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As a solo traveller and first time cruiser, I did a lot of research before I chose this cruise. I was impressed that Viking included so much and that it had a good reputation for its crew, destinations, and for its food. The crew were ... Read More
As a solo traveller and first time cruiser, I did a lot of research before I chose this cruise. I was impressed that Viking included so much and that it had a good reputation for its crew, destinations, and for its food. The crew were all wonderful especially as I was very sea sick for the first two days. Unlike other times when I have been seasick this took me days to recover. Whether it was the injections I was given I do not know. So by day 5 I was looking forward to having some good food as well as checking out more of the ship. I was not fully recovered to see Madeira which was the first port of call. Madeira having been substituted for the Azores because of the weather. Well the food was a real disappointment. Inconsistent quality and cooking was a real letdown. Frozen seafood is just about tasteless when thawed. And my one night out at Manfredi's was spoiled by a racist sexist Trump supporter. Plus the food was lukewarm. I was at a shared table so had no idea that this awful pig of a man would be at my table. His wife and the two other people at the table were lovely but he was the sort of man that if you said something he would take it out on his wife later. So days 5, 6, 7, 8 were redeemed by being able to sit out on my balcony and be looked after by my cabin crew. By day 9 I had a very debilitating chest infection that had me coughing day and night. I have been home over two weeks and it has still not cleared up. One of the reasons I chose this cruise was because of stopping in Bermuda but weather intervened and no alternative port was offered so 9 days at sea. I am wondering where the chest infection came from as I was keeping pretty much to my cabin. I found the entertainment to be bland, not that much better than elevator music. And I didn't do any of the activities because I had been sick for the first 4 days. I did check out the spa but couldn't breathe down there, so no spa for me. The best part of the cruise was my cabin crew and that the cabin was so well designed. I could not recommend this cruise for it food or its entertainment. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
We chose this cruise for the transatlantic crossing, seeing the Azores, and for wonderful days at sea. The vast majority of passengers where appalling, down right rude, and never out of their back yards. The ship personal and food was ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the transatlantic crossing, seeing the Azores, and for wonderful days at sea. The vast majority of passengers where appalling, down right rude, and never out of their back yards. The ship personal and food was nothing more then being at a diner on some back country road. The advertisements produced by Viking was nothing like the experience. The new vessel was beautiful, cabin wonderful, but the on board experience was appalling!! The port excursions where well conducted. The entertainment and activities where so poor and lacked any attention to detail . At tea time, in the different areas serving tea, there where passenger sleeping on the sofas, with no shoes on, dirty feet and resembling a beached whale. In many of the restaurants passenger arrived wearing flops, T-Shirts and this was at the evening meals and nothing was said for the poor dress! This Viking cruise was nothing more the a world filled with mediocrities. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
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