This was my second Viking cruise and, again, I was not disappointed. The staff was super, the food was delicious, and the sites were wonderful. We made some wonderful new friends along the way. Because of the docking locations of the ship, I was able to explore on my own whenever I wanted. I loved Cologne, but I was disappointed that since we arrived on a Sunday, many of the shops were closed; I especially wanted to visit the two perfume factories. Although we traveled during the pandemic, I always felt safe because of the daily testing, constant cleaning by the crew, and other safety protocols. I would HIGHLY recommend going on the optional excursion in Colmar. Seeing the site of the battle where Audie Murphy stood against the German forces was especially moving. We also enjoyed the wine tasting tour. I have already booked my next Viking trip for this fall.
Our French Balcony room seemed a bit crowded because we had the twin bed arrangement. The cabin was always clean and supplied were replenished immediately.