Viking Star

4.1 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: S     Built: Jan 2015    
Request Contact from Personal Vacation Planner

About Viking Star

Viking Star is a small ship, carrying 930 passengers and crew, and sails from Barcelona, Spain and Venice, Italy.

Learn more about Viking Star

Recent Review

First Viking Ocean Cruise

The ship and its staff were exceptional.  The design and decoration were top notch.  The... Read more
Read 27 Viking Star reviews


Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Viking Star...West Indies trip

Verified Review
/
Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The onboard experience was excellent...the food, the service and especially the staff were the best.  All dinning areas were excellent, The Restaurant, Manfredi's, The Chef's Table and the World Cafe buffet. 

Read more

Was this review helpful? 3
Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

First Viking Ocean Cruise

Verified Review
/
Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ship and its staff were exceptional.  The design and decoration were top notch.  The entertainment was very good as was the food in the cafe.  Chef's Table menus were not especially good.

Read more

Was this review helpful? 2
Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great Cruise

Verified Review
/
Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ship was beautiful, very elegant. The staff were extremely warm, genuine and helpful. THe food was excellent. I would recommend however that there be more activities on the ship,such as bingo or other games.

Read more

Was this review helpful? 3
Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Viking Homelands

Verified Review
/
Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ship Viking Star is just beautiful a pleasure to be in it, cabin very comfortable and roomy plus it had a private veranda,  food was great and you had a large selection to select. If you like to seat and read or swim, exercise,   walk, dance, see movies, take a drink or few or do nothing this is the ship. All of the crew persons were excellent there were there for what ever was your need and they will do it with a smile. Ports of call were great and tours offered are good. You get to visit 8 countries and get a superficial view of them, not enough time but gives you and idea of what country you would like to return to for a deep view and knowledge. All and all my wife and I really enjoy the cruise and  sure recommended, you will have fun.    

Read more

Was this review helpful? 4
Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

Viking Homelands tour 14 nights

Verified Review
/
Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

All in all we were very pleased with the tour. So we gave it 4 1/2 stars. 

The ship was very nice and comfortable. The food was good but not of the quality of our City of Lights River Cruise of a couple years back. (which was the reason we booked this tour) 

We loved all of the ports we visited except St Petersburg, which we were a day late getting to port due to bad weather and high winds. The schedules for tours were completely disrupted. The Russian people for the most part saw us as a burden and the only friendly people were the guides.

Most of the tours were good with knowledgeable guides with some exceptions. Flaam was great, Stavanger was great, Aalborg was great, Copenhagen was great, Berlin was great because we hired our own private guide. Gdynia and Gdansk were great, Tallinn was great except the guide's audiovox didn't work so we couldn't hear her, We lost the first day in St Petersburg so the rest of the tours were jammed. For instance the ballet was overcrowded and had standing room only and awful seating. The Catherine's Palace was ok and the guide was ok but the Russian Museum was a bust due to losing an hour waiting for other busses to show up from other tours so after taking an hour to get there we had just over 45 minutes to tour one floor before the hour ride back to the ship. Helsinki was great and the best guide of all. She was very knowledgeable and spoke in a clear strong voice.  The Stockholm by boat tour could have been good but for some reason the afternoon tour was canceled and they packed everyone on one bat so there was no opportunity for pictures or to see anything clearly unless you got on first and acquired a window seat in the front section as the windows opened. The rear did not and two of them were so clouded up you couldn't see out of them. Total waste of money. It was so bad we canceled our scheduled afternoon bus tour and went to Old Town on our own.

I realize this is a fairly new cruise but they need to get the whole tour thing straightened out especially the one's we pay extra for. I have to note that with the exception of Russia, the busses and drivers were all top notch. The Russian busses were old ratty and noisy so it was hard to hear the guides with their monotone voices.

We would recommend this tour to others because I'm sure Viking will have all these kinks worked out by then.

The service and staff were all very good especially our maid and the waiters in the Living Room and the Explorers lounge.

The time in port was a bit short, we would have liked an extra day in most ports especially Stockholm.

As far as I'm concerned they could cut Russia out of the tour and add the days to a couple other ports.

 

Read more

Was this review helpful? 5
Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

Stockholm to Bergen

Verified Review
/
Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I enjoyed every aspect of the cruise.  I saw cities I have always wanted to visit.  The one city I think we could have missed was Berlin.  Two and 1/2 hours to travel to the city is a long time.  I would rather have seen Riga, Latvia.  Also we could have by-passed Berlin and gone to Hamburg, Germany, which was also part of the Hanseatic League. (I don't know whether cruise ships go to Hamburg).  My favorite city was Copenhagen.  It is a place I have always wanted to visit since I was an exchange student in Hamburg, Germany.  My German parents had a sailboat, and we sailed up the coast of Denmark (Jutland) but never went to Copenhagen.

The Port talks each evening were extremely informative.  I enjoyed hearing about the different excursions even if I wasn't going on them.  The enrichment lectures were very good.  I especially enjoyed Mr. Goodness.  The enrichment lecture on Amber could have been earlier so people knew what to look for when buying jewelry pieces with Amber.

Thea weather was excellent.  It was warmer than I expected (low 70s).  However I felt I had appropriate clothing.

It is a wonderful part of the world to visit.  I feel that I got a jump start on seeing the Baltic.  It has become a very popular area of the world to visit.

 

Read more

Was this review helpful? 8
Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Nice ship but very casual ambience

Verified Review
/
Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The ship was beautiful and new.  Wintergarden and spa area were outstanding.  Food was fine, but not as good as Oceania.  Have free self serve laundry was a nice plus.  Bathrooms in the cabins were perfect and had heated floors.  Storage in balcony room was insufficient even for a relatively small amount of clothes.  Free tours were excellent and well organized.  A train was purchased by Viking to take 600 cruisers to Berlin.  This day the the epitome of what a tour should be like. If you like to drink the included wine and beer with lunch and dinner was ok.  The drink package for unlimited drinks during the cruise was reasonable.  Wifi worked most of the time and was faster than some ships we've been on.  Not enough to do on the ship.  Lectures were good.  Entertainment just ok and didn't really get started until the 2nd week.  The dress code is very casual.  Gym was ok but not enough elipticals.  Good ports and nice staff.  Glad we went, but probably won't go on Viking ocean ships again.

Read more

Was this review helpful? 5
Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Two weeks on the Viking Star in the Springtime

Verified Review
/
Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Viking took very good care of us and we can't wait to take another cruise with them.  They handled an unexpected "glitch" in a very caring manner.  I made some good friends playing Trivia.  The programs presented by Jay Christofferson, and Commander Cheshire were very good and an unexpected treat was the Rabbi explaining Judaism.

Read more

Was this review helpful? 5
Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Amazing Cruise Experience

Verified Review
/
Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was our first time on Viking, but not our first cruise.  We were pleasantly surprised!   The ship was beautiful, staff charming and helpful, food was delicious, excursions were great, they even have free laudrymat!  Couldnt have asked for a better experience. Thank you!  We will be back!!

Read more

Was this review helpful? 4
Contributor Level: Second Mate
5 out of 5

Two weeks of total non-hassle leisure

Verified Review
/
Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Viking meticulously managed every aspect of a wonderful trip.  All features of the ship and its operation were perfect.  A wide option of onshore activities was offered at each port and guided by local professional and highly experienced guides.  The Viking staff and crew were extremely friendly and thorough in carrying out their duties to the ship and its guests.  We were extremely impressed with the constant effort to make our trip comfortable and enjoyable.  Dining and menu options provided for every need and appetite from a wide offering buffet setting to fine dining in a non-formal setting.  

Read more

Was this review helpful? 13

Thousands of cruisers are looking for advice right now.

Collect your reviewer badge today!

Write a Review

Cruises and Itineraries

Loading itineraries...

Explore Cabins

Viking Star has 465 cabins and 18 cabin categories. See what each category
has to offer and read cabin reviews from the community.

Avg. Cost: $419 per night

Avg. Cost: $783 per night

Looking for a specific cabin?

or

What's on board?

Explore all 0 on board venues and amenities.

Deck Plans

Explore the layout of all 10 decks on
Viking Star.

DECK 2

Deck 2 features The Star Theater, Cinema 1, Cinema 2, Shops, Viking Piano Bar, The Atrium, the Outdoor Promenade Deck, and The Restaurant.

Explore DECK 2

DECK 3

Deck 3 features staterooms in categories ES3, DV1, DV6, V1, and V2, as well as The Atrium.

Explore DECK 3

DECK 4

Deck 4 features staterooms in categories ES1, ES2, PV3, DV1, DV4, and DV5.

Explore DECK 4

DECK 1

Deck 1 features The Spa, Fitness Center, Salon, Shop, the Atrium, Lobby Bar, Private Dining 1 and 2, The Chef's Table, The Italian Grill, and The Kitchen...

Explore DECK 1
SouthernCruise
Contributor Level: Purser

We started in Bergen so we added a 3 day tour in Iceland beforehand. I would not xtend in Stockholm - too long.

patrickdennis
Contributor Level: Third Mate

We started in Berge so we went to Iceland first for three day. I would recommend adding a couple days in Stockholm on the back end. Also hire your personal guide for Berlin or you will waste your time.

hhbonner
Contributor Level: Third Mate

It is a very busy cruise when one partakes in all the excursions. It was good to have some early afternoon departures and one day at sea. I personally needed the down time. The regional choice on the dinner menu each night was a good way to sample the ethic foods.

Azamara Journey

Azamara Journey

4.3 out of 5 (53 reviews)
Regatta

Regatta

3.9 out of 5 (59 reviews)
Wind Surf

Wind Surf

4.2 out of 5 (33 reviews)