A Short Day in this Too Gritty City
Onboard: We finally shook off our jet lag by getting a good night's sleep. Rising a little later than usual, we had a nice workout in the spacious fitness center, which includes a large cardio room with ellipticals, treadmills and stationary bikes. We also had a bit of pool time and enjoyed lunch at Pool Grill, which offers a wide variety of burgers, as well as other made-to-order sandwiches and a healthy salad bar.
By now, I am also really enjoying these Norwegian beers that have been added to the beverage lineup on Viking Ocean Cruises' ships. Viking Orion is well stocked with cans of three varieties, a blonde ale, IPA and amber ale. Viking found a small brewer in the town of Flam, Norway, called Aegir Brewpub. When Viking said it wanted to make a deal with this company to stock its beers and sail them all over the world, I'm sure it really made the owners of this business rejoice.
We had dinner at our favorite restaurant onboard, Manfredi's, which serves up fantastic Italian dishes and the line's signature Bistecca Fiorentina steak.