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Viking Orion
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35 Auckland Viking Ocean Viking Orion Cruise Reviews


TUCRUISE avatar

TUCRUISE

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A good cruise cut short

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Overall i like the Viking ocean ships. Clean, crisp norweigian style. Food choices good. Room layout very good. But this review is about my view of the way Viking handled the itinerary debacle caused by the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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ekochman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Improved tremendously by end of cruise

Viking is noted for being an above average cruise line. Unfortunately this particular cruise started out substandard for Viking. I made comments early on in our cruise and was really pleased with the quick feedback ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Gropo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Almost perfect

Auckland to Sydney. The only disappointment was the final day in Sydney being too short, and apparent confusion amongst Viking staff about water shuttles from wharf to attractions. Arrived Sydney at 1PM, and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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dicknash

1 Review Written

Combining Auckland-Sydney and Sydney-Bali Cruises

We had been planning a trip to New Zealand and Australia for a long time. It involved a lot of research. During our land tour travels in Europe and Morocco we had met many Aussies and Kiwis and have kept in touch ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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The Spielmans

2 Reviews Written

Once again, Viking has delivered an exceptional vacation.

Ship was very clean, food was great, staff were incredible. Entertainment and activities were superb. The choice of food for every meal was amazing, not one bad experience with dining. Dining staff were ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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GailME

1 Review Written

Viking Orion + New Zealand & Australia = a winning combination!

We thoroughly enjoyed a Viking river cruise of the Rhine several years ago and were looking for an opportunity to travel with Viking again. A trip to New Zealand and Australia had been on our "wish list" for quite ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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lynncase

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wildlife viewing - New Zealand/Australia

Australia and New Zealand were places we've never been before and it was a winter cruise with warm weather. We love the restaurants especially the Chef's Table, Manfredi's and The Restaurant. Also enjoy Mamsons and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Rosieogradie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Orion New Zealand & Australia

Could not get the flight I wanted, even though I took Air Plus. Flight home was delayed 2 hours, so United dumped all luggage at LAX stopover and cancelled all connecting flights. We had a scheduled 3 hour layover, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Kewi307

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise around New Zealand

My travel partner and I had New Zealand and Australia on our must-do list. Previous Viking experiences in China and Germany led us to choose this cruise when it first became available. The food was extremely ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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eaglewatchers

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

93 days at sea: Viking Orion’s Grand Pacific Explorer

If you want a ship with a casino, climbing wall, giant water slide, etc., ignore this review and Viking Oceans. If you seek a family cruise with you and your (non-adult) children, look elsewhere. If you like ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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tzombes

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

Having cruised all major shipping lines over the past 30 years, I was thrilled to find Viking Orion cruising from Australia 30th December, 2018. Having heard the standard of this ship was equal to the best I had ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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on_the_go_98765

3 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Use extreme caution when making reservations through Viking

This was our second Viking Cruise. Loved it the first time we cruised with Viking Sea; all went according to what we paid for and what we got. Our Penthouse Junior Suite (PJS 8007) was what we asked for and that ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Msdale

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Viking can’t do ocean cruises

I picked Viking For my ocean cruise because they did such a wonderful job on my river cruise in Europe. Unfortunately they are beginners on the ocean. The cruise was disappointing On many levels to the point of me ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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dedeblock

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

A heart breaking experience. Never will Cruise Viking again.

Before we departed on our trip, excursions were cancelled by Viking. So we arranged independent tours only to have to cancel these excursions because Viking cancelled 2 ports during our cruise. Imagine being on ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Focused1

5 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

First time on Viking: Great crew but disappointing accommodations

Have sailed on most lines over the past 25 years , most recently on Regent, Seabourn, Silversea. We were impressed with the consistently excellent service throughout the ship by the delightful crew. The ship’s ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Sarababich

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Good trip but some issues

Overall I enjoyed our cruise on Viking Orion. My husband and I booked with Viking because we were tired of large ships with no private space and we didn't want to be nickled and dimed. We wanted an adult experience ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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fbowen

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise, even better post cruise excursion

We have been on a Viking River cruise and really liked it. Have always had Australia/New Zealand on our list, so decided to try their ocean cruise. It was a great trip. It did not have the high budget shows, or ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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LibraryJo

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship; so-so entertainment; poor food service; poor excursion booking

We booked this cruise because of our previous experiences with Viking River and to join some friends. The process pre-cruise with booking excursions was horrible as most of the tours were listed as sold-out by the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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CalTravelers

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Viking Experience in Southern Hemisphere

Our previous experience with Viking was the Midnight Sun. We were pleased with the quality of services and ship. We arrived 3 days early in New Zealand and stayed an extra 4 days in Sydney. Time allowed by Viking ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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cparkan

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, poor service, missed ports of call

My wife and I go on a cruise almost every year. We have cruised with Crystal, Regent, Ocena, Princess, Cunard, Holland America over the years. Crystal has always been our preferred cruise line. We chose this cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mamafas

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in Viking

We chose Viking Ocean for several reasons. First we were tired of the large crowds of people on the other cruise lines we have sailed. We were tired of the photographers, casino, and poor excursions. We were happy ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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stclem4321

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

New Zealand to Australia

I’ve had New Zealand and Australia on my bucket list for a long time. With such great reviews of Viking Ocean cruises and having been very pleased with Viking River, why not. It was a mix of good and bad. In ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Camberge

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Poorly Organized Cruise on a Beautiful Ship

We chose the Viking Orion cruise because we had wanted to see Australia. We left on December 30 out of Auckland. As mentioned above the communication prior to leaving was inaccurate and insufficient. I really don't ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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DianeLyn

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

I liked the original itinerary on Viking and that's why I chose it. After I had booked it, they eliminated Rotorua, New Zealand which was the stop I was looking forward to the most. They did give us a $500 per ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Sjwarner1

1 Review Written

New Zealand and Australia

Visiting New Zealand was on my bucket list. The trip was a way to celebrate my retirement. I was impressed by the beauty and cleanliness of the ship. Every room had an outside balcony. The food was made from fresh ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Viking Orion Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.7
Dining5.04.5
Entertainment4.04.1
Public Rooms5.04.8
Fitness Recreation5.04.4
FamilyN/A
Enrichment5.04.4
Service4.54.7
Value For Money5.04.2
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