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Istanbul to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Viking Ocean Cruise Reviews
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4.8
Very Good
56 reviews
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Viking offered a true world of discovery on Empires of the Med.
"The maiden voyage of the Viking Sea likely spoiled us for anything else in the world of cruises. It was our first cruise, and from talking to other passengers, we have no where to go but down if we cruise with..."Read More
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Everything was first class

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joecardullo

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 bathroom. The entertainment was fantastic. The cruise director was always very informative and boy could he sing. The food was great and we choose to dine with different people each ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

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Changed my opinion of cruises: now I love them!

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mgounaris

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 excellent form of cruising so we are now happily in agreement for future travel. The ship is brand new and designed beautifully for those who want nooks and crannies to quietly enjoy ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

6 Helpful Votes


Our 1st cruise, a wonderful experience

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PGSTRoy

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

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 visit the cities of Venice and Istanbul. Then we found the Viking Ocean cruise, The Empires of the Mediterranean, 10 days, sailing between Venice and Istabul. Our cruise was to start in ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

3 Helpful Votes


Fabulous Cruise on Viking Star!

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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janschwartz18

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 of call seemed so interesting to us. Our departure city was Istanbul and we were to have explored that city before setting sail. However, and this is to Viking's credit, due to ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Departure Port: San Diego


Istanbul set the stage for seeing the Empires of the Mediterranean.

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condolea

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We signed for this cruise because of the areas the cruise covered, especially Istanbul and after doing a Rhone River Cruise we were anxious to try the new ocean liner.....we were not disappointed. The crew was amazing and the food was outstanding. Being on a small ocean liner made the trip just that much better. The real treat was entering Venice during the day. We sailed past many of the ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Departure Port: San Diego


Viking makes each stop memorable.

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tonyjoseph

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

First: it was Viking. We had three previous Viking Riverboat trips. Loved them all. Second: wanted to try sea going vessel. none previously. Unfortunately, Istanbul terrorism threat led us not to explore before trip. As a precaution, Viking met us with a bus at the airport, drove us directly to the ship, which soon departed. Viking flexibility was appreciated by nervous passengers. ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: San Diego


A Dream Maiden Voyage!

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Coop7

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose the cruise primarily because of its itinerary - Istanbul, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Venice. Due to terrorist events in Istanbul, the Viking Sea embarked early, but Viking arranged satisfactory port alternatives. We appreciated their concern for our safety. Security was always taken seriously. Fortunately for us, we had arranged for several days of private touring in Istanbul ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: San Diego


The best cruise ever!

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demorse27

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Wanted to go on a Viking ocean cruise and experience all it had to offer. I had previously experienced 2 Viking River Cruises. Viking never disappoints. Everything was perfect. Ship, cabin, excursions, food and of course the wonderful Viking employees. Love the excurs ions with the local tour guides who were most informative and very proud of their home lands. Viking cruises are elegantly ...
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Sail Date: March 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

6 Helpful Votes


Turkish Delight to Italian Romance

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Wot4

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We wanted to visit Istanbul and Italy and we picked a cruise that would allow us to travel between Turkey and Italy. We specifically selected Viking because they are the BEST! Best food, best service, best ships, best crew, best itinerary, best on board experience and best schedule. Did I mention that Viking is the BEST! Every aspect of our cruise was a wonderful experience. The "basic" ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: San Diego


Wonderful Mediterranean Cruise

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NapesDeb

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Viking is a great cruise line, Embarkation was simple and efficient. Elegant, great service. No kids which is a bonus. All about the ports and the people. Great ports and excursions. Food and service were excellent. We were on the maiden voyage of the Viking Sea. Cabins were spacious with first rate amenities. Heated floors in the bathroom. Lots of storage space. Loved the veranda. Had coffee out ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: San Diego

3 Helpful Votes


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