From the moment we entered the ship & saw the beautiful interior with such clean lines & fresh colors, we were then escorted to our suite by an excellent staff always willing to serve. We unpacked our things finding plenty of space in the well-organized rooms with state-of-the-art features. During our cruise, we always had fantastic meals where we found superior quality and while quantity was availabile, it didn't overwhelm us like some other cruises. We took advantage of the daily on-shore experiences and found the guides to be very knowledgeable and fun.
We chose the Viking Grand European Tour because we had heard Viking was by far, the best cruise line and secondly, friends had told us the Budapest to Amsterdam route was extremely beautiful traveling four countries and three major rivers. I think we went thru 68 locks as we sailed from the Rhine to the Main onto the Danube. Seeing castles and windmills both from the water and upclose via tours was truly magical.
We can't wait to take another Viking Cruise
Wanting the best value for our dollars, we choose the main deck kiddingly saying we would be seeing the duck feet as they passed. This wasn't the case at all as we often enjoyed the constantly changing view from the sizable windows and with such spacious and inviting public sitting rooms upstairs, we never once regretted our decision.
We enjoyed our suite for its efficiency and comfort. Everything seemed to have its place and we had all the modern conveniences of home. The bathroom felt most spacious while being compact. Go figure!