From its gleaming white hull to the spectacular atrium with its stunning staircase and enormous screen showcasing exquisite photography from Vikings destinations, Viking Sea is a feat of Scandinavian design and technology. Everything on board feels well made and beautifully crafted. This is a home away from home, a floating boutique hotel, with bright open spaces, contemporary Nordic-style furnishings and a calm, welcoming atmosphere. Cool blonde wood, glass everywhere to make the most of natural light, designer chairs and Scandinavian accents including stylish rugs and cushions, hide and cashmere throws abound. There are also some incredible works of art and superb prints around the ship.
Staterooms have the same cool vibe, with incredibly comfortable king-sized beds, and good-sized bathrooms with walk-in showers and heated floors, and all have balconies so you can take full advantage of all the wonderful views. There’s a decent coffee-maker and also a laundry room which you can use free of charge. For relaxation, the main swimming pool is chic and elegant, with an adjacent Jacuzzi, perfect for soaking after a days exploring in port. There’s never any shortage of sun loungers or chairs or sofas, and within moments of reclining you will be brought iced water and a cold facecloth.
There are some wonderful spaces to relax with a cocktail or two, including the Explorers’ Lounge, with its sweeping vistas; and Torshavn, a delightful New York-style club and bar. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner on a Viking ocean cruise; opt for the Silver Spirits package, and cocktails are included as well. On the top deck you’ll find lounge chairs, mini golf and workout equipment – everything you could need for a warm day at sea. There’s also a well-equipped gym next to the LivNordic Spa. The Spa itself is stylish and serene, with the look and feel of a London day spa, and an extensive treatment menu. Facilities include a sauna, snow grotto, swimming pool and plunge pool, as well as heated beds which are made for falling asleep on. There’s also an elegant salon where you can have your hair blow-dried or a manicure or pedicure while enjoying the ocean views.