We wanted to take a river cruise and see some of Europe's sights. We were not disappointed. The shore excursions were informative and interesting. The cathedrals were magnificent and beautiful. The gothic architecture was memorable as were the stained glass windows. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable and added to the charm of the trip. The crew of the Hlin were top notch in their service and we felt welcomed and their service was simply the best. The cabin was cleaned daily and the stewards took very good care of us. The food was excellent and the chef was very good in describing the meals he created to give us the flavor of the area. The cruise director was very friendly and approachable and really made our journey a pleasant and enjoyable one. The captain looked very much in control and exuded an air of confidence that the cruise would be a smooth one. Even though we were sailing on a river, the journey was very smooth, with little to bring about any motion sickness. I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone considering a river cruise.