We have been on several cruises. The trip on the Viking Star was excellent except for a few problems which seem due to the newness of the ship. Transportation to the ship was efficient, and debarkation was handled well, but the trip to the Iceland extension was chaotic with the bus driver taking us to the wrong area of the terminal. The penthouse veranda cabin was spacious and comfortable, but the door to the chip was difficult to close, and the handle of the veranda door fell off the first time it was used. These were cheerfully and rapidly fixed. The ports and shore extensions were well-chosen and reasonably priced. This is, in fact, the reason we chose this cruise.
Service in the restaurants and the cabin were friendly and efficient. The food in the main dining room and the Italian restaurant was uniformly excellent. The Chef's Table had one excellent "historical" menu and one deplorable "Asian" menu. The other public places were well laid out. The moving entertainers - pianist, guitarist and flute trio were excellent. We have never been fond of formal shows on cruise ships, and the only one we attended on this cruise was awful - not because of the performers who were very good but because of the music - ABBA. Overall we enjoyed the cruise and feel that the problems will be fixed with more experience. We also think that the enrichment lectures and port talks should be repeated on the cabin television because they sometimes conflicted with excursions.