Fodor’s Expert Review
Launched in 2016 and in service since 2017, the Viking Sky provides plenty of unfussy luxury and sleek, Scandinavian style. All ten liners in Viking’s ocean fleet share an almost-identical layout, hitting the sweet spot in size between small and medium. Here, there are no inside cabins — everyone gets a balcony. Read More
The high percentage of cruisers who return to the line again and again, is a testament to the functional yet stylish design. It carries Scandi-cool comfort and clean lines throughout, with natural light maximized wherever possible. That’s especially true in the Explorer’s Lounge, a favorite gathering place, particularly as afternoon fades into evening. Set on the top decks at the fore of the ship, two stories of windows showcase sea and sky, as guests gather at the bar, maybe a sun setting outside, an entertainer strumming a guitar or playing the grand piano. People also love the Wintergarden, a bright, elegant spot right next to the main pool, where the crew serves a daily afternoon high tea.
And the Sky’s thermal pools are the stuff of Nordic dreams. Soak in cold and hot pools, and spend time in the steam room, under the cold-water bucket, or even in the snow grotto (exactly what it sounds like). Then wrap yourself in a robe before heading back to your room to get ready for a big meal at Manfredi’s, and maybe a show afterward, in the Star Theater.