We liked the itinerary for this cruise which is why we booked this cruise. . We wanted a September cruise but they were booked so we got the first available October cruise. Weather was too chilly and rainy for us. Next time we will try for an early September cruise. I do realize the weather is not very predictable now a days. But cruise was great. Food and service were extraordinary as always. We did like the included excursions. We did go on some of the other available excursions which were also memorable. We especially liked the excursion to the city of Worms. Very informative - learned a lot. We also liked the excursion that took us to the Alps including Interlaken. The train rides to the summits there were awesome. We also like the Zurich walking tour and boat cruise. All and all we had a wonderful time on the cruise.