This was our first time to Europe, we chose Viking and this itinerary after reading reviews, we were not disappointed.
From the time we landed in Amsterdam until we were taken to the airport in Budapest Viking took care of us.
The food was very good, a good variety was offered. We definitely never went hungry.
The staff was friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful.
The excursions were well organized and very informative. We really enjoyed the Mozart Concert in Vienna. The palaces and churches were magnificent. We were surprised that so many people in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hungary spoke very good English, no problem communicating with them.
We were fortunate to have good weather, the scenery along the rivers was fantastic. We were also fortunate that the river levels were good and we didn’t have to do any “ship swapping “.
It was nice being on a smaller ship, it didn’t take long to get acquainted with the other passengers.
Our cabin was a little small but you’re not on it very much so it was not a problem. The internet connection was slow at times but we knew to expect that.
It was a little smaller than what we have had on ocean cruises. Other than that it was fine.