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Viking Star Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Viking Star

12 Night Mediterranean Odyssey Eastbound (Barcelona To Venice)

Sail date: March 08, 2018

Ship: Viking Star

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4024

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Although the the first two days were two fats of hell, flight delays and being stuck overnight in New Jersey and being 25 hours late boarding the ship, the cruise was more than I expected. Great ship and even better service from staff. Only problem, as noted earlier, was with the shower and it not being handled in a timely manner. Also Venice could have been handled better.


1 out of 5
I arrived one day late to my cruise ship due to United Airlines having multiple mechanical problems and therefore I missed my connecting flight to Barcelona which in turn caused me to miss the first 25 hours on my cruise ship. Since I was a day late, I was not given the service that I paid for by having someone from the cruise line handle my bags from the airport to my cabin on the ship. I had to carry, lift and handle all of my luggage until I was almost on the ship. No assistance was given they the port terminal or security until I was practically on the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great food with above expectations service in all dining areas.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
I attended a few of the events on board that was watching the band play at different times and locations on the ship. They were good and had a good time watching them play.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service everywhere on the ship. From guest services with Jojo and Bruna to the bar service by Ruby in the main Atrium bar.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Loved the ship. Easy to navigate and get around.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin was excellent, but I only gave it an average rating is because of the bathroom shower continued to have multiple problems that were only completely fixed on about the fourth day.

Ship tip

Experience all of the ship. Walk around and get to know the layout. There are a lot of different areas that are great to just hang with new friends and different areas to eat and experience different food options. Explore the entire ship

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Loved the friendly people and the awesome architecture

Toulon, France Did not visit port

We went to Marseille instead. Marseille was only average and the people were not friendly and definitely made you feel like an outsider.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

4 out of 5
Very interesting and unique town. Loved the atmosphere and the excitement.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
We went to Pisa and Florence. Glad I finally got to see Pisa and loved the city of Florence. Enjoyed the shops, architecture and history

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Amazing how things were preserved so well. A must see along with all of Rome. Beginning of civilization and we got to see where most of it started and it’s ruins

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Naples itself was nothing to really see compared to the other ports, but Pompeii was definitely something that someone should go see once in their lifetime. But Sorrento was well worth the drive. Such a beautiful little coastal town with great views and wonderful people. Must try the limoncello.

Corfu, Greece

3 out of 5
Corfu was just an okay port of call. Some places were beautiful to see and others were just average again. Would not go back

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
Absolutely the best stop of all. The most quaint and gorgeous city Amon the ocean side and with the castle walls. Beautiful and historical. I will go back and stay there for a couple of weeks.

Split, Croatia

4 out of 5
Split was also very nice. Lot of beauty and experiences await by just walking around and also driving to other parts of the city to see different views of all the island and possibilities just off the coast.

Venice, Italy

1 out of 5
We had a terrible time in Venice. Most of it was due to weather delaying our ability to port on schedule which caused a more cluster when they tried to get us aboard the water taxis and into Venice. Not well organized and made us wait around doing nothing for too long.


4 out of 5
Almost perfect, but they started out on schedule,and then continued to fall behind as each group was scheduled to disembark
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