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4.5

Wonderful Cruise!! by Razz44

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

Excellent cruise! This was our #12 cruise and the first Viking ocean cruise. We plan on cruising on Viking again soon. We especially liked the fact that no one was constantly trying to sell us something. Also all wine, beer and soft drinks were included at both lunch and dinner. Cold bottled water was provided at the beginning of every excursion and occasionally they had wine for us upon our return to the ship.

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3.0

Beautiful ship, the food not so much..... by timmeinken

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Mediterranean

Maybe the nicest ship we have been on. Beautifully appointed, lots of blonde wood and Scandinavian furniture. The food was hit and miss. Ate at Manfreddi's twice and had to send three of four entrees back- overcooked, undercooked, not not fresh fishy. Maitre'd didn't seem to care much.

Chef's Table much better experience. Loved the premium wine pairing with courses.

 

Free Wi-Fi was great the entire trip!

 

Had premium beverage package. Viking recently decided to exclude French Champagne from allowed drinks, even through it priced within the limit for " any wine or drink" up to $15.

 

Lots of less sophisticated first-time cruisers, the kind that don't wash their hands leaving the public washroom on a ship!

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Fabulous trip through the Amazon and Carribean by dramsey13534506

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

This was a "bucket list" cruise. I don't expect that folks who have not already traveled significantly would want to do the Amazon but we found it interesting. Brazil has not maintained the Portuguese history they were left. Failure of the natural rubber industry caused loss of significant wealth. Brazilian cities are dirty and crime infested. The West Indies islands were a big boost after Brazil. Some of the islands we visited were a bit off the beaten path and were beautiful. Overall, an interesting 22 days and a great finish on a 5 star cruise ship.

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4.4

Mixed Reviews for Viking West Indies Explorer by SueTom1286

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea

The cruise had many excellent points, but it wasn’t for us. Weather and norovirus - obviously not Viking’s fault - compounded the negatives. I’m sure many liked it.

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Nine Caribbean islands visited in great comfort from a wonderful cruise ship by SusanCT

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

The Viking Ocean ships are heaven. Very beautiful, great service, lots of choice in restaurants, all included in the basic price so no "extras", and all of the food terrific. Many of our island tours were really great - Viking always seems to get the best guides available and offers a wide variety of onshore activities. We especially loved the gardens, and much preferred the self-governing Islands where the people seemed really proud of their island and generally appeared well informed, exuberant and happy. Less enthusiastic about the "resort" islands - like St Martins, Antigua or St Thomas.

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Dream Caribbean Cruise by buffalomeadows0

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

Picturesque cruise. Perfect weather and smooth sailing. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to visit so many of the islands as it would be difficult to choose which "one" to go back to.

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3.4

Average Caribbean cruise. by StephenC1983

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

This was our first cruise and it kind of lived up to expectations. Would not return to the Caribbean. Would consider sailing with Viking again, but maybe when I'm in my 70s.

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4.2

West Indies Explorer by Namildog54

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea

We began with a two night pre-cruise stay in SAN Juan and then a whole day in port after embarking. High winds and large swells resulted in our first two ports being missed (Tortola & St Kitts) but then we followed the itinerary correctly. The islands we visited were all good, although we did not go ashore in every one- our choice. The final port Charlotte Amalie has a large shopping mall/centre adjacent to the berths which is great - specially if you like many jewellery stores.

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Good but not Great by jssinc

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

Enjoyable, but not as good as we expected. We have heard so much about Viking and I guess we expected more. If you are active and want something better I would suggest a Regent Cruise. Much better selection of included and extra cost tours, and quality all the way around. The basic short bus tours Viking includes were disappointing. Limited choice and not that great add on tours were also not great. I know they cost more, but you also get a lot more on Regent. Great entertainment, great food. Even a great buffet! We will do future Viking cruises if the Itinerary is perfect, but we know to lower our expectations and plan to coordinate some independent tours like some others did on our cruise. On the good side, the service staff were in general, excellent! Very few were just OK. Best service staff we have ever experienced on a cruise!

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2.8

Nothing to write home about by trainman2

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

We were extremely disappointed with Viking Ocean especially with all the good comments test we had received from friends.

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Outstandingly organized familiarization with countries surrounding the Baltic. by Theodore243

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Great cruise with lots of extra value for the extra money above what other lines offer on essentially the same itinerary. Very hard to beat the Viking format with headsets for all for walking tours and almost perfect organization of excursion gatherings and departures, wine at lunch and dinner, and almost all services on ship included.

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An OK trip by sassanraissi

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Western Europe

The worst thing was the food at the world café, to me the taste was no existent variety was poor.

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4.9

Wonderful trip! by momfalc

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Great bucket list cruise. Very port intensive so was also very tiring but we enjoyed it greatly. Gives you just a taste of each country so you can decide if you want to go back anywhere to spend more time in the future.

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4.8

Great Viking Homland Cruise. by jimburk338

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Europe - Northern Europe

Evert hing about our cruise was top notch except for the food, in our opinion overall it was just slightly above average.

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Great way to sample the Caribbean by betsyleej

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

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.

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Wonderful ship by billwarner

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

Great ship and excellent food in restaurant and world cafe. Service lacking in all dining venues. Better than expected entertainment. Never felt crowded on ship and as usual on Viking extremely nice guests.

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3.6

Not Up to Standards Expected by mainer18

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

Overall, having been Holland America customers, we thought this would be a step up. In fact, it was a bit disappointing. Viking really needs to be more helpful with air arrangements and allow more flexibility. Dining room service should have been much better, and food should have been better prepared. Very nice, clean ship with friendly staff and excellent entertainment. Cabin service was superb.

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4.3

Great Cruise questionable ports by sandon5

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

Viking is a class operation but some areas need to be fixed. I.e wait staff

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Complete relaxation by MzMac

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

It was never our intention to leave the ship. We have cruised the Caribbean with friends on a chartered catamaran. "Been there!"This was planned to be a truly relaxing vacation without the need to get up, get off and go on a tour. We had all we needed and more when everyone else was off exploring and we were'nt alone. There were several other very able bodied couples who did exactly as we did. Living in rain soaked OR, the sun and warmth was just what we required to refresh and replenish.

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4.7

Great Viking Caribbean Cruise by jaylinda

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Sea / Destination: Caribbean

A Viking cruise is a great experience. Only area that is not up to Viking standards are their shore excursions. Included tours of islands were repetitive and buses and tour guides ranged from excellent to poor. Had 1 great paid tour and one paid tour were they had to refund 50% due to a horrible bus and driver.

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