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Viking Ocean Istanbul Cruise Reviews

Glacier Bay National Park
Taken from boat during one of our excursions.
Another great view from our balcony
Complementary champagne and baked goods for our anniversary!
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14-Night Ancient Mediterranean Treasures

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Laszlo-Cheryl
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Our Ancient Adriatic Treasures, Istanbul to Venice cruise was wonderful! Those two weeks have been some of the best experiences of our life. We took guided tours of the ancient Greco-Roman-Turkish ruins currently under excavation. We found these very interesting as we wanted to know more about the mythical era when Monsters wandered the earth, and the Gods were in direct contact with humans. The ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Great cruise

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galapagos2014
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to see ancient ruins in Greece and Turkey and we saw a lot of them. We visited Troy and Ephesus among other ports (6 ports in all). The excursions were handled well. We used quiet boxes and they worked great. We didn't feel crowded on the ship. We ate in the dining room every night and usually had a window table. The food and the selections were wonderful. It would be nice if the dining ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Ancient Adriatic Treasures Istanbul to Venice 15 day cruise

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PasadenaDave
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We wanted to see Turkey but don’t do bus tours. We found this cruise which met all of our desires. Each port was a highlight but Kotar, Croatia, Athens, Istanbul, and Venice were superb. Excellent food, thermal spa, and exceptional service. Top notch all around. We were a bit critical in that the pre-excursion tour was the same as our day one tour on the ship which we canceled but we were ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


The sun, the sites and the risk of travel 2022

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KandKTravelers
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

New parts of the world for us to explore on this trip from Istanbul to Athens, then onto Venice. Trust Viking for their protocols during Covid travel having done their river cruise last Sept Bucharest to Amsterdam. In uncertain times, we put our travel in the hands of an operator to track the variables while providing wonderful service, clean spaces and delicious dining. We tested negative ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Terrible disembarkation and Athens extension

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UK user
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The ship was fine and to Vikings usual standards. If I thought embarkation at Istanbul was bad it was nothing compared to Athens. DON'T bother with the overpriced Athens extension. We had to leave our stateroom by 8am , ( no hot water in the room that day)sat on the ship for over an hour, in fact it felt as if we were just dumped off the ship before the most disorganised, chaotic ...
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We're sorry to hear aspects of your hotel extension did not meet expectation, UK user, and hope your voyage preceding your arrival to Athens was an enjoyable one. Your detailed feedback is...

Sail Date: May 2022


Our Viking Mediterranean Cruise from Istanbul to Athens

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Greekviking
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it covered all the stops we had missed on previous cruises. Seeing the ruins of Troy was a highlight for us!! The entire eight day experience did not disappoint. We liked the pace and schedule. We were up early to enjoy our shore excursions. Our return for lunch was always welcome and just in time it seemed. Spending the afternoon on the boat to rest, enjoy the ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Great as always

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ajaxup
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We’d never been to Istanbul or the Greek isles. This was our first trip since the pandemic started. Viking was wonderful as usual. Yes the mask thing was aggravating but as far as we know there were no breakouts onboard. Every morning before putting anything in our mouths we were required to spit in a tube and they ran tests for Covid. We felt about as safe as we could. Everything else was just ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


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

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Satrimet
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 first cruise on a small luxury class ship. We could not have been more pleased. We were not surprised to learn that Viking has received the best in class rating for 2016. They have done ...
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Sail Date: December 2016


It's the little things.

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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


In a class by Itself!

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rjukkola
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 cost speciality restaurants, free internet - even free self-service laundry, complete with detergent. If you're willing to go off-season as we did, you can also get free airfare. ...
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Sail Date: December 2016


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