Great way to sample the Caribbean

Viking Sea Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Viking Sea

10 Night West Indies Explorer (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 27, 2019

Ship: Viking Sea

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4015

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This cruise accomplished our goal of sampling the Caribbean islands. Most were small and there wasn't a lot to do if you weren't on an excursion. We had a nice time but not as good as Viking Homelands.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick & Easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Chef's Table was very good, Manfredi's was good, service was slow the evening we were there. The World Cafe is the best place to eat: lots of variety, several days with specialty menus. Sometimes the food was cold but mostly very good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Only used the spa this time, great massage.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Less entertainment than last cruise and the quality not on par with the Viking Star

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great size and amenities. Still love the heated bathroom floor. Stateroom attendants Joel & Panda were terrific!!

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Beautiful visit to Old Town San Juan on included tour.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

2 out of 5
Included tour only drove with photo stops, very little information about the island.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Loved Nelson's Dockyard, would have like to stay longer there.

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Like Tortola, guide didn't say much. Helmet Diving was an adventure, fun, water wasn't too clear but saw a few fish.

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Visited during Carnival, saw interesting costumes. Nice island, guide was good.

Roseau, Dominica

4 out of 5
Botanical Garden was beautiful and interesting. Tree surrounding school bus shows the power of a hurricane. 4X4 excursion was very good, especially the waterfalls.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the Scenic Railway

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
Very beautiful island. Great guide

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Required to leave the ship by 8:15 am for a 2:45 flight. At airport there was no one at the ticket counter to check bags. Also there was no place to sit, we had to wait over an hour for the staff to show up
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