We chose this cruise because many people we know had highly recommended Viking. We absolutely loved everything about our trip! The accommodations, staff, food, excursions and tour guides were all well above our expectations. We began our trip down the Danube in Budapest and ended in Nurumberg. The excursions that were included in our cruise package were outstanding! We not only saw beautiful and interesting locations, but also learned many things from the great tour guides we had. Another perk was that We were treated to a selection of regional food in each area that We visited, prepared each evening on our ship. We are planning to take a Viking River cruise on the Rhine in the future. The relaxed atmosphere and smaller ship is much more appealing to my husband and me than a large cruise ship.All in all I can find nothing negative to say about our experience with Viking and look forward to our next adventure.