I chose this cruise because it went everywhere I wanted to go - especially Norway and Berlin. What I didn't know was how blown away I would be by the the actual process of cruising. The ship was smaller than many cruise ships but had everything we needed or could possibly want. The cabin was roomy. The veranda was wonderful for watching the world go by, especially when leaving port. The dining was incredible. My husband and I mostly went to the World Cafe. Day after day, I was able to find something to eat despite my dietary limitations. I loved the afternoon teas. I only wish I could have gone more often. I can't say enough about the wait staff. They were so friendly and got to know me because I was always down there getting iced tea. I didn't know what to expect for the entertainment but it was way above average. I must say that Elvis had to be my favorite. He is alive and sailing the seas on Viking. We also enjoyed the excursions into the various ports we stopped at. Highlights were the trips into St. Petersburg, Russia, Berlin, Germany and Bergen, Norway. We did not travel with children, this was an 18 and over cruise. I would say that unless they really were into travel, I would not even bring teenagers on this cruise. Would I go again? Well, not a repeat of this cruise but there is no question that we will be traveling again with Viking.
I have been on only one other cruise and that was with Holland America. We only had a window with our cabin there and I doubt I will ever travel again without access to a veranda. Our cabin was spacious and had places to sit both in the cabin and outside on the veranda. There was plenty of room in the closet and drawers to store our clothes and the shower was big enough to turn around in. The housekeeping staff kept everything so clean and remembered our special requests for a third towel at all times.
Our walking tour of Alborg was quite enjoyable. Was very impressed with the street billed as one of the most romantic streets of Denmark. I am into architecture and there was plenty of that to see.
We took the Scenic Flam Railway to Voss. It took you past beautiful scenery as well as waterfalls. At one waterfall a young woman who represented a Valkyrie performed to music. It was enchanting. Lunch at the historic hotel in Voss was very nice. I was more interested in the history of the hotel than the food. This excursion was well worth it.