Growing too quickly

Viking Orion Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Viking Orion

14 Night Australia & New Zealand (Sydney To Auckland)

Sail date: December 27, 2019

Ship: Viking Orion

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Viking Ocean is moving too fast. As a prior and a future ticketed client, I was disappointed in this Cruise. The Australian included excursions were terrible. Not enough time by the company in evaluating and assuring consistency of each group. The Eorld Cafe has regressed and the repetition of foods was disappointing. The wines were repeAted too often as opposed to prior experienced total variety .The Service was superb to the expected standard. The Cruise Director is a talent and SUPERB. As a whole, it’s clear the Line is moving too quickly SND is forgetting its roots on how it hot to where it WAS.


3 out of 5
Poor. Holdup of over 90 minutes to get on ship

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Main dining room was ok Manfredi’s was superb . World Cafe has deteriorated. Same vegetables and cheeses EVERY day. Repetition was the norm. Not the standard we experienced on PRIOR Viking Ocean Cruises,

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Good as expected.


4 out of 5
Cruise Director is a phenom. The four vocals were good . The couple vocals were very impressed with themselves. The band was poor.

Children's Programs

No children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Superb. Room stewards were great, helpful, and worked hard. Denny & Yolanda in DR were unbelievably great. Super Mario who was promoted during cruise to BBC ached Table Msitre D IS A PHEMOM. Works very hard to make sure wherever he is to truly assist and Serve the clients. Ahmed Maurer D in Msnfredi’s is professional and a credit to Viking.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Re-examine what made you #1. You’re moving to fast from where you were to what you have now become. Nowhere as good,

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

4 out of 5
Excursion not hood

Melbourne, Australia

2 out of 5
Terrible terrible included excursion


5 out of 5

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
Loved it.0

Cruise Tasman Sea

4 out of 5
On board no problems fine sailing


3 out of 5

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand Did not visit port

Weather did NOT allow us in and stayed at sea.

Christchurch, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Excursion ok

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Enjoyable Excursion ok

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Great visit; excursion was good

Tauranga, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Interesting; excursion ok

Auckland, New Zealand

4 out of 5
Ok; excursion was adequate .


4 out of 5
Should have been done plan for ship disembarkation at 7:45 till flight at 3 pm
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