We chose this cruise because we had never been in the Baltic Sea area, or visited any of the Scandinavian countries. The visit to St. Petersburg & The Hermitage was a special attraction. We felt the cities would be beautiful & offer a different picture from what we have seen on other trips to Europe. The ship is beautiful, our room was just lovely & we were taken with the attention to detail, by the company & the Viking crew. The restaurants & food on board were first class, & we met with people from all over the world.
In the ports, there were a variety of shore excursions to choose from, or you could simply walk in the port area, & visit the local shops.
The ship offered daily lectures about the history of the areas we would visit, and the entertainment in the evening was spot on, professional & great fun. My wife & I thoroughly enjoyed our trip.