Southern Mediterranean Cruise, minus 2 stops

Viking Star Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Viking Star

7 Night Southern Mediterranean Discovery (Rome To Barcelona)

Sail date: December 07, 2017

Ship: Viking Star

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4112

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Wonderful cruise experience on Viking Star (beautiful ship, nicely appointed cabins, professional staff, good food and drink) but disappointing that we missed two ports (Sicily and especially Algiers -- how many other opportunities will anyone have to go there?).

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was quite easy -- short lines, prompt, friendly, helpful service

Ship experiences

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Excellent magician, but lame Las Vegas inspired musical shows.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
Drove through selected areas of Rome, then spent free time at Vatican (blessed by Pope!). Would have been nice to have a little more time to walk over to Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps.

La Goulette (Tunis & Carthage), Tunisia

5 out of 5
Fascinating daylong tour of Tunis and Carthage. Highly recommend Bardo Museum.

Cagliari, Sardinia

3 out of 5
Picturesque little city. Poorly organized tour.

Valencia, Spain

5 out of 5
Gorgeous city, good tour, plenty of time to explore.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Must-see city. Glad we stayed an extra couple of days to tour the city and see the amazing Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and other sites.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy, efficient.
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