Loretta – Viking Sun

Loretta Abernethy

I was lucky enough to join Viking Sun’s maiden voyage for an experience of a lifetime! The itinerary was a Trans-Atlantic cruise from Lisbon to Miami. Viking Sun was only a month old and it was lovely to experience a brand new ship.

This ship has something to offer everyone – with an infinity pool, snow room and a generous gym.  The theme around the ship is Nordic with lovely light spaces.  The bathroom in my Deluxe Verandah Stateroom on deck 4 was the most generous size I have seen. And came with heated flooring!

Deluxe Verandah Stateroom

Wi-Fi through the ship was amazing during the voyage.  Entertainment was still finding its feet, and am sure Viking were learning as the voyage went on. They added an additional show as there were too many guests to fit in the theatre in the evening. On my voyage there were 930 passengers with most being in their 70’s onwards and 90% American. This demographic was due most likely to it being a Trans-Atlantic voyage.

Dining Options

I enjoyed the guest lecturers and Resident Historian they had on board during the cruise.  It definitely helps you to connect to your destination in every possible way.

Highlights to mention on Viking Sun:

  • No children and no casinos
  • Wine & beer & soft drink is included at lunch and dinner
  • One shore excursion included in each port
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Service laundrettes
  • 24 Hour Specialty coffees, teas & bottled water

I would recommend adding in the drinks package.  We can assist you in signing up to My Viking Journey. Here you can book shore excursions, make bookings for the restaurants, add in drinks packages etc.

Life Onboard

Also highly recommend the Norwegian Spa Treatment this is where you experience the steam room & the snow room.



 Lisbon – Behotellisboa 

  • Right in the central square close to the river.  I also did the Hop on Hop off which I would recommend.  Lisbon I highly recommend as a city stay.

Miami – The Hotel of South Beach 

  • Art deco hotel right in the heart of South Beach.  Also did the hop on hop off bus & boat tour here.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time onboard Viking Sun. Its elegant design and focus on exceptional food and wine are outstanding.  I had a chance to look at other voyages for future holidays and am impressed by their port intensive itineraries. 

Shore Excursions

About Loretta

Cruising is my passion! I have ocean cruised through Asia & the South Pacific and also river cruised through many beautiful European cities and towns. I love to travel and experience different cultures. Next on my bucket list is a river cruise through France!

If you have any questions or would like assistance in choosing the right cruise for your next holiday, contact loretta@destinationhq.com.au