I swore I would never go on a cruise, but never thought about a river boat cruise. When the opportunity came to go on this trip, I said yes and am so glad I did. Austria and Germany are beautiful countries and it was so nice to just go down a gangplank and walk a short distance to old, quaint towns. The crew of this ship were the best, fun to be around. The food was delicious, and the wine and beer flowed easy at dinner. The rooms were comfortable and quiet and you would never know you were floating. Definitely take the side trip to Salzburg, Austria. It was one of the highlights of the trip for me.