The ship was lovely. Common areas resembled living rooms or casual seating so you felt like you were at home. The broad expanse of windows in the Explorers Lounge was one the favorite gathering spots.
The crew were very friendly and called you by your name within a few interactions. Our steward was very attentive and eager to please us.
The food was better than most cruise ships although their pizza could have used some help. We did the specialty dining most evenings without an additional expense. Wine, soft drinks and cocktails were available with your meals, which certainly beats what most ships offer.
The laundry facility was very beneficial and unexpected.
The Spa was a nice experience. The massages we had were excellent. The pool area was like a grotto of sorts and very soothing.
The excursions were well planned and very interesting.
We already have another Viking Ocean Cruise planned for December. We would recommend this cruise to mid-age to elderly travelers.
For a cruise ship the cabin was larger than most. The heated floor in the bathroom was great. The storage space could have been larger but still better than most ships. The steward was excellent and so attentive to our needs. The balcony enhanced room size and offered a great view as we passed land.