We know weather was raining and windy, but to miss 3 ports is not very good for only a 9 day cruise ! We wonder why could the MSC cruise ship get into the ports on the days we could not get in, is the MSC a better more stable ship ? should we have taken their cruise ? Excursions on Viking Star - very short and quality is poor, with little value, even the ones that are extra fees. 40 plus guests are TOO many on included and those with an extra charge !!
We will need to understand if there is a problem with the Viking Star or the captain, before we consider travel on it again. Hotel and Food & Beverage were OK.
5 out of 5
Very organized and easy to embark
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
Food and service are good overall
Chef's Table is an excellent experience
Wine is free flowing, but of mediocre quality
2 out of 5
really very little to do, Trivia is the "highlight"
3 out of 5
Shows were not every night, but the nights the entertainers performed were very good.
The Cruise Director was a performer !
Service and Staff
4 out of 5
Housekeeping staff were very good
Food and Beverage staff were also very good
We did an optional excursion and paid extra for 40 plus guests excursion. Way over priced for this excursion, took us to a church and small town and let us walk around. Our local guide was just OK, not helpful at all. Missed any value
We chose the included tour, we drove around city in a bus, our guide told us little about the city/country. we got dropped off at Plaka, and were given time to shop. we stayed in Athens for 3 days on our own, had a great tour of Acropolis and Parthenon - it is a shame Viking did not offer this type of tour, how do you visit Athens and not see this site ?
4 out of 5
Very well organized, we were independent travelers with our own transportaion
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