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We signed up on a previous Viking Sun cruise (the inaugural round-the-world cruise) and it was so great we wanted to 'do it again' even though this was a different route. Actually, this was not a 40-day cruise (per the review title) but the 126-day Treasures cruise, from London to LA via Patagonia, which was the first half of Viking's "Ultimate World Cruise". As expected, everything about the ship was wonderful. We renewed old friends, of passengers and crew, from the previous cruise. We arrived at Greenwich for embarkation, which was an absolute breeze, and toured the immediate area before settling in. We had previously booked excursions in virtually every port, both included (free) and optional (paid for by shipboard credit, or credit card). Almost all the excursions lived up to our expectations, and some were really wonderful and memorable. Some of the most memorable events were unplanned (or at least unexpected) ship movements, including a circumnavigation of the tiny island (Isla Hornos) which is the actual end-of-the-earth south of Patagonia, and a scenic cruise through the glaciers in Prince Christian Sound in Greenland. Fantastic ! Our cabin was the same category as before and was quite comfortable; we had considered upgrading to get more room, but decided that the whole ship was our living room. Every member of the crew was amazingly uniformly courteous and friendly, and we found we were rapidly recognized by our names and preferences: favorite drinks and seats at the restaurants and even our late sleeping preferences. We can't say enough about the crew, except that we all felt like family. We ate at the Chef's Table regularly; the fixed menus changed every 3-4 days and we'd hit almost every new one. The innovative menus (with wine pairing) were always entertaining and enjoyable, with the advantage of usually being modest portions which helped with our weight control ! We ate periodically at Manfredi's (Italian menus) but more often at The Restaurant, the third waiter-served venue. Sometimes there we'd take a table-for-two, but often did a 'blind share' with 2-3 other couples. Otherwise we ate at the informal World Cafe with all its variety, generally trying to avoid the 'most dangerous place aboard ship' - the ice cream line. Fitness & Recreation: Yes there is a fitness center, but we have no personal experience ! Would we travel with Viking again ? You betcha ! We're already looking at alternatives

Great 'Treasures' cruise

Viking Sun Cruise Review by Scottand

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: Europe
We signed up on a previous Viking Sun cruise (the inaugural round-the-world cruise) and it was so great we wanted to 'do it again' even though this was a different route. Actually, this was not a 40-day cruise (per the review title) but the 126-day Treasures cruise, from London to LA via Patagonia, which was the first half of Viking's "Ultimate World Cruise".

As expected, everything about the ship was wonderful. We renewed old friends, of passengers and crew, from the previous cruise.

We arrived at Greenwich for embarkation, which was an absolute breeze, and toured the immediate area before settling in. We had previously booked excursions in virtually every port, both included (free) and optional (paid for by shipboard credit, or credit card). Almost all the excursions lived up to our expectations, and some were really wonderful and memorable.

Some of the most memorable events were unplanned (or at least unexpected) ship movements, including a circumnavigation of the tiny island (Isla Hornos) which is the actual end-of-the-earth south of Patagonia, and a scenic cruise through the glaciers in Prince Christian Sound in Greenland. Fantastic !

Our cabin was the same category as before and was quite comfortable; we had considered upgrading to get more room, but decided that the whole ship was our living room. Every member of the crew was amazingly uniformly courteous and friendly, and we found we were rapidly recognized by our names and preferences: favorite drinks and seats at the restaurants and even our late sleeping preferences. We can't say enough about the crew, except that we all felt like family.

We ate at the Chef's Table regularly; the fixed menus changed every 3-4 days and we'd hit almost every new one. The innovative menus (with wine pairing) were always entertaining and enjoyable, with the advantage of usually being modest portions which helped with our weight control ! We ate periodically at Manfredi's (Italian menus) but more often at The Restaurant, the third waiter-served venue. Sometimes there we'd take a table-for-two, but often did a 'blind share' with 2-3 other couples. Otherwise we ate at the informal World Cafe with all its variety, generally trying to avoid the 'most dangerous place aboard ship' - the ice cream line.

Fitness & Recreation: Yes there is a fitness center, but we have no personal experience !

Would we travel with Viking again ? You betcha ! We're already looking at alternatives
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