Ship does not compare to longship...Only one food outlet...no grill alternative. Port excursions require substantial time on bus. We spent time on our own in Lisbon and Porto before and after the cruise. Both cities were fascinating and well worth the extra days.
Food was good but not a lot of variety due to only one outlet. Cabin was appointed as usual and met expectations. Service was very good. Marianne de Voogd, our Cruise Director was outstanding and made a very real effort to spend some time with every guest. Having been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, I was extremely impressed with her great sense of humor, through knowledge of the sights on our itinerary, and obvious organizational ability. She was a highlight of our cruise
Since the voyage was round trip, the scenery was somewhat repetitive. We have traveled on multiple Viking River Cruises and one ocean cruise (booked on two more) While this trip was enjoyable, it did not meet our very high expectations established by previous experiences on Viking.