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Trip on the Viking

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

If you prefer an elegant, serene ship ambiance and an inclusive experience complete with exquisite dining and thoughtfully curated shore excursions, then the Viking Ocean Cruises' fourth vessel, Viking Sun is for you.

The Viking Sun was on its 42nd day of a 144-day cruise when it made its call to Fiji at the Kings Wharf in Suva.

Viking Sun is a state-of-the-art ship designed to provide a level of comfort only known to Viking guests. Her understated elegance is a fusion of modern Scandinavian elements with a touch of Viking Cruises' staple design pieces.

With a guest capacity of 930, you're sure to feel the intimacy and thoughtfulness behind each innovation. Look forward to an enriching experience both on and off the ship as Viking Sun heads into less frequented ports for amazing destination immersion excursions. Enjoy an all-veranda stateoom equipped with luxurious amenities to enhance your cruise experience.

Feel right at home in an Explorer Suite furnished with luxury robes, slippers and toiletries, interactive TV and movies-on-demand, wi-fi, direct dial satellite phone, cell service, mini-bar with alcoholic drinks and a welcome bottle of champagne. Her Veranda Suites are no less stunning, so be sure to de-stress and rejuvenate.

Last week, a team from this newspaper was invited for a tour inside the MS Viking Sun and it was definitely a cruise ship far different from the others.

MS Viking Sun captain Atle Knutsen said, the Viking Ocean Cruises was launched to reinvent the category of cruising and it didn't take long to rise to the top.

The Viking way

With more itineraries in more destinations worldwide, Viking offers behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities that set us apart from other travel companies.

While their included and optional shore excursions cover cultural and historic highlights, they also go beyond, sharing with you The Viking Way with our Local Life, Working World and Privileged Access experiences — opening doors to people and places otherwise difficult to visit.

Serene Scandinavian spaces

Expand your horizons on their elegant, intimate ships, designed by experienced nautical architects and exclusive hotel designers to help you connect with your destination in every way. They've designed their vessels down to the most minute detail from the serene Wintergarden, perfect for a calming cup of tea; to the Scandinavian-inspired Spa, a Nordic sanctuary of wellness; to the Explorers' Lounge, where you can share your latest adventures with fellow travellers.

The perfect retreat to relax and begin your day refreshed, each well-appointed stateroom is an open and airy sanctuary with a sweeping view of your destination.

Destination focused dining

Whatever your tastes, dining is an important part of your journey. That is why Viking celebrates dining on shore and onboard.

Their ocean vessels put the spotlight on fine dining in The Restaurant which serves three full meals and the widest selection of culinary options.

Their alternative restaurants, The Chef's Table and Manfredi's Italian Restaurant, feature regional cuisine and specialty dishes so you have choices, not just in food selection but where and how you enjoy them.

Genuine and thoughtful service

Viking's Swiss-trained, friendly and knowldgeable staff are all devoted to making your on-board stay the most memorable possible.

Their ships are small and intimate and every member of their staff-from stateroom stewards to the Explorers' desk team is dedicated to personally hosting you.

Viking's quite confident they will exceed your expectations that they've guaranteed our award-winning service, the only cruise line to do so.

State-of-the-art technologies

Our ship wide Wi-Fi, ample USB ports and business centre allow you stay connected as little or as much as you like.

Throughout the ship, table top screens provide information about on-board events, and your choice of chess, scrabble or cards should you be in the mood to play a game.

Your in-room interactive TVs system provides complimentary movies, TED talks and informative videos, plus book your dining and spa appointments from the comfort of your stateroom.

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