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Viking Sea Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Wonderful time in the Eastern Caribbean

Viking Sea Cruise Review by psycholuck01

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2019
  • Destination: the Caribbean

Had a great time from start to finish. Everything went smoothly after the arrival at the airport in San Juan. We were immediately transferred to the ship. Check in was a seamless process at the port. Our room was ready as soon as we boarded and our luggage arrived to the room about an hour later. We ordered room service that night as we were tired from traveling and it was delicious.

The rooms was lovely and very spacious. It was nice having a balcony to watch the sunset or arrival at the next port. We had a great time on all the included and optional excursions that we booked.

The best was on the island of St. Martin at the Timon Parfumerie where we created our own perfume and cologne. The trip to Harrison’s Cave on Barbados and the hot baths on Dominica were great too.

The food was wonderful at each of the restaurants onboard. From the World Cafe buffet to the Prix Fixe chef’s menu at the Chef’s Table.

This is the second Viking cruise we have been on, the first being a river cruise in Europe. On both cruises, Viking’s attention to detail and customer services was outstanding.

Customs at the port in San Juan at disembarkation demanded that the ship be cleared by 9:00 am, so Viking arraigned a hospitality suite at a nearby hotel for the people who had a later flight to relax and have refreshments until it was time to go to the airport.

I would not hesitate to travel with Viking in the future, and in fact booked two more cruises while on board. If you book while on board there are discounts and perks available.


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