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Zhao Shang Yi Dun (Viking Sun) Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Another fine Viking Vacation experience

Review for Zhao Shang Yi Dun (Viking Sun) to the Baltic Sea
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2019
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We had taken a "Baltic cruise" in 2008 (on Princess cruise line) but wanted an opportunity to enjoy Norway prior to repeating a visit to the northern capitals. We are not disappointed at all, partly due to the smaller size of the boat (900), but also we did the pre-tour in Norway. We had the opportunity to revisit Oslo and particularly enjoyed the Vigelandparken. We then boarded a train to cross Norway to Bergen for a further 2 days. Also we had an opportunity to enjoy fjords, and other Norwegian ports prior to heading for the Baltic.

The weather was excellent, with calm seas, warm temperatures and sunny days. The included short excursions were excellent.

And the Viking hospitality on board was amazing as usual. The food was exceptional with highlights of reindeer, and tuna. We met with the chef who was Canadian and clearly thoughtful about portions size, and low-fat/sugar diets. We asked for low-fat yoghurt and it was delivered at the next port!

Cabin Review

Cabin Deluxe Veranda

Ample space, well stocked frig (daily). Lots of closet space and large bathroom.

Room stewards were attentive and thoughtful. Utilized on-board laundry and drycleaning service. Very good value.

Port Reviews

Bergen

Great overview and discussion of history.

Eidfjord

Beautiful setting and nature centre had an amazing video presentation.

Aalborg

Youthful host (university student) who gave us a great overview.

Copenhagen

Knowledgeable host who gave us a good overview as well as interesting walk.

Rostock (Warnemunde)

University student as guide and he shared considerable and personal insights of the Eastern German experience. Excellent!

Gdansk (Warsaw)

Knowledgeable guide who did a great job of explaining the history of Gdansk.

Gdansk (Warsaw)

The crowds were intense, but we got to see a lot.

Tallinn

Great guide who took us through a lot of the old town also.

Stockholm

Probably one of the best city overviews with a very competent guide.

Helsinki

Excellent guide who gave us a lot of insight. Also had ample time to explore the Market.

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