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Viking Sun Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Viking Sun Cruise Review by planohog

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  • Sail Date: Dec 2018
  • Destination: Transatlantic

We had previously cruised with Viking in 2017 on a river cruise from Paris to Normandy. The service, excursions, food, camaraderie, and outdoor dining was very relaxing for us, and educational. We still talk about what we saw and learned. A Viking flyer sent to us detailed their new ocean cruises and brand-new ships. Their ratings were right at the top of the chart. We signed up and were truly happy with the congeniality, sincere friendliness (to include the usually behind-the-scenes crew) and stress free sailing. Many of their crew would remember our names to boot. All areas of the Sun were never crowded during both day and night activities. Alcoves to sit and talk without the din of crowds of other passengers was very welcome. No one pushing drinks constantly around the pool areas. What will keep us coming back is the absence of any photographers, no casino, and, sorry grandpa-ma, NO KIDS. The ship is QUIET. We are seniors, and the mega-ships being launched lately hold no appeal for us. Food is plentiful and healthful, but we avoid packing on the pounds by not ever taking the ship's elevators and walking extensively each day. Not many others did, as we usually had the walking deck to ourselves! Viking is the best value out there, bar none. Sorry again, no water slides!

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Cabin Upgrade Balcony 5028

Larger than other cruise lines, and very functional. Two windows, one leading to the balcony. King bed, large pillows, 42 inch HD TV. Coffee-maker, heated flooring in bathroom (very welcome at 3am). Copious soaps and lotions (more on request), big sink and shower. Cabin attendants were always available, helpful and courteous.

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