We chose this cruise because we had had a very good experience with Viking on two of their river cruises and we wanted to visit Scotland. Before the trip I was disappointed that we would be spending so much time in Norway and not more in Scotland and England. After the trip I can honestly say Norway was amazing although I would give up a couple of days to see a bit more of England.
As for the ship and crew, Viking exceeded my expectations. The ship was large enough to have a smooth ride, most of the time, but small enough for that personal touch your river cruises are known for. It was also nice to have a choice of restaurants and areas to spend quiet time outside of the room. I also appeciated the fact there where only two at "at sea" days. Our trips are planned more around places new places to see and experience with the ship being our mobile luxury hotel.