We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and our past Viking expierences. One of our favourite things on this ship is beautiful, clean, modern, excellent public areas. Lots of comfortable areas to sit and relax without feeling crowded. Food is excellent with daily theme luncheons offered on sea days around the main pool and several cook outs on the back deck were offered in the evenings as well as the buffet which always had lots to choose from. Daily offerings of crab claws, crab legs, big shrimp, sushi, shell fish, steak cooked to order, meat dishes. Rotating offers of roasts of lamb, pork, beef, roasted chicken, duck. Daily, a variety of vegetables, potatoes, rice etc, salads, fruit, breads and a nice variety of dessert. Breakfast offered eggs, omelets, cooked to order quickly, eggs benedict, fruits, waffles, in addition to all of the usual breakfast items. Restaurants are intimate and the service is provided by professional, friendly, outgoing staff who are attententive without being obtrusive. The menu offers a variety to choose from and our food was delicious at Manfrefi’s and at the Chef’s Table. The same can be said of the World Cafe, Mamsens and the Pool Snack bar which offered burgers of all kinds, foot long hot dogs, fries, Onion rings and all the trimmings in addition to numerous salads and desserts. The ice cream at the World Cafe is delicious with a variety of different flavours daily. All meals include wine and beer. The spa sauna, pool and snow grotto are an invigorating experience. There is a main pool with a retractable roof and an infinity pool on the back deck. All have lots of lounge seating in comfortable, relaxing surroundings. We especially enjoyed the Explorers Lounge located at the front of the ship. You feel as though you are the captain looking out through the expansive windows onto the ocean. The Viking Sea singers/dancers and musicians were the best and the most talented and enjoyable we have experienced in a long time. Beth, Hannah, Louis and Cole, along with cruise director Jenna treated us to Abba, Beatles, Divas, Motown music that rocked the theatre. The included excursions were informative and provided by knowledgeable guides. The most important thing is we are grateful to all of the staff for their attentive, genuine, smiling, caring approach, ensuring you are having a perfect vacation. How they are able to remember you by name and your cabin number is delightful surprise. It truly was, quote Captain Malmberg, “the happiest, friendliest, funnest ship on the ocean”.
Very spacious. Lots of closet room and many drawers. Bathroom excellent. Heated floor, huge lighted mirror. Lots of counter space, shelving and drawers. Big glassed in shower with adjustable/removable shower head. Sofa, chair, desk. Comfortable bed with luxury linens. Modern, clean decor. Mini bar with snacks/liquor/drinks replenished daily. Nepresso machine. Safe for valuables. Spacious balcony with table, 2 comfortable chairs, sliding door. Excellent cabin service. Our cabin stewart was efficient, courteous and our room was always clean. Like magic.
Beautiful old town. Shuttle bus was offered Viking.
Have been to St,Maarten in the past and the tours of French side are interesting and informative. On this cruise we decided to make it a beach day. Beach is within easy walking distance of the ship. Chairs with umbrellas can be rented at a reasonable cost.
We chose the Included Tour and found it enjoyable and informative. We also spent some time touring the Old Town on our own. Very picturesque area with outdoor market areas offering jewelry, souvenirs.View All 28 City Tour Reviews
Beautiful old town. After the tour we walked the perimeter of the Peninsula of the Old Town. It followed the ocean and there were beautiful views and several lovely parks with flowers, fountains, orange trees. We could see the Fort which was accessible by a Causeway for walking but we did not go on the tour. There were beaches along the way. Opposite the fort walls in Old Town, below the ocean wall, there were serval areas that housed feral cats. Very interesting.