We Stay On the Ship For Massages and Spa Time
Onboard: This was a day to take full advantage of all the creature comforts onboard Viking Orion. This meant a refreshing workout, Swedish deep-tissue massage, a couple hours in the LivNordic Spa thermal suite (included in your fare), and relaxing Tea Time in the Wintergarden. It was nice to have the quiet ship to ourselves and finally be able to enjoy the charm of the intimate spaces like the Explorers' Lounge and Living Room (pictures below).
In the evening, we had dinner at Aquavit Terrace in beautiful weather as we sailed away from the gorgeous port of Monte Carlo under sunny skies.
Then, a Star Theater special event with 14 astronauts. "Explorations in Space: A Conversation," included special moment when Drew Feustel, a NASA astronaut, dialed in from the International Space Station to say hi to everyone and his wife and a son who are sailing onboard Viking Orion.
Ashore: We have been to Monte Carlo a few times and decided it was too hot to run around in this glitzy city. Instead, we enjoyed our time on the ship so we wouldn't have to feel so bad about not being able to afford any of the yachts or items in the boutiques that we would pass by.