Cuba on Viking Star

Viking Star Cruise Review to Cuba

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Viking Star

7 Night Cultural Cuba (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 01, 2018

Ship: Viking Star

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8002

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Viking does a first class job; too bad they couldn't dock in Havana.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

No issues. Most gregareous captain we ever had.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

CIENFUEGOS, CUBA

3 out of 5
Need a tender to get in, about 10 minutes. Plenty of colonial architecture. Cigar rolling demo. Shopping opportunities are basically cigars, rum, and coffee. Local crafts, but didn't see much of interest. We did the overnight excursion to Havana. Trip, including a stop, is 3.5 hours each way; a very good motorcoach (with bathroom) made the trip tolerable. Cuba is a poor country and we saw a lot of horse and wagon transportation in the countryside. Excursion included all meals, which were good with plenty to eat, a walking tour, rides in the vintage cars (fun) and the Tropicana show (great). If we go to Cuba again, it will be on a ship the docks in Havana.

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA Did not visit port

Reported 30 minute tender; we decided topass.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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