Before this cruise, we have taken Viking River Cruises. Did no know what to expect on this, our first ocean cruise with Viking. We were more than pleased. .
The ship was immaculate, from the cabins to the public restrooms.
The size of the ship was perfect, including number of guests. Lots of open space to move around, comfortable lounges, private sitting areas, and open, airy general areas.
Our cabin was perfect, with every cabin having a veranda, plenty of closet room, comfortable beds, and the best part a specious bathroom with HEATED FLOORS.
Dining was, as one would expect, excellent. With more than 5 restaurants, ranging from gourmet to buffets, to sandwich bars, it was difficult to choose. Each location offered the very best in epicurean delights. Further, it was a pleasant surprise to be addressed by name in the main dining room.
The drinks, some of which were included in the price of the cruise, were top shelf.
The staff could not have been more professional, courteous, or accommodating.
Since we have never been to Norway or Scotland, we found the visited ports a wonderful experience, the shore excursions educating, and the guides superb. We upgraded to longer and more involved shore excursions, which we found to be well worth the time and money, all but one. When that excursion was brought to the attention of the ship, by us and others, they immediately gave us credit on that tour. Totally unexpected and appreciated.
We also appreciated being able to prepay gratuities.
All toll, our cruise was one which we are still talking about, and enjoyed so much that we have booked another Viking Ocean Cruise for the summer of 2020.
From start to finish, Viking looked after our every needs. Being senior citizens, we especially appreciate the detailed arrangements made by Viking, from meeting us at the airport, to settling us in our cabin, to the entire disembarking experience.
Viking is our ship and company of choice, of which we recommend to our friends.
Our cabin review is covered in our general review. To-way-the-least, we were very comfortable and pleased with our accommodations, and service we received from our cabin service..