"Excursions were limited to coach trips due to Covid restrictions which was a shame but didn't spoil our enjoyment of the voyage at all - it was so good to get away after all the lockdown confinements.It was the first ship to sail from Portsmouth since lockdown and was Viking Venus' maiden voyage...."Read More
1-3 of 3 Viking Ocean Viking Venus Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to Europe - British Isles & Western from Portsmouth (England)
We chose this Viking cruise as we saw it offered and after many months of no travel due to COVID, it gave us the opportunity to be "pampered" even if the UK Scenic itinerary was largely the Irish Sea with 2 port stops. Also, after many years with Celebrity our line of choice, it gave us a change to experience something new (at a very reasonable price).
We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the ...
At last, after fourteen very long months we are back onboard a cruise ship, and whilst we are cruise veterans, we are Viking Virgins, and we were particularly excited to board the beautiful Viking Venus, a brand-new ship travelling round England from Portsmouth, on to Liverpool, the Scilly Isles, Falmouth, Portland and back to Portsmouth.
Of course, because of Covid, things are a little bit ...
It was the first ship to sail from Portsmouth since lockdown and was Viking Venus' maiden voyage. The ship was only one third occupied, so never crowded. Can't fault facilities, food, entertainment and crew. Everything was perfect, except the weather. We rounded Land's End in a Force 8 and, sadly, had to miss out on visiting the Scilly Isles due to the rough seas. However, the ship was very stable ...