It was a no brainer to chose Viking for our trip to China since our European trip from Budapest to Amsterdam was so successful.
Service is our main reason to travel the Viking way. We also love the intimacy of a small ship along with the relaxed dress code. Food and drink was another factor. We enjoyed the cuisine and non-alcoholic drinks.
Guides, housekeeping and waitstaff were superior. Cabins utilize every inch of space wisely. Open seating is critical to my husband and I since we make friends along the way. This setup allows us to invite new friends for a meal together and to join some of the other passengers we haven't met yet.
We must reiterate the wonderful job the guides do. They treat us so well they become like "family". I trusted his experience explicitly and time and time again he never let us down. The amount of hours he worked in the evening and early in the morning showed us how dedicated to excellence your employees are.
It is easy to recommend Viking to friends and family. We want them to have the same wonderful memories that make us two our your biggest fans. I hope to continue exploring new vistas aboard your ships. Russia is on our wishlist for Fall, 2012. See you soon.