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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

  • 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
  • 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

11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We previously sailed on the Viking Idi/Viking Kvasir on the Rhine Getaway river cruise in June, 2016 and had such a great time we immediately booked the Alaska and the Inside Passage cruise on the Viking Orion as soon as this itinerary ... Read More
We previously sailed on the Viking Idi/Viking Kvasir on the Rhine Getaway river cruise in June, 2016 and had such a great time we immediately booked the Alaska and the Inside Passage cruise on the Viking Orion as soon as this itinerary became available in April, 2017. We were not disappointed. We have sailed on two previous ocean cruises (before Viking Ocean ships were launched) and this was by far the best. From every aspect, from trip planning and booking through shore excursions, dining, cabin, embarkation and disembarkation, our trip was virtually flawless. My wife has celiac disease and is therefore strictly gluten and soy free. We made this aware to Viking early on and Viking ensured that no matter where we dined onboard, from the Restaurant, though the World Cafe, Manfredi's and the snack bars, she was accommodated. Our restaurant manager, Ariel Aribella, ensured that no matter which venue we dined in on a particular day, my wife as able to view the next days gluten free options and select her meals in advance. The ship itself was beautiful and spotless. I have read virtually every review of the Orion since its maiden voyage and was frankly surprised at some of the negative comments. Most negative comments, not all, seemed to reflect personal preferences of the reviewer, such as food quality, cabin layout, excursion locations and guides, etc. We experienced none of these issues, except for one minor problem on the Juneau included excursion, which we believe was incorrectly described. More on that later We selected our excursions the day they became available after creating our wish list on the My Viking Journey website and each of these was available. We chose three optional and four included excursions. The best ones were the optional excursions in Sitka, Icy Strait Point, and Skagway. Our only disappointment was as stated above, the included Salmon Hatchery and Mendenhall Glacier Experience. The salmon hatchery was fine, but our only view of the Mendenhall Glacier was from an observation point five miles away and the only way we knew it was the glacier and not a cloud was because our guide told us it was. Other people on this tour had the same comments and we made our issue known to Viking Guest Services. They acknowledged they had had similar complaints and we received a phone call the next day from Viking promising to address the issue. All of our other excursions were great, from the History and Native Animals of Sitka, to the Bear Search in Icy Strait Point, and especially the White Pass Railroad in Skagway. The outstanding weather during the last two added immensely to our enjoyment of these excursions. Cabin: From our virtual exploration of the Orion on the My Viking Journey website, we pretty much knew what to expect from our Penthouse Veranda Stateroom, and we were not disappointed . The cabin was spacious for our needs, the storage spaces were more than adequate, even for our way overpacked suitcases (lesson learned). The bathroom was well laid out and we never felt crowded. The balcony was large enough and had plenty of space. Our cabin attendant, Romantino and his assistant were outstanding. Every need was immediately attended to and the cabin was spotless each time we returned. The cruise director, Spence Robson was fantastic. Not only was he constantly available around the ship, he introduced all of the activities, including the port talks, the entertainers, and the production shows, he also is a great performer. We enjoyed the production shows by the Viking Oasis show band and the Viking Vocalists. They were very professional and enthusiastic. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We had always wanted to visit Alaska and when Viking announced in Dec of 2016 we booked. It was exciting counting down the days, all 888 of them. Viking and their staff were wonderful. Every one we came in contact greeted you warmly and ... Read More
We had always wanted to visit Alaska and when Viking announced in Dec of 2016 we booked. It was exciting counting down the days, all 888 of them. Viking and their staff were wonderful. Every one we came in contact greeted you warmly and were glad to be of service. The excursions department were able to accommodate our requests. The food was great, especially the Specialty restaurants. We ate at The World Cafe alot. The good was as good there as in The Restaurant. Viking really had the tenders organized. We never wanted more than 15 minutes to set to poer. This was one area we were really worried about; however, they had worked it out. We are booked on the Southern Crossing in March and before this cruise we were considering cancelling. After the experience on Viking Orion we are looking forward to the Viking Jupiter, our 3rd Viking ship. I cannot say enough good things about Viking and the overall wonderful experience aboard Viking Orion. I would highly recommend Viking and look forward to many trips with them. I would love to submit except all 1200 were deleted trying to photograph and eagle in flight on the last night. Will have to enjoy other's photos. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
This was our second Viking Ocean cruise (our first was Viking Homelands in 2017--awesome!), this time on the Viking Orion. As with the Viking Sea, the ship is simply stunning. It is very elegant, tastefully appointed, and so well-designed ... Read More
This was our second Viking Ocean cruise (our first was Viking Homelands in 2017--awesome!), this time on the Viking Orion. As with the Viking Sea, the ship is simply stunning. It is very elegant, tastefully appointed, and so well-designed that it never seems crowded. You feel like you are staying at an elegant, boutique hotel. On par with the ship itself, was the crew--without exception friendly, helpful, and unobtrusive--and the food, which was excellent. The Orion has a planetarium (the Explorer's Dome), which honestly was not particularly impressive and unfortunately took up space that on the other Viking ships is better occupied by the upper floor of the Explorer's Lounge. The only downside was that this was Viking's first season in Alaska, and in some respects it showed--we had to tender in several places rather than dock being the new guy, and a few of the included shore excursions need some fine tuning. (Valdez is not visited by many cruise ships for a reason--but with a new pier and terminal it has a lot of potential, and does have a fascinating history. Definitely recommend scheduling an optional excursion here). But these were very minor hiccups that in no way detracted from a great experience. Viking is our cruise line of choice from now on. Read Less
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