Overall grade: B-
It was a rocky start. Two months before the start of the river cruise, we received in the mail a personalized brochure from Viking, giving us a day-by-day breakdown of the schedule, excursions, ship information, etc. It noted that at the start of the cruise in Basel, the ship could be departing from any of three different locations. Seeing as how there still were two months before the cruise, this wasn’t a huge concern.
About two weeks before we were scheduled to leave, Viking sent us our cruise documents in a digital format. We printed everything, and again the departure information in Basel was the same. I assumed that eventually, Viking would let us know where to find the ship. Bad assumption on my part.
Room: Nicely appointed, though small. Plenty of storage space, though it’s not possible for more than one person to walk in the cabin unless the other person is in the bathroom or in bed. A French balcony room doesn’t have a balcony; it’s simply a sliding glass door. The shower was as small as I’ve ever experienced.