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Viking Ocean Istanbul Cruise Reviews
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4.7
Very Good
118 reviews
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Eastern Mediterranean Cruise; Viking Star
"We had not been on an ocean cruise for many years, although we have done 3 River Cruises with Viking. Flying to Europe from Australia is a long haul and we like to stay overnight in Asia to break the trip up into..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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The Trip of a Lifetime!

Review for Viking Sea to Mediterranean

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lauradavids

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 to start or end the day. My husband and I used it everyday for about an hour or two. The next best fabulous feature is the heated bathroom floors in your cabin. They feel just ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Departure Port: San Diego


Great cruise; saw a lot!

Review for Viking Sea to Mediterranean

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RuthPeters

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 morning and missed the morning tour. We were not all that impressed with what we saw of Athens, so that was OK that we just had an afternoon to view the Acropolis. Embarkation was easy ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

1 Helpful Vote


It's the little things.

Review for Viking Sea to Mediterranean

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rcd2

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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). The free spa area is terrific, but the men's sauna was down the entire trip. We made an error and charged an item to the wrong credit card on board. When we asked them to transfer the ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

2 Helpful Votes


Wonderful First Cruise Experience!!!

Review for Viking Sea to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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PGPRoy

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

My wife, Sigita, and I had never done a cruise. We had heard good things about Viking cruises and as a result we chose Viking for our first cruise experience. Also the Empires of the Mediterranean Cruise afforded us the opportunity to visit two of the cities we were wanting to visit, Venice and Istanbul. Unfortunately due to world situations, Viking chose to limit the planned stay in the ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

4 Helpful Votes


Eastern Mediterranean Cruise; Viking Star

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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carolbrown@bigpond

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We had not been on an ocean cruise for many years, although we have done 3 River Cruises with Viking. Flying to Europe from Australia is a long haul and we like to stay overnight in Asia to break the trip up into manageable "chunks". While Viking booked our flights, we had to find our own accommodation and transfers. Because of the flight schedules, we arrived in Istanbul 2 days ahead of our ...
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Sail Date: November 2015

Departure Port: San Diego

6 Helpful Votes


For a novice ocean cruiser it was the best holiday that I can remember.

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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peterlee15

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

I rated this cruise as Very Good only because we had no other cruise to rate it against. The Viking Star was great. Our cabin was surprising in how spacious and comfortable it was. Embarkation and disembarkation was very painless. The Staff were all very friendly & obliging. The service was very good, nothing was too much trouble and any little "wrinkles" were ironed out very ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: San Diego


Empires of the Mediterranean, Starting Istanbul

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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chinon

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

The magnificent new ship, the Viking Star, was a luxurious travel experience. There are so many areas to gather and socialize or wonderful spots to sit and quietly read or doze. The two-level Explorer's Lounge is a particularly comfortable location for relaxation with its bar, easy chairs and sofas and soothing nighttime musical entertainment. Perched high at the bow of the ship, it gives one the ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: San Diego


Not a flawless cruise experience, which we had expected from Viking.

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Snej

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

The interior designers of the ship deserve an A+ rating. They really gave great thought in details. Tastefully decorated decor, many secluded comfortable areas to relax and enjoy the surrounding, read a book or take a snooze. Never over crowded. The ship had a smooth, steady sailing motion, even during fairly rough waters. However, the shipbuilders must have underestimated the negative affect ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: San Diego


Bucket List

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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busterfan28

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This was our first cruise so I do not have a comparison. However it met or exceeded all my expectations. Our cabin was well appointed with adequate storage space. The bed and chairs were very comfortable. We had access to laundry equipment which we used as we were traveling after the cruise. Our attendant, Arya was very thorough in keeping our cabin clean and well stocked. In fact we were ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: San Diego


Wonderful, Relaxed, and Interesting Cruise

Review for Viking Star to Mediterranean

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pegbach

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

The Viking Star cruise "Empires of the Mediterranean " was a pleasure from start to finish. The ports and excursions were wonderful with good guides and well planned tours. The ship itself was amazing: so well designed and comfortable. Love the aesthetic and the many ways to relax, learn and have fun from the pool, the restaurants and bars, the theaters, talks, places to sit and read or play ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: San Diego


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