We chose Viking as it is known to be among the best lines to river cruise and they were having a promotion when we planned to go in 2020. Of course it was postponed because of covid so we took our trip in 2021. The ship was less than 1/2 capacity and we were treated like royalty. An abundance of everything, opportunity, assistance, food, space, quiet time even. We appreciated the fact that the crew seemed to be prodominantly from Eastern Europe and were completely familiar with the destinations. The staff kept the ship immaculate and were always concerned about our comfort. The food was phenominal. The excursions (we went on one every day) were great. A variety of experiences that we would never had gone on if we were on our own. The tour guides were so enjoyable, knowledgable and forthcoming with lots of facts of our locations. We are experienced world travelers and this trip exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to cruising Viking again.