We decided we wanted to see some of Europe while we were still mobile. We are in our late 60's! We heard from several friends who had great experiences on Viking River Cruises, but also we wanted an ocean cruise. Viking's Iconic Western Mediterranean's itinerary was compatible with our interests and dates we were available. The start date also was the date of our friends wedding anniversary, so they joined us as well to celebrate their special event.
We decided to book the Penthouse Veranda and splurge at bit. Our friends chose the Deluxe Veranda! We were so glad we chose the Penthouse Veranda as it was a much larger stateroom with plenty of storage for our luggage. It also had a stocked liquor mini frig with beer, wine, and hard liquor as well as candies. The frig was stocked frequently! Scotch Whiskey was stocked, but I prefer bourbon. The room stewards were unable to accommodate a request for bourbon, but that was perhaps one of my only disappointments. We were spoiled though by the stateroom stewards. Two are assigned to each room and your room was tidied up every time we stepped out. Every aspect of our trip was a delight, from the aspect of no children to the food quality and service. Excursions we chose perfect, both free and purchased! Viking has their act together! Only recommendation would be fewer ports and longer stays in each port. Barcelona, our last port, was our favorite and we left with a desire to revisit that wonderful city! Awesome entertainment and Viking is so organized with all activities as well and embarkation and disembarking. Oh,as a side note, a friend who recommended Viking received a $200 cruise credit and we received one when we also recommended Viking to a friend! If we were to do over, we would add more time before and after at those ports!