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  1. game misconduct

    Viking Sky Tromso

    Would anyone know where Sky will dock in Tromso for the Northern Light cruise ?
  2. I'm thinking not but then I read something about only being able to eat in some of them once during a cruise (?)
  3. Warning: wordy post follows. Will attach photos later. Traveled in April 2018 ABOUT US (for context) We’re in our 50s, and this was our first cruise together. (I went on a cruise once long ago for work, which was a very different sort of experience.) We did it in honor of our 25th anniversary. We’re somewhat introverted. We enjoy meeting new people and chatting, but we’re also quite content to read a good book or do our own thing. We had put off cruising until now because the stereotypical image of cruising – casinos, Vegas-style shows, parties and games, glitzy shopping, crowds, constant socializing – didn’t appeal to us at all. I’d also traveled extensively throughout my 20s, living overseas and spending as much as 6 months at a time backpacking around the world on my own, and the whole packaged tour thing didn’t really appeal. But the more we learned about Viking Ocean, the more it seemed a different sort of animal altogether, and we finally decided to give it a try. We’re so glad we did! It was a world away from the kind of travel I’d done in the past, and I did find it hard to spend such a short time in each place we visited. But we both enjoyed the pampering and the ease involved in this kind of trip, and we definitely hope to do it again. ABOUT THE SHIP (VIKING SKY) The Room We had a penthouse veranda (PV) room on the 4th level (4019), which was actually a bit larger than I thought it would be based on the photos. Pros: The room was pretty quiet. We only occasionally heard our neighbors. The couch was full size, not a loveseat, and quite comfortable. There was plenty of storage for our stuff, with room to spare. (We brought two carry-ons and one regular suitcase, all of which fit easily under the bed.) The room has a thermostat, though it’s a little cryptic. We turned ours all the way down at night and found it comfortable. The bathroom is roomy for a cruise ship, roughly the size of a regular hotel bathroom. The heated floors and anti-fog mirror are very nice. With drawers and shelves, there was loads of storage here, too. The décor is understated and reflects the ocean vibe throughout the ship. We liked it very much. Cons: The bed was not quite as comfortable as we would have liked. It seemed to barrel in the center, so we rolled toward each other somewhat. The mattress and pillows were quite firm. We slept fine, however. The shower was possessed. It would swing from scalding to freezing with no intervention on our part and very little notice. A plumber came and worked on it (Viking is very responsive to complaints!) and there was some improvement initially, but within a couple days it reverted to its original state. The plumber came again but was unable to fix it. Fortunately, the shower is large enough that we were able to jump out of the stream of water when needed and wait until the temperature swung back to bearable. A couple of crew members mentioned that their showers did the same thing. There are two configurations of the Penthouse Veranda, and we had the one with the sliding glass door. The other configuration, with the hinged door and separate window (as appears in the marketing materials) looks like it would allow you to sit on the couch and look outside. Ours did not. I minded that more than I thought I would. Next time, I would try to get that other configuration. Public spaces on the ship As everyone says, it’s a lovely ship. In fact, it grew on us as the cruise went on. We loved the openness to the sea throughout much of the ship, with the exception of the Living Room with its atrium (ostensibly the heart of the ship). While the Living Room is quite lovely, it has sheers covering all the windows, which means it doesn’t offer any view. We much preferred to see outside during daylight hours, which extended until late evening on our cruise, so we ended up hardly using the Living Room at all. Our favorite indoor spot was probably the Explorer’s Lounge, a glass-fronted area in the front of the ship, which turned out to be an excellent place for a view when the ship entered and exited ports. The lounge is split into two levels, with a bar on the first floor and live music in the evening (which varied between a pianist, a guitarist, and a classical trio, all excellent) Like much of the rest of the ship, it featured lots of interesting books along the walls. One section had wonderfully comfortable chairs and couches alongside a very authentic-looking “fire” (there are no real fires on the ship due to safety concerns). We also liked the seating areas by the windows alongside the Wintergarden (very quiet most of the time) and the chaise loungers along the windows on both sides of the pool (piped-in music). The latter seats were very popular and difficult to get. The Wintergarden is the quietest interior public space on the ship when not hosting afternoon tea or other events. No piped-in music! The space is gorgeous, with bright skylight ceiling and intricate Nordic touches. (Look for the ravens.) But again, we used it less than we thought we would because it lacked those close-up sea views. It does offer views through other seating areas that flank it. The artwork throughout is interesting and engaging. I kept meaning to do the audio art tour and never got around to it, one of my regrets. And yes, the public bathrooms are delightful with their Scandinavian decor and piped-in birdsong. The elevator shaft near the Living Room is also fun, with its glass wall allowing you to glimpse trolls hidden among birch trees as you ascend to your room. Onboard activities and entertainment As I mentioned, we’re not the most social creatures on the planet, and planned activities aren’t really our thing. That said, we inadvertently ended up in the middle of a trivia game in the Explorer Lounge that ended up being a lot of fun. While DH didn’t care to repeat the experience, I did participate in another one later on. I also went to a scarf-tying “class,” which was really a way to get you into the Nordic shop but was both fun and informative. DH made good use of the spa and enjoyed its hot/cold Nordic routine. He also swam in the infinity pool and main pool using a tether, which gave him a good workout, and he used the gym as well. He says the massage he got was excellent (though expensive). We both used the walking track on sea days, which was enjoyable. There’s a sitting area off the track that was practically unused during our trip, probably because of the cool weather. It was the perfect spot to bundle up and ponder the world as you watch the sea go by. As for the entertainment, we absolutely loved the two local shows we saw at the beginning and end of the trip. In Barcelona, a gypsy musical group gave a wonderfully energetic performance with some mild humor thrown in, and in Bergen we got to listen to a very stirring violinist. We also attended a “sampler” performance at the beginning of the cruise, which featured numbers by the in-house entertainment crew, and we quickly realized this really wouldn’t be our cup of tea so didn’t attend any of the other shows. We also didn’t go to hear the band in Torshavn, the ship’s night club and can’t comment on the dancing there. In the evenings, various musicians played instrumental music in different public spaces on the ship (guitarist, pianist, classical trio) and they were very good. A real highlight for us were the enrichment lectures. We had three British historians on board, all professors who obviously loved their subjects (roughly, the natural world, nautical history, and art) and loved to teach. It showed. They were a wonderful combination of enlightening and entertaining. I’m not sure I could pick a favorite. The naturalist gave nighttime stargazing talks up on the top deck; two lecturers gave a wonderful historical tour of the port at Portsmouth from within the Explorer’s Lounge as we left the port. One of the gentlemen had a delivery that put me to sleep every single time, in spite of how interesting he was. Something about that soothing Scots voice just conked me out. In the end, I only watched his lectures later on the TV in our stateroom so I wouldn’t embarrass myself. The port talks, which we also primarily watched in our stateroom, were also reasonably well done and informative, a nice intro to where we were docking the next day. The food We ate twice at the two specialty restaurants, Manfredi’s and the Chef’s Table, and I’d have to say we ended up preferring the Chef’s Table. It really depends on the menu. We changed one of our reservations there to a day with a menu that looked more interesting to us and were glad we did. We tend to like creative dishes, and that’s what they had. Manfredi’s was fine, no complaints, but it didn’t feel as memorable to us as the Chef’s Table. The main dining room was also fine, and we ate there several times. It’s the spot where we were most likely to chat with other diners. Viking has cleverly set things up so that you can have your table for 2, but they’re close enough together that it’s easy to engage with folks around you. We had waffles twice at Mamsen’s, the Norwegian restaurant in the Explorer’s Lounge, and they were outstanding. Who would’ve thought of putting coriander in waffles?? The Norwegians did, obviously, and what a great thing it is. This was our farewell meal on disembarkment day. We also had open-face sandwiches there once, which were good, and “success cake,” which was outstanding. The only negative about Mamsen’s was the difficulty we had finding someone to serve us, especially in the evenings. The counter was frequently unmanned during open hours, and we would wait around for a while to see if someone would show up. Several times we just gave up. By far, we ate most of our meals in the World Cafe. The food changed daily and was far better than we expected for what’s basically a buffet. We took our meals outside when possible, which was lovely. We liked the casual atmosphere and the ability to see everything that was on offer. Dressing up and being served in a more formal atmosphere is fun once in a while but not, for us, something we’d want to do every day. The crew After the lovely aesthetics, I’d say the best part about the ship was the crew. They were friendly without being obsequious, and they were on top of everything. Our room stewards were helpful and excellent without ever intruding, though we did learn to put a “do not disturb” sign on our door if we didn’t want people knocking and walking in. (That was startling the first couple of times.) We usually got room service for breakfast due to our early morning excursions, and it always — every single time — arrived a few minutes earlier than we requested, and piping hot. The bartenders were great fun, and one of them up in the Explorer’s Lounge made the best Negronis I’ve ever had. He added a little soda to them, he said, and an extra twist of orange peel. We probably had our best discussions with them. Basically, everything was beautifully run. They simply do an excellent job. ABOUT THE PORTS Itinerary: Trade Routes of the Middle Ages Day 0: Pre-cruise private extension: An extra day in Barcelona Day 1-2: Barcelona, Spain Day 3: Cartagena, Spain Day 4: Malaga (Granada), Spain Day 5: Sea Day 6: Porto, Portugal Day 7: Sea Day 8: Falmouth (Cornwall), UK Day 9: Portsmouth, UK Day 10: LeHavre, France Day 11: Bruges, Belgium Day 12: Amsterdam, Netherlands Day 13: Sea Day 14-15: Bergen, Norway Day 16-17: Bergen to Oslo train ride extension and our own extra day in Oslo Day 18: Fly home Barcelona: We did the included tour, which was somewhat truncated because of a Catalan demonstration going on. (We hit demonstrations both days in Barcelona.) It was just OK. We ended up leaving the tour and going off on our own in the Gothic Quarter. Prior to the official start of the cruise, we bought tickets ourselves for the magnificent Palau de la Musica Catalana, which I highly recommend. We also walked the Barcelonetta, the local city beach, and had lunch there at one of the beachside cafes. Cartagena: We did the Wine and Tapas walking tour, which was probably our least favorite of the optional excursions on this cruise. Cartagena is a lovely town with pastel buildings and marble pedestrian streets, but our (sweet) Finnish guide was far too taciturn; we had to pull information out of her. And the 3 places we stopped for tapas weren’t that great. It’s very easy to walk off the ship and into town; I’d do this place on our own next time. Malaga (Granada): We took the optional excursion to the Alhambra, which was excellent. We had two guides, a fascinating German woman for the (long) bus ride and an equally fascinating Dutch man for the Alhambra itself. From the bus guide, a longtime resident of that area, we learned about the region and what it’s like to live there. The Alhambra guide directed our attention to details I would’ve certainly missed as he told us about the history of the place and herded us through the other hundreds of tourists in the place. I would love to go back and stay overnight or something when the place is less crowded. (This excursion was listed by Viking as the most demanding, probably because of the amount of walking and the uneven ground. I was a little apprehensive beforehand because I’m just an average walker, but it turned out I had no difficulty. I did hold my DH’s arm a few times on the rougher spots.) The included lunch at the Alhambra Hotel was easily the best Spanish food we’ve had, a touristy buffet that still managed to be excellent. Porto: A somewhat gritty city that looks like it has struggled economically. DH loved it and wants to return. We took the included tour, which included a nice amount of walking and left us free time in the historic district along the river. We stopped at a sidewalk cafe and had a fabulous drink made of white sherry and soda as we watched the Douro float past the famous sherry houses across the way. Falmouth (Cornwall): We took the optional tour of Cornwall that included Land’s End and the surreally picturesque artist town of St. Ives. When you think “British seaside holiday,” this is the place you picture. The tour featured probably our favorite guide (very fun as well as informative) and included the best fish and chips lunch I’ve ever had (massive pieces of perfectly fried cod, not greasy, very flavorful) at a cute little restaurant. It also allowed us plenty of free time in St. Ives, which we made good use of by wandering the windy streets and having an outstanding cream tea (tea with scones slathered with Cornwall cream) at an unassuming little place. Portsmouth: This is one of those ports most people get out of to view other areas. Unless you’re a big fan of British nautical history, you’ll probably want to take an optional excursion. London is the usual tour people take, but a marathon made it off limits during our trip. We took the tour of Stonehenge and Salisbury, which was reasonably good, though I think I’d have preferred more time in Salisbury and less at Stonehenge. The cathedral was interesting enough, and we were lucky to get to hear the choir rehearse. The tour also featured another wonderful lunch at the lovely White Hart Inn. LeHavre: If you don’t mind a long bus ride and a “panoramic” tour that doesn’t let you get out of the bus much, you can go to Paris from this port, but most people who did seemed to regret it. We took the optional tour to Giverny to see Monet’s Gardens, which were in spectacular bloom in late April and were a major highlight of our trip. Just wow. After the gardens we ate at an extremely picturesque restaurant in the countryside that used to be a mill; the meal was probably the best of our cruise. Another wow. Then we went on to the medieval city of Rouen, which was more interesting than I thought it would be. I broke off while the others went to see a cathedral, and I very much enjoyed wandering around the main square area. There are some nice perfume shops here, so I did some sniffing, which is something I enjoy. Bruges: What a city! We decided to do our own thing here. You have to take some sort of transportation to get from the ship into Bruges (about 30 minutes), so we booked a seat on a shuttle ahead of time. But it turns out you don’t need to do that; you can just show up and get a seat. Basically, you take a free shuttle from the ship to the gate of the port. Then you walk out the gates of the port, turn right, walk about 3 minutes, and you’ll see a place to get tickets for Bruges. The shuttle ran every half hour and was perfectly fine. Bruges itself is simply splendid. It has retained its historic architecture due to benign commercial neglect (it was once a port town but the coastline silted up) and a blind eye from the ****s, and it’s like walking around in a storybook. We had the famous Belgian fries for lunch in one of the main squares, did a little shopping (chocolates and soap), and just walked around. We definitely want to return to this beautiful city. Amsterdam: And now for our least favorite port on this trip. We did the included tour, which was fine and included a canal ride (though our fellow cruisers became inexplicably rude and talked right over the tour guide the entire time, something that thankfully didn’t happen anywhere else on our trip). Then we spent the rest of the day wandering around Amsterdam and continually stumbling into pot shops, tacky tourist stores, and women stripping in windows. We checked our map and no, we weren’t in the red light district, but it appears the zeitgeist of that district has spread a bit in central Amsterdam. We found it depressing, especially seeing all the stoned kids outside the head shops and all these women from Eastern Europe and various developing countries having to make a living like this. I suspect there are much more pleasant places in Amsterdam, but after walking about 5 miles we finally gave up and returned to the ship. If we were to return to Amsterdam, we would focus on the museums and probably find a way to get out of the coarse and gritty center. I especially wish we had gotten out into the Dutch countryside. Bergen: We were surprised by how much we loved Bergen. I think we were expecting another Reykjavik, which we had visited the previous fall and enjoyed but wouldn’t necessarily revisit. Bergen has a much more established and historic feel — and, frankly, more money. Both Bergen and Oslo felt rich to us, and not just because of the high prices of everything. We did two back-to-back optional tours here: in the morning we visited a tiny Norwegian farm, and in the afternoon we visited Grieg’s house and the (remade) Stave church. Both were good tours. I wanted to see the farm because my great-grandparents grew up on farms in Norway. The gentleman who owns this farm is really what made this excursion special: he’s an entertaining speaker and guide, and he creates a lovely experience for you, which includes a glass of excellent juice in his cellar, some wonderful pastries (he’s also a baker) in a quaint farmhouse, and a song or two on the piano. He also talks about what it’s like to farm in Norway, which I found very interesting. In the afternoon, the visit to Grieg’s house was fine but what I really enjoyed was the piano concert in the small, beautiful concert hall next door. Absolutely marvelous. The Stave church was a bit of a letdown; it was off season so we weren’t allowed inside. And it’s not original. But it was nice to see. Bergen to Oslo post-cruise: We also did this post-cruise excursion, which included a tour of Bergen itself; a highlight for me was a visit to the open-air folk museum, much like our Colonial Williamsburg. There was another marathon happening, which turned out to be more fun than problematic. At one point I saw a male runner in wearing nothing but some tattoos and a neon green G-string that didn’t actually do much toward hiding the family jewels. Hello, Norway! The hotel selected by Viking (Radisson Blu) was unremarkable and somewhat dark, but it’s in a fantastic location right on the wharf. We had an internal-facing room, which was a bummer; not sure how one gets an external room, but I would try to find out next time. The next day we took the 7-hour train trip to Oslo, which is nothing short of spectacular. While views are excellent on both sides, I would suggest sitting on the left if you want to take pictures out the window. We were on the right, and the sun created reflections that made picture-taking difficult. Also, I think there were more views out the right side, but the views out of the left side were more stunning, especially early on. You really can’t go wrong on either side, frankly. The extension included a quick tour of Oslo after the train ride followed by dinner along the harbor. We had a wonderful guide on the train (Viking rents out an entire car for its cruisers) and another guide once we got to Oslo. I highly recommend adding another day to Oslo if you can. We did, and it made everything more relaxing. Oslo is also a lovely city, and the hotel that Viking picked for us — the Hotel Bristol — is a wonderfully atmospheric historic place with loads of books and dark wood. (Though we once again had an internal room.) We had a nice dinner there. FINAL THOUGHTS (because this isn’t long enough already!) So that’s our first cruise. Would we do another? Yes, we’d like to. We both still work, and these trips aren’t cheap, so I don’t think we’ll become serial cruisers at this point like so many people we met. We also did find it a bit unsatisfying to spend so little time at so many places. I think we’d ideally like to mix it up a bit between doing whiplash tourism like cruising and following the more sedate approach of renting a place for a week or two to really get to know it and doing day trips. Both have their attractions. But as far as ocean cruising goes, with very few exceptions I don’t know how you’d improve on our Viking experience.
  4. Does anyone happen to have the Sky's e-mail address as I would like to contact them before our cruise on the 23rd December?
  5. First time cruising with Viking. Departing in next week on the Viking Sky - Iconic Western Mediterranean. Currently, we have a Penthouse Veranda Stateroom on deck 4. We have been offered a deck 8 Penthouse Junior Suite upgrade for minimal cost. This will be my husband's first cruise and he also has a fear of heights. Nevertheless, he won't be going near any deck railings. Will being on deck 4 or 8 seem any higher off the water? Is it a smoother ride in rougher seas on a low or higher deck? Are you able to hear the waves hitting the bow from the port side of the ship, forward cabins? Thank you in advance for your help.
  6. Hi if anyone is booked into the higher grade cabins on this cruise and who can book their excursions already can they please advise how much the excursions are for the Life of the Sami and the Norwegian Tundra by Husky Sled in Tromso and A night with the huskies in Alta. We are doing the cruise in January 2020 and wondering how much these are likely to be.
  7. We’ve recently returned from Scandinavia & the Kiel Canal cruise on the Sky. Prior to our going several asked about services offered in the salon, so I’ve snapped photos. Please don’t hold me to the pricing, I don’t know how often they change but here are price lists 9.26-10.6.2018 Hope this helps.
  8. suspaul

    ADA cabins on Viking Sky

    Hello. Does anyone have photos to share of either cabin 6020 or 6021 on the Viking Sky, they’re ADA Penthouse Jr Suites. Thanks in advance. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  9. Hi all, Can anyone tell me from experience if there is a coffee maker in the veranda cabins on the Sky? On the Viking website it lists a coffee brewer under DV cabin benefits but not under V. However, in other places I read that the difference was basically the location of the cabin on board. Help! .... signed, an early morning caffeine addict...
  10. Nonnie1975

    Excursions on the Sky in Iceland

    We went on a river cruise in China on Viking and fell in love with the cruise line. In China your days excursions was planned as a group everyday and led by our tour guide that we had the whole cruise. Right now there are no excursions listed for me to choose from on my own page. I am a planner and would like to start building my itinerary for the voyage. I know that you get one excursion per day, so do you book an optional tour or plan one on your own? Any suggestions on must see places in Iceland and Norway? TIA
  11. Did not see a Roll Call for this cruise yet. My wife, Audrey and I are excited about this cruise. Sailed in Aug 2017 on the Sky - Viking Homelands and are booked in May 2019 on the Sky for the Iceland Majestic Landscapes cruise. Hope to hear from other fellow travelers!!
  12. molemaui

    Internet on Viking Sky

    Any experience regarding the internet on Viking Sky? I've had mixed reviews on ship internet. Celebrity Equinox-OK, Uniworld Beatrice-terrible (cruise was so great forgot about bad internet!), Windstar-pretty good. Sailing on Viking soon and am hoping internet speed is at least decent. thanks
  13. Mrs Miggins

    Can you spot Viking Sky

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  14. kitty52

    Viking Sky Dining

    We have cruised on large ships in the past and we are considering a Viking cruise to Tromso, Bergen etc. Can anyone tell me the dining options on board Viking Sky i.e. can you dine anytime and can you have a table for 2 if you wish. Although we don't mind mixing with other passengers generally we usually like to have dinner by ourselves.
  15. Hi, currently on the Sky so comments will be brief. I had a lot of angst preparing for this cruise as I am in a V2 cabin. 1. They are not allowing multiple dinner reservations in the specialty dining rooms until everyone has a chance to get one reservation. It was nice to see that. 2 They offered to replace items in the mini bar with our preference. 3. Shuttle service in Stockholm available on Sunday of departure. Was perfect for us, we took the shuttle and walked to City Hall for a tour 4 Helsinki- there is a shuttle from the top of Esplanade. We took included bus tour which really lasted about 2 hours before they dropped you for shopping. We left at that point and walked to The Rock Church and Chapel of silence and took the shuttle back to the boat. 5. Ship is beautiful. Open spaces amazing and uncrowded. Room is functional. A bit narrow. It's the most peaceful cruise ship that I have been on. 6. Took the Silver Spirit package. Wines better than expected. 7. World Cafe - okay. Have only done breakfast and lunch. Does not seem that special yet. Will try dinner. 8.. Main dining - excellent on first night. 9.. Manfredis- waiter did not know menu. He was also in a rush. Wine steward no help with wines. Maybe they were both new. The manager was upset and not happy - I think someone else complained. Atmosphere not conducive to a relaxing evening. Pasta good, steak good, Veal Saltimbocca - not good in our opinion. 10.. Explorer Lounge- perfect for us. 11. Torshavn-Wonderful band. 12. For the most part I got the included excursions at the times that I wanted them. It took a lot of my time to try 2 get 4 people, 2 cabins moved around into better time slots. So far they have changed one of the times since boarding- luckily it is not a problem. We've had perfect weather but that is forecast to change. Will answer questions probably slowly. This is an amazing itinerary on a wonderful ship.
  16. I want to register for the Meet and Greet for my Viking Sky cruise. Both on the Roll call front page and the Community drop down list from CC they do not list Viking Sky. They do list Viking Spirit?, Star, Sea and Sun. I have sent two emails to CC, to add the Sky, more that a week ago and no respone. Maybe Viking Cruise, who reads these threads, can step in and help! I love attending the meet and greets on board a cruise. Great way to put meet posters on your roll call. Also nice to meet some of officers and crew for the cruise.
  17. palermo22

    Viking Sky

    I had a thread started for Viking Sky that has disappeared! I also just read an article that states that Viking Sky will not be completed until Spring 2017. I am wondering how that affects our April 15 Sky cruise of The Baltic and Beyond.
  18. palermo22

    Viking Sky

    We are scheduled to go on a 22 day cruise (called Barcelona, the Baltic and Beyond) on the Viking Sky - departing Barcelona on April 15, 2017. Just wondering if anyone else is scheduled to take the Viking Sky before or after our cruise. I read that the Sky was originally scheduled to be completed in 2016 - now that has been amended to the Spring 2017. Obviously I am wondering if that will have an impact on our cruise. I don't know if our cruise is the Sky inaugural cruise or if there are a few before our cruise.
  19. In_Love_With_ Cruising

    Viking Sky Mediterranean Odyssey Cruise 2016

    My husband, Dennis, and I just put a deposit on Viking Sky Ocean Cruise for 09-04-2016. We will be starting at Barcelona and ending in Venice. We chose this cruise because we just were on the Viking River Spirit Cruise from Paris through the Heart of Normandy. This was our first ever cruise and enjoyed it so much. On this cruise, we found out about the Viking Ocean Cruises. We met Sherry and her brother who were sailing on the Viking Sky Ocean Cruise in 2015. They would be on the Mediterranean Odyssey segment. When we found out this cruise started in Barcelona and went to Dubrovnik and Split Croatia, we were sold. We are taking the three day pre extension in Barcelona also We put down a small deposit on July 5th. The remainder is due 12-17-2014! Ouch! Kathy
  20. lucyd

    Viking Sky Status

    I am interested in the Eastern Seaborard cruise in September 2017 aboard the Viking Sky. I have read some posts regarding the re-deployment of this ship and want to be sure there would not be any last minute changes. Does anyone know if the September 2017 cruises are going to sail as planned. Also does anyone have any experience with the the 7th deck cabins. I wonder if they have a lot of foot traffic due to the venues on that deck. Deck 8 looks quieter but underneath the sports deck. I would appreciate any input . 80th birthday cruise and want it to be really special. Never cruised on Viking and it would be a big splurge. Thank you.
  21. worldtraveler1234

    Viking Sky mix and mingle

    When will the registration for mix and mingle open for the Viking Sky?
  22. We will be taking the Viking Sky Homelands Cruise in two weeks and I've seen the sample beverage list on MyVikngJourney but there is no mention of bottles of wine on the list. Does Viking offer bottles of wine for purchase? If they do, does anyone have a current list? I know we can bring alcohol on board at each port but it doesn't seem to be easy to purchase while in Norway or Sweden like it will be in Copenhagen. I'm still researching our other ports of call . Thank you, Deborah
  23. Rabbit27

    Anyone live on The Viking Sky!

    Would love some feedback on the Amazon section when you arrive there😊
  24. nanface

    Beds on Sky

    Hi All Experienced Viking Cruisers, Simple question. Can the beds on the Sky be split into twin beds? We have DV2, if it matters. Thanks. Nan and Dean
  25. NorskyGal

    Viking Sky Room Temperature

    I'm interested in the ability to control the temperature in a Viking Sky Stateroom, because we sleep much better in a very cool room. Does anyone know how low you can set the A/C in a Viking Sky stateroom? Does anyone have experience using a portable fan on a cruise? This may sound a little silly, but I'm all about the comfort!
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