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Viking Sky Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
999 Reviews

Luxury Ship Dull Dining

Viking Sky Cruise Review by Croxton

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2018
  • Destination: Transatlantic

A beautiful ship , with stylish public areas , always easy to find somewhere comfortable to sit and read a book . The furnishings in all locations on the ship were top class . The Scandinavian style abounds throughout the vessel ,with beautiful pieces of artwork , and a phone App that enables guests to get more information on each item . The main pool area was spacious with comfortable sun beds . Unfortunately they have a problem with the opening roof , they seem afraid to open it in case they are unable to close it . The Captain said they could not use it if there was more than 3 degrees of inclination on the ship . When closed the pool area was more like a Sauna and made everyone head to other areas. This looks like a problem on this vessel which will not go away until a significant engineering effort. The sun areas on deck again have some very nice furnished areas , you can almost feel you are on your own super yacht .

In the Caribbean we had a sea swell of about 4 metres , the Viking Sky did not handle this very well .

The downside was the dining experience . The Restaurant (main dining room) is a vast ordinary venue , the food on the occasions we used it was over cooked and often cold and bland .The service was basic just placing of order and delivery of food . Just a quick dining operation .It s also a very noisy environment due to low ceilings and hard furnishings .

The World Cafe buffet style eatery was ok , and some dishes were freshly prepared in the open kitchen you could see into .The Sushi in the evenings was excellent .

The feature restaurants again rather ordinary. The Chefs Table menu always sounded exciting but the taste was not there .

We settled for having dinner in the World Cafe buffet , not what we normally do .

The Dining experience is far superior , more an event , stylish with higher quality produce with excellent feature restaurants on Oceania.

The Norwegian cafe Mamsems offered oatmeal or pancakes with fresh berries for a light breakfast and Scandinavian open sandwiches for lunch - very nice.

The entertainment team although small were very good with singers offering a wide range of music skills . The use of high quality and stylish graphics as a backdrop to the stage in the theatre worked well and was comfortable . The enrichment lecturers (3) were very good and always available to talk to and their presentations accessible on TV in the cabin .

The Viking band was excellent , especially in the night club at the end of the evening where a good atmosphere was generated ,

The ships officers mainly Norwegian were very friendly and very willing to engage with the passengers .

Overall the most stylish cruise ship we have sailed on in more than 20 cruises . Viking will have 10 of these ships on the high seas in the next few years . Nearly 10000 guests to find each week . Unless the dining improves hard to imagine how they will attract the customers at their current prices .

Would we come back onboard. . NO - the wining dining experice is important to us .

We had a bad experience on arrival in San Juan. Not on any hotel lists , had to sort it out ourselves . Viking said they would investigate and get back to us , but to date (3 weeks ) no communication from their customer services .

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Cabin Review

Cabin Veranda 6061

Stylish with enough storage space . Excellent shower room , well designed + underfloor heating if needed

Cabin Dressing table has built in vanity mirror and storage for the ladies . wardrobes were ok , doors a bit flimsy will probably break in a couple of years .

Excellent quiet fridge , Coffee pod machine and tea making facilities .

Bed linen excellent and comfortable .

Cabin steward Mr Asot , best we have ever exprienced

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