April 2014 - Viking Schumann to Europe
Excellent food, very pleasant and attentive staff. Boat was very clean, staterooms were nice. Nice amenities such as bottled mineral water in staterooms, bottled water to take on excursions, local maps for each destination, cards with contact information for the boat at each port in case you get lost or need to take a taxi back to the boat. They have the quietbox earphones for excursions so you can hear the guides well (I really liked that). Very nice and comfortable outdoor deck area, partially shaded. I was somewhat disappointed in the scenery (mostly flat farmland).The biggest drawback was the constant stairclimbing which was necessary to get down to dining room, up to the lobby then down to the staterooms though I have to admit there is a chair lift but I would be embarrased to use it.