Friends that we had cruised with before invited us to go on the Grand European Cruise with them. There were 3 couples in our group. We had only cruised on the larger cruise ships before and thoroughly enjoyed the smaller ship with less people. The cabins were very well planned with lots of drawers, shelves and hanging space. The beds were very comfortable and I enjoyed a great night's sleep every night! The included excursions were great. We did choose to add 4 optional excursions and were also very pleased with them. With such a variety of excursions, there was definitely something for everyone. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and we only had one tour guide that wasn't the best. Didn't seem to be very enthusiastic about the tour. The food was very delicious, and there were always so many choices. I liked trying the regional dishes, but also having the static menu in case I wasn't feeling so adventurous. All in all, the Grand European Cruise was a great cruise, and I would highly recommend it and Viking to anyone.