I did the research for our group of 16. I found Viking to be the cruise line for us.
We did two days pre cruise in Amsterdam at the Hilton. Great hotel and wonderful city to explore. Did a canal cruise and visited Van Gough museum as well as doing the Heiniken experience.
The Kara was great. Our Veranda stateroom was a nice size with plenty storage.
The meals were all very good and the bar was the best!!
Entertainment was ok. Activities were fun.
The service was outstanding! From our waiters to the bar tenders it could not have been better!
Ports were very nice and we loved all the excursions.
This was our first river cruise and it was a great experience! Our group loved every minute of it.
In the future we would like to do another river cruise on a different river.
There were no children on the boat and I would not recommend it for them.
We also did two days post cruise in Lucerene which I also highly recommend.
Plenty storage. Nice balcony. We only showered and slept in the cabin. We spent all our time on decks or on shore.