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Istanbul to the Mediterranean Viking Ocean Viking Star Cruise Reviews

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Viking Star
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Istanbul

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67 Istanbul to the Mediterranean Viking Ocean Viking Star Cruise Reviews


Hinton 1987 avatar

Hinton 1987

2 Reviews Written

Fantastic time

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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 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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tmcordes

1 Review Written

Fabulous

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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GiGi0815

1 Review Written

Empires of the Mediterranean

As a history buff, my husband had a desire to visit Troy and Istanbul. I was not comfortable visiting that part of the world. When I saw the Viking cruise from Istanbul to Venice, I knew that would be the way to get ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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landlubber99

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Bear_Music

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic Maiden Voyage

I had always wanted to do a "Maiden Voyage" and this was our chance. The Viking Oceans concept fascinated us from the beginning; we hate mega-ships, we do not frequent casinos, we have zero interest in rock-climbing ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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janschwartz18

1 Review Written

Fabulous Cruise on Viking Star!

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 ...
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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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paul8678

1 Review Written

The Viking Star is a truly bright star.

We wanted to see new destinations in Turkey, Greece and the European eastern Adriatic, and follow it with areas of Italy and the Riviera ending in Barcelona. We have enjoyed Viking River Cruises and thought the ...
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Sail Date November 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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Wot4

1 Review Written

Turkish Delight to Italian Romance

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, ...
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Sail Date April 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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MaidenStar

1 Review Written

Sets a New Standard

This was our first cruise and we were not disappointed. What a fabulous ship! We had not really been interested in cruising in the past as most ships looked more suited to younger cruisers, or like floating clubs, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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edp5556

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We Liked IT So Much - We Booked Another Ocean Cruise!!!

Past positive experience on Viking River Cruises led us to sign up for the Ocean going Viking Star..The cabin set-up was excellent. The food service was very gracious and was able to properly prepare my ...
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Sail Date March 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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robertcwest

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We'll Be Back

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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BevMartyn3

1 Review Written

A quick look at Constantinople to Catalonia

We chose the Catalonia to Constantinople cruise based on the ports that we would be docking in. There were only a few disappointments...one which Viking had no control over. The state department didn't want ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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SallyWhiting

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Kudos to Viking!

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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janistsang

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise of Lifetime

The cruise was nicely done. New ship! I enjoyed every moment of it. The crew were friendly and helpful. The check in and out seemed to go smoothly. I can see every crew took pride of their work/ship. We met ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Petite Blonde

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The Trip of a Lifetime

We arrived in Istanbul several days early to explore the city with the three other couples in our group, using Tours by Locals online in advance of the trip to find a guide. This was our fifth cruise, but our ...
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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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sarajallen57@gmail.com

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful Cruise in an Incredible Part of the World

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Cathy MacHold avatar

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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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


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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