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wizbud
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
Viking Star is absolutely lovely, all blond wood and Scandinavian decor. The public rooms are varied and many. Be it the Winter Gardens or any of the bars, the service was good and friendly. Our stateroom was well appointed but quite ... Read more
Cathy924
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Seeing Viking Cruise ads on tv constantly caused me to check them out. The majority of them looked wonderful so - how does one decide which one! Mentioned a potential cruise to a friend hoping she'd be game to try one out - what sold her ... Read more
James K
Member Since 2017
3 reviews
13 helpful votes
This is our first time on a Viking ocean cruise after an excellent experience on the Rhine river cruise. We were very impressed with the Viking Star (see cabin review below). The ship is very spacious for the number of passengers and ... Read more
Ricey
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We have used Silversea in the past but were not happy with them on our last Cruise so we decided to try something different. We did a lot of research and the reviews for Viking were very good so we decided to give it a try. We were not ... Read more
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Cadodge
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on this ship. As with their River Cruises, Viking excels in attentive service on board and they did not disappoint. The staff, from the cabin attendants to the servers and entertainers make every passenger feel ... Read more
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JoJo in Lafayette
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Wanted to try Viking ocean cruises because of their high rating. This was a re-positioning cruise, with an interesting and varied itinerary. We booked a pre-cruise trip to Madrid and a post-cruise trip to Oslo. The trips went well but ... Read more
Fighter Pilot
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
36 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Ship is GORGEOUS! We were in Explorer Suite 5000 at the very bow of the ship and it was perfect. A small bit of trouble with the AC in the living room, but that is the only complaint. The gentlemen taking care of us were great. Free ... Read more
pilot67
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We arrived in Venice two days early. Arranged our own hotel on the Grand Canal and taxi pick up at Marco Polo airport. Smooth and easy to do. Overall trip and ship were excellent. Only a couple CON's but a lot of PRO's. Embarkation ... Read more
gmcduck
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of ports of call and recommendations of other cruisers about Viking. The ship, personnel, accommodations, and food were just outstanding. Every member of the staff from cabin stewards to wait staff in ... Read more
PeterGunn1
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed April 2017
The Nordic Explorer on the Viking Star was chosen because of the high customer ratings and the iteniary. It was the most amazing experience my wife have ever had with ANY cruise line. This company is TOTALLY committed to customer ... Read more
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lackcreativity
Member Since 2015
1 review
53 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I had not planned to write a review of our first ever ocean cruise with Viking, as there isn't really anything new to add to the praises sung by many previous posters. The ship is stunning, the crew is fabulous, and the food excellent. We ... Read more
dodittydaddy
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We selected this cruise because it went where we wanted to go; was at a time of year we could get away; and was in our price range. We chose Viking because of their reputation and the fact that we had a great river cruise with them a few ... Read more
ofbp Walt
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Already did the western Mediterranean, wanted to try the eastern side. Had a great experience on Viking's river cruise, decided to give them a try for their new sea cruise offerings. WOW! They do things right, spectacular attention ... Read more
cruise reviews
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose Viking because of the smaller ship, fewer passengers and low key ambiance. It turned out better than we expected. The music in the atrium and theaters was relaxing and enjoyable. The food was also a pleasant surprise. I am a ... Read more
heidh003
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Since traveling on the Star two years ago on its maiden summer we have the desire to repeat the experience with the same stateroom. We were able to greet some of the same crew and renew old friendships. I did miss the Sunday evening ... Read more
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Mariane.Hopkins
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
We have always had great cruises from Viking. We do not like large cruise ships so the Viking River and Ocean cruises fit our needs perfectly. The smaller ships allow you go make more friendships with a small group of people. Other than ... Read more
skorpios
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We left from San Juan, Puerto Rico. We were among the group that flew in overnight, and Viking put us up in a hotel from about 6 AM to noon before transferring us to the ship. We really appreciated that. We did the Viking Homelands cruise ... Read more
metalenviroart
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
WE heard so much about Viking, that it was time to see if the ship is as good as they say. Let me tell you it was the BEST ship we have been on. We got 6 days to go everything about the ship when we were crossing the Atlantic Ocean. We ... Read more
BradnKathy
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We usually take the transatlantic cruises so, when we saw that Viking was offering one, we decided to try it. From the beginning, the cruise was fantastic. Embarkation was prompt with luggage taken at the pier and waiting in our room when ... Read more
saccjm
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We never received a "no" answer from any crew member for any of our requests. Not even a "maybe". Only a "yes". We chose this cruise because the price was right and I was curious about Viking. Liked ... Read more
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Judith Christensen 26
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have taken several Viking River Cruises and were delighted with our experiences on those cruises. We have also taken more than 15 ocean cruises including two transatlantic trips. We have enjoyed our ocean cruises and were intrigued ... Read more
JA17
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Wanted to try a transatlantic cruise as an alternative to flying. And wanted to cruise on a smaller boat to avoid the long line-ups at embarkation and disembarkation. Although we were concerned that a smaller ship might experience a lot ... Read more
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D. Best
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
It came along at a time we could go for a very good discount. My husband and I loved the smallness of the ship and the amount of people. The entertainment and cabin service were the best we have encountered. The food was very, very good ... Read more
dhallofnc
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
Overall this ship was amazing ---- so well designed and maintained. There is always someone cleaning, polishing, etc. Being the size it is it is easy to get about from fore to aft. We had only 700+ passengers so it was especially nice. The ... Read more
boppawagner
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
--This Trip was taken as a result of a voucher issued by Viking to compensate in part for problems incurred on a River Cruise. At the suggestion of our Travel Agent and due to time constraints in using the Voucher, we chose this trip on ... Read more
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