This cruise was chosen for me as a gift from my children. They choose Viking because of my interest (the Masterpiece advertisements work!) and the location because it was someplace that my husband and I would not go on our own.
The overall experience was wonderful, from the level of service on ship to the welcoming and knowledgeable tour guides. We really felt that we saw the highlights of each location and enjoyed the time "on our own" to wander and explore.
Our airfare was purchased through Viking which meant that we experienced no flight issues and had plenty of time for our connecting flights.