Itinerary - Opportunity to visit 7 Countries surrounding the Baltic Sea; most of which we had never visited before plus some icing in the cake - an extension in Iceland!
We had such a wonderfu time on Viking River Cruises the previous 2 years, we decided to try out the larger sea-going vessels. The larger but not too-large size of the ships were attractive - They offered the opportunity to sail Baltic Sea and visit these countries without sacrificing most of the small-boat charm, service and friendliness that we were so delighted with on Viking River Cruises - plus more opportunity for varied dining and entertainment options offered by a larger boat.
In particular the dining room options were unexpected bonus that we weren't expecting but thoroughly enjoyed.
Another thing we really like about Viking is the ability to book extensions onto the cruise and get the same level of Viking Service on our land extensions - this time we took advantage of the extesnion offered in Iceland - what a great experience that was!
We enjoyed this trip so much and with Norway being one of our favorite's on this trip, we booked another cruise while on board for June 2019 - "Into the Midnight Sun" with an extension Oslo sailing in June 2019.
Really like the Deluxe Veranda size, amenities and balcony.