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78 Night Australia & New Zealand Cruise from Sydney

78 Night Australia & New Zealand Cruise from Sydney (Australia)

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Itinerary

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  • Day 1
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 2
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Brisbane
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Whitsundays (Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island)
  • Day 7
    Townsville
  • Day 8
    Cairns
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Thursday Island
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Darwin
  • Day 13
    Darwin
  • Day 14
    Cruising
  • Day 15
    Komodo Island
  • Day 16
    Lombok
  • Day 17
    Bali
  • Day 18
    Bali
  • Day 19
    Surabaya
  • Day 20
    Semarang
  • Day 21
    Jakarta
  • Day 22
    Jakarta
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Singapore
  • Day 25
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 26
    Cruising (Java Sea)
  • Day 27
    Cruising
  • Day 28
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 29
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 30
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 31
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 32
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 33
    Cruising
  • Day 34
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 35
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 36
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Hue
  • Day 39
    Hanoi
  • Day 40
    Hanoi
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Hong Kong
  • Day 43
    Hong Kong
  • Day 44
    Hong Kong
  • Day 45
    Cruising
  • Day 46
    Taipei (Keelung)
  • Day 47
    Cruising
  • Day 48
    Nagasaki
  • Day 49
    Kagoshima
  • Day 50
    Beppu
  • Day 51
    Hiroshima
  • Day 52
    Hiroshima
  • Day 53
    Osaka
  • Day 54
    Shimizu
  • Day 55
    Shimizu
  • Day 56
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 57
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 58
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 59
    Cruising
  • Day 60
    Hokkaido
  • Day 61
    Hokkaido
  • Day 62
    Cruising
  • Day 63
    Cruising
  • Day 64
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 65
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 66
    Cruising
  • Day 67
    Cruising
  • Day 68
    Dutch Harbor
  • Day 69
    Cruising
  • Day 70
    Kodiak
  • Day 71
    Seward
  • Day 72
    Valdez
  • Day 73
    Cruising
  • Day 74
    Icy Strait
  • Day 75
    Sitka
  • Day 76
    Ketchikan
  • Day 77
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 78
    Vancouver

Viking Orion

Viking Orion - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Many perks included in cruise fare, including one-of-a-kind thermal suite and fine dining

Cons

People looking for traditional cruise activities -- casino, glitzy production shows -- will be disappointed

Bottom Line

A solid value on a cruise ship that focuses on exploration onboard and ashore


Cruise Reviews

Liked itinerary but expected to spend more time in Bangkok and Bali. The ship was elegant and clean. Food was excellent but didn’t like the food in Chefs Table. This was our first Viking ocean cruise and may be our last if this is ... Read More
Liked itinerary but expected to spend more time in Bangkok and Bali. The ship was elegant and clean. Food was excellent but didn’t like the food in Chefs Table. This was our first Viking ocean cruise and may be our last if this is the way all their cruises are. No time to spend in Bangkok or Bali...misrepresented cruise. Some included tours were unsatisfactory, some were excellent. More interesting shipmates. No children, no pushing and shoving and noise. Very relaxing. Books everywhere. We expected a much better cruise than the one we got. I don’t know why this was rated as a top cruise line. Expected a much better travel experience for the money. I would look at the reviews first before booking another Viking Cruise. I didn’t do this before booking this one which was a big mistake. Learned a lot about what to expect and what we got. Would also have chosen better airline experience and learned it would have made a big difference to spend days before and after in the beginning and end of the cruise. Not worth the money we paid for this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We loved the Viking River Cruises so wanted to try the ocean cruise and also wanted to see China. For the most part we were very pleased. The cabin and service were excellent. The food was good but not excellent. Their waffles were ... Read More
We loved the Viking River Cruises so wanted to try the ocean cruise and also wanted to see China. For the most part we were very pleased. The cabin and service were excellent. The food was good but not excellent. Their waffles were inedible. We tried the chef's table two times - both times the food was too spicy. Since there was a limited menu choice, we opted to skip eating there. Embarkation was ok but could have been better. Because we all landed too early to get on the boat, they took us to a hotel conference room. That was fine, but they had limited food which disappeared before everyone had a chance to get some. The people coming in after us, had no food. Most of the shore excursions were good, but others were lacking. The walking tour of Hong Kong was a total waste of time. The magic show and cultural history was fantastic. We had Viking book our airfare. We were very unhappy with their service. On one flight they put us in the very last row. There were plenty of seats available so I could move us, but was not pleased that they put us in the worst seats on the plane. On the American flight to Hong Kong from L.A. we were packed in like sardines in the most uncomfortable seating arrangement ever. I was disappointed that Viking did not reach out to us before the cruise about the situation in Hong Kong. I know a lot of people cancelled their trip. I had expected some information from Viking about the situation and how it might effect our time and safety in Hong Kong. We took the extended tour to Beijing. We were disappointed that Viking had not warned us that it was week of China's celebration of their country's 70th anniversary. The crowds were so large. Not sure we would have booked the extension if we had known. Overall we were very pleased with our cruise, but we feel Viking could have done better in some areas. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We went on this cruise because of the itinerary. Had not been to Hong Kong or Japan. We booked this cruise onboard our last ocean cruise over a year ago. We picked the stateroom we wanted (midships). Little did we know that choosing a ... Read More
We went on this cruise because of the itinerary. Had not been to Hong Kong or Japan. We booked this cruise onboard our last ocean cruise over a year ago. We picked the stateroom we wanted (midships). Little did we know that choosing a lower level cabin we would not have all the rights of people who booked higher levels. For example when it came my turn to book the bullet train it was sold out. When it came my turn to book dining the days and times were all sold out. This made me feel like a third class citizen. Just because we chose the area of the ship we were penalized and had to wait for the rich and famous to book their tours and dinner. Now you might think this is sour grapes, but this is my second ocean cruise and have sailed 4 times on the river with Viking. Now for some positive things about the cruise. The staff was very friendly and really made our cruise. The ship is beautiful with less than 1000 passengers. All and all I probably will not g on another Viking ocean cruise. The included shore excursions are really pretty bad. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
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