This was our first Viking ocean cruise and it was a wonderful experience. The ship is beautiful, staff is great, food and wine were very very good. Shore excursions were very informative and we had great guides for almost every one of their trips. The ship was very comfortable and having a king size bed and a full-size shower with a heated bathroom floor really made it special. Walking around the ship it is very quiet and uncontested. Thoroughly enjoyed the spa with the snow room. Went there three times during our trip. This was a wonderful experience and we will book future Viking ocean cruises. The staff to passenger ratio was excellent. Our room stewards kept the room very tidy and whenever we had a question about anything a staff person responded promptly. Very nice touch was having one of the senior staff see us off on our shore excursions and sometimes being there to meet us as we return. The heated towels upon your return from a short excursion was such a nice touch as well.
The cabin was spacious, well laid out and with the king size bed, full-size shower and heated bathroom floors it made for a wonderful experience.
The food was excellent on this trip. Going to the buffet was an unbelievable experience as far as the quality of food. You could have freshly made items for any of your meals here. The meals in the buffet reflected those that you would find in the main restaurant. The gelato and cookies were outstanding. We had the most days. The specialty restaurants were great. We went to the chef table twice. Loved one of the nights but not so much on the otherNight because the food was a little bit too different for us. Mann Freddy’s was outstanding. Can’t say enough about how good the food was there. Our experience on the ship was excellent. Everything about it was just great