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We were nervous about cruising because of all the bad stories out there. So, we chose Viking for its smaller size and non-carnival atmosphere. We won't ever go to a large ship because this was such a wonderful experience. The clientele are older, professional people. We did not see anyone behave improperly and everyone was on-time, if not early, for embarking on excursions and returning to the bus on time. We were offered an upgrade from a deluxe veranda to a penthouse veranda for a fraction of the cost and we were glad we took the upgrade. (And, yes, it worked! We won't go back to a deluxe veranda!) The room was spacious, VERY clean, and the location was excellent. Love the heated bathroom floors! Our cabin steward was attentive without being intrusive. In fact, all the staff were cheerful, helpful, and professional. The excursion talks were superfluous. You can watch them on your room tv, if you want. The history talks were pretty dry. We didn't take advantage of the musical entertainment, except for Beatles night! Really appreciated being able to do laundry without paying extra! The food was good. We ate at Manfredi's one night and in the restaurant one night. Aside from that, we ate at the World Cafe where you don't have to dress up and you have a wide choice of foods. The excursions mostly were excellent. The tour guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. We took the included Old Town tour in Sweden, the Povoo excursion from Helsinki, the Malbork Castle tour from Gdansk, the Berlin-Your-Way tour, the included walking tour in Copenhagen, the fjord cruise,the flam tour, and the Mt. Ulriken tour. We choose to use Alla tours in St. Petersburg for a smaller group experience which covered more territory. We also hired a private guide in Berlin and split the cost with another couple. The only tour that was not fabulous was the Porvoo tour. This was not a cruise for people who like a lively atmosphere. It was just what we wanted - interesting and serene. We have already signed up for another Viking ocean cruise and are eagerly anticipating it!

Amazing Baltic Cruise

Viking Sky Cruise Review by texascruising

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
We were nervous about cruising because of all the bad stories out there. So, we chose Viking for its smaller size and non-carnival atmosphere. We won't ever go to a large ship because this was such a wonderful experience.

The clientele are older, professional people. We did not see anyone behave improperly and everyone was on-time, if not early, for embarking on excursions and returning to the bus on time.

We were offered an upgrade from a deluxe veranda to a penthouse veranda for a fraction of the cost and we were glad we took the upgrade. (And, yes, it worked! We won't go back to a deluxe veranda!) The room was spacious, VERY clean, and the location was excellent. Love the heated bathroom floors!

Our cabin steward was attentive without being intrusive. In fact, all the staff were cheerful, helpful, and professional.

The excursion talks were superfluous. You can watch them on your room tv, if you want.

The history talks were pretty dry.

We didn't take advantage of the musical entertainment, except for Beatles night!

Really appreciated being able to do laundry without paying extra!

The food was good. We ate at Manfredi's one night and in the restaurant one night. Aside from that, we ate at the World Cafe where you don't have to dress up and you have a wide choice of foods.

The excursions mostly were excellent. The tour guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. We took the included Old Town tour in Sweden, the Povoo excursion from Helsinki, the Malbork Castle tour from Gdansk, the Berlin-Your-Way tour, the included walking tour in Copenhagen, the fjord cruise,the flam tour, and the Mt. Ulriken tour. We choose to use Alla tours in St. Petersburg for a smaller group experience which covered more territory. We also hired a private guide in Berlin and split the cost with another couple. The only tour that was not fabulous was the Porvoo tour.

This was not a cruise for people who like a lively atmosphere. It was just what we wanted - interesting and serene. We have already signed up for another Viking ocean cruise and are eagerly anticipating it!
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Cabin 5092
We liked that no one walked by our room except people headed to their rooms (and there were only 7 rooms past ours). The room was spacious and well-outfitted. We could plug chargers straight into ports without adaptors! Lots of accessible storage. Heated bathroom floors were a delight! We appreciated being on the same end of the boat as the exit off the ship and the restaurants. Just walk up or down the stairs and we were there! If you need more hangars, just ask the steward. If you want a different soda in your refrigerator, just ask. The bed and pillows were comfortable.

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