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donsuek
Jul 02, 2017

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

Cruiser18033444
Jul 02, 2017

Pack good rain gear for Norway. Pack more casual clothes than dress clothes.

porterb
Jan 25, 2017

Nothing can beat the buffet meals. The variety of food is unbelievable.

timmeinken
Dec 17, 2016

Try the tea service in the Wintergarden. They also serve the best cappachino on the ship.

mhedge
Aug 24, 2016

All in all expect an excellent cruise, but be prepared for a few disappointments and problems too. No long vacation like this is ever perfect.

jimmurray13
Nov 13, 2018

Shore excursions both optional and included were very disappointing

jck0
Oct 28, 2018

While in Boston, don't take the first tour in the morning. We were at Quincy Market around 9am but most places did not open till after 10:30am.

danpamsmith
Oct 01, 2018

Our room was under the back dining room and patio; lot's of chair draging noise

kruzer1
Sep 07, 2018

Get to know the crew. They are fantastic.

dhsamso
Aug 11, 2018

All the veranda cabins are essentially the same so try to get the chaepest available.

jlgrog
Jul 13, 2018

Take the days spent at sea to relax and catch up from all the all port activities in store.

Cruise1Viking
May 18, 2018

Take advantage of on board port presentations and other enrichment activities.

RamboTrout
Mar 01, 2018

Arrive at Afternoon Tea early, they start serving at 15:50, and all seats are usually taken by 16:10. However, arrive after 16:35 and there will be spaces. Tea finishes at 17:00.

jcarter29
Feb 18, 2018

Don't assume anything is booked on board. Included excursions were only included if you specifically book them. They were free if you managed to get them booked. Our prior Viking experience was on a river cruise where these things just happened automatically. Not so on the ocean cruise. Included/free excursions would have been fine if you were tied up along a river in the central city as on most river itineraries. Caribbean ports weren't that accessible.

Razz44
Nov 10, 2017

Get ready to enjoy a wonderful experience. Viking has researched ocean cruising and has hit a home run!!

jimjom
Oct 06, 2017

The Explorer's Lounge is a favorite place to relax and has a wonderful view.

mcolvin
May 06, 2017

If you miss the Port Talks or lectures, you can view them on your TV at your leisure.

JoanfromCA
Apr 20, 2017

Take good walking shoes and comfortable, casual clothes.

Lsal
Feb 06, 2017

Book your own shore excursions if you want to avoid bus tours w the cruise . However, we heard people were happy w the bus tours . Highly recommend this ocean cruise !

misshunt1122
Jan 05, 2017

Take advantage of the Port Talks and Lectures. The best part is, they are all recorded and available on your room TV. Also...you can access everything on your TV via your tablet or smart phone while onboard!!! Did not realize this until the last day of the trip!