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Viking Ocean Cruise Reviews for Gourmet Food Cruises from Istanbul

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Nice Cruise

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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landlubber99

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 I had hoped to find other single on the cruise but did not,as a result iI did feel awkward and I am sure that it did flavour my enjoyment of the trip. The included airfare was very ...
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Sail Date: November 2016


The Explorer Cafe was our favorite place to hang out.

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Lesliem759

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose Viking because we had a great experience with Viking three years ago on a Rhine cruise. The cabin was beautiful, but there was nightly work being done on the deck above our cabin that woke us up almost every night. We complained, but it still happened. Also, upon boarding we had difficulty finding our cabin. When we boarded the river cruise, there was a crew member escorting every ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Traveled with disabled person


Turkish Delight to Italian Romance

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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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


Fantastic time

Review for Viking Star to Mediterranean

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Hinton 1987

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 began with the pre-cruise extension to Gallipoli and Troy. First class accommodations and an excellent guide. We were unable to go back to Istanbul. Viking had made the wise decision ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


Fantastic 50 Day Viking Cruise

Review for Viking Star to Europe - All

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Ultra 1951

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was a 50 day Viking cruise that covered 18 countries and 36 ports. I was one that thought 50 days was to long but in the end it was great. Would recommend this to any one that had the time and money to do it. We were not nickeled and dine at all everything we could have ask for and more. We booked another cruise for 15 days while on this cruise. The ship was new so everything ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


Trip of a Lifetime

Review for Viking Star to Europe - All

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Nebulachristie

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 was most attentive, friendly, and was hard to say goodbye after getting to know them over the 50 days. Staterooms were great with balconies and nice modern bathrooms. However, nothing ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


We'll Be Back

Review for Viking Star to Mediterranean

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robertcwest

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We have taken Viking River cruises and been impressed by their quality. We expected (and received) the same great experience at sea. The ship was a perfect size for us. We have been put off by the cattle call style of the regular cruise lines and appreciated the extra attention and space the Viking Star and its staff provided. It was much closer to a small boat experience than the larger cruise ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


Kudos to Viking!

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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SallyWhiting

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We have enjoyed the Viking River cruises, and trusted Viking to please us once again on this new ocean cruise. They did not disappoint! Although we were greatly unhappy that the tour of Istanbul had to be cancelled (our main reason for choosing this cruise), we loved all the other ports of call and excursions. We consider every aspect of Viking cruising of 5-star caliber, and Empires of the ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


A Wonderful Cruise in an Incredible Part of the World

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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sarajallen57@gmail.com

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

I chose this cruise because I already had experience with Viking, and knew that the quality of the ship and the service would be excellent, and because the route of this cruise included several places that I had wanted to visit for a long time. This was our first ocean cruise on Viking. The ship is exquisite; the cabins are lovely, and, as expected, the service was superior. We had a ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


A Five Star Trip on the Viking Star

Review for Viking Star to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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MaineratSea

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

We had always wanted to visit Turkey, Greece and the Dalmatian coast, and this Viking cruise from Istanbul to Venice gave us that and more. The brand-new Viking Star is an extraordinarily beautiful and comfortable ship. The courteous, friendly and cheerful staff gave us five star service every moment of every day. We had been a bit nervous about being among 900 passengers, worrying that we ...
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Sail Date: March 2016


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