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We wanted to try a cross ocean cruise and we loved our experience with Viking river cruises so we tried this one. We were not disappointed. The ship is lovely. The "culture" of the ship is similar to the river cruises in that people were friendly and easy to get to know. Getting on board was easy and the crew was more than willing to help with information. The Cabin had so much storage space that we didn't use it all! I tried the spa and found that the hot deep pools followed by the snow room took all the aches of travel away. Do try the snow room! I was timid but so glad I did. The spa is really lovely and totally free unless you want a treatment. As expected the food was excellent. We ate mostly in the dinning room for dinner and the specialty restaurants. The Chef's table was a delight! Such different plates and tastes-all beautifully prepared. Mamsens gave us a taste of Norway that surprised us by how much we enjoyed it. Especially the desserts! In the main dinning room here was always lively conversation at the tables. Of course if you want to eat with just your partner that is easily accomplished. Since we were going to be at sea for 6 days we opted for the premium package and were glad we did because the premium wines were carefully selected. The regular dinner wines were also good we just like to try different wines. We did not expect the entertainment to be good and we were pleasantly surprised. The troupe on our ship was wonderful and diverse, offering some really great evenings. The classical trio was also superb. I enjoyed the lectures as well. Particularly the series on Sea mammals and the challenges they face. When we arrived in port our shore excursions lived up to Vikings excellent reputation for informative in depth travel. Our first ports were just recovering from the horrible hurricanes but our excursion took us through it so we could really see and understand what had happened and what their future was. When we reached Spain we chose an optional trip to Seville that was dynamite. We saw so much and learned a lot. We will be remembering that day for years to come. We will be taking another cruise with Viking and can't wait.

Wonderfully relaxing cruise with interesting ports

Viking Sea Cruise Review by travelnanny5

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We wanted to try a cross ocean cruise and we loved our experience with Viking river cruises so we tried this one. We were not disappointed. The ship is lovely. The "culture" of the ship is similar to the river cruises in that people were friendly and easy to get to know.

Getting on board was easy and the crew was more than willing to help with information.

The Cabin had so much storage space that we didn't use it all! I tried the spa and found that the hot deep pools followed by the snow room took all the aches of travel away. Do try the snow room! I was timid but so glad I did. The spa is really lovely and totally free unless you want a treatment. As expected the food was excellent. We ate mostly in the dinning room for dinner and the specialty restaurants. The Chef's table was a delight! Such different plates and tastes-all beautifully prepared. Mamsens gave us a taste of Norway that surprised us by how much we enjoyed it. Especially the desserts! In the main dinning room here was always lively conversation at the tables. Of course if you want to eat with just your partner that is easily accomplished. Since we were going to be at sea for 6 days we opted for the premium package and were glad we did because the premium wines were carefully selected. The regular dinner wines were also good we just like to try different wines.

We did not expect the entertainment to be good and we were pleasantly surprised. The troupe on our ship was wonderful and diverse, offering some really great evenings. The classical trio was also superb. I enjoyed the lectures as well. Particularly the series on Sea mammals and the challenges they face.

When we arrived in port our shore excursions lived up to Vikings excellent reputation for informative in depth travel. Our first ports were just recovering from the horrible hurricanes but our excursion took us through it so we could really see and understand what had happened and what their future was. When we reached Spain we chose an optional trip to Seville that was dynamite. We saw so much and learned a lot. We will be remembering that day for years to come. We will be taking another cruise with Viking and can't wait.
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quite large - lovely bed- lovely bathroom- loved the plugs that took our devices with no converters needed. very comfortable and very quiet. This level gives you an earlier chance to book shore excursions which we thought was a plus.

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