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Viking Ocean Istanbul Cruise Reviews

Viking Ocean
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Istanbul

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118 Viking Ocean Istanbul Cruise Reviews


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Oldsters

1 Review Written

Athens to Venice

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Viking does a great job. Everything was well organized and the excursions were executed flawlessly. As first-time cruisers, we were most impressed with the outstanding food served on board. The buffets were ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Satrimet

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall it was great. Weather was good and was everything we expected and more.

Size and best price for a luxury cruise. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were having a great time. Although we have done several cruises in the past, including a transatlantic cruise, this was our ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Ffullhouse

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing!

I have been on dozens of cruises and this was the most beautiful ship that I've been on. The food was very good and the service was too. Embarkation and debarkation are run very smoothly. The ship's common areas are ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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kraubens

1 Review Written

Viking Proves It's Self, Again!

My husband and I took the Grand European River Cruise in May 2014 and loved it. When Viking announced they would be offering ocean cruises we knew we would book one soon! We explored Venice on our own before ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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felixdlim

1 Review Written

Luxury and Value for your Money

This is our second Viking cruise. My wife and I had suite 7000 (Penhouse junior) about 400 square feet of space. Our first Viking cruise was China (16 days or so). The ambience throughout Viking Sea our ship ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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sterncarl

1 Review Written

The ship sparkles

Liked it so much we signed up for next year -- same ship, same cabin, different destination. Luxurious cabin, excellent food and service. In fact, we became fast friends with our dining room servers who looked out ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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jhewson

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great experience!

We chose this cruise for a number of reasons. The price was right and the cruise included ports of interest to my wife and myself. We both like cruises and the amenities that were described about the cruise was ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Hinton 1987

2 Reviews Written

Fantastic time

This was our first 'ocean' cruise. We had avoided cruises because of the size of the ships and the impression we had of people being herded. The Viking Star was a great size - only about 800 people on our cruise. We ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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lauradavids

1 Review Written

The Trip of a Lifetime!

We chose Viking because of all the recent awards and reviews as best cruise ship. The ship did not disappoint! Probably the most impressive feature on this beauty is the SPA. Its crazy nice. A perfect place ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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mileskakie

1 Review Written

Viking does NOT disappoint.

We have had many opportunities to sail with Viking on their river cruises where we daily experienced their professionalism of putting the passenger first in comfortable accommodations, over the top meals, cultural ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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tmcordes

1 Review Written

Fabulous

We heard about Viking through other people and that they had a great experience. Everyone we talk to would choose Viking over any other Cruise Lines. They were right. We had a great trip. We went on a 50 day ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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GiGi0815

1 Review Written

Empires of the Mediterranean

As a history buff, my husband had a desire to visit Troy and Istanbul. I was not comfortable visiting that part of the world. When I saw the Viking cruise from Istanbul to Venice, I knew that would be the way to get ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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rjukkola

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

In a class by Itself!

This cruise really spoiled us! Other cruise lines just don't measure up. We especially enjoyed the all-inclusiveness: a high quality free excursion at each port, complimentary wine and beer during meal times, no ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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joecardullo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Everything was first class

Met all our expectations. Our Israel excursion to Jerusalem was great. This was our first Viking Ocean Cruise. While on board we booked our first Viking River Cruise. The rooms were great, loved the heated floors in ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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mgounaris

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Changed my opinion of cruises: now I love them!

My husband loves cruises, but it has never been my favorite form of travel. Viking ocean cruises have changed my opinion and I am looking forward to another Viking Ocean cruise. He, too, found this to be an ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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RuthPeters

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise; saw a lot!

We chose this cruise because we would see many different countries, including Israel and Italy. We began in Athens, Greece and did our own little tour in the afternoon the first day because we overslept in the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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PGSTRoy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our 1st cruise, a wonderful experience

My wife and I had been wanting to do a cruise. We didn't favour the large floating hotels, but rather the smaller cruise ships. We were attracted to the Viking line with its fine reputation and we had a desire to ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Mojo1876

1 Review Written

Istanbul to Stockholm

It was the maiden voyage and it was going to many ports we had only dreamed about visiting together. The ship and crew were great to deal with and our cabin attendant went above and beyond taking care of our every ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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landlubber99

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Cruise

traveled as a single with another couple. The food was great, the tours were great, the size of the ship was great. The crew was friendly and efficient, My only issue was that as a single person who had paid double ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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rcd2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It's the little things.

It is the little things That set voyages and companies apart. Viking is good at many, but not all. On the plus side are things like the heated bathroom floor ( but ours was cold for 3 days before they could fix it). ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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mrick

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time on a Viking Ocean ship

All cabins have balconies and the shower was one of the biggest we have seen on a ship. Main reason we took this cruise was for the 3 days in Israel. Stayed longer in most ports than other ships do - gave us time ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Nebulachristie

1 Review Written

Trip of a Lifetime

Viking Star Read about it in the brochure and online. Empire cruise was actually 4 legs combined sequentially from Istanbul to Stockholm. What a trip! I can only say WOW! Service and food was exceptional. Staff ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Sunrise913

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Viking Sea--Magnificent

Everything was excellent--Ship,cabin dining, service, ports, I will be spoiled to ever take any other ship. That said, we were very surprised about our shipmates--(approximately 940)or shall I l say the lack of ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Bear_Music

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Maiden Voyage

I had always wanted to do a "Maiden Voyage" and this was our chance. The Viking Oceans concept fascinated us from the beginning; we hate mega-ships, we do not frequent casinos, we have zero interest in rock-climbing ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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janschwartz18

1 Review Written

Fabulous Cruise on Viking Star!

It was a Viking cruise! We had previously traveled on a Viking River Cruise, and when we learned that Viking was starting up an ocean cruise, we jumped on board. We selected the Eastern Mediterranean since the ports ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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