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Viking Sea Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Viking Sea

28 Night Baltic Jewels & The Midnight Sun (Stockholm To London)

Sail date: June 11, 2017

Ship: Viking Sea

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 3030

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

My favorite part of the cruise was probably the ship itself.  The crew and the entertainment were great.   The food was good everywhere - who could complain with sushi and crablegs on the buffet every single night.   Some of the tours were not up to expectations - especially The Hermitage in St. Petersburg.   Not sure where they took us but it was NOT the main part of the Hermitage and was extremely disappointing.   A few of the tours had no free time for shopping or exploring on your own and some were a little unorganized.  Overall the cruise was wonderful, but I would not recommend it to anyone under the age of 60.  The average age was older than I expected.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was great but was expecting it to change to more local specialties as we changed countries. (like the river cruise on the Rhine and Danube)

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not enough "fun" activities during the day; i.e., trivia, games, etc. If you aren't interested in the historical enrichment lectures, there wasn't much to do.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The bed and pillows were awesome!

Ship tip

Loved having happy hour in the Explorer's Lounge - nice and quiet. And the Spa facilities were fantastic.

Ports of call

Stockholm, Sweden

3 out of 5
Panoramic Tour was nothing great.

Helsinki, Finland

3 out of 5
Panoramic tour was basically a bus ride.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

3 out of 5
Took the 9 hour Canal tour, Peter & Paul Fortress, and The Hermitage. Canal tour and fortress was great. Did not see the main part of the Hermitage (see main review).

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Loved Tallinn. Probably my favorite.

Gdynia (Gdansk), Poland

5 out of 5

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

3 out of 5
Train ride was very uncomfortable - it was 85 degrees and no air conditioning on the train. Panoramic tour in Berlin was good and it was nice to have so much free time.

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5

Aalborg, Denmark

5 out of 5

Stavanger, Norway

3 out of 5
Loved Stavanger, but our guide for the oil museum was absolutely terrible. She knew nothing about the oil business and couldn't find her words.

Eidfjord, Norway

5 out of 5
Best scenery and sailaway in the whole cruise. Gorgeous. Took the train to Flam which was a little unorganized.
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