Viking Sea Cruise Review by Whatever2020
- Sail Date: November 2018
- Destination: Caribbean
The Viking Sea is also not a ship for everyone but I love it. I love the fact that the ship does not seem crowded and you can always find a place to sit and watch the ocean. Not having a casino and lots of stores gives the ship more room for guests to sit and relax. The clean lines of the Scandinavian décor contribute to making the ship seem more spacious. The guest lecturers are interesting and cover a broad range of topics pertaining to the destination. There were lots of options to enjoy musical entertainment and I thought the entertainers on board were very good. I especially liked the house band. There are no huge production numbers but I am always impressed with what they are able to accomplish without a lot of people.
The cabins are spacious and since they all have balconies it makes the cabins seem bigger. The cabin bathrooms are the best.
I thought the food was delicious and the dining options numerous. On cruises I usually get bored with the food first but I was on the Star last year for 31 days and as I was getting off the ship I was thinking about the food I would miss. You can dine with varying levels of formality. You can be waited on in the Restaurant, Chef's Table, or Manfredi's or serve yourself at the buffet where they have all the options that are being served in the Restaurant. The buffet for all meals had a few options they would cook as you waited. The buffet even had numerous special events on the Aquavit Deck where they cooked different types of seafood or destination themed foods. One Sunday they even put together a beautiful brunch with stations on the Aquavit. My favorite part of the dinner buffet was the sushi bar with beautifully created sushi, sashimi, crab legs, and shrimp.
To my mind the best thing about Viking is its people. From the top to the bottom everyone is genuinely friendly and tries to do whatever they can to make your cruise experience the best it can be.
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