Nice trip, good weather, staff excellent. Would be better if Viking would execute agreements with cell phone carriers so phone doesn’t have to be in airplane mode. “WiFi free” really not true.

Viking Orion Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 58

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
Viking Orion

10 Night Alaska & The Inside Passage Southbound (Seward To Vancouver)

Sail date: June 05, 2019

Ship: Viking Orion

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Nice cruise. Captain did great job with Hubbard Glacier viewing. Viking air failed (again!) and won’t use them next time. Viking free excursions are as they say free so don’t expect anything. Will travel with Viking again and now understand their limitations.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Good

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food very good

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Lecture series excellent.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Shows ok

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff very helpful

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very clean ship

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Good size but under terrace restaurant which has noise from sliding chairs

Ship tip

Leave phone on airplane mode, don’t use Viking air book your own travel.

Ports of call

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

3 out of 5
Did sea life tour was educational

Valdez, Alaska

1 out of 5

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

3 out of 5
Halibut fishing was supposed to leave at 8:30 but did not leave dock till 9:40.

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5
Whitehorse train tour very good.

Juneau, Alaska

2 out of 5
Don’t bother with the Mendenhall Glacier viewing and Salmon Hatchery tour. View of Glacier was miles away, misleading name and a waste if one has seen a hatchery.

Sitka, Alaska

4 out of 5
Easy walking town from where shuttle drops

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Nice town easy to do on own, wish had more time there.

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

4 out of 5

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Great city,lots to see and do, start with hop on off bus.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
A disaster! Person in charge did not know what they were doing, luggage all mixed red 1,2,3 with black 1,2,3 and other colored tags. Very confusing , many irritated people.
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