We chose this cruise for the cities it visited and the great price value we were offered. We wouldn't take a European River cruise with anyone but Viking. We had taken the Viking Rhine cruise several years ago and been absolutely delighted by the quality of crew, dining, accommodations, and excursions. The Viking Vilhalm cruise on the Danube was delightful every day. Free walking tours in ports were informative and enjoyable. Guides are fun and experienced. Paid excursions such as a visit to Gottweig Abbey and the Budapest Jewish Quarter were fascinating, full of historical and cultural context. We spent a truly lovely day on an excursion to the Paloc town of Holloko, outside of Budapest. We were so happy that we extended our stay at the end of the cruise, in Budapest. The accommodations through Viking were excellent, and the Viking staff in residence at the hotel made sure we had everything we needed, including recommendations for nearby restaurants and covid testing prior to traveling home. We really fell in love with Budapest and would love to return.
Basic cabins are small as on all cruise ships but of good quality and cleanliness. We spent very little time there since the common areas on the ship were comfortable and abundant.