We have taken many large ship ocean cruises but this was our first river cruise. The experience was amazing! Beautiful ship, great food, wonderful shore excursions and a super crew to facilitate the experience. The ship was modern, clean and easy to get around in. The food was great. Local, fresh and the dining room was arranged to facilitate meeting and enjoying the company of others. At least one shore excursion at each port of call was included in the cost of the cruise with many other options available.. The cruise we were on catered to the over 60 crowd and the excursions were leisurely and the local guides very knowledgeable. The Crew was fantastic! Everyone was friendly and made.every effort to make our experience the best possible! Best of all, due to the small number of passengers, we were able to meet almost all of them and were able to make many new friends! If you are tired of the large ships we highly recommend the small ship experience. We are.already looking for our next one!