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Itinerary

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  • Day 1
    Bergen
  • Day 2
    Flam
  • Day 3
    Stavanger
  • Day 4
    Kristiansund
  • Day 5
    Oslo
  • Day 6
    Skagen
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Amsterdam

Viking Jupiter

Viking Jupiter - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Excellent dining, cabins, spa and enrichment on a gorgeous ship.

Cons

Quiet atmosphere and highbrow entertainment might not work for all.

Bottom Line

An adult-focused ship that's perfect for the PBS crowd.


Cruise Reviews

We chose this cruise while on another Viking ocean cruise. We received several perks (cruise credits for current & future cruise, Silver beverage package & discounts) for immediate booking. We were elated with the entire experience ... Read More
We chose this cruise while on another Viking ocean cruise. We received several perks (cruise credits for current & future cruise, Silver beverage package & discounts) for immediate booking. We were elated with the entire experience from start to finish! Our Viking agent helped with air transportation and notified us of any airline scheduling changes made after initial booking. The transfer from airport to ship was seamless & comfortable. We explored Valparaíso by taking the optional Artists Tour, and again we were enthralled by the kindness, quality and craft of the talented artists. Embarkation was seamless for us. Our room was ready. Our Cabin Stewards, Danica and Jeremy greeted us and introduced us to our new surroundings. They were a team that worked well together & were able to help us address minor cabin maintenance issues with immediate follow up. The Viking Jupiter is new. It is beautiful. Though we had a couple days of rough waters on the Pacific my motion-sickness prone companion did not become ill. Executive decisions were made to not complete the passage around Cape Horn and we recognized their buy in to safety first. It was appreciated by us. Whether dining at the Restaurant buffet, Mamsen’s or reserving with Manfredi’s or the Chef’s Table, our dining experiences were 5-Star. Wine sommeliers Daniel, Valaria, & Omega we’re indeed extraordinary in their descriptions of wine profiles and food matches to entice our palates. The food prep, temperature and spices were just right. Playing was beautiful. Salads were consistently fresh, flavorful and if dressed, the dressing was adequate. I personally enjoyed immensely the educational seminars by our invited educators and the historian in residence. I learned so very much about culture, economy, topography, government and their current issues. For me, this was a highlight. I’m not much into shows but I loved the classical duets and piano pieces played in the atrium. We made at least one shore excursion at every port. I appreciated the learning, though some local guides were clearly better than others. We ventured out some on our own as well, and that too made for a great cultural experience. We also tried the Nordic bathing ritual. In that hands of the Scandinavian professional, Elena (?) we learned how to relax and clean deeply. Unfortunately, the non-Scandinavian hair dresser did not know what she was doing. Her massages caused pain for some of us, and in fact one older gentleman yelped and added, “That hurt!” . It was our only “miss”. We have now signed up for 2 more Viking cruises as a result of our largely terrific experiences. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
The Jupiter is a beautiful ship, and this was for us a different and interesting itinerary. For the most part, we were very happy with everything. Viking went over and aboard in the embarkation and disembarkation days for us because we ... Read More
The Jupiter is a beautiful ship, and this was for us a different and interesting itinerary. For the most part, we were very happy with everything. Viking went over and aboard in the embarkation and disembarkation days for us because we had arranged air and transfers through them (we were taken to breakfast en route to the ship and the last day given an extra tour and hotel ballroom to hang out until our transfer to the airport for a late flight out). Loved the layout of the ship. Loved the classy decor and low key approach (no photographers, no sheets of paper to market stores or book upcoming cruises left on bed at night, only one announcement a day). Love the amenities offered at no extra charge (wine and beer at meals, laundry facilities, free wifi, no charge for specialty restaurants, included excursions, steam and sauna rooms and spa area, etc). The bed is comfortable and the bathroom shower larger than expected, with great water pressure and heated floors. That being said, we were disappointed in most of the included tours as they were very superficial (except in Buenos Aires - that one was great). For others going on this itinerary, you will get the most out of the ports by purchasing shore excursions or looking for alternatives (we did a free walking tour in Valparaiso which was great and the Patrick Watts Volunteer Point tour in the Falklands was the highlight of our whole cruise). Evening entertainment was pretty much what you expect on a cruise. We were disappointed in the quality of the on board lectures. I expected more in depth information than I could get from a quick internet search on my own, and a lecture that felt more advanced than feeling like I was sitting in a high school classroom. I was surprised there was not an astronomy lecture on the southern hemisphere skies. The food was good but not great, The Restaurant service is extremely slow (2 1/2 to 3 hours to eat) and servers did not always bring simple requested things (like a glass of ice water). The World Cafe menu is almost identical to The Restaurant which gives little incentive to go for a very slow meal over picking up what you want in the buffet unless you want the meal served to you. We actually preferred the buffet on this cruise. One other area Viking needs to strengthen is their communications. On board Viking reps gave incorrect and different information according to who you spoke with and when. Examples include how to get in town in Valpo (we were told by several people we could get provided transportation to Plaza Sotomayer, which you could almost see from the ship; in reality we had to take two busses and buy tickets to ride the local light rail and travel 20 minutes or more to get there) & what and how disembarkation day would work. We wish the ship would have added to their newsletter that there was one day, if we had gotten up early (like 5am) as we were sailing the fjords, that we would be able to see glaciers on port and starboard sides. We missed that entirely. We will definitely sail with Viking again as our overall experience was great! Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
We looked forward to visiting countries in South America, places we hadn't been, and especially seeing natural places and animals there. Mostly, I was disappointed. We saw little of either. Penguins could only be seen from a distance ... Read More
We looked forward to visiting countries in South America, places we hadn't been, and especially seeing natural places and animals there. Mostly, I was disappointed. We saw little of either. Penguins could only be seen from a distance in the Falklands, as wasted stop in my opinion. We did get to see many penguins on the extra excursion in Puerto Madryn after a 2.5 hour bus ride; it was worth it. Other than that, we saw the Amalia Glacier. No other fjords. No waterfalls. Too many sea days by far. A few cities that weren't spectacular. We liked Montevideo, Uruguay the best. Buenos Aires was good. Shore excursions were better than on the Great Britain cruise. Viking did take good care of us, as usual. I hate to cruise with any other line now that I'm so spoiled. All processes run much smoother than on other cruise lines. The staff was so responsive to our needs. They go a little overboard on creating fancy dishes that don't really appeal to me, especially when many include gluten that I can not tolerate. I looked forward to getting home to my basic foods. We had the best entertainment on this cruise that I have ever experienced. Tango dancing, harp playing, singer--all were incredible! Enjoyed the planetarium and getting to see the night sky afterward. Really appreciated having bridge playing available on the many sea days. The Jupiter is a great ship, except for not having good tables for playing bridge except in the dining room. The staff make Viking cruises the best. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
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