We loved our Ocean Cruise. After taking a Viking River cruise we wanted to do an ocean cruise and it was equally excellent! We were greeted at the airport taken straight to the ship. The cabin was spacious with a lovely balcony and great bathroom even a bathrobe for each of us. The food was delicious with at least three different options for places to eat most meals available for every meal. The specialty restaurants that are available each night with reservations, at no extra cost, add an extra delight to the trip. The included excursions were enlightening and there were plenty of options to do extra things if you were interested in doing them. The ship had nice options for entertainment and spaces for relaxing with friends. High tea was fun! The spa was a nice surprise at no addition cost. The staff was very friendly and willing to help with any problem big or small. We scheduled our next River cruise before we left we the ship.
Lovely spacious cabin with a blanket to cover up with during the day or in the evening while watching TV. There were 2 wonderful fluffy white robes and slippers for use after a shower or when going to the spa. The balcony was lovely and had two chairs for enjoying sunrise or the midnight sun. The shower was very nice, roomy but not so big it felt cold when taking a shower. The heated bathroom floor was very nice after a shower, too.
We rode a bus to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Scottish residence of British royalty. We could only view it through the fence. Then we got back on the bus, our second stop was a view of the Edinburgh Castle set on its craggy volcanic rock. Finally we were taken to the Royal mile for some free time for shopping .View All undefined undefined Reviews
On a bus again and off to see the Standing Stones of Stenness that are 5,000 years old. They had been set in a large complete circle which now has many missing pieces, but still is awe inspiring. From there we drove to Stromness; a harbor town where we were free to explore and shop.
A bus ride to an Arctic Cathedral that isn't used as a church as often as it is used as a preforming arts center. Built like the Sydney Opera House. They we drove on to a scenic overlook of a mountain lake and the ocean. Tromso has been considered the gateway to the Arctic since the late 18th century till the early 20th century.View All undefined undefined Reviews
The ride today was exactly as described. My husband was a bit uneasy, but I trusted the driver. 11 hairpin turns are exactly what it took to get to the top of Eagles Bend Overlook. Beautiful views but a difficult drive for a tour bus.View All undefined undefined Reviews
Bus ride again. Bergen founded in 1070 as a Viking settlement is now the second largest city in Norway. It once was the capital of Norway. This harbor city is very colorful and beautiful.View All undefined undefined Reviews
Our bus ride took us first to the Molde Cathedral. Built with mosaics and stained glass accents. The grounds had lots of beautiful flowers planted in beds in front of the church. From there we drove to the open air Romsdal Museum. First we were entertained by children doing traditional folk dancing in their colorful national costumes. After that we wandered through 40 historic buildings that showed the development of this community from the Viking days till the 20th century. Our last stop was the Varden viewpoint which lies 1,300 ' above Molde.