Wonderful Viking Ocean Cruise

Viking Sky Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Viking Sky

12 Night In Search Of The Northern Lights (London To Bergen)

Sail date: February 06, 2019

Ship: Viking Sky

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 3016

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

A Viking Ocean Cruise is a wonderful experience with an included excursion in each port with local residents so you get a real feel of the area. The staff on board are all very friendly and helpful. We didn't want for anything.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Excellent

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All of the dining on a Viking Cruise ship is excellent, from the buffet in the World Café to the optional dining restaurants. And, there is no additional charge for the optional dining. Wine, beer, soda etc. are all included with lunch and dinner.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
All of the activities are well thought out and put together including the entertainment. The atmosphere on a Viking ship is more intimate than on a larger cruise ship which makes it easier to meet the other guests.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
All of the entertainment throughout the ship was excellent.

Children's Programs

The passengers on the Viking ship are of an older generation.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Viking makes sure that all your needs are met. The service is excellent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ships are beautiful and are well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The bathroom itself is enough to keep us coming back with the large vanity and large glassed in shower and storage.

Ship tip

Don't pack your formal wear because there are no formal nights.

Ports of call

Tilbury (London), England Did not visit port

We had a slight delay and were redirected to the port in Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway

5 out of 5
We took a boat ride up a Fjord to Pulpit Rock. What a beautiful journey. And we did an included bus tour of the city with a museum stop.

Bodo

5 out of 5
The weather was quite stormy but we enjoyed this port of call.

Tromso, Norway

5 out of 5
The weather was quite stormy, but we enjoyed our bus tour around the city.

Alta, Norway

5 out of 5
Two great adventures: First we took a tour to a private home to hear about Traditional Norwegian Knitting. Second, we took a bus out to see the Northern Lights though, with the overcast sky, we were unable to see them. But enjoyed the journey anyway.

Narvik

4 out of 5
Narvik is a smaller town with not much to see but the tour guide was great and gave a lot of history.

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
Being a larger city, Bergen had a lot to offer. We started out on the included bus tour and then walked around the area for a while visiting some small shops and actually found a Starbucks.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Viking makes sure your disembarkation is on time to meet your flight. Very well organized and there were plenty of employees to assist.
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