Always wanted to go on a River Cruise in Europe and Viking made it the most special trip we ever have taken. They made you feel you were beyond a special person and tried to make your trip the best. When we were sitting outside viewing the castles along the Rhine they offered blankets and hot chocolate. The ports were magnificent and you had time i in the afternoon to tour around on your own or take an optional tour. The tour director (Rhea) was the greatest in that she answered every question you poised to her and even gave you help in planning your post cruise stay. I am looking forward to taking another Viking cruise again but have to figure out where to next. One night they served German food in the restaurant with pretzels on the table and plates made with favorite German food or extra from a buffet. Truly delicious.