New parts of the world for us to explore on this trip from Istanbul to Athens, then onto Venice.
Trust Viking for their protocols during Covid travel having done their river cruise last Sept Bucharest to Amsterdam. In uncertain times, we put our travel in the hands of an operator to track the variables while providing wonderful service, clean spaces and delicious dining.
We tested negative everyday and for flight home over the 14+ days sailing. We chose to mask except outdoors and dining which wasn’t an issue. We are finding the menu at the Chefs table less desirable and prefer Manifredi, which we experienced two nights. The Restaurant was a suitable alternative for a service meal, but mostly did the World cafe for meals. The entertainment was repetitive for us, next cast, same shows, but enjoyed the historian and ambassador lectures. Was nice they stream the lectures now so we could watch while icing my knee and sipping bubbly. The fitness center was pretty empty for my daily morning workouts. Those testing. Positive moved to quarantine on deck 3 , so limited the spread.