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Viking Sea Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Perfect Holiday!

Viking Sea Cruise Review by B.Williams

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2019
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea

Having enjoyed river cruises with Viking before, this was our first Viking Ocean Cruise. Everything about it was absolute quality. The ship was a joy in every way. Staff could not have been more helpful, our stateroom stewards were excellent, the restaurant manager was outstanding, and the entertainment first rate. I honestly can't think of anything negative to say. The scenery was breathtaking, particularly the Norwegian Fjords. My advice is to get up very early and don't miss the arrival at each destination. Each one was even better than the previous one!

There is something for everyone on this cruise. We were delayed departing for our day in Berlin, due to an electrical fault on the train, but a later return was arranged so that we didn't miss out on time in the city, then what a reception on our return! Bubbles and snacks for everyone as they walked towards the ship, with all the staff lined up to greet us. Then in staterooms an apology, a bottle of wine and a lovely light supper in case we felt it was too late to dine, though dining facilities were also open late. That's service!

I couldn't recommend this cruise highly enough.

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Cabin Review

For this cruise we chose a Penthouse Veranda, which was perfect and well worth the extra. There was lots of space for storage and clothes, a large comfortable seating area, a spacious balcony, well stocked shower room etc. Pressing was included, and our mini-bar was re-stocked daily, included in the price, as well as a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival. Our steward made sure there was ice for us, and of course room service is inclusive.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

We then set off on our own and headed to the wonderful Rock Church. It was very easy to get about by public transport.

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St. Petersburg

Really beautiful and a very comprehensive tour of main sights.

St. Petersburg

Absolutely stunning, but got very very hot and busy!


Another wonderful day in this beautiful place.

Gdansk (Warsaw)

This was absolutely wonderful, and made me want to go back there.


In spite of the long train journey, I absolutely loved this day and wouldn't have missed it. Great tour and plenty of time to go off on our own to KaDeWe - a shopping and dining experience not to be missed!

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City Tour

Very enjoyable and informative, leaving lots of time for us to head to the superb shops, then to Tivoli Gardens, which was well worth it. We had booked this on line to save queuing.

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Lovely city. Good tour which let us get a feel of the whole town.


Really interesting old town, and very picturesque.


Absolutely stunning scenery. From the moment we sailed towards port, it was breathtaking.

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