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First time with Viking: it will not be the last
"This was our first booking with Viking Ocean Cruises, and really this was due to the fact that they were the only cruise company in Norway during February. Having sailed with many 5/6 star operators including..."Read More
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Good first cruise with Viking but food a disappointment

Review for Viking Star to Europe - British Isles & Western

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John117
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I should start this review by explaining that we have only ever cruised with Regent, Seabourn and Silversea before (and once in Cunard queens grill never to be repeated) so we have judged Viking by the standard we have become accustomed to on these cruise lines. This cruise was advertised in an email we received but not on the Viking web site and our travel agent advised (after calling ...
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We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience sailing with us, John. While we regret to learn aspects of your cruise did not meet expectation, we appreciate you sharing the snags...

Sail Date: August 2021


Great amenities let down by tired entertainment and bad meal times

Review for Viking Star to Europe - British Isles & Western

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robertsammons
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

Pros: • Amenities are top class, the indoor pool and included spa were brilliant and was often a highlight of the day. • Lounges and living room area were incredibly comfortable • Included afternoon tea was great • Decor of the ship is stunning • Staff are very friendly (maybe a bit too friendly on the first day but chilled out through the rest of the cruise) • World Table food ...
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We appreciate you sharing your experience with the community, Robert. Your feedback regarding onboard entertainment, dining, and guest check-in experience is very much appreciated as this...

Sail Date: August 2021


A great experience with Viking Star!

Review for Viking Star to Baltic Sea

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fairweathertraveller
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Having experienced their river cruise previously, wanted to try the ocean version with Viking. I was not disappointed by the experience. I found the company extremely professional in their approach to just about everything. The organisation/logistics efficiently well managed. Catering on board....great choice of restaurants/food and beverages and wonderful crew service at all times. The cabin ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Disappointing

Review for Viking Star to Baltic Sea

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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have done several Viking cruIses before so we were expecting more, The shore excursions were less than expected - even the extra cost ones were less than expected. The buses were full and uncomfortable. One couldn't even make it up the hill out of town and all the guide was worried about was if she was going to be back in time. The walk to the buses was long and over wet and slippery ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


We found the Northern Lights on Viking Star 2/2020 Room 5001

Review for Viking Star to Norwegian Fjords

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mimicruising
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise in hopes of seeing the elusive Northern Lights. We were so lucky as we saw them on four or five different nights. Our best views were from the ship after leaving Narvik. We cruised from Bergen to Tilbury on the Viking Star February 15 through February 27th. We have been on over 50 cruises but this was our first on Viking. We were surprised with the uncrowded open spaces. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Wonderful Northern Lights and Norway Trip

Review for Viking Star to Norwegian Fjords

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JazzyTheTraveler
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

We picked this trip to see the Northern Lights and Norway in winter, to remind me of growing up in the snow! The crew - ALL OF THEM - are amazing, unfailing nice, and make this cruise a really wonderful time. They read and respond to your comments on a daily basis so if you need something they really do take it into account. Seriously, cannot day enough good things about all the crew. Even the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


In search of the Northern Lights

Review for Viking Star to Baltic Sea

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marynoonan
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The adventure of a cold vacation in beautiful Norway, with the chance of seeing the Northern Lights was a draw. Great time on a beautiful ship, full of cozy places to read, visit and explore.The Spa was fun and so nice to be able to use it as often as we wanted. Massage staff very good and helpful. Embarkation and disembarkation were the smoothest and least amount of hassle of any cruise ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


In Search of the Northern Lights

Review for Viking Star to Baltic Sea

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bethbalkite
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

To see the lights and to stay at the Igloo Hotel. However, everything was wonderful and we even said it would not matter if we did not see the lights because we were having such a good time. The inclusions of wine at lunch and dinner, free wifi, free laundry facilities, included excursions, and included specialty dining experiences are all a plus so that the cruisers are not "nickel-and-dimed" to ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Fantastic Cruise

Review for Viking Star to Baltic Sea

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Traveler22993
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Excellent service and food. Although the ship was sold out, we never felt crowded. There was always a place to sit and relax or read. During the evening there was always a live entertainment in the Living Room. With the main, buffet, and specialty restaurants, we never had to wait more than a few minutes. We had meals in each restaurant and never felt rushed to leave. We especially like ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


I got to see the wonderous northern lights and go on a reindeer sleigh ride.

Review for Viking Star to Baltic Sea

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kenpinkham
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

Viking Star sailed to Norway above the Arctic Circle and gave us the opportunity to realize a dream and experience the northern lights. And we did see them--TWICE! We most enjoyed the optional excursion to visit the Sami people in their wilderness camp and go on a romantic reindeer sleigh ride underneath a full moon. We loved the Viking Star and the comfort of the Explorer's Lounge, the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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