentations were full of humor. Dining was very good with choices for everyone. We enjoyed meeting new people while we dined. There was a small issue we were warned about just prior to the cruise. The lock in Nuremberg was closed for repairs so our ship was docked in Regensburg and we were bused back and forth to Nuremberg the first and second day of our cruise. It was not a huge inconvenience. The included excursions were very good as were the optional ones. The prices for cocktails were very reasonable.
We have a veranda cabin with a balcony. It was set up very well. All spaces were used to maximize storage. The shower had great water pressure. Daily we had a large glass bottle of water which was refilled daily to drink. The bed was comfortable and the a/c and heat worked well. There were outlets for charging phones.
The cost for laundering clothes was not too expensive.
Our first visit to Germany and Nuremberg was a great place to start. Full of history and beautiful.
We did a boat tour of the Danube Narrows then in an afternoon walking tour of Regensburg. I think looking back I would have chosen to simply roam around the city on our own.