We saw an ad and decided to call and do it! This cruise happened to fall on our 50th Anniversary and we wanted to give our self a gift. We booked. I do believe, being our first time to use Viking, we spent much more than we maybe should have and did not do everything we could have. After you go once, though, it is easier to understand the ins and outs in order to save money on the next one.
Once in baggage, we were greeted by the Viking Staff and everything was handled from that moment on. We did a pre-cruise stay in Florence so we were taken straight to the Villa. We had a host guide and she was awesome. Our daily trips out and were seamless each day thanks to Roberta.
We were taken by motorcoach to the port close to Rome and boarded our ship with absolute ease. We were allowed to go to our cabin almost immediately. It was neat, clean, streamlined. Our balcony was great. The refrigerator was fill of drinks, water, spirits. Since we had bought the drink package, it was refurbished as soon as we used something. Our cabin host was Hery and he was always asking if we needed anything. Our room was kept spotless.
Dining was great. The buffets we appealing, clean and filled with great entrees, sides, deserts. They were really good. However, our favorite was Manfredi's. The steaks were cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth. The sides were great and desert awesome. The wait staff was so good to us.
We enjoy putting together puzzles and liked doing that. We enjoyed the entertainment provided by the Viking Star crew and our Cruise Director, Jenny, was an integral part of the entertainment.,
We loved Mark who played the guitar in the lounge every night. He was willing to play whatever anyone asked for and was amazing.
Our service at each and every place on the ship was absolutely stellar!!
Our ports were great and our excursions extremely insightful. The only drawback about the excursions is that so much time was spent educating us on what we saw and the places we visited that there was very little other time to stroll on our own and shop. We would absolutely take time out to venture on our own next time.
We met the most AMAZING people on our trip and made great friends. We all decided we will get together to plan our next cruise! So, obviously, we would go again.
We did have a mishap or two which we know that the cruise line will take care of . Things sometimes don't go as planned but our review is of the overall cruise and that we will travel again with Viking!
Our cabin was very streamlined and we enjoyed it so much. The king size bed and a comfortable couch with a chair and coffee table. Everything we needed was in the room and it was cleaned several times a day. There was awesome service from the steward and cleaning people. I had clothes go out for laundering and they did an awesome job. We did have a problem with our bathroom but they immediately worked on that to solve the problem.