My husband and I have been on one previous Viking cruise and loved it. This cruise on the Astrild did not disappoint us. We had a wonderful time. We traveled with friends and had many opportunities to visit with them, as well as meet fellow travelers. There were many activities in which to participate on board. Our shore excursions were very well organized and met the different ability levels of different passengers, The crew was excellent and very attentive. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. The food was absolutely fabulous at every meal! The chef had a set menu every night as well as featuring local cuisine. Our cabin was very spacious and very comfortable. Routines for disembarking were very easy and were explained very well. The shore excursions were fun and informative. In addition, Viking offered many interesting optional excursions. There were many passengers who had been on more than 5 Viking cruises. I would definitely go on another one!