Written on: 14/03/2014 by tiffy-62 (1 review written)
This was our first ever cruise and proved to be everything we read in the pre-cruise brochure plus more. The Rhine is a very busy river with commercial traffic as well as cruise vessels from different companies. Viking River Cruises had made a well thought out itinerary of stops and places to visit which would please everyone. The atmosphere on board was very relaxing and each evening before dinner there was a review of the next days shore time adventure so you could decide if you wanted to go on the trip or stay on board. At no time was there any pressure to go on the day trips plus staying on board was also a resting experience and on one occasion the boat moved to a different mooring to pick up the groups that were ashore. Both the al-fresco barbecue luncheon sampling different foods of the regions on the top deck whilst traversing the middle Rhine Gorges was one of the highlights of the cruise.
Each shore excursion was graded on difficulty for walking, steepness etc.
We enjoyed the Rhine cruise so much and the professionalism and attentiveness of the crew we decided to go on the Romantic Danube cruise this year. The vessel we are sailing on is one of the new vessels launched last year so Viking are again keeping up the standards of earlier cruises no wonder they have won best River Cruise line each of the last 5 years.