We chose this cruise primarily because it fit in with our travel for a European wedding in our family and we always wanted to do a river cruise. We had our AAA agent arrange the flights for us and she did a great job getting us direct flights from Portland to Amsterdam, on to Budapest where we spent a few days and then another direct flight back to Portland from Amsterdam.
Overall I was very impressed with the excellent meals, service and excursions. Gavin Murry was a great program director. Besides providing entertainment in the lounge when the other musicians were sick I was particularly impressed with the way he was able to handle the logistics of having our boat going into dry dock to get propellers replaced and then the scheduling and logistics of our having to switch boats because of the low water level on very short notice. Thanks to Gavin and a great crew on both boats, we were able to enjoy all of our excursions.
The guides for the excursions were also excellent, very knowledgeable of the history and able to include personnel stories and background that made them very entertaining.