We chose this cruise because of the destinations on the itinerary & because some tours were included. We had travelled on Viking before...a river cruise.
Some of the shore excursions were terrible...long bus rides...no time to see half of the sites. & some bad tour guides. Exception Bangkok which had a great company handling the tours.
The embarkation in Mumbai was the worst we have experienced anywhere. No one seemed to know anything. When we arrived at the Airport after being delayed and arriving late, the people who were there to meet us had no idea who we were even though we had phoned Viking to tell them that KLM screwed up our flights so badly that we missed the 2 day pre excursion we had booked.& would be delayed. We sat in the airport while 5 guys tried to get us a taxi.The taxi driver took us the long way to the hotel as we would not pay the tolls on the freeway.all this in the middle of the night. The Viking personnel were overwhelmed at the hotel. We finally got on a bus to the ship only to be told that it had to have luggage removed from the previous group. We loaded on a busy street with cars and motor bikes whizzing past.
Three days at sea..not enough interesting activities to relieve the boredom.
No complaints at all about the quality of the service, the food, the crew or the ship itself or the food we had while off the ship on excursions.
If you are going to offer city tours, you need the time to actually see sites, & take some photos from a place other than through bus windows.
It was great.,,roomy, clean & quiet.