Viking Sea

Viking Sea, April 2016

Viking Sea is the second oceangoing cruise ship from Viking Ocean Cruises, a branch of the longtime trendsetter in river cruising. With a 930-passenger capacity, Viking Sea offers small-ship intimacy along with some bigger-ship bells and whistles like multiple dining venues and two pools (including a true infinity pool that extends off the back of the ship). Fans of Viking River Cruises will find Viking Sea familiar, as the design focuses on the same distinctly Scandinavian elements: clean lines, modern simplicity and a color palette heavy on stark whites and light woods. It also includes a favorite among river cruisers: the Aquavit Terrace, a popular indoor/outdoor restaurant that can be enjoyed no matter the season. Cruises on Viking Sea include complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks served at lunch and dinner; Wi-Fi; self-service laundry; and some shore excursions, all led by local guides. Upgraded shore excursions, for a fee, are also available. All cabins include king-sized beds, flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies and TV, high-end toiletries, hair dryers and 24-hour room service. Deployment: Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Baltic,