Husband and I have cruised at least 20 times on a variety of ocean liners as well as 3 Viking River Cruises. Viking has done an amazing job on their ocean liner. The ship has been divided into lovely, intimate, inviting spaces for reading, chatting with new friends, enjoying a hot or cold drink, and more. The fabrics, pillows, throw blankets, were chosen with care and each space laced with understated viking luxury.
Cabins were nicely appointed and the beds so comfortable with luxury linens.
The crew ALL were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and kept the ship immaculate. The dining options were all great! The Chef's Table was a special treat as Chef Hugo created really unusual and fabulous meals-we tried all three menus thanks to Igor getting us reservations.
Our best excursion was the Kitchen Table with Chef Frederick, Chef Hugo and Head of Food and Beverage, Marco. The trip to the market in Kotor, chat with coffee and then the best meal ever prepared with fun and expert flare. A day and evening we will not forget!!
Fun in the evenings at Torshaven bar with expert bartender Jay ended almost every day for us.
We enjoyed the smaller size of the ship as compared to very large ocean liners with way too many people. Yet there was always something interesting to do.
I particularly enjoyed all the reading areas and my husband enjoyed the pools, the gym and the spa.
We feel that Viking wants to get the ocean cruise experience right as they absolutely want input and work hard to make things right if there is a problem of any kind. As a result we have already booked our next cruise on the Viking Star.
A beautiful day on the Bosphorus with lovely views of both sides of the city.
A very eerie but special excursion to the underground cistern at night.
The ancient ruins in Athens are amazing.