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I have been to England numerous times for business, but my wife has not. We also decided to try a Viking ocean cruise after several river cruises. The Viking Sun returned from a 'round the world cruise' the day we embarked. It took a bit to get the embarkation organized, the cabins turned, and the wait staff to get in a team configuration. Eventually the excellent Viking service became the norm. The itinerary was relatively new and the ports of call really welcomed the ship with information, greeters, and in some cases costumed actors and dance groups. The excursions were great, except one where the local coordinators really blew it. [The excursion was scheduled to a very popular location on a Bank Holiday resulting in the time being spent in bumper to bumper traffic in lieu of at the venue.] While not as convivial as a river cruise, the Viking Ocean cruise is none the less way more informal and facilitates the making of friends better than any other cruise line. The lack of children, a casino, constant activities at the pool and elsewhere, were not missed by us. The entertainment was excellent!

A very enjoyable overview of the UK and a taste of Norway.

Viking Sun Cruise Review by PaPa Fox

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: Europe
I have been to England numerous times for business, but my wife has not. We also decided to try a Viking ocean cruise after several river cruises. The Viking Sun returned from a 'round the world cruise' the day we embarked. It took a bit to get the embarkation organized, the cabins turned, and the wait staff to get in a team configuration. Eventually the excellent Viking service became the norm. The itinerary was relatively new and the ports of call really welcomed the ship with information, greeters, and in some cases costumed actors and dance groups. The excursions were great, except one where the local coordinators really blew it. [The excursion was scheduled to a very popular location on a Bank Holiday resulting in the time being spent in bumper to bumper traffic in lieu of at the venue.] While not as convivial as a river cruise, the Viking Ocean cruise is none the less way more informal and facilitates the making of friends better than any other cruise line. The lack of children, a casino, constant activities at the pool and elsewhere, were not missed by us. The entertainment was excellent!
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Cabin Review

Cabin 6017
The cabin was exactly as advertised, and very similar to the river cruise cabins. The cabin staff were very helpful and really worked hard to keep it neat and clean.