Friends of ours are long time Viking patrons and they asked if we wanted to accompany them on this one. I really did not think my husband would try cruising again as our 2 Caribbean experiences were not to our liking. Viking made us believers again and now we are going to Australia and New Zealand with them!
We loved being able to go to talks about the next port and when Viking had to cancel the stop in Santorini, they filled it with a very interesting and entertaining question and answer session with the crew including the Captain.
The ports were wonderful and to have included tours of each one was excellent. We never thought we were being nickel and dimed to death unlike other cruises. We bought the beverage package and really enjoyed having quality cocktails every evening - the bar staff was excellent!
We did not go early for Athens as we had been there before, however, we stayed extra in Venice! So glad Viking handled that and they did an excellent job. We very much enjoyed our stay there - so nice to have them handle us all the way to the airport.
Cannot say enough good things about Viking!
Our cabin was spacious and well appointed. We loved being able to completely unpack and feel at home. The bed was super comfortable and we enjoyed the "living" space for watching television or reading.