We never have been on a sea cruise and had experienced a river cruise through Viking. Several things drew us to our decision to use Viking. The river cruise we took in the Danube was incredible and we wanted to do a sea cruise. The size of the Viking cruise ships was a big factor, as we experience the size of our river cruise. Having a small number of passengers allowed us to meet several individuals and couples, which we experienced in our river cruise, became lasting friends. The amenities on the Viking Sky were top notch. The staff service was over the top and the food and food and more food just added to the pleasures of the cruise. My spouse wanted to check off on her bucket list the Northern Lights and seeing the agenda for this cruise was another factor in taking the trip. We decided to take the Explorer Suite and this was one of the best decisions of many on this trip. The comfort, the relaxation and cleanliness of the ship also made for a very enjoyable trip. We were able to see all we wanted off shore, including pictures we took of the Northern Lights and visit with friends who lived in one of the ports of call. We are planning our next Viking cruise and we are sure we will not be disappointed.
The Explorer Suite was very spacious and comfortable. With the bedroom and dining/living room separated by a door allowed the spouse to sleep without being disturbed by the other spouse. The balcony area with its chase lounge chairs and sitting area with a table and four chairs allowed us to entertain other guests on board. The bathroom, with its separate shower and bathtub which also had a TV was over the top. The multi-day cruise was very enjoyable and relaxing in part to the size and comfort of the suite.