Viking cruises are for adults who want to learn something about the places they visit and don't want to be "nickel and dimed" for every little extra.
Embarkation and disembarkation were quick and smooth. With only about 900 passengers, you're never fighting crowds.
The service was exceptional on this ship, with very happy crew members. The ports were a good variety of Mediterranean stops. Because there is an included tour at every port, there was always an excellent guide describing the attributes of an area, telling you the best places to shop, and highlighting additional things you can do after the tour was completed. We chose a couple optional tours, such as the Opera at night in Venice, but for the most part, the included tours were enough.
Nice cabin with sliding door to veranda with chair and two tables. Bed was very comfortable, lights for reading in bed, TV directly across from bed.
The desk in room lifts up for a compartment to hold cosmetics.
Room bathroom with nice walk in shower. Plenty of storage in bathroom.
Only issue is that there were very few drawers to place clothing. Most had to be hung, but the steward brought us as many hangers as we needed.
Enjoyed walking around and stopping at the open markets. Fascinating history
Lovely town, average shopping, not much historical sights
There were so many people in Florence we could not enter most places. But we did visit the Museum of Sculpture as recommended by Rick Steeves, and it was lovely and not crowded.
Everything else we visited was outdoors, including a pleasant cafe for lunch.