We chose Viking because so many friends and colleagues had wonderful experiences. We had not previously been on a cruise, and are not interested in large, ocean-going, thousands-of-passengers cruise lines. Viking River Cruises suited us just perfectly. The cabin, amenities, service, food and shore excursions were excellent. The entire crew was just outstanding - friendly, helpful, fun, attentive - just wonderful!
The dining experiences were outstanding - so much from which to choose and the crew was very attentive to a food allergy that one of us had. We really appreciated that.
The included shore excursions were well-designed, and we availed ourselves of some of the optional excursions. For the most part, our guides were exceptional, especially our guide in Cologne and on the Audy Murphy tour.