Wanted to do a Rhine River cruise, so we joined friends who had already booked this cruise.
We were impressed with Viking's treatment of their customers from the time of our arrival to our extended trip to Lucerne, Switzerland. They really know how to take care of their people. Our program director, Daniella, was totally awesome. She was a very caring person who was never in a hurry when you wanted to talk to her.
Cruising the middle Rhine and seeing all the castles, quaint towns and churches, as well as all the terraced vineyards lining the hillsides was like being in a fantasy land - totally lovely and breathtaking.
The shore excursions were all wonderful experiences. We loved visiting Cologne's Cathedral - just wish we had a little more time there. Marksburg castle was quite an experience. Heidelberg was another favorite. We were delighted to be in Strasbourg to see the cathedral and the quaint storefronts. Colmar was also a very quaint place to visit. We went into the Unterlinden museum to view all the beautiful religious art, and that was very impressive. The Black Forest was a beautiful ride!
We loved Switzerland and did the Pearls of Switzerland all day tour. Beautiful! Our favorites were visiting the monastery in Einsiedeln, as well as the dairy farm, and the milk processing plant.