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It is possible to decide that a particular cruise...
It is possible to decide that a particular cruise line is not for you without having to sail on it. Maybe the cost exceeds your budget or decor doesn't suit your taste or the level of service is too...
I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. We have...
I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. We have our second trip in two weeks, and a third in April 2019.
This is one of the things we loved the most about...
This is one of the things we loved the most about our first Viking cruise, Empires of the Mediterranean in 2017. We went to as many as our schedule allowed. They were very well attended.

The...
If you expand Caviargal's signature, you will see...
If you expand Caviargal's signature, you will see her 19 river cruises, none of them on Viking. I share your opinion that it does not seem fair to express an opinion about a cruise line that you have...
I like that Viking serves moderate portion sizes....
I like that Viking serves moderate portion sizes. With several courses, I never felt hungry after a meal, but I wasn't overstuffed either. Their willingness to bring any guest additional servings...
Thanks for the really good analysis, supported by...
Thanks for the really good analysis, supported by my experiences on land - a car doesn't make me sick, nor an amusement park ride like that drops like an elevator, but a merry-go-round will do me in....
Empires of the Mediterranean was our very first...
Empires of the Mediterranean was our very first ocean cruise, and it was one of our best vacations ever. We have now booked two more Viking ocean cruises. I think you will love it.

Restaurants...
I personally think the Wintergarden is one my...
I personally think the Wintergarden is one my favorite areas of the ship. It is really a multi-purpose space, not a dining venue. Afternoon tea is just one event that takes place there, and I hope...
I had no problems on our first...
I had no problems on our first Mediterranean/Adriatic cruise, but our next one passes through the Bay of Biscay, which I gather can be more problematic. Can someone tell me if ginger candies and...
Thanks for the continued comments. It brings back...
Thanks for the continued comments. It brings back memories of our first cruise, and gets me excited for the one coming in a few weeks.

We thought the Resident Historian and the guest lecturers...
After looking over your past cruises, if you are...
After looking over your past cruises, if you are interested in trying some different parts of the world, I would suggest that the Viking Homelands itinerary seems to be one of their most popular. I'm...
We had never taken an ocean cruise, as the...
We had never taken an ocean cruise, as the descriptions I had heard from family members who enjoy them convinced me that large ship cruises were not for me. We took one Viking river cruise, and then...
This poster has stated the same complaint back at...
This poster has stated the same complaint back at post #29 in this thread, and their posting history shows frequent complaints about their one Viking cruise. Your observation about this being a...
I do understand your frustration, but your...
I do understand your frustration, but your statement that Viking "lied" about the availability of a Veranda cabin at the time you booked seems an unfair assumption on your part. We always book...
So true. If we are coming from our cabin where we...
So true. If we are coming from our cabin where we have change clothes and "freshened up" beforehand, then a little sanitizer is a bonus. It's good to have both options.
I had forgotten that, but it is very convenient...
I had forgotten that, but it is very convenient if you are returning late from an excursion and go straight to get something to eat!
On our cruise, there were hand sanitizing...
On our cruise, there were hand sanitizing stations at the entrance to the World Cafe (actually, at all dining venues, I think) and there was a staff member who directed each guest to use the...
We missed a connecting flight through Frankfurt...
We missed a connecting flight through Frankfurt last year because of a delayed inbound flight and then total chaos in the airport. When we returned the next day for our rebooked flight home, the...
Jim, I have been looking forward to reading...
Jim,

I have been looking forward to reading your comparison, as I enjoyed following your World Cruise adventure. We are novice ocean cruisers, never thinking we would enjoy an ocean cruise. After...
I still curse the Frankfurt staff over a missed...
I still curse the Frankfurt staff over a missed connection for dozens of us on a late arriving plane for receiving no assistance making it through passport control. We arrived at the gate of our...
I don't doubt that is true, but of course it...
I don't doubt that is true, but of course it comes at a cost. They are away from their families for months on end. I have read that Viking, unlike many other cruise lines, does provide free wi-fi for...
The problem with your strategy of tipping only...
The problem with your strategy of tipping only the people who "are nice" is that by declining to pay the recommended gratuity you stiff so many people who depend on those tips that you never see: the...
Every review I have seen here about Alla has been...
Every review I have seen here about Alla has been terrific. I really look forward to seeing St. Petersburg with them, and the small groups will be a pleasure.
Thanks, I do know that is a very good option, but...
Thanks, I do know that is a very good option, but we honestly don't mind buses. Our first five trips to Europe were escorted bus tours (I know, not everyone's cup of tea), and we have fond memories...
I do love the Viking cruises, both river and...
I do love the Viking cruises, both river and ocean. However, it can be frustrating to have things vary so. I know sometimes there are different policies related to the different countries of origin...