We have cruised quite a bit but never a river cruise and never before with Viking. Itinerary and coordination of whole trip in a hassle free fashion were huge pluses. Lack of extraneous nickel and dime charges for everything was a wonderful change from prior experiences. Viking reputation is well deserved. Quality of service and attention to detail was outstanding.
Have cruised other lines and tired of overcrowded, large ships. Tired of spending thousands more on excursions not included in original price of cruise. On this cruise we felt like many of the staff knew us as people. The small number of passengers meant no hassles standing in line for anything. The cruise director, Terry was outstanding and deserves to be recognized. Quality for the money was outstanding. Overall pricing is no more expensive than other cruise lines that charge add ons for everything.
Our experience was so pleasant that I feel we will preferentially book with Viking in the future and have already booked a fly/cruise experience in China for 2021.
More than adequate for our needs. We spent little time there as public rooms were so nice.