We wanted to visit the British Isles by sea. No other cruise stopped at so many ports. Since this was a smaller ship, we were able to visit more places. The onboard lectures were very informative, helping us prepare for each port, and the ship historian was outgoing and very accessible with any additional questions we had.
As Beatles enthusiasts, the Liverpool stop was fun and brought our favorite songs to life.
The rugged, exotic beauty of the Orkney Islands was unique. The people were so friendly and the neolithic history was fascinating.
We loved the unique Nordic spa experience, with the pool and snow grotto.
All cabins have a balcony. The heated floors in the bathroom were a welcome bonus.
The food in the buffet was outstanding, often the same as was served in the dining room, and was cooked to order for some entrees. The place settings were already at the table and servers offered beer and wine, included with lunch and dinner.
The cruise director was also a talented entertainer. The speakers were engrossing and informative.
We will be cruising with Viking Ocean again soon.