Past experience with Viking put them at the front of our list of cruise ship companies. Our interests were in exploring and experiencing a part of the World that we had not visited previously or to this depth. While a one destination trip will give one much greater depth of experience and understanding of a locale, a cruise such as this is excellent for giving a broader scope of a number of countries and their peoples. This trip showed us the rugged beauty of Norway's fjords and mountains, the rolling countryside and cities of Sweden, the lovely, fertile lowlands of Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, northern Germany and Denmark. It truly packed a unique, busy itinerary and frankly, dizzying assortment of countries into a 15 day experience. Especially interesting (and recommended) are the optional home visits available on this cruise - we visited two Danish families and one farm based one in Norway. These put a more personal face to the countries we visited.
Though definitely small in size, our cabin appointments were altogether excellent in function and form.
Most interestingView All 128 Vasa Museum Reviews
Enriching and interesting adventure.View All 114 Peter & Paul Fortress Reviews
Interesting look into the era of the Knights Templar.View All 2 St. Mary's Church Reviews
Love the scenery up and down and all around the fjords!View All 76 Pulpit Rock Reviews
Visited the Hardangervidda nature center and found it most interesting.
Good introduction to the city.View All 136 City Tour Reviews
We "Meet the Danes" and thoroughly enjoyed the experience - their warmth and unique culture shines through.
Most interesting visit to the coastal and fishing area outlying Danmark.View All undefined undefined Reviews
Good introduction to the City and environs.View All 189 Old Town of Tallinn Reviews
Interesting - very picturesque countryside.View All 55 Old Town Porvoo Reviews
Met up with local friends.View All undefined undefined Reviews