I was approached by a very good friend of mine who asked me did I want to take this dream trip with her and her adult daughters and their spouses. I said of course! Her daughter planned it and all we had to do was be at the airport for the flight.From the flight to Barcelona to the return flight from Venice it was one of the most enjoyable and positive experiences ever. The staff were all just fabulous! The food perfection. The excursions well planned and seamless. I will never cruise with another cruise line and have at least 4 friends who are looking into cruising with Viking themselves! We made family on the ship from fellow cruisers to staff! I am ready to book another! I do have a 30 year wedding anniversary coming up! My husband would love take a River cruise. Fingers crossed! Absolutely loved it!