Have traveled the world during 27 years in the Us Navy. Never been to Russia before. Not only were we shown the country, our Viking guides provided us with in-depth political and social background to better understand the mind set on the Russian people in 2017.
We sometimes were breasted outboard of other cruise boats. On every such occasion, I noticed that our Viking staff manning the quarter deck were more attentive, better dressed and the gangway cleaner than those on the other boats.
My wife has celiac disease and therefore allergic to gluten. We explained that to the chef when we embarked, then never had a problem with the food. At each and every meal, special tension was given to my wife’s meals to ensure nothing served to her contained wheat. The was a huge relief ot her and greatly appreciated by me.
Because our initial experience aboard Helgi was so positive, we are sailing with Viking again next spring to Eastern Europe. Four of our friends are joining us!.