We select cruises based on itinerary and pacing, ship size and cruise line reputation. Viking Ocean did not disappoint! A big selling point for us was that the "Barcelona, Baltic and Beyond" cruise allowed us to stay overnight in several ports; Barcelona, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg and Stockholm.The Viking Sea provided a lovely atmosphere and exceptionally attentive service during this 21 day cruise. Dining offerings were varied and wonderful, with Manfredi's being our favorite and The Restaurant a close second. The World Cafe was fine for breakfast and lunch but service was a bit disorganized and the ventilation could be improved. We loved, loved Mamsen's! Wonderful waffles and pastries. The Wintergarden for tea and scones was a highlight for midday snacking. The best spot on the ship to enjoy the views and libations is The Explorer Lounge. It even has a fireplace! We took advantage of several of the included excursions and we're very pleased with them. We also purchased several excursions; very fine as well. On sea days we took advantage of the gym (our choices; rowing machine, weights and elliptical). This was a wonderful cruise and I look forward to our next adventure with Viking.
Our cabin was quiet, comfortable and well-appointed. I especially enjoyed the heated bathroom floor and roomy, well-lit shower. Drawer space, shelving and the large closet provided adequate space to store things and luggage fit perfectly under the very comfortable bed. The lighting near the floor was appreciated for midnight trips to the loo. We used the veranda even on the cooler days and kept the sliding door open a crack most nights to enjoy sleeping in fresh air. Cabin service was exceptional. How nice to find bookmarks placed near all our reading materials!
Lovely beach town.View All 6 Sitges Walking Tour Reviews
Nice sherry tasting experience but walking around the hills town wasn't possible due to rain.View All 3 Arcos de la Frontera Reviews
Nice bus rideView All 14 Jerez de la Frontera Reviews
Husband loved the historical tour of D Day beaches. I enjoyed the provided lunch.View All 75 D-Day Beaches Reviews
Lovely porto tour with a knowledgeable guide and a very nice tour and tasting of port wine.
GreatView All 34 Port Wine Tasting Reviews
Enjoyed the city and canal tour in a very crowded Amsterdam.
Nice tour and drive to Volendam. Enjoyed the samplings at the fish market too.View All 17 Volendam Walking Tour Reviews
Cancelled port to due to high seas.
Very nice tour, including a train ride, with much of interest to history buffs. Good lunch included. Would have liked more time in this great city.View All undefined undefined Reviews
Port cancelled due to the closure of the Kiel canal that day.
Very interesting day in beautiful Tallinn. The Orthodox Cathedrals during service were a high point.View All 189 Old Town of Tallinn Reviews
Wonderful and exhausting two day tour of fantastic St Petersburg.View All 204 Private Tour Reviews
Little information and attention provided by guide who parked the bus after a brief city ride and left us to stroll around the pier area before taking us back to the ship. Not worth our time.View All 193 City Tour Reviews