Cruise Ratings
Sail Date: June 2018
We wanted to visit Scandinavia, and this cruise highlighted many of the areas we wanted to visit. We have been to Europe many times, but this was our first trip via cruise. We would like to take a river cruise next time. Our ... Read More
We wanted to visit Scandinavia, and this cruise highlighted many of the areas we wanted to visit. We have been to Europe many times, but this was our first trip via cruise. We would like to take a river cruise next time. Our embarkation was excellent, and we were greeted right away after landing in Amsterdam. The food was out of this world! Every meal was awesome with wonderful service each time. Our staff members for our cabin were wonderful and very courteous and kind. The weather could not have been more perfect as well, so we thank the captain for arranging that for us, too :-). The port talks and TED talks that were available were all very informative, and the entertainment on board was excellent as well. I loved seeing so many wonderful books so readily available all around the ship as well. Thank you to all the staff for helping to make this such a wonderful experience. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
It was part of a special Viking promotion. The ship, itself, was excellent and the service was excellent. The Restaurant meals were excellent and the waitstaff was efficient and friendly. We were disappointed in some of the included shore ... Read More
It was part of a special Viking promotion. The ship, itself, was excellent and the service was excellent. The Restaurant meals were excellent and the waitstaff was efficient and friendly. We were disappointed in some of the included shore excursions as we felt as if we had not gained a sense of the city. The exceptions to that were Oslo, Norway, where we had an outstanding tour guide and Hamburg, Germany, where we had more time to get a feel for the place. The visit to Skagen, Denmark, was good, although our tour guide didn't give us a chance to stop and take in individual sites. But it was a beautiful little city with friendly people and interesting shops. It would have been good to drop one of the Danish stops and add a Norwegian stop. If we were going to take the cruise again, I think I would sign up for some of the optional tours to get a better sense of the towns. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
This cruise was to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. We took advantage of a last minute cabin upgrade offer and were glad we did. The ship was beautiful and easy to get around. All the restaurants served delicious food and the ... Read More
This cruise was to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. We took advantage of a last minute cabin upgrade offer and were glad we did. The ship was beautiful and easy to get around. All the restaurants served delicious food and the service is always outstanding with their specialty restaurants particularly standing out. We enjoyed all of the shore excursions and took advantage of a couple of extra ones. This cruise took us to ports we haven't been too before. The local guides provide a wonderful perspective and offer personal bits of information making the tour more enjoyable. The staff is always pleasant with a smile and kind word when encountered. We are pleased with the house keeping and dining staff which we see several times a day. They are always helpful and quite responsive. We enjoyed the entertainment, especially having a live band to dance to. The port talks and enrichment lectures are worth attending. They are enjoyable, entertaining and educational. We can't wait for our next Viking cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
This cruise was chosen because of the cities visited and the length. Overall the boat was terrific, the food great, the room service sensational. We enjoyed the infinity pool everyday as the weather was beautiful. The shore excursion ... Read More
This cruise was chosen because of the cities visited and the length. Overall the boat was terrific, the food great, the room service sensational. We enjoyed the infinity pool everyday as the weather was beautiful. The shore excursion were good with some being better than others. I felt Swedens excursion could use an update. The staff tried its best to get my luggage on board, but alas I had no luggage for the whole trip. except for my carry on. I am not sure wether the fault was with the airline, Air Canada, or Viking. The upside was that I got what clothes I had cleaned free of charge. The spa experience was terrific and the entertainment was excellent. We also experience the medical facilities as my sister had a kidney stone issue. All in all the trip is one I will always remember for the good and the unfortunate. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Informal, impromptu, catered to our every need, every detail covered. Super easy getting on and off. Definitely going again on the Mediterranean next time. Great local guides, the sound devices give you freedom of movement during tours. ... Read More
Informal, impromptu, catered to our every need, every detail covered. Super easy getting on and off. Definitely going again on the Mediterranean next time. Great local guides, the sound devices give you freedom of movement during tours. The ship never has to tender, we can always dock and just get off and walk around. We love walking, and these cities are built for it. The Danish towns of Skagen and Fredericia were just lovely, the people so welcoming and friendly. These lovely small towns said farewell to our ship with their little marching bands! We loved Copenhagen, too, extended there on the start of the trip. Kiel, Hamburg and the Kiel Canal were also highlights. Entertainment on board was exceptional, as were the historical folks on board. Lots of food choices, never had to get too dressed up, we were able to dine when and where we wanted without having to make a reservation. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Having previously taken a Viking River Cruise in China and had a very positive experience we try - glad we did. The Viking Sun was the nicest ship we have sailed. Previously we have cruised on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, ... Read More
Having previously taken a Viking River Cruise in China and had a very positive experience we try - glad we did. The Viking Sun was the nicest ship we have sailed. Previously we have cruised on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Renaissance (Tahiti and out of business) eight cruises in total. This ship got it right in every respect. We ended up in a Junior Suite, cabin 6023. I was anxious that the location near the elevator may have been a problem, I called and was assured the cabins were almost sound proof - they were right. We had so much storage in terms of drawers that we did not even use them all. Lots of hanging space with a side for full length and another for full length. The bathroom had double sinks and a large shower. Heated floors and towel rack which were too hot had to cut them off but there is a control. Adequate water pressure and plenty of hot water with great fixtures in the shower. Two large televisions in the suite we only used the one in the sitting area which was very spacious with sofa, two chairs, coffee table and credenza/storage. The balcony was adequate, we had lunch there one day. No recliners just two chairs and a table. There were power curtains on the sliding doors and a second window floor to ceiling. Also a set of curtains between the sitting area and the bedroom were also powered. Mini bar was included in the price and stocked every day. Had a nice bottle of champagne on our welcome. Also champagne and a large cake on our anniversary! One nice perk is laundry and dry cleaning are included with the Junior Suite. FYI if you order same day service there is a charge I think 50%. Service was reliable. Cabin attendants were very good - friendly, thorough and service oriented. They worked in teams of two and really did a great job each day including de-wrinkling the bed spread and pillows each day. One "negative" for me was that drinks are included with meals, mini-bar is included as is room service 24 hours a day, but if you order a soft drink after 2:00pm when the dining room is closed you pay for it unless you do the Silver Spirits package - we do not drink much and chose not to do it. Mini Bar and room service were fine - just inconvenient and kind of silly since I could get it free in my room. One big negative was the excursions. Overall the excursions were lacking in terms of quality of information, amount of free time and audio equipment. To be clear the equipment which is stored in your cabin and you have to bring with you each time works fine but the guides in general were not familiar with it. Maybe new and over time will be fine. Had three solid guides Lisse in Copenhagen on the Pre-Cruise Extension, our tour to Lubek was very good and the tour to Voldendom the Windmills. We are photographers and really wanted more free time - in general we had 3-=45 minutes. Also you need to pay attention to the excursion descriptions when they say moderate trust that it is a bit strenuous. We had people with walkers and a broken leg trying to manage the excursions - felt bad for them because it was very challenging over cobbles, hills etc. Be honest for yourself and the others on the excursion. One thing that struck us on the cruise was that it never felt crowded. No matter where we went it was relaxing and pleasant. We dined at the World Cafe most evenings. Buffet was excellent in terms of choice and quality of food. Would recommend they place cream cheese by bagel toaster to avoid having to back track all the way to the first station from the last but otherwise really good food. Prime Rib was excellent. Manfredi's Italian was very good - I will say it was the loudest experience on the ship.It was full when we dined at 7:30pm and loud. by the time we left around 9;00 it was quiet. Explorers Lounge was a nice space as was the Winter Garden Tea Room! The cast for the entertainment was very good. Fun and friendly entertainers with themes that connected with the audience, Beatles, Abba, etc. The pre and post cruise extensions were not worth it for the money. The pre cruise in Copenhagen we stayed at the Radisson Blu Royal - great location and a beautiful view. Room was Euro 4 star not luxurious but adequate. The Movenpick in Amsterdam was not as good. Long walk to get to anything about a mile to the Central Train Station. There are other hotels closer into where everything is that they should have used. Hotel was tired and a bit dirty in the hallways. Room was adequate. Overall an excellent experience! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
A friend suggested it because it was new and had an interesting itinerary. I had been on a Viking tour of China so was familiar with the company. I was very impressed. The ship is lovely, the service is excellent, wine with lunch and ... Read More
A friend suggested it because it was new and had an interesting itinerary. I had been on a Viking tour of China so was familiar with the company. I was very impressed. The ship is lovely, the service is excellent, wine with lunch and dinner was included and was very good and generously poured and the places we visited were interesting. I liked the entertainment and the lounges. We were in room 4094, a medium priced choice. Very nice and quiet as well. We ate in both specialty restaurants - the Italian themed one was very good - as well as in the dining room and the buffet. We were able to eat some lunches and dinners out on the deck and that was very nice. When I got back home I told all my friends that I wouldn't go on any other cruise line besides Viking. The good news is that they are building a lot more ships in this same style! Read Less

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Viking Sun Ratings
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Cabins 5.0 4.8
Dining 5.0 4.6
Entertainment 4.0 4.3
Public Rooms 5.0 4.8
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.4
Family 1.0 4.4
Shore Excursion 4.5 4.1
Enrichment 4.5 4.4
Service 5.0 4.8
Value For Money 5.0 4.4

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