Sail Date: June 2018
Beautiful ship; staff extremely pleasant and accommodating!! Loved Entertainment especially Luis and Viking Band( not a fan of classical music).. Some of the entertainers they brought on board were not my favorites. Ship entertainment ... Read More
Beautiful ship; staff extremely pleasant and accommodating!! Loved Entertainment especially Luis and Viking Band( not a fan of classical music).. Some of the entertainers they brought on board were not my favorites. Ship entertainment staff- very good. Great shows except forgot the Rollong Stones in the 60’s. Liked staying over in Stockholm, St. Petersburg and Bergen. Only one day at sea was great!! Food in specialty restaurants great!!! Liked the different menus at Chef’s Table- wonderful! Manfredi’s was great too! Buffet for dinner was not my favorite; not a fan of buffets anyway. Also thought people should have dressed better for dinner—upscale casual please! Beverage package worth it!! Loved the gym!! Thanks for such a nice one and well equipped. TV and internet in room- generally worked well; good variety of options to watch! Great cruise overall and very smooth. Tours in St. Petersburg ( Catherine’s Palace and Hermitage) were great! Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
a cruise i have been wanting to do for a few years. we finally bit the bullet and spent the money to go. service could not have been better. if you can do it for a special occasion DO IT!! service of ice water at the pool - no ... Read More
a cruise i have been wanting to do for a few years. we finally bit the bullet and spent the money to go. service could not have been better. if you can do it for a special occasion DO IT!! service of ice water at the pool - no problem finding plenty of open chairs. then sorbet and champagne around 3:30 to cool you off! high tea at 4pm in the tea room. smiling and accommodating help. great food which included something from the country we were visiting, free beers and wine with lunch and dinner, great burgers by the pool, a spa with a room full of snow, bathrooms with heated floors, lectures and entertainment also about and from the ports of call. an example of the service - i am short and had trouble using the single cup coffee maker that was on a shelf set in about shoulder high. to fill you had to put water in a container at the back of it and then press a few buttons on top which i had a hard time seeing . when we received a survey in our cabin asking for suggestions and comments my husband suggested in the future planning of rooms to switch the safe and the shelf to make it easier to use. the next evening our room steward showed up - "I am here to move your coffee maker!" we aim to make everyone happy. i will fill the back with water for you also! wow was my husband impressed as was I. this is just an example of what we experienced daily - besides the ship being beautiful. the right size also to get into tight ports of call. one great experience! my other cruise experiences pale in comparison. Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2018
This was an excellent and very enjoyable and informative cruise. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to et a good overview of the Viking homelands. The excursions were great, the staff on the ship was extraordinarily ... Read More
This was an excellent and very enjoyable and informative cruise. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to et a good overview of the Viking homelands. The excursions were great, the staff on the ship was extraordinarily wonderful, friendly, courteous, helpful and knowledgeable. The meals and all food was great. The atmosphere on the ship made everyone feel friendly and at home. The accommodations were exquisite and comfortable and here was always a place to be comfortable in you own space. Viking does a masterful job of bringing in the culture, history and climate of the destinations visited whether it be b y entertainment, port talks, destination menus, etc. The local aides that they hire are excellent and the entertainment on board is also excellent. The drew, all of them, take a special pride in making you feel comfortable and know among the staff and they all try to make your trip a wonderful and memorable experience. Thanks for a truly wonderful trip. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
We love Viking River Cruises, so decided to try this ocean cruise - the itinerary looked, and was, amazing. The many ports and the shore excursions were very good - enough options to meet a variety of interests. The cabin was quite nice ... Read More
We love Viking River Cruises, so decided to try this ocean cruise - the itinerary looked, and was, amazing. The many ports and the shore excursions were very good - enough options to meet a variety of interests. The cabin was quite nice and comfortable, with plenty of room for storage and movement. The cabin stewards, the dining room and cafe/kitchen staff, the maintenance people, all staff members were friendly. It was obvious that the desire is to anticipate needs and possible disruptions, in order to help us feel safe and comfortable. My only suggestion is for better communication between the Viking flight booking staff, and the on-board customer service staff, and the airline. Those of us flying to the post-cruise extension had some difficulties and the on-board staff was unable to assist us. Had they called the airline for us, as asked, or communicated with the Viking people who made the reservations, perhaps this group of people wouldn't have had a stressful disembarkation. The ocean-cruise crew may need to learn more about the disembarkation-transport to the airport and at-airport services provided by the river-cruise crew. I trust this will improve in time because Viking strives for excellence. That said, we are looking forward to another Viking Ocean cruise in January. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
The on board experience was excellent, food, service,entertainment. Everything just lovely. The Eidfjord Norway stop is scenic however there is nothing to do there except an excursion. There were no shops, nothing. Unfortunately the ... Read More
The on board experience was excellent, food, service,entertainment. Everything just lovely. The Eidfjord Norway stop is scenic however there is nothing to do there except an excursion. There were no shops, nothing. Unfortunately the Viking included excursions have sometimes 29 people assigned to one guide and in the more crowded stops, its hard to enjoy since you spend more time trying to keep up with the guide. In Stockholm the guide had almost 50 people (the whole bus) and it was crowded. We booked a two day tour with TJ Travel in St. Petersburg with a maximum of 16 in a nice van. Our guide Victoria was absolutely terrific and its a good deal less expensive than the optional Viking tour. For a two day stop, Viking had only one half day included tour and you cannot leave the ship there without an escort that has a visa waiver status. We stopped in Iceland on the way over from New York. We arrived to the hotel about 7am and the rooms were not going to be available until 3pm. We had to sleep in the lobby of the hotel. Fortunately we did get rooms around noon but it just ruined our first day and the hotel is some distance from town. There's a shuttle until 5pm but then you need to walk 30 minutes or so or take a cab which is about $20 USD each way. VERY disappointed with Viking for this treatment. The organized excursions were really good but we lost a day for a relatively expensive stop. The cabin was very nice, the staff on board was outstanding. The food was superb in all dining locations. Their entertainment was good and their seminars informative and well done. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
Viking, once again, came throuigh by providing the cruise of a lifetime. Looking forward to our next one. Our cabin was outstanding, with the veranda providing us a chance to watch the world go by as the ship was sailing. Being able to ... Read More
Viking, once again, came throuigh by providing the cruise of a lifetime. Looking forward to our next one. Our cabin was outstanding, with the veranda providing us a chance to watch the world go by as the ship was sailing. Being able to open the door between our veranda and the one of our traveling companions provided us a chance to share the experience. The service we received during the whole cruise, from our cabin staff and all staff members on the rest of the ship was what we have come to expect from Viking - friendly and professional They do a great job of representing Viking. Only problem with the shore excursions was there were "too many and not enough time, We especially like the Fram train trip into the fiords of Norway. Beautiful way to begin our adventure. One final suggestion - add another gelato/ice cream section in the dining room. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
I have always wanted to see the Scandinavian countries. Viking made this possible and it was the most wonderful cruise my wife and I have ever taken! We have taken nine cruises and this was the best!. Viking does it right, great ... Read More
I have always wanted to see the Scandinavian countries. Viking made this possible and it was the most wonderful cruise my wife and I have ever taken! We have taken nine cruises and this was the best!. Viking does it right, great accommodations, great food, great service! Viking is absolutely the best cruise line to sail with! One more thing, the room, the Explorer Suite was a jewel, as good as any hotel suite we have ever stayed in! The food was great, as usual, and the shore excursions were entertaining and educational. Our cabin steward, Adria, was the best ever! He paid close attention to our needs and the cabin was kept spotless. The stops in Copenhagen, Gdansk, Tallin, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm were wonderful with St. Petersburg being one of the most enriching and educational stops we have ever made! I highly recommend Viking for anyone wanting to visit these countries. It was truly a great time and educational to boot! Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
We like this trip itinerary. Ship was very nice and clean. Every restaurant food was great. Room service was fantastic. We love spa. This is our first ocean cruise with Viking, we did River cruise with Viking before. We ... Read More
We like this trip itinerary. Ship was very nice and clean. Every restaurant food was great. Room service was fantastic. We love spa. This is our first ocean cruise with Viking, we did River cruise with Viking before. We thought this ship is very small, once we arrived at port Viking sun is pretty big size and inside there are everything what we need and everywhere is enough spaces. Excursion of each port event are nice organized for city tour and proper duration for walking tour. Weather was much nicer than what we expected in May, every 8 country we were traveling sunshine and good temperature. Most of the top, we like no casino on ship and no children around. All staffs of ship are very kindness and knowledgeable what should know about their duty. I had bad experience with one of lady at front desk(passenger service desk) otherwise every where every staff are wonderful . We enjoyed very much this "Viking home land" itenaries and we wish stayed more over night at St. Petersburg. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
This was our first cruise on a Viking ocean ship after having taken the Romantic Danube cruise three years ago. We lucked out on the weather with 14 days of warm sunshine and the seas were calm. We had a junior explorer suite with plenty ... Read More
This was our first cruise on a Viking ocean ship after having taken the Romantic Danube cruise three years ago. We lucked out on the weather with 14 days of warm sunshine and the seas were calm. We had a junior explorer suite with plenty of room very close to the Exlplorer's Lounge. Our favorite spots were the fjords in Norway and St. Petersburg. Dining by reservation was super fun and we made new friends. The nordic spa experience seemed intimidating at first but we quickly bought in and visited several times! Our only disappointment was one of our shore excursions that was rescheduled to an earlier departure late the night before by the vendor and we missed the notice (and, thus, the excursion). Otherwise, things worked like clockwork and we are Viking Fans for life! On board shopping was excellent and very personalized. The daily previews were very informative and helpful and the fact that we could watch a video replay at our convenience was great. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
I had previously taken a Viking River Cruise and loved it. I like smaller ships (previously having sailed many times on the Star Clippers, and a couple of times on the Windstar Line). I was a little worried that 900 passengers would be ... Read More
I had previously taken a Viking River Cruise and loved it. I like smaller ships (previously having sailed many times on the Star Clippers, and a couple of times on the Windstar Line). I was a little worried that 900 passengers would be too big for our tastes. I was wrong. It never ever felt like 900 passengers. The public spaces are well designed and there were always plenty of places to hang out without feeling crowded. Loved the Explorer Bar. On the whole, loved the service. The only complaint I would make is about the wine service which was definitely lacking. We bought the silver beverage package to upgrade the wine choices, but in the main dining room and in the World Café it was difficult to get a wine list and they just seemed interested in pouring the included wine. The specialty restaurants did have good and upgraded choices with a wine steward who knew what he was doing. Loved Viking Ocean Cruises. Already booked our next one. Read Less

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Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 5.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 5.0 0.0
Family 1.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.5 0.0
Enrichment 4.5 0.0
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Value For Money 5.0 0.0

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