This was our first Viking ocean cruise, but we did a river cruise with Viking before and loved it. The ocean cruise did not disappoint us!!! The ship was lovely, our cabin was too! We loved the balcony for wildlife watching along with the Explorer lounge bow. I really cannot say enough about ALL of the staff. They were extremely friendly and joy to visit with daily.
We loved eating outside, so we ate at the World Cafe, almost every meal. The food was soooo good! The selection was incredible and the service delightful. Viking does a fantastic job of helping you immerse yourself in the culture and history of the ports you are visiting. They do this with the knowledgeable lecturers they have on board giving lectures and the tour guides in port. We also really enjoyed the wildlife expert they had on board. We learned a lot about the natural species of the area and had a great time wildlife watching with him. The ports on this itinerary were the reason for choosing this itinerary. It was a wonderful Scandinavian experience. We also did the pre extension in Oslo with the train to Bergen. What a fantastic trip! We also extended post in London. Even when you are not on the ship Viking does a great job of taking care of you on land. The hotels we stayed in were very nice and centrally located. The is made it easy to get around on foot and see the areas. We will definitely travel with Viking again! Our next big decision, is do we do an Ocean or River Cruise????? Thank you Viking Sun for a wonderful vacation!