An e-mail designated the cruise which seemed fabulous. An immediate phone call to a Viking representative indicated a hot demand requiring an immediate signing up.
We received the same cabin as last year. It is a wonderful cabin, No. 4011. Malitza and Danica were absolutely fabulous cabin stewards attending astutely to every problem and need. There also provided friendship and humor greatly prized by us.
Our best tours were seeing a water fall you could stand under, creating rope and an artisan building boats, and eating at a fruit farm outside Bergen. The Iceland and Greenland and Newfoundland tours were culturally inspiring. Quebec City was a great tour with an excellent guide!
The Shetland Island tour showed us what was there, but nothing special. Saguenay should be eliminated. The tour and guide were not up to Viking standards.The wine tasting event was so stingy you perhaps were drinking something priceless. The performance of the evening celebrating Saguenay while making a fascinating panorama was not up to par.
Something that was up to par was the musicals performed by the Viking singers and dancers along with the fascinating use of graphics and staging. They were great! I did not see many lectures, but those I did participate in were very good,
The World Cafe was excellent as always. We had two great evenings at the Italian Restaurant. We did not enjoy our experience at The Chefs Table. We only liked the main coarse. Everything else did not suit our palates and the wine pairings were weird. We cancelled our second night
During the infamous storm in the Atlantic two men from the restaurant escorted my wife Kathy back to our room. She has trouble maneuvering because of surgeries.
Excellent for sitting outside and taking pictures!