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1) Norway was simply fabulous, breathtaking natural beauty! Estonia caught us off guard with its history and Tallin is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. The Old Town sections were fascinating. We participated in all the included excursions and found them to be interesting and well organized. We purchased the Peterhoff Palace & Gardens tour for the 2nd day in St. Petersburg and were very impressed with whole excursion. We felt most of the tour guides were top notch and did a great job keeping track of everyone. 2) For us, the Welcome Show with the fantastic singers/dancers gave us a warm friendly feeling. The Norwegian song, "Welcome Home" was very touching. The Captain's and selected crew members welcome was the best we've ever attended. It all seemed to set the stage for a wonderful cruise. 3) We really don't know of any criticisms of the ship. The ship is so beautiful and easy to navigate. We loved the smaller number of passengers onboard, it rarely felt crowded. We tried to enjoy the tapestries with explanations and artwork (Viking Art guide app). We visited all 3 pools, the spa, sauna, steam, snow grotto. We listened to all the talented musicians on board and attended quite a few of the theater shows. We listened to several of the informative speakers, port talks and viewed the speciality movies, like the documentary series about the Vikings. Things we missed: the afternoon tea, only because we were busy or too full to try it. The outdoor movie looked interesting and well set up but we selected other entertainment. 4) The food was outstanding in all 4 dining areas. The main restuarant was excellent and easily matched the speciality dining for quality. Of the 2 speciality dining options, we preferred Manfredi's over the the Chef's Table but it really is a matter of personal tastes. Even the World Cafe buffet style was tasty with large windows for enjoyable scenery. Of course, all the staff was incredible! 5) The Viking ship can't be beat and the itinerary was fabulous. As with most cruises you seem to get a sampling of each port and some cities begged for time to spent in them. But we were able to experience so much in 15 days so I wouldn't change anything. Recommendation: GO, don't wait to have a memorable journey!

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Viking Sun Cruise Review by 87nort17

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1) Norway was simply fabulous, breathtaking natural beauty! Estonia caught us off guard with its history and Tallin is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. The Old Town sections were fascinating. We participated in all the included excursions and found them to be interesting and well organized. We purchased the Peterhoff Palace & Gardens tour for the 2nd day in St. Petersburg and were very impressed with whole excursion. We felt most of the tour guides were top notch and did a great job keeping track of everyone.

2) For us, the Welcome Show with the fantastic singers/dancers gave us a warm friendly feeling. The Norwegian song, "Welcome Home" was very touching. The Captain's and selected crew members welcome was the best we've ever attended. It all seemed to set the stage for a wonderful cruise.

3) We really don't know of any criticisms of the ship. The ship is so beautiful and easy to navigate. We loved the smaller number of passengers onboard, it rarely felt crowded. We tried to enjoy the tapestries with explanations and artwork (Viking Art guide app). We visited all 3 pools, the spa, sauna, steam, snow grotto. We listened to all the talented musicians on board and attended quite a few of the theater shows. We listened to several of the informative speakers, port talks and viewed the speciality movies, like the documentary series about the Vikings.

Things we missed: the afternoon tea, only because we were busy or too full to try it. The outdoor movie looked interesting and well set up but we selected other entertainment.

4) The food was outstanding in all 4 dining areas. The main restuarant was excellent and easily matched the speciality dining for quality. Of the 2 speciality dining options, we preferred Manfredi's over the the Chef's Table but it really is a matter of personal tastes. Even the World Cafe buffet style was tasty with large windows for enjoyable scenery. Of course, all the staff was incredible!

5) The Viking ship can't be beat and the itinerary was fabulous. As with most cruises you seem to get a sampling of each port and some cities begged for time to spent in them. But we were able to experience so much in 15 days so I wouldn't change anything. Recommendation: GO, don't wait to have a memorable journey!
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The stateroom was above our expectations and the bathroom is by far the best we've ever had!