Our group consisted of eight friends traveling together, and we had a wonderful time. The crew knew our names, they were courteous and efficient; the food and service were beyond compare. In addition to a gourmet menu, the specials each night were so delicious!! Our group all loved wines, and the beverage package far exceeded our expectation for great wine during dinner and after. Not one of us had any complaints or criticism. The excursions were accurately described, especially the length of time involved and degree of rigor. After dinner entertainment was fun and we were kept informed of upcoming events and what was happening on board. Viking made our travel so much easier - from picking us up at the airport, the bus rides to and from port, and helping us maneuver ticketing and gates for our departure, Viking stayed with us. We are all thinking of future Viking trips together.