We were treated to a great sunset for our last night
on the boat
Our boat that was our home for the past two weeks.
It's now taking on guests for
a return trip to Amsterdam
The wheelhouse looked more like an airliner or spaceship
cockpit than a boat wheelhouse. Not a big oak wheel in sight. In fact no wheel in sight.
This lady, the Dining Room Manager, kept everything flowing in the dining room and the bar.
We picked up out tour and boarding passes here every day. I asked I I could
computer to save photos to memory sticks. They handed me a laptop
and told me to return it at the end of the cruise!
I had it in my cabin
the entire two weeks, courtesy of Viking. Match that Carnival!
Our concierge took care of optional
tour scheduling and special requests
Did the wine and beer flow freely during the cruise? Yes, both were complementary
lunch and dinner. Your glass was kept toped off. No one glass and
then the server disappears like many cruise
lines. If you kept drinking,
they kept pouring!
Ludmilla was obviously my favorite crew member.
She never wore her hair the same. Always a different do every day. Good thing the guy asked her to marry or I
would have. Oops, just kidding Ms Skunk!
These two announced their engagement
during the tour.
Viking allows crew members that are married or "committed"
to serve together
on the same boat.
This bunch took care of our every need and were our servers during the cruise at all
This lady is the Hotel Manager. All of the
staff, housecleaning, kitchen, servers, etc, reported to her. She pretty much rand the guest side of the boat. There
was an Engineering Officer as well who was responsible for the mechanical side. Unfortunately I did not get a photo of him.
This is the guy responsible for the great meals
we had. Never trust a skinny Chef!
Looks like the Captain was running late this morning.
He forgot to put on his shoulder boards. The Hotel Manager rescued him before too many passengers saw.
The crew lined up to bid us goodbye and the
end of the cruise. Obviously there were many more workers, but these were the ones that interacted with passengers,
actually guests, as that is how we were treated. Always a smile and a greeting. It appeared that they genially
liked what they were doing. It wasn't a job, it was a profession for them. The lady standing next to the Captain
was the Housekeeping Manager and the Captain's wife. If one crew member was overwhelmed, another immediately
jumped and to help. I saw the Hotel Manager clearing tables after one function.
Our luggage was picked up earlier that morning and was waiting for us we disembarked, sorted
as to where we were going next. And so we bid the Viking Kvasir goodbye. Will we take another Viking Cruise?
Most definitely! They are the absolute best!