Staff worked very hard to please the guests. The crew continually displayed great enthusiasm and many wore more than one hat--and wore them well. Cabin was comfortable. Dining room food was very good for the most part with enough variety for a week on board. Excursions were somewhat limited due to inclement weather and location. Talented musical entertainers. Our first river cruise after 19 sea-going cruises and not really fair to compare the amenities on a 3,000 passenger ship with a small ship of 180 passengers. Don't expect fast service in the dining room with lots of food choices nor myriad entertainment venues. The passengers--95% senior adults--made for a quiet and easy-going week. ("late night entertainment" ended about 10 pm). Well stocked library with daily newspapers. Would recommend this ship for seniors who want to enjoy lovely scenery, pleasant music, and a slow pace. Biggest disappointment: poor, sporadic t.v. reception.