THIS cruise FAR exceeded our Expectations is every way. THAT is the highest of praise from people who have travelled widely over 50 years. VIKING is the BEST. Loved the trip, staff, cruise area but really LOVED the spa, spacious cabins and the entire lovely lovely ship! The ship is spacious with SO many little private alcoves and lounges to sit and read; high tea was informal and lovely. The Spa is gorgeous, no charge, and immaculate. The Ice Grotta was fun; the sauna and steam room so very nice and clean. The attendant in the spa was very attentive and was constantly asking us if we needed towels, a drink of water or anything at all that he could assist us with. In addition, the evening entertainment was so very nice: tasteful, relaxing and just right for the end of day soaking up the bright sunlight at midnight and seeing a new day in against the background of some of the most fantatic scenery in the world. We want to go again...and so do our friends who travelled with us. Here's hoping we can do it all over again!