This was our third Viking cruise. We had previously enjoyed two European River Cruises with Viking, and our initial Ocean Cruise, the "Viking Homelands", turned out to be a phenomenal experience.
We selected this cruise because of the itinerary. The variety of ports offered was very appealing. Equally,as interesting as the ports we visited was the opportunity to experience different cultures, lifestyles, and political philosophies.
Our ship, the Viking Jupiter, was new to the Viking fleet of ocean vessels and was absolutely first class. Modern technology along with beautiful staterooms and common spaces made the journey comfortable and enjoyable. The variety of dinning options was expansive and the usual high standard of Viking service by the entire staff could not have been more accommodating.