My sister & husband cruise Viking all of the time, both river and oceanic. Other friends have used Viking and were impressed. We chose the Orion Cruise thru the Panama Canal because it was part of our bucket list. Our original cruise thru France was cancelled because of COVID. We will never cruise anyone but Viking.
Getting to the Orion proved problematic BUT once on board We had no complaints. I am Gluten Free and that absolutely was NOT a problem at all. We were impressed from the welcome to the disembarkation in Los Angeles.
We have to save up for our next cruise with Viking. Our cabin steward was fantastic. He was better than any previous experience. The ship was very high quality and the whole crew went out of their way to make us feel welcome and well taken care of. The entertainment and activities were excellent. We were thankful for no children, no gambling and no smoking which was isolated.