After booking this cruise two years ago we were very excited to board the ship in Istanbul.
Our air was booked by Viking and was actually very good, Delta flights which we were able to upgrade our seats on with good connections.The price we paid for the air from Viking was excellent.
We booked a Deluxe Veranda stateroom located on deck 4 . The stateroom was on the port side and toward the rear of the ship. I could smell diesel when we were going slow or at port and the engines were running.