We went with first time Viking cruisers and we all had a wonderful time. The time ashore at Berlin was a lot of fun as the winter markets were just getting started so it gave us something to do in the evenings. Prague was absolutely gorgeous and we look forward to going back again. Time on the Elbe was great also, being a smaller river it just felt like we were the only ones on it, which I think we were. It is to bad the cruise portion could not be longer as the intimacy of the smaller ship was delightful and we got to know many of our shipmates. The captain and crew were excellent in their duties and relationships. We had fun every evening before dinner and the meals were excellent with local cuisine offered daily. I am not sure if I would do this one again simply because it is such a short time on the ship.