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Viking Sea Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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1,339 Reviews

Awesome natural beauty, plus amazing ship and experience!

Viking Sea Cruise Review by Retired003

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: undefined

My wife wanted to see Norway, and I wanted to see Scotland; and we were both blown away with the natural beauty of both countries! There was not enough time to see and do everything, and that includes our time on the ship. Our Penthouse Veranda was soenjoyable and well featured. We were on the Viking Star 1 1/2 years ago, but we were still in awe of all the amenities on the Sea. We just didn't have enough time in the days to completely enjoy all that the ship offered: the shows, the entertainment, the talks, the tea times, the pools and spa! Our son-in-law had said he had the best steak he had ever had; when we were on the Star. But, we now agree that the food was just spectacular in the specialty restaurants, the main dining restaurant and even with the buffet! We had escargot and outstanding seafood even in the buffet! We ate so well, that some nights we had to just eat appetizers or only the seafood in the buffet.

My wife also commented on how happy and courteous the staff were. She said she had counted a number of them singing to themselves. They sure made us feel at home andcomfortable whenever we met them around the ship.

Now for excursions and sights. I really appreciated Norway and Scotland for their breath-taking natural beauty; as well as for their countrymen. They were excited and appreciative for us to visit their countries and know about their history and current situations. We, as Americans, could learn a lot from them concerning their environment, use of sustainable energy resources, and how they care for their young families, mothers and children.

We met many fellow travelers on board, including a number from "down-under." We all talked, ate and shared our experiences over the 2 weeks; and this really contributed to a well memorable time!

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Cabin Penthouse Veranda 5023

Mohammad and his assistant were very helpful and considerate whenever we had a need; and kept our room and bathroom amenities in great shape. We received extra hangers when we arrived, and they were always friendly and attentive to us.

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