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Viking Sea Review

5.0 / 5.0
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1339 reviews
55 Awards

Too many cutbacks to the onboard experience

Review for Viking Sea to Canada & New England
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019

We've been on 8 Viking cruises over the past 15 years. The 5 river cruises were truly excellent, as were the 2 ocean cruises (Mediterranean and Baltic) which we took in 2015 and 2016 when the ships were brand new.

As a result, we were very surprised to see how much the quality of the onboard experience has fallen over the past 3 years. There have been numerous cutbacks that affect guests, at the same time that Viking has channeled huge amounts of money into advertising and new ship construction. That's why, despite a beautiful ship and superb service, we have given our recent cruise on the Viking Sea merely a "Very Good" rating. Viking no longer provides an "Excellent" cruise experience despite what their TV advertising says about their past awards.

Here are some examples of the cutbacks we experienced:

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