This cruise aboard the Viking Sun (930 guests) included overnight stays in Greenwich, England and Bergen, Norway. This allowed more time to explore these iconic cities of London & Bergen, as well as must-see destinations on the British Isles itinerary of Dover, Dublin, Holyhead Wales, Liverpool, Belfast, Ullapool The Highlands, Orkney Islands, Edinburgh (capital), Invergordon The Highlands, & the Shetland Islands. Each port had an included shore excursion led by a knowledgeable local guide. Our embarkation in Greenwich, England around lunchtime was a tender and went smoothly and the disembarkation in Bergen, Norway at 9:15am was also very organized. Free shuttles are provided in every port. The meals onboard the ship included regional specialties with beer, wine and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner. We also ate in the alternative specialty restaurants onboard, Manfredi's and Chef's Table, and enjoyed these exceptional menus. The mussels and ribeye steak in Manfredi's were delicious. The "Xiang" menu at Chef's table is outstanding in our opinion. We also did the 4pm afternoon tea one afternoon in the Wintergarden and couldn't believe how nice it was.
As for entertainment, it was tastefully provided - we enjoyed the comedian (Rikki Jay) and singers (Helen Wilding) very much. The Viking Classical Trio from Serbia was relaxing to listen to in the Atrium and Explorer's lounge.
The Viking Sun is an elegant ship throughout and the service onboard is impeccable. We are happy that there is no casino, formal night, or children onboard. All staterooms have a private veranda and include king-size bedding, large showers, LCD TVs, and 24-hour room service. We had room service for breakfast several times and it was great.
We loved this cruise and have just booked "Into the Midnight Sun".
The only recommendation I would make is to have the Spa open until 9pm instead of 8pm, and have a London Panoramic Tour or "hop on/ hop off tour.
The cabin was Starboard side and was very comfortable. Jun was our stateroom manager and serviced our stateroom twice/day. It was perfect every time we entered with attention to every detail. The toiletries are nice and slippers and bathrobe are provided. We also had a mini-bar with soft drinks, water and snacks.
Duncan McNab was EXCELLENT. He picked us up at the ship took us everywhere on a private tour and to the "Home of Golf" in St Andrews. Check Duncan out on TripAdvisor.View All undefined undefined Reviews