"The first high is nearly impossible to duplicate. As users try to escape the rebound low and recreate that initial feeling, they take more and more of the drug." - Methproject.org
This was our 2nd cruise with Viking Ocean, and 10th overall. It was a 7-night cruise embarking at Barcelona and ending at Civitavecchia. We had the best cruise ever on the Viking Sky in March 2022, and we were expecting more of the same this time. Alas that was not the case. The March cruise set our expectations of what a Viking Ocean cruise should be, and inevitably we were making comparisons between these two. This one fell short of the mark by quite a margin.
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Response from VikingS, Community Team
We had a mid-ship verandah cabin on deck 4 in category DV4. It was an almost identical stateroom compared to our previous cabin on the Sky, which was a DV1. Aside from the location and the view, DV4 and DV1 are practically identical. The differences between these cabins (and ships): This cabin had a dial to adjust the temperature of the heated bathroom floor & mirror, but it was missing the drawers inside the closet on the Sky. However, these cabins are short on drawers and storage space. This cabin exaggerated the shortage of storage space by not having the retro-fitted drawers. Viking needs to add that to their to-do list for the next dry dock for the Viking Sea.
That said, the rest of the cabin was what we had expected. The firm bed was very comfortable for us, because it surprisingly matched our home mattress's firmness. The balcony was the same size but felt smaller compared to the DV1, since the glass railing is vertical while the aft-cabins' glass railing angles outward. The minibar was stocked with snacks and soft drinks, and with DV cabins it was refilled everyday. I have to note that on the last two days they ran out of tonic water, as it was never refilled again while Coke & Sprite was. Overall, it was a very comfortable cabin but short on storage.