We chose this cruise since we wanted to visit the Scandinavian countries. It was our first Viking experience and it met all of our expectations. The service was outstanding and the food was extremely good in all the restaurant facilities. Ample activities were offered on board ship. The entertainment was very enjoyable. The excursions were extremely organized. The entire trip was a very delightful experience. We had been on only three previous cruises, all of which were river cruises. This was our first experience on a larger ship. The sailing was smooth with beautiful views. The one thing that we wished for was a little extra time in some of the larger cities, like Oslo, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. Perhaps some of the smaller areas could have been left out so more time could be spent in the larger cities. The time in Norway at the fjords was spectacular. Viking did a terrific job in making us feel comfortable and special.