My cousin chose Viking to go to Norway, because she had taken a Viking cruise previously. My cousin and I are 50% Norwegian, and wanted to see where our Fathers' Ancestors came from. This cruise was wonderful: great food, great Entertainers, and great trips offered in each town we were in. The Tour guides on our trips offered, were very educational and fun; even the bus drivers were superior. Viking does offer many excursions of choice in each and every Port. The ease of embarking, plus the schedules Viking organizes to make sure you do not miss your airplane flights; everything is taken care of for you. Each day, we were given the opportunity to hear about the next day's City we would be in, and the opportunities we chose. I am so very glad I experienced this ship and my journey with Viking. I shall be forever grateful for the wonderful time I had with Viking. Thank you very much!!