This was our second river cruise with Viking, and after experiencing the fantastic boats, staff and value, we would not book with any other firm. Post Covid we were a little anxious, however the measures put in place soon put us completely at rest.
We added the Hamburg extension at the beginning of our holiday, and the hotel (The Westin Elbphilharmonie) and ICE (inter city express) train journey to Berlin were both incredible and we can definitely recommend this add on.
The cruise was another incredible experience with amazing food and drink, shore exclusions and onboard experiences. I often explain to friends that you are literally floating in a luxury boutique hotel. The reason that we have given four stars for dining is that we are both vegetarian, and we would like to see these (and vegan) choices expanded.
We really liked the smaller Elbe ship (commissioned by Viking especially for the in places shallow Elbe). Our cabin was again fabulous and the sliding patio door was great for the outside views and ventilation.