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92 Night Australia & New Zealand Cruise from Auckland

92 Night Australia & New Zealand Cruise from Auckland

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Itinerary

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  • Day 1
    Auckland
  • Day 2
    Auckland
  • Day 3
    Tauranga
  • Day 4
    Napier
  • Day 5
    Wellington
  • Day 6
    Christchurch
  • Day 7
    Dunedin
  • Day 8
    Cruising
  • Day 9
    Cruising
  • Day 10
    Hobart
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Melbourne
  • Day 13
    Cruising
  • Day 14
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 15
    Sydney (Australia)
  • Day 16
    Newcastle (Australia)
  • Day 17
    Cruising
  • Day 18
    Brisbane
  • Day 19
    Cruising
  • Day 20
    Whitsundays (Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island)
  • Day 21
    Townsville
  • Day 22
    Cairns
  • Day 23
    Cruising
  • Day 24
    Thursday Island
  • Day 25
    Cruising
  • Day 26
    Darwin
  • Day 27
    Darwin
  • Day 28
    Cruising
  • Day 29
    Komodo Island
  • Day 30
    Lombok
  • Day 31
    Bali
  • Day 32
    Bali
  • Day 33
    Surabaya
  • Day 34
    Semarang
  • Day 35
    Jakarta
  • Day 36
    Jakarta
  • Day 37
    Cruising
  • Day 38
    Singapore
  • Day 39
    Kelang (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Day 40
    Cruising (Java Sea)
  • Day 41
    Cruising
  • Day 42
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 43
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 44
    Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
  • Day 45
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 46
    Sihanoukville
  • Day 47
    Cruising
  • Day 48
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 49
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 50
    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Day 51
    Cruising
  • Day 52
    Hue
  • Day 53
    Hanoi
  • Day 54
    Hanoi
  • Day 55
    Cruising
  • Day 56
    Hong Kong
  • Day 57
    Hong Kong
  • Day 58
    Hong Kong
  • Day 59
    Cruising
  • Day 60
    Taipei (Keelung)
  • Day 61
    Cruising
  • Day 62
    Kagoshima
  • Day 63
    Nagasaki
  • Day 64
    Pusan (Kyongju)
  • Day 65
    Hiroshima
  • Day 66
    Hiroshima
  • Day 67
    Osaka
  • Day 68
    Shimizu
  • Day 69
    Shimizu
  • Day 70
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 71
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 72
    Tokyo (Yokohama)
  • Day 73
    Cruising
  • Day 74
    Hokkaido
  • Day 75
    Hokkaido
  • Day 76
    Cruising
  • Day 77
    Cruising
  • Day 78
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 79
    Petropavlovsk
  • Day 80
    Cruising
  • Day 81
    Cruising
  • Day 82
    Dutch Harbor
  • Day 83
    Cruising
  • Day 84
    Kodiak
  • Day 85
    Seward
  • Day 86
    Valdez
  • Day 87
    Cruising
  • Day 88
    Icy Strait
  • Day 89
    Sitka
  • Day 90
    Ketchikan
  • Day 91
    Inside Passage (Cruising)
  • Day 92
    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

We chose this cruise because we had never been to Japan. We would have appreciated more lectures and information in depth about the places we visited. The excursions were satisfactory, but they were very crowded with 30 plus people on the ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we had never been to Japan. We would have appreciated more lectures and information in depth about the places we visited. The excursions were satisfactory, but they were very crowded with 30 plus people on the bus and some of the guides were difficult to understand. Some of the excursions were quite expensive and the included excursions tended to be good except that they were crowded. One guest lecturer was excellent, and one rather repeated the first lecturer. I would have appreciated more lectures. The entertainment was good in most cases, except for one vocalist. Our stateroom was lovely, and very comfortable. Our room attendant was excellent. The wine offered was of very low quality. The pool and spa area were terrific, as was the fitness center. Manfredi's was a very good choice for dining. The laundry service was excellent and very appreciated. I would not recommend going to Japan in September, as it was very humid and hot. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This was my third trip with Viking, and my first Ocean cruise. I loved everything! The shore excursions were great, well-organized, a variety of lengths and sites, friendly, knowledgeable and fun tour guides. The ship was beautiful and ... Read More
This was my third trip with Viking, and my first Ocean cruise. I loved everything! The shore excursions were great, well-organized, a variety of lengths and sites, friendly, knowledgeable and fun tour guides. The ship was beautiful and meticulously cared for. The LivNordic Spa was our favorite place on board to relax. The ship offered a wide range of dining options from the World Café (buffet) up to elegant Chef's Table and Manfredi's Italian Restaurant. One day while at sea, I registered for a cooking class and had a great time, assisting in preparation of a 3 course Italian meal, which we then shared as our small group lunch. The staff was very professional and caring and made the effort to learn our names and treat as very personally as their own guests. This trip was my gift to my 23-year old daughter for her college graduation, and even though she was one of the very few young people on board, she loved everything about the trip. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Having been on several river cruises with Viking which we love doing, we thought we’d book an Ocean cruise with Viking for our ruby wedding anniversaries. . We were a bit frustrated before going on the cruise owing to the system in place ... Read More
Having been on several river cruises with Viking which we love doing, we thought we’d book an Ocean cruise with Viking for our ruby wedding anniversaries. . We were a bit frustrated before going on the cruise owing to the system in place for booking trips. Seemed to be class driven. I.e. the more you paid the better the choice. We couldn’t book a morning trip on all the included trips and some of the paid trips. In fact some of the trips we had booked paid or otherwise were changed by the time we got on board. We had to faff about getting them organised to suit. Wasn’t too much of a problem but we felt the poor girl on guest services must have dreaded seeing us coming towards her. The excursions were good but the qv’s were a disaster. The guides were knowledgeable and fun on the coach but unless you were on their shoulders you couldn’t hear anything, too much static. The excursions were extremely busy too. Had a wonderful cruise on board the Orion. Great cabin, crew, and entertainment. Captain made a good choice by sailing to our second port of call to miss the typhoon that hit Tokyo. All the ports of call were superb but must say Taipei and Hong Kong were favourites. The food was good too but I felt this was the only thing that let you down. The temperature for me was warm as opposed to being hot. Some of the dishes in the world buffet for example the main roast of the day was served very rare. Not good. Some of the meals in the pool area were cooked to order but it was so hot in there that the “sides” were sitting out in all that heat so not too appetising at all. I had a chicken tikka and it was literally skin and bones. Yuk. Don’t get me wrong the chefs would cook you anything asked for which was great and hot but the sides were cool. The seafood dishes and sushi were all fantastic, they were served cold just as they should’ve. The restaurant was disappointing too it was cold in some of the areas and the food was served lukewarm at breakfast and dinner. Service was good at breakfast but a lot slower at dinner. We asked for a Sauvignon Blanc only to be told there wasn’t any so had a different wine which was nice too as is all the wines on offer but disappointed with not getting what we asked for especially when we got it later on in the bar. Enjoyed movies under the stars. The waiter guys up in explorers lounge were fabulous. Robin the whale and dolphin man was lovely. Even though we didn’t see too many whales or dolphins. The doctor was a fun chap. Something else!! This was a special cruise for our ruby wedding anniversaries and overall we did enjoy ourselves but would have to think again before booking a Viking ocean cruise. I don’t feel the experience we’ve had on the river boats have carried well on to the Ocean cruise ships. We maybe expected too much. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
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