The date of departure fit our vacation and destination.
Viking is still struggling to be an Ocean operator. The crew to passenger ratio seems to be be 1 to 2 or less. Included tours was not worth our time - mainly a bus ride nothing worth $200 per person. No Viking staff were on any excursion which was a disappointment. The shore talks reflected the fact that the staff had not been on many, if any, of the tours. The shore excursion reminded me of Oceania when they were just beginning -- I will give them more time to improve.
Their embarkation was the best ever - HANDS DOWN!
The cabin was nice, the layout was unusual but very comfortable. The closet/dressing room/bathroom was one of the largest we have ever had. The location, on the 3rd deck bow was OK, only noisy when entering a port. Hard to sleep late but we managed. My recommendation is go for this cabin or cabin type.