Viking is a major supporter of PBS television and their ads held great appeal.
Friends had taken the cruise and highly recommended it.
The itinerary included both typical Northern European ports as well as Norwegian fjords and hence was very appealing since most cruises do one or the other.
The organization of tours, embarkation etc. was very impressive and wait times were virtually non-existant. The entertainment on ship included a variety of different musical styles and the musicians very talented. The meals were excellent with fine food and a varied selection. The wait staff were very friendly and the service efficient. As described later, the cabin was excellent. Not having a casino was another positive feature. The common areas of the ship were inviting and you never felt like the ship was crowded. Although very fortunate with the weather, the sailing was extremely calm and comfortable.
This would rate as one the best trips my wife and I have ever been fortunate enough to take.
Very comfortable bed in a cabin with an excellent layout. Many wonderful features such as heated floors in the spacious bathroom and lights in the closet. Everything was immaculate.