We actually booked our first river cruise through Costco and trusted their judgement. It far exceeded our expectations! The food was truly wonderful as was the impeccable service....friendly and extremely helpful. The ship only had 94 passengers and we became friendly with most of them by the end of the 12 night cruise.
Each day we had at least one tour and we were always greeted cheerfully when arriving back at the ship. There was an entertainer on board who played the piano and sang during afternoon tea; during cocktails before dinner; and also played dance music after dinner. A couple of times there were performers who came on board as a nice surprise from local villages.
My husband and I have traveled many places in the world but have never taken a river cruise. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises really know how to treat people and leave them with wonderful memories. We are already planning our next river cruise, probably on the Danube.
By the way, Captain Hendrik really does a great job...and he's funny too!
At first we were in Cabin 203 which was a bit noisy from the sound coming from the engine or thrusters when going through the locks but we were relocated to 217 and that was must better.