The ship was excellent, the cruise, not so much. The Viking ocean going ships are well designed and easy to navigate around. The amenities are nice, but don't expect a lot of flash. The 900 passenger ships rarely seems crowded. The on dining experience is generally above average. The entertainment is OK. The staff are uniformity excellent and well organized. Even the shore excursions worked and moved smoothly. Viking offers a nice variety of shore excursions at most ports. On board WiFi/internet connectivity are good. You won't be streaming anything, but you will be able to text, email and upload some photos. The free laundry room is great. There's a four washer-dryer setup on each passenger floor.
This itinerary begins and ends with the ship docked deep inside cargo ports- Valparaiso and Buenos Aires. Not a great experience or look. You are required to take one or more shuttles to exit these ports. The scenic beauty during the cruise is outstanding. The ports leave a fair amount to be desired. Let's be charitable and say most port stops look well worn. The best stops were Santiago and the Falkland Islands.
Would I do this cruise again. NO. But I will return to this same ship this fall for a Mediterranean tour.
The basic 270 sq ft cabin has enough room for two adults. Storage space is very good. Each cabin has a balcony with two chairs and a table. (There are no inside cabins). The in cabin Nespresso coffee make is a nice add. Cabin lighting is good. The cabin has blackout curtains. TV channel selection is OK. The bathrooms are well designed and relatively spacious for a cruise ship. The staff members serving the cabin are more than willing to help you in any way they can.
Trinket vendors in a colorful neighborhood
A popular tourist spot