This was my first cruise and I wanted an adult experience on an upscale vessel to explore the Mediterranean. Viking exceeded my expectations in every regard from service to dining to cabin comfort. I have already booked my next cruise with Viking - a river cruise this time on the Danube - and have plans for yet another voyage next year, this time a trans-Atlantic trip. The crew was universally proactive in their efforts to make sure everyone was comfortable and satisfied, so much so that I asked if I might hope to see them again on other voyages to other destinations. This was important to me - the feeling of welcome and being appreciated, not just another passenger. I especially enjoyed the dining options whether buffet, theme nights or 5-star restaurant style. Always excellently prepared options and impeccably served. The desserts were a particular delight! The shore excursions were varied and included unexpected opportunities. Enjoyed all of the adventures, especially the tour of Barcelona with an outstanding local guide and the off-the-beaten-track visit to the Noilly Pratt vermouth location in France. The trip began in Barcelona and ended in Rome. I have often thought that I would like to make the same trip again, starting in Rome next time, but there are so many other tempting Viking itineraries to consider that it may be a while before I get back to the Mediterranean.
The cabin was spacious, the beds very comfortable, the seating area was generous and comfortable and the bathroom had double sinks. Storage was excellent.