My mother, who is 91, and I travelled on the Viking Beyla this summer in late June. It was a wonderful experience, a first cruise for both of us. My mother really enjoyed meeting the other travellers and was able to keep up with all the action and participate in the outings. The staff was very helpful and in particular, our wonderful Kiwi excursion planner made sure mum was comfortable and a part of the action!
The ship is very new and well laid out and the facilities are great, as were the entertainment and educational talks. It was a good thing that the cruise involved a lot of walking, as we needed to exercise to justify the lovely meals and tasty desserts!
Although due to low river levels, we had to start our cruise further up river, the experience of visiting the lovely towns and villages along the river as well as the beautiful bucolic landscape was fabulous. I'm sure my mother is ready to go on another cruise!
The cabin was compact, clean and well laid out. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed being able to open the big veranda windows and let in fresh air!