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Viking Venus Review

5.0 / 5.0
223 reviews

Fabulous cruise experience!!

Review for the Baltic Sea Cruise on Viking Venus
dansail25
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2023
Cabin: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

We chose to cruise with Viking because friends and relatives had raved about their cruises with the company. It was excellent advice! We decided to go on the Viking Homelands cruise because I had always wanted to visit Scandinavia, and this cruise had shore excursions in Sweden, the Aland Islands of Finland, Denmark, and Norway, so it fit what I was looking for. I could not have been happier that we made this choice.

The service onboard was impeccable, the restaurant choices were varied, the food was delicious, the shore excursions were interesting and very well organized, and the ship is beautiful and easy to get around. The entire staff, from the captain and crew members to the Cruise Director and Assistant Cruise Director, entertainers, wait staff, chefs, cooks, valets, Guest Services staff, cleaning staff, engineers, and repair staff were very friendly, accessible, pleasant, helpful, and efficient, and always greeted us with a smile. The entertainment was very professional and enjoyable too.

Viking offers an exceptional product, and we would be very happy to sail with them again. We arranged our own flights through our travel agent, which we recommend doing. We arrived in Stockholm five days before the beginning of our cruise to give ourselves time to overcome jet-lag, get oriented, and see more of the city. We also took the post-cruise extension of two extra days in Bergen, the scenic train ride across Norway, and two extra days in Oslo, which was delightful. We highly recommend Viking, arranging your own flights, and coming into the departure city a number of days early!

Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Our stateroom was extremely comfortable and well appointed. We were on the fourth deck, very close to the front of the ship, but it was quiet and felt very stable. We stored our luggage under the bed. The stateroom walls are magnetic, so we used strong magnetic hooks and clips we had brought with us to hang our Viking Daily fliers and other paperwork, and jackets up. We highly recommend purchasing cases that hang from a lanyard that goes around your neck to hold your ship ID card, as these cards are needed every time you leave or return to the ship!

Our valet was exceptional, and the woman who cleaned our stateroom twice a day did an amazing job; both were lovely people.

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