Before our cruise began in Rome, we spent 3 days in Tuscany - Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. Tuscany was beautiful. Seeing all of the old towns and buildings, shopping, having a glass of wine or a beer as we people watched and eating the local foods, pasta, pizza etc. was great! Once in Rome and boarding the Viking Sea, everything involved with this Viking Cruise with just outstanding. The entire ship was unbelievable - 1st Class! Although not a large ship, just 900+ guests, there was plenty of room all over that you never felt crowded. The room was great, the food was great and the people providing service throughout the ship were just so nice and friendly. We visited Naples, Crete, Israel (Haifa and the old town Jerusalem), Cyprus, Rhodes, Mykonos and Athens. Walking the streets of old Jerusalem and being at the Acropolis were memories that we will never forget. I have done the Viking River Cruise which was also 1st Class, but I can't wait for our next Viking Ocean Cruise, maybe the Vikings Homelands cruise.
Great room, spacious and kept spotless.