Viking Sky Cruise Review by cruiseforfun5
My wife and I booked cabin 5083 originally, a penthouse veranda, as she was worried about motion sickness. A few days before the cruise was to depart, Our travel agent said that Viking had upgraded us to cabin 8007, a jr. penthouse suite. After reading several reviews of the 8000 series cabins, all but one cruiser stated that they felt no or minimal motion on that deck. Apparently my wife is a little more susceptible to motion as we left Rome at 10pm to cruise to Livorno and my wife slept poorly. We spent two days in port and she was better, but as we left Livorno at 6pm for Monaco, the motion sickness became so bad she didn't sleep and we had to see the ship's doctor(an $85 fee) to get motion sickness pills. We missed the Monaco excursion, but Viking refunded the cost. We asked if we could move to a lower deck and since the ship was almost full, we took cabin 3031, a veranda stateroom. Viking stated that they would not refund the difference for what we paid for the original room and the lower grade room since it was a motion sickness issue. Between the pills and the lower cabin, we were able to finish the cruise in relative comfort.
As many others have stated, the ship is beautiful, clean, and well maintained.Cabins were cleaned twice a day, no one asked us to but anything, and all staff members were friendly and courteous.
Food was excellent and, plentiful, and varied. My only complaint with dining was that after my wife had a glass of coke with lunch or dinner, she was not offered a refill.
The included shore excursions we took were rather dull and short; we took a few long optional excursions and enjoyed them.
We enjoyed the Beatles and ABBA shows, but outside of those, there was not a lot of entertainment unless you like classical pieces or acoustic guitar solos. Singers in Torshaven, the night lounge, did a nice enough job though.
I did spend a lot of time in the spa which is extremely well kept and is probably one of the best at sea.
cruiseforfun5’s Full Rating Summary
Our short time in the Jr. Penthouse suite outstanding. The bed was comfortable and warm, you could adjust the temperature in the room to your liking. The shower was as full sized as at our home with a great adjustable shower head. The mini bar was stocked with whatever liquor or soft drinks we wanted every day. we had more storage and space than we needed, and it was wonderful. However, as stated above, we had to move down to 3031 and it was half the size, including the shower. You truly do get what you pay for in cabin ranges.
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