We wanted to experience a river cruise as we'd heard great things about them. Viking provided first class service, food, excursions, experiences like the glass blower coming onboard, the dancers performing the Danube Waltz, our chef teaching us how to make Apple Strudel, the herb garden on the sun deck, the castles as we sailed on the Rhine and more!
We were very impressed with the timing of having buses ready to take us to excursions, with the room stewards keeping our rooms so clean and fresh, with the wonderful meals prepared by the chef and especially with Carl West, our cruise director who was the perfect host with amazing knowledge of everything! I thought the variety of excursions was great, something for everyone from those who wanted to ride bikes to those who wanted a leisurely walk around the cities. Carl even set up a special bike ride for one couple celebrating their anniversary.