Loved our trip from beginning to end. We had been really keen to visit the Baltic ports and in particular St Petersburg and finding a cruise without unnecessary days at sea which included Norwegian fjords was such a bonus. Everything was included in the price including most of our trips and we found we spent surpringly little on our holiday.
We sailed from Bergen first north to Sogne Fjord and all the way up the fjord to Flam. The scenery and sunsets were beautiful, helped by the long summer days. At Flam we chose an optional extra trip up the railway and cycled a very easy and beautiful route back down the valley. Memorable.
Next stop Stavanger-great included walking tour and a lovely town. Oil museum was far more interesting than expected and enjoyed the best hot chocolate ever outside one of the colourful little restaurants.
This made the pattern for an excellent trip. We used the included tours in most ports of call apart from St Petersburg where we took a very good 2 day tour with ballet included. Both in Stockholm and Copenhagen we also went on a boat trip-all so easy as Viking put you in the heart of the town. We also had long stops in each of the ports with freedom to come and go to the ship as you pleased.
Everything on this trip was done for your comfort. There were shows and talks and very good preparations for the following day. All in all there was a real sense of peace on the boat, ALL staff spoke to you and would have helped in any way. We also loved the quiet corners with books provided, the piano, guitar and quartet playing in different parts of the ship and the afternoon tea in the Wintergarten.
On board the food was exceptional and of the highest quality. All choices of restaurants were available at no extra charge - in fact nothing was extra apart from a couple of trips we elected to go on.
I have meant to write this review for so long and had enjoyed the trip so much we have already had our second cruise to the Caribbean and are aiming for Alaska this summer. This from someone who was never going to go on a cruise!
Cabin was just great in every detail. Lovely balcony too.