We had not been in Western Germany, we’d had no time for a vacation during the previous year, and so when Viking offered a half-price sale, we chose this cruise as a quick getaway. Viking has things nailed: we received our paperwork a month before we sailed, someone was waiting for us and shuttled us to our ship. We boarded a bit later due to a flight delay, but an excellent dinner and beautiful cabin was waiting for us.
Our room was outstanding. Well layed out and nicely furnished. The steward assigned to our room was amazing - if we asked, it was there. The ship itself was beautiful. The entryway and main staircase were gorgeous. Little nooks were placed in inviting areas for everyone to relax.
The dining? Excellent. The food was delicious, perfectly prepared, and service was impeccable. Our servers - Gilbert, Rein, and Chris - did a great job! They remembered our names within a day, made wonderful recommendations, and kept our wine flowing (which were wonderful local wines!).
We went on every included excursion and one extra excursion. The guides for all were knowledgeable and fun. We went to some lovely places. The cruise day through the Middle Rhine was outstanding.
Wanted two things that they didn’t have: someplace to work out, and the ability to watch the World Cup! Need to add that.
Beautiful walk through the old town to the cathedral
Loved Heidelberg!! Beautiful city, university, and castle. Well worth our time.
Would not do again. Everything was fine - just not a lot to see except a tourist trap.View All 71 Black Forest Reviews
Well done - also did an evening tour of pubs and brews. Both were worth the time.View All 148 Walking Tour Reviews