The itinerary was exactly what we were looking for. Having an overnight in Bergen, Norway at the beginning and another overnight in Greenwich, London at the end of the cruise was an added plus. Cruising several Norwegian fjords up to the North Cape over the Arctic Circle was on our bucket list. We also enjoyed our time in the Shetlands, Orkneys, and Edinburgh.
The Viking Sea is the most beautifully appointed ship that we've cruised on. Our cabin was very comfortable and the public areas were quiet and plentiful. Although the weather and seas were mostly calm, the Viking Sea was very smooth and quiet.
The food was excellent, although the service in the main dining room tended to be very slow. We found an excellent waiter, Nagesh, who tried very hard, but he didn't seem to get the help he needed from his assistant.
Our cabin was spacious and very nicely appointed. We were traveling with another couple and had room for them to visit comfortably. Our bed was very comfortable and the cabin was quiet. With the black-out curtains we were able to keep the cabin dark despite the midnight sun.
We took one of the included tours. Although the folk museum was interesting, the tour guide was uninspiring.
We toured several parts of the island of which Kirkwall is part. The Shetlands are beautiful, but our highlight was visiting a Bronze Age village.