Being a Danish-American, and wanting to tack a aft-visit to Copenhagen after our voyage, we gravitated to the British Isles Explorer tour with Viking. We were fortunate to have excellent weather and no port changes so our travels were wonderful! The ship was excellent, couldn't have been better, but the star of our trip was the staff. From our cabin steward, YaYa, to just polite hellos from restaurant staff, to the strong arm of assistance for boarding our transport tenders, to the head chef that gave us a galley tour, to the Cruise director who gave us humorous and informative Port Talks everyday, everyone was fantastic!!! Really enjoyed the World Cafe (just one floor up from our 6th floor beautiful suite), and Scotland, Shetland Islands, and Orkney Islands, and all their excursions were unbelieveably beautiful. Downsides were few: got sick mid-cruise and had to spend 3-4 days recovering in our room (good reason to get as large a suite as you can afford) and , excursion buses were "posh", guides good, but a couple of excursions fell short, "Isle of Man", Wales excursion, and "London at night" had shortcomings. The four-stop international flights were "tough" and the the hardest part of the travel. Munich airport was most unwelcoming..... Viking ocean cruises are the very best in their endeavors and execution.