My Viking Model!

Day 1 (February 24th, 2023)

We booked our trip with Viking very late by this Line’s standard – I think we were already in the no cancellation period!  Our stateroom was one of two left on the ship when we booked.  It is on the 5th (of 8) decks, is quite large with a king sized bed and a living seating area with sofa and chairs.  We also have a balcony with a table and chairs, which we could sit out at, if it were warmer. (For summer, it is pretty cool-cold here!)

The ship is new (finished in 2019), and equipped with features that help to diminish its environmental impacts, like a streamlined hull and recycled emissions.

There are restaurants and entertainment on Deck 7, as well as Deck 2 and Deck 1. Our first meal on the ship was lunch at the World Café on Deck 7 – a very large casual restaurant with a whole series of buffet stations.  It is here that we also eat breakfast, as it is easy in and out.

On Deck 2 there is a formal restaurant (known as The Restaurant), with sit down service.  Also on Deck 2 is a specialty restaurant, called The Chef’s Table” with a wine pairing menu that changes every couple of days. The other alternative restaurant is Italian cuisine and is called Manfredi’s. We have also eaten at the pool bar on Deck 7 (near the indoor pool.)

There are bars located though out these entertainment floors too, and we sample them by turns.

The food and the service are excellent. nothing less than you would expect on a Viking ship.

Our first day on board (Friday, Feb 24th) we spent familiarizing ourselves with our room and the ship.

Gerry in The Restaurant

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February 28th

Chilean fiords at dawn

Today was supposed to be Scenic Sailing in the Chilean Fjords.

Well, that took place between 5:00 am – 8:30 am this morning.  Mind you, the sun comes up at 7:30 am.

So, basically another day on the boat.  Once we left the fjords the water got really rough, though not as bad as two days ago. It has been a nice day to get other things done.  I did get a few pictures looking back at the fjords as the sun came up. 

But I also spent time in the Viking Museum, a display about the Vikings, not the company I am traveling with. And I roamed around the ship snapping random shots:

Tonight, we were able to get a reservation at The Chef’s Table, for a table for 4.  We saw the couple we met last time we were there (from Wisconsin) and asked them to join us.  It was a lovely dinner with great conversation.  Afterwards we went to a lounge called “the Explorer’s Dome” to continue talking and see what we could of the the straits of Magellan.

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