We chose this cruise for the variety of ports of call. We are frequent cruisers and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the ship (Like none other that we have ever seen). Dining was superb. The rooms were smaller than had expected, especially after booking a mini suite. I can't imagine what the smaller room might look like. The fact that Viking does not "nickel & dime" its guests is a very welcome ammenity. The afternoon tea was most civilized and the spa was a perfect way to spend each evening. We appreciated the itineray and limited one day at sea. The small ship experience was also a huge plus for us. Last but not least, we enjoyed the frendliness of the crew who were there whenever needed and always professional. We have already recommended Viking to our friends and of course we are planning to cruise Viking again.