A thoughtful trip through some of Eastern Europe with a wonderful sense of history. Budapest was young and vibrant with extraordinarily beautiful architecture. Highly recommend the extension. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The cabin was functional and very comfortable. Dining was very good with a wonderful variety of fare. The activities were interesting and certainly enhanced by our very knowledgeable program director who generously shared his very personal experiences of life behind the iron curtain as well as fascinating information while sailing the Rhine, a highlight for us. The service was excellent and prompt. The excursions were many and very insightful.
Highlights: Budapest, shore excursions, cruising the Rhine, Amsterdam, optional excursion to Rottenburg and Moselle wine tour.
Viking cruises are very predictable which is comforting on a trip. The quality is constant. The only variable for us has always been the program director. This was our third time with Viking and I have to say that he was outstanding. Very helpful, very competent, extremely generous with his time and with an extremely dry sense of humour. S
The cabin was well designed, very clean and met all our needs. Nothing was missing.