I chose Viking for our ocean cruise primarily because of its #1 ranking. I had also read good reviews and I liked the commercials that I saw on TV. I also wanted to cruise on a smaller ship after my experience with one of the larger ships that accommodated 1800 guests.
I must say that I never anticipated such excellent service from the moment we arrived in Barcelona and were met by the Viking reps. After spending time in Barcelona, without a hitch we were transported to the Jupiter where we were processed quickly and welcomed on board with a glass of champagne. We were invited to eat in the dining room while our cabins were readied. It gave us time to relax and recharge for an exploration of the ship where I was impressed with everything that I saw! Our cabin was spacious enough for the two of us and I loved the veranda. Our cabin stewards took great care of us and met our every need. Food was delicious in all of the dining rooms that we visited. I appreciated the complimentary wine at lunch and dinner. I loved Afternoon Tea! The free shore excursions were a real pleasure. The tour guides were friendly and knowledgable. We took in entertainment when we had enough energy to stay up a bit later after dinner. Disembarkation went smoothly and we were transported to our hotel in Rome for an extended two day stay. On departure day, we were transported to the airport without any delays where a Viking rep awaited to escort us to check-in. We were processed quickly and the rep directed us to security before he left. I never expected to get through security so quickly! It was truly "smooth sailing" from the beginning to end of our trip! We're definitely cruising with Viking again!
I was satisfied with the size of our cabin and all the furnishings. I especially enjoyed the veranda. The wardrobe and small dresser were large enough to accommodate our clothes. The room was very comfortable. I was more than satisfied with everything.