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We chose the cruise to see how Viking compared with the other transatlantic we have done. Other than Azamara, this was the smallest ship we sailed in. The Sun was spanking new and nicely decorated, with much Scandinavian art on display. It was a comfortable ship even on the few days we had some moderate waves. We especially enjoyed the entertainment, provided by the very talented but small group of singers and dancers. The ship's house band, and especially its pianist-conductor, were very good and all the shows were very entertaining. We appreciated hearing some classical music. The lecturers aboard were fairly interesting, but seemed to be scheduled at odd times. We especially enjoyed the ones given by a gentleman who was an author and filmmaker and showed scenes from old movies. Our major disappointment was with the food on the ship. We did not care for the menu selections in the main restaurant, nor did we think the selections both in the buffet and the main dining room were very well prepared and/or tasteful. On the occasions that we ate in the speciality restaurants, we were much more pleased. Another disappointment in the main dining room, was the problem in sitting at a table that we could shared with others. We enjoy doing this in order to meet more people, and this did not seem to be encouraged on this ship.

7th Transatlantic cruise-our first on Viking

Viking Sun Cruise Review by SCGammie

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We chose the cruise to see how Viking compared with the other transatlantic we have done.

Other than Azamara, this was the smallest ship we sailed in. The Sun was spanking new and nicely decorated, with much Scandinavian art on display. It was a comfortable ship even on the few days we had some moderate waves.

We especially enjoyed the entertainment, provided by the very talented but small group of singers and dancers. The ship's house band, and especially its pianist-conductor, were very good and all the shows were very entertaining. We appreciated hearing some classical music.

The lecturers aboard were fairly interesting, but seemed to be scheduled at odd times. We especially enjoyed the ones given by a gentleman who was an author and filmmaker and showed scenes from old movies.

Our major disappointment was with the food on the ship. We did not care for the menu selections in the main restaurant, nor did we think the selections both in the buffet and the main dining room were very well prepared and/or tasteful. On the occasions that we ate in the speciality restaurants, we were much more pleased.

Another disappointment in the main dining room, was the problem in sitting at a table that we could shared with others. We enjoy doing this in order to meet more people, and this did not seem to be encouraged on this ship.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 0454
Very well located, midship and on deck 4-also very convent to the laundromat and easy to get to anywhere on the shop Cabin was nicely appointed and well decorated. Storage was adequate for the two of us( who were traveling light,) but the hanging closet was hard to get into due to the very tight space between it and the bed. Also, the sliding doors on it were very hard to move. Drawers provided were too shallow to be very useful. Bath also had wasted space under the sink, but the heated floor was a plus. We would have liked better lighting over the sink.