This was our third cruise with Viking Ocean and it was on their newly launched Viking Sun. The cruise stopped at interesting ports and we hit a sale that worked for our budget. We have always experienced excellent and friendly service from the crews and their embarkation, disembarkation and shore excursion procedures are well managed and punctual.
We used the "Roll Call" to connect with some fellow travellers a few months before the cruise and were able to set up some great private shore excursions and activities. Getting to meet some of our fellow cruisers at the Meet & Greet was great and made for good travel and dinner companions during the cruise.
Viking includes in their price a lot of things that with other cruise lines show up as extra charges in your statement at the end of cruises. This avoids the shock that otherwise happens on the last days of a cruise.
The cabin was at the stern of the ship and had a larger balcony than cabins on the sides of the ship. The stern cabin gives you the ability to see the scenery on both sides of the ship which is good. This was the first time we have had a stern cabin and we did, however, encounter engine vibrations on two days of the cruise which hindered our sleep so we would not book a stern cabin in the future.