Friends advised us that this was a great trip. We found the crew extremely attentive. Food was delightful, particularly the soups and pastries. Breakfasts were very good. We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of wines. Included excursions were more than adequate for our needs. The lounge staff were wonderful and the selections were great. We met what will be forever friends on the trip and have booked another adventure with them on Viking in 2023. Cruise director did a great job of keeping us up to date with the daily activities and was helpful in suggestions for things to do at the various ports. We were not disappointed in any of the excursions we did during the trip. Particularly enjoyed the Moselle wine tour, the pub hop in Cologne, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Jewish history in Nuremberg, restaurants in Budapest. The hotels for the pre-extension in Budapest and the post extension in Amsterdam were very nice facilities. Transfers were stress less.