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Viking Ocean Viking Star Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the Mediterranean from Istanbul

Viking Ocean
Viking Star
Mediterranean
Istanbul

Traveler rating

Excellent

27

Very Good

2

Average

1

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

30

Senior Cruises

10

First-Time Cruisers

5

Romantic Cruises

2

Cruises for the Disabled

2

30 Viking Ocean Viking Star Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the Mediterranean from Istanbul


tmcordes avatar

tmcordes

1 Review Written

Fabulous

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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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condolea

1 Review Written

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

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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demorse27

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

The best cruise ever!

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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bmajcher

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Fabulous Viking Star

We chose this cruise because of the many destinations we had wanted to see, and this one checked off a lot of them. We were lucky enough to go into Istanbul 4 days early, probably one of the last cruises going in ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Lesliem759

1 Review Written

The Explorer Cafe was our favorite place to hang out.

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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MaineratSea

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Five Star Trip on the Viking Star

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Cathy MacHold

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The little details and amazing surprises set Viking far apart.

We scheduled this trip, with two other couples, 18 months in advance. We wanted to explore eastern Europen countries that we had yet to experience. Though we didn't get to see much of Istanbul, due to enhanced ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Dan3 avatar

Dan3

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Delightful Cruise

Beautiful ship, friendly staff, excellent food. Never seemed crowded with only about 900 guests. Everything went smoothly. Stateroom was top notch. Don't think I'd ever go on a large cruise ship again after ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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quilt cruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime

We chose this cruise as it had all the destinations we wanted. We explored Istanbul in advance on our own and always felt safe, however, I certainly understand Vikings choice to take the tours off the schedule. I ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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pamlevine

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

We have been on a lot of cruises and this was truly amazing. On our way to the ship, my husband mentioned that he hoped this lived up to his very high expectations. He was not disappointed. Unfortunately, this ...
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Sail Date March 2016


demorse27 avatar

demorse27

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Best Cruise Ever

We have been on over 20 cruises and I have to say this was the best overall. The ship was more like a 4 star hotel then a ship. The dining was one of the best even the buffet was great. They had Snow ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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BoysfromPhilly

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Ship 10 / Shore 2

The ship is fantastic! Our first Viking experience, this was the centerpiece of a 45 day "Grand Tour". The crew is outstanding, friendly, attentive and eager to please. The cabins are very comfortable and quiet. We ...
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Sail Date October 2015


John O avatar

John O

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Terrific Time on Ship and on Shore

We did the Empires of the Mediterranean tour with a couple days under Viking's care on each end. Prior to the cruise, we arrived in Istanbul and were bused another 6 hours out to Turkey's Aegean coast. It was a ...
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Sail Date October 2015


argyleha avatar

argyleha

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Empires of the Mediterranean

Viking Star has raised the bar on ocean cruises. This was our first Viking Ocean cruise and our nineteenth overall ocean cruise and it not only was the best but it was worth the wait as every detail on board far ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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pattisd28

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beyond Expectations!

This was our first cruise and we are looking forward to another with Viking. The size of the ship was perfect, very well run by all crew personnel in all areas of the ship. While we don't have another to compare ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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kesst

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

TRIP OF A LIFE TIME

Went with very good friends to places we have never been. Staff, ship, cabin, food, entertainment, excursion set up and guides outstanding. The ship is clean, gorgeous and beautifully designed. Gift shop needs ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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mothompson@btinternet.com

1 Review Written

Superb

This cruise was the best ever. The ship was beautiful and the staff very helpful and polite. They went the extra mile to make sure that we had everything we needed to make it the perfect cruise. The food was ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Deborahk49

1 Review Written

We had a wonderful time on a wonderful ship.

We flew direct to Istanbul [ I was not aware I could have stayed a few days prior to sailing - which I would have done as I had not visited Istanbul & by the time we got from the airport to the ship there was no ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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peterlee15

1 Review Written

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

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


Garden Gal avatar

Garden Gal

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Best Trip Yet with Viking!

This was our fourth trip with Viking, and we had been a little apprehensive about taking an ocean cruise because we love the intimacy of the relatively small river cruise ships. Our fears were soon set aside. The ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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mekelski@charter.net

1 Review Written

Empires of the Mediterranean

Fabulous trip with great tours, food & accommodations. It was all above our expectations. We were upgraded to Penthouse category which was a great bonus. It has been our dream to visit Istanbul, Kusadasi, ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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sharonpearce

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Empires of the Mediterranean

Absolutely fantastic. We stayed in Istanbul for two days before the cruise on our own and three days in Venice at the end of the cruise. My evaluation would be to tour the Blue Mosque and Sofia Mosque in Istanbul, ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Cara Fenstemacher

1 Review Written

Istanbul to Barcelona

This was a trip that exceeded our expectations. The room was lovely and the bath very nice with heated floors! The staff were wonderful, the service top notch and the food was excellent in all restaurants. The ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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busterfan28

1 Review Written

Bucket List

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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cawole

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Trip of a Lifetime

Sailing on the Viking Star was like being on a 5* floating hotel. We knew it was a relatively new ship but it seemed most of the kinks had been worked out. There is ample space and we never felt crowded.The ...
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Sail Date October 2015


Viking Star Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.8
Dining5.04.7
Entertainment3.04.2
Public Rooms5.04.8
Fitness Recreation5.04.3
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.4
Service5.04.8
Value For Money5.04.4
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