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After many ocean cruises on several lines, we went on our first river cruise. We chose Viking and were so impressed with everything about it that we decided to try a Viking ocean cruise. The overall experience was beyond our expectations, which were pretty high. Right from the start we received personalized attention from knowledgeable, efficient and friendly representatives. From booking until the day we boarded our flight, we were in touch and kept up to date on any details we needed to be aware of. We were met at the airport and were taken to the ship where the good times really began. The ship was beautiful. Understated elegance, I would say. With only 900 passengers, we liked the smaller, more intimate atmosphere. Our fellow cruisers were mostly over 60, and no one under 18. A plus for us. Our stateroom (a deluxe veranda) was big enough, and very comfortable. The bathroom was amazing. Room enough for two to use the mirror at the same time and the shower had a door ( no fighting that curtain) and was very spacious. The dining room was open from 6 to 9 each night, with no assigned seating or time, which added to the generally relaxed atmosphere. We never had to wait for a table and joined others each night. The included specialty restaurants were excellent, especially Manfredi's, the Italian one. The food everywhere, in the restaurants, the poolside bar, the World Cafe buffet, was much better that we have had on any other ship We caught a few shows, and enjoyed them. There were good musicians aboard, a pianist, a guitarist and a violin and cello duo that would provide really good music in various areas. There were interesting and very informative port talks each evening covering the next day's destination. Without exception, every member of the staff was friendly and helpful. And more than likely would call us by name. Each port had an included excursion. Each one gave us a taste of the country we were visiting, and every one gave us a taste of their rum punch! The Spa has to be seen to believe. There is everything needed, or wanted, to spend a relaxing time, even a Snow Grotto. Also, there is a well equipped gym. Debarkation was orderly and quick. This cruise has sold us completely on Viking. We will sail with them again

Best all around cruise experience ever

Viking Sun Cruise Review by highcotton

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
After many ocean cruises on several lines, we went on our first river cruise. We chose Viking and were so impressed with everything about it that we decided to try a Viking ocean cruise. The overall experience was beyond our expectations, which were pretty high. Right from the start we received personalized attention from knowledgeable, efficient and friendly representatives. From booking until the day we boarded our flight, we were in touch and kept up to date on any details we needed to be aware of. We were met at the airport and were taken to the ship where the good times really began.

The ship was beautiful. Understated elegance, I would say. With only 900 passengers, we liked the smaller, more intimate atmosphere. Our fellow cruisers were mostly over 60, and no one under 18. A plus for us.

Our stateroom (a deluxe veranda) was big enough, and very comfortable. The bathroom was amazing. Room enough for two to use the mirror at the same time and the shower had a door ( no fighting that curtain) and was very spacious.

The dining room was open from 6 to 9 each night, with no assigned seating or time, which added to the generally relaxed atmosphere. We never had to wait for a table and joined others each night. The included specialty restaurants were excellent, especially Manfredi's, the Italian one. The food everywhere, in the restaurants, the poolside bar, the World Cafe buffet, was much better that we have had on any other ship

We caught a few shows, and enjoyed them. There were good musicians aboard, a pianist, a guitarist and a violin and cello duo that would provide really good music in various areas. There were interesting and very informative port talks each evening covering the next day's destination.

Without exception, every member of the staff was friendly and helpful. And more than likely would call us by name.

Each port had an included excursion. Each one gave us a taste of the country we were visiting, and every one gave us a taste of their rum punch!

The Spa has to be seen to believe. There is everything needed, or wanted, to spend a relaxing time, even a Snow Grotto. Also, there is a well equipped gym.

Debarkation was orderly and quick.

This cruise has sold us completely on Viking. We will sail with them again
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Plenty of room. Spacious bathroom. Good sized balcony.