First the food was over the top. Been on 10 Celebrity Cruises and Celebrity can't compare with the food, specialty restaurants, etc.
The excursion and the daily lectures were very informative. The room, the pool, the lounges, the exercise facilities were all great.
Have taken over 10 Celebrity cruises and loved them all but this was our first Viking Ocean cruise and it was everything I expected plus more. Can't say enough about the food. Lunches, dinners, and even breakfast was something we looked forward to every day. And no charge for the specialty restaurants ... that's something celebrity doesn't offer.
The other thing about Viking is they do not nickel and dime you like Celebrity. Water to take on the excursions-no charge. Specialty restaurants-charge. Excursions - no charge for o ne excursions per port of call.
The passengers are a little older but that's OK. We found couples around our age (65) so it all worked out.
Great, plenty of space , always clean and great TV.