Never cruised before, and pleased had we had a Junior Suite. The alterations to the embarking lounge created a bad start, as the queuing was not controlled correctly. Once inside the new building we were shown our speeded up check in area. Overhearing people near us who had packed their passports in their suitcases, even though it was so clear on the instructions, was funny. Very charming lady that checked us in. So once on board we went to our suite, our luggage turned up quite late, but within the timescale mentioned.
First impressions of the suite was how spacious, clean and what a nice area for hanging clothes we had.
Our suite was before the "bubble" and close enough to the lifts and stairs.
We had pre booked our excursions, but not the wine package, next time we will not take the wine package as we would not usually drink so much.
We went to the Windjammer for lunch, the once on the first day, the eating habits and sheer greed of the guests seen was awful, taking too much in one go and leaving a lot. The staff were marvellous is how hey we're clearing this mess.
We did go to Chops, one of the speciality restaurants. A family of Americans were so loud with unruly children. When they left there was a round of applause, from other Americans. After all, it was supposed to be a speciality restaurant. We were surprised how large he dessert portions were, asking about he Red Velvet Cake, the waiter did remark that no-one had ever finished it.
The entertainment was very good. The cost to buy the weeks DVD was pricey, despite being mainly library filming. The portrait pictures were also pricey. Had they been reasonable we would have bought more than the 2 we did.
Odd that the 24 hour free coffee bar was next to a Costa where people were buying them?
Our room attendant and waiter did their jobs first class.
The week went fast.
The Viking Crown Lounge was a disappointment, the music was too loud, the schooner bar was much better.
Departing the ship was not clear as we ended up on the wrong deck, the crews quarters.