- Viking Sky
- Viking Cruises
- 03 Dec 2018
Absolutely superb - could,not fault anything whether the spec of the ship, the food or the service.
From 1st January 2020 we no longer offer cruises with Viking. If you are looking for a similar ocean cruise experience to fantastic destinations with inspiring excursions we recommend checking out Regent Seven Seas Cruises. If you’re after specifically adult-only ships, meanwhile, we suggest Saga Ocean Cruises.
The third member of the Viking Ocean Cruises fleet, Viking Sky debuted in 2017. Home to 930 passengers at any one time, Viking Sky is intimate yet roomy as she voyages to the world’s most captivating destinations.
This intimate and elegant ship, offers a unique personal experience to enhance your mind, body and soul, whether it be relaxing in the Wintergarden or taking a dip in the infinity pool. Her interior spaces will showcase neutral décor and fine furnishings to expose a warm atmosphere to ensure you fully unwind. The Atrium Lobby Lounge will allow you to escape to a relaxed space where you can catch up with new found friends or watch a movie.
The Explorers’ Lounge will boast floor to ceiling panoramic windows to allow you to marvel at the passing views as you listen to live piano music and sip on a cocktail. Her interior spaces will showcase neutral décor and fine furnishings to expose a warm atmosphere to ensure you fully unwind. The Atrium Lobby Lounge will allow you to escape to a relaxed space where you can catch up with new found friends or watch a movie. The Explorers’ Lounge will boast floor to ceiling panoramic windows to allow you to marvel at the passing views as you listen to live piano music and sip on a cocktail.
Viking Sky staterooms will allow you to come back to the ultimate home away from home after a day of exploring. Fine, neutral décor and the spacious design will ensure you can feel completely relaxed in your stateroom.
Experience a wide variety of spacious staterooms that are beautifully designed and reflect the charm and elegance Viking Ocean Cruises are renowned for. Choose from a selection of cabin categories to suit you: Veranda, Deluxe Veranda, Penthouse Veranda, Penthouse Junior Suite and Explorer Suite.
Taking you on a culinary journey like never before you will get to experience unique dishes from world-class chefs as you dine in an elegant yet fun restaurant.
The leading restaurant onboard, offering a large array of delicious choices and a daily-changing menu.
Global and destination inspired cuisine features in the World Café, watch as chefs cook your dishes up in front of you outshining the average buffet.
To fully experience the outer sea air, the Aquavit Terrace welcomes you to pull up a seat and enjoy a drink or tasty dishes as you watch the sun set over the vast open ocean.
A gourmet burger bar experience offering made to order burgers, grilled fish and sumptuous skinny fries.
Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant
Authentic Italian is available on the Viking Sky, but make sure you book as everyone wants to sample the delicious daily specials.
The Chef’s Table
Exclusive and intimate, The Chef’s Table will make you feel like a VIP as you enjoy a bold tasting menu and delectable wines.
The Kitchen Table
Food is entertaining and The Kitchen Table allows you to enjoy going ashore to source your own ingredients before coming back for a lesson as to how to cook some of the most incredible dishes.
Viking Ocean Cruises believe that it is important to understand a country through enrichment and the itineraries and excursions are designed to make sure this is achieved. There is also plenty to do on the ship with pools, lounges, bars and cinemas showing the latest films and destination driven classics.
A clever retractable roof allows for swimming in all weathers and all destinations. Or gather in the evening to enjoy the beautiful views of the night sky above.
There is no better way to enjoy your destination than to feel as though you are swimming within it; the glass backed infinity pool is the way to feel this.
Serenity is the meaning behind the Wintergarden, a space to come and unwind or even enjoy a tea ceremony or afternoon tea. A stunning environment with forest inspired décor and light flooding in through the skylights.
The perfect spot to share adventure, the Explorer’s Lounge is an elegant space with double height windows and comfortable seating. Catch glimpses of the fjords and other beautiful destinations or just sit back and enjoy a chilled pint from the craft beer library.
Inspired by the Nordic culture and holistic wellness philosophy, the spa allows you to experience something truly original. Real snowflakes fall within the snow grotto to stimulate the circulatory system and when followed by a trip to the sauna the outcome is invigorating. Also enjoy traditional treatments such as massages, manicures and hairstyling.
A fully equipped gym is available onboard for those who like to be active or for something less intense there is an outdoor yoga area where you can exercise and take ion the sea surroundings.
Absolutely superb - could,not fault anything whether the spec of the ship, the food or the service.
This was our first cruise with Viking and we were interested to see how they compared with our favourite line, Oceania, who occupy the same market segment. I have to say that it was bit of a curates egg - good in parts. From their marketing one would assume that the whole ambience of the ship would be very European but in reality the ethos seemed quite American which could be explained by the fact that the vast majority of guests were from the US with a small percentage of Brits and virtually no other European passengers. Turning to the good, the food in The Restaurant (the MDR) is of a very high standard and the staff uniformly excellent with a good blend of professionalism and friendliness. In this I would say they are the equal of Oceania which is high praise. On the downside, the design of this space with hard walls and ceilings exacerbates the level of noise - our transatlantic cousins can be prone to talking rather loudly - to the extent that on one evening my wife and I had to virtually shout at each other across a table for 2! This design issue needs rectifying. Afternoon Tea in The Wintergarden was excellent, as was Mamsens, the Norwegian Deli, and we enjoyed the wine pairing menu at The Chef's Table. We did not eat at the other speciality restaurant as we had been unable to secure reservations on=line prior to departure, although we were offered an early dinner on a table for 12 on board which didn't appeal. Although Viking claim to offer guaranteed priority reservations for the speciality restaurants in fact this does not seem to be the case and some guests to whom we spoke had been unable to get into either restaurant. There are some design issues with the ship which in some regard could be described as 'style over substance'. The decor in pale wood is very Scandi as promised, but as a result of the design there is insufficient drawer storage in the cabin which also includes a padded top coffee table to which hot things stick (why?) and a tray which seems to serve no purpose except to have to be constantly moved. There is a coffee capsule machine which works well but no means of making tea - US influence again. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom excellent with underfloor heating and a glass enclosed shower. For some reason, the veranda has been designed with no drainage so that it was almost constantly wet with the result that one walked damp into the cabin leading to staining on the carpet. The ship also seemed very nervous in any kind of sea with a slightly disturbing judder throughout the ship on top of which the cabin fitments creaked more than any ship we have ever been on in only moderate conditions. The line emphasise 'enrichment' and the lectures were mostly interesting, if a little esoteric. Entertainment however was poor in the main; what was particularly strange that there was only one theatre performance each night at 21.15 which impacted on dining time and with one exception were in any case very average being carried out by just 4 vocalists who also danced. The exception was the evening when the cruise director - a very talented mezzo - and her assistant took over the whole show. In my humble opinion however they were rather better entertainers than organisers as the planning of events didn't flow well. I was shocked that on one evening the 'main' show in the theatre was a movie so that they could hold a Halloween party on the pool deck later. One almost got the impression that 'entertainment' was a bit of an afterthought with as little money as possible to be spent. They could learn a thing or two from The Headliners! Also the theatre is far too small to accommodate everyone. Another couple of examples of poor planning. It was nice to have a local folklore group come on board in Corfu, however the cruise director had decided to have them perform on the Pool Deck with the result that the bottom half of the performers could not be seen, even on the screen. A bit important for dancers! In the same vein, shuttle arrangements in Dubrovnik were a shambles as insufficient coaches had been allowed for so that queues were developing to go back to the ship. We arrived at Pick-up at 16.20 to get the 16.30 to discover that there was already a large line waiting and that the 16.30 coach had already left as it was full so we would have to wait for the 17.00. We just scraped onto this, by which time a lot more people had arrived and would presumably have had to wait for the 17.30 coach. This is unacceptable at this price point. On the same lines, on disembarkation we were taken from the ship at 09.00 arriving at Athens Airport at 09.55 for a flight at 14.25. This was 2 hours before check in opened so we were left in an area with few seats or facilities for a couple of hours. At this price point I would expect at the least to be allowed to remain in an on-board lounge for longer or, better yet, to have an included tour en-route to the airport. Reading through other reviews however there does seem to be a theme that Viking are not terribly interested in arrangements off the ship. The ports were good and the itinerary well chosen, although we were unfortunately caught in the bad weather in Venice which limited excursion opportunities and were then delayed as the port was closed so that we missed our call in Split. Unfortunate but not the line's fault as we were one of 5 ships trapped. So would we choose to sail with Viking again? This answer to that is probably not as we feel for the money paid Oceania represents better value and we feel far more at home on their ships.Show more
We had been on many Viking river boats,but this year went on the Eastern seaboard trip on the Viking Sky. A delightful ship with a lovely cabin ,the heated floor in the bathroom was a joy. The crew,restaurant staff and cabin attendants were all very friendly and professional,the food was excellent. TheCanadian city were very interesting and we had time to enjoy them all via a trip and then doing our own thing. Fell in love with Quebec. It was September so the leaves were a wonderful colour, the fjord at Saguenay was beautiful,the Gaspe peninsula was vast,historic and the Forillion national park was another delight. The Canadians were so friendly and it seems to be a racially harmonious place. The last two stops were Boston and New York,Boston has always been friendly and a joy to return to,sailing into New York was iconic and I was moved to see the 9/11memorial but find the city itself brash ,loud and too big. Viking sky was a pleasant relaxing holiday.Show more