VIKING ORION

Five star product – 930 guests…This was the first time I have inspected a Viking Ocean ship and was very impressed with their product. All the Viking ocean liners are identical in features.  The ship is very contemporary in style and is an all balcony ship. Their lead in balcony whilst not very large, is very comfortable and well laid out, with good sized bathrooms with heated floors and anti fog mirrors. Public areas just beautiful, very slick, chic Scandinavian elegance. The Terrace Café has the largest outdoor eating area I have seen on any luxury ship.

They have 8 restaurants two of which are specialty but there is no additional charge for these. Wine and beer is included at lunch and dinner and soft drinks, tea coffee is complimentary all day. Gratuities are included as are one shore excursion in every port visited. There is a world class planetarium on board and two cinemas.  Loved the serene “Wintergarden” which has a retractable roof over the entire area including the pool.  The spa area fabulous…huge with water therapy area, again at no charge. Wifi is complimentary to all guests. The ship doesn’t have a casino and doesn’t cater to children. What impressed me the most was the various spaces available for guests to relax that gives you a feeling of serenity and calmness.  All round beautiful ship.