The cruise exceeded our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. Excellent food and the ship and décor were beautiful. The staff was excellent and very attentive. Always there especially at the pool to give you drinks and water and make sure you had suntan lotion. The Retractable roof over the pool was really nice and we never had a problem finding a place whether we preferred to be in the shade or sun. There were so many places around the ship where you could find a quiet place to relax. The common areas were never crowded even though the ship was full. The restaurants & food choices were delicious. The lectures were excellent and we look forward to travelling with Viking again. We have gone twice with Viking on the River cruises which were also excellent and now we love the ocean cruises just as much. Would highly recommend travelling with Viking!