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Viking Star Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Viking Star

14 Night Viking Homelands (Bergen To Stockholm)

Sail date: July 01, 2017

Ship: Viking Star

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6043

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Cruise was great, but the pre-cruise excursion to Iceland was not worth the money. Viking should have planned an excursion of some sort on the day we all arrived and made arrangements for us to get into our rooms early. We sat in the hotel lobby for over 6 hours with nothing to do until we were finally allowed into our rooms. Most of us had traveled overnight and were extremely tired.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy and quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food options were plentiful, fresh and delicious.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Gym and spa were excellent. Massage was top notch!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Christina and Sweety were our favorite - loved to dance to their singing and

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Food servers were lacking training. Had to ask for water, for napkins, for silverware. Definitely not excellent service for the high class price we paid. Bartenders were excellent, especially Christian in the Explorer's Lounge

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was awesome. Room steward was a little forgetful. Had to ask him on 4 different occasions that I needed 3 bath towels (1 for my hair) instead of just 2.

Ship tip

River cruises are much more intimate in both personnel and service. This ocean cruise was definitely lacking on personal attention.

Ports of call

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5
Did the inclusive bus tour.

Flaam, Norway Did not visit port

Captain decided that the weather conditions were too dangerous for us to dock there.

Stavanger, Norway

5 out of 5

Aalborg, Denmark

5 out of 5

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5

Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany

5 out of 5

Gdynia (Gdansk), Poland

5 out of 5
Loved this city. Wished we could have stayed there longer.

Tallinn, Estonia Did not visit port

Was not feeling well enough to get off the ship.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

3 out of 5
Too much free time after the castle tour to wait around for the water fountain show.

Helsinki, Finland

5 out of 5
Loved the ice bar and dog sledding adventure

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Once again, easy and efficient.
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