Viking Sea Cruise Review by LadyImpactOhio
- Sail Date: February 2017
- Destination: Mediterranean
I thought the stop in Sardinia was a waste. We spent all night getting there and then only had 4 hours on the island. Not much to see there. I liked Tunis the best. We were greeted by a small band with camels and a belly dancer. Our tour was 100% supervised (for safety). We went to the down town, saw a protest about city politics, went thru the market area and then stopped at Carthage ruins.
I also liked the shop in Algiers. You had to be with a guide there as well. The only stop was a huge monument and the rest was a bus trip around the city. Only 2 hrs. But worth it. It was a beautiful warm sunny day and we spent the afternoon in the pool area and in the back around the infinity pool.
This is not a cruise for children or a "party boat." This is for more discerning people who want to see history and unusual ports of call.
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Problematic are the electrical outlets. Half European, half American. But they aren't placed wisely and if you have a large charging plug, there is not enough clearance with any of the outlets. Even with an adapter. There are 2 usb plugs on each side of the bed. They are fine but charge much slower than the outlets. I would advise against bringing items that have a huge plug. My husband wasn't able to charge his small laptop. Instead I would advise tablets. This is a huge design fail.
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