We chose a 2-week trans-Atlantic repositioning cruise on the Viking Sea largely based on positive reviews from various sources. Although, none of our friends had cruised with Viking so we had no direct testimony.
We were attracted to this particular cruise because we received free Air and because of the many days at sea. We we're not all that interested in visiting numerous ports; we wanted to relax and enjoy the ship......which we certainly did. Having cruised previously on much larger ships we also liked the fact that it was a mid-sized ship and did not allow children under 18.
We spent two days in San Juan before experiencing a smooth embarkation and introduction the the ship. We appreciated being able to bring alcohol on board.