Chose this cruise because of our positive experience with Viking River Cruises and to explore new to us regions. We were expecting the dining to be good, but it exceeded that. We were especially surprised at how much we enjoyed the Chefs Table (ended up booking three times). We tended to eat at the ala carte venues for dinner and the casual options for breakfast and lunch. I am not a fan of buffets but the World Cafe impressed.
Service was tops, from our cabin steward to the restaurants. On and off the ship was well coordinated. Layout of the ship was great for sightseeing.
Included tours were good and generally we had time to also explore on our own. In several ports Viking provided shuttles to make exploring easier.