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Viking Ocean Viking Orion Cruise Reviews

Viking Ocean
Viking Orion
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38 Viking Ocean Viking Orion Cruise Reviews


MS RS avatar

MS RS

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed, very misleading cruise description

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We had expected better based on other travelers comments, cruise description and cost. To begin with the description of the cruise was misleading, it was described as spending two days in Bali, when in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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davidt53

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed and Feeling Deceived

We took the 12 night trip from Bangkok to Bali. The disembarkation port is more than 2 1/2 hours away from the city of Bangkok by taxi. This made making a visit to Bangkok after boarding the ship an expensive and ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Arthurg

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Should Have Been Better

Viking rated #1! Not for this cruise. Short amount of time in Bangkok. Included tour was much too short. For a city like Bangkok, more time is needed. Next stops, Kuala Lampur and Singapore needed much more time. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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CruisingClarks

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Experience on Orion in SE Asia was mixed

We cruised from Hong Kong to Bangkok. The ship (Viking Orion) is fabulous, the ports are quite a mix, and the passengers are generally not very nice people. We enjoyed the ship, especially the Explorer's Dome ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ElizaBettyLou

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Viking Orion Beijing to Hong Hong

We just got back from our first Viking cruise that departed Beijing and ended in Hong Kong. We traveled with another couple and had a great time. We loved China and Hong Kong. However, I am not sure I would ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Rosieogradie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Orion New Zealand & Australia

Could not get the flight I wanted, even though I took Air Plus. Flight home was delayed 2 hours, so United dumped all luggage at LAX stopover and cancelled all connecting flights. We had a scheduled 3 hour layover, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Kewi307

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise around New Zealand

My travel partner and I had New Zealand and Australia on our must-do list. Previous Viking experiences in China and Germany led us to choose this cruise when it first became available. The food was extremely ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Oskareppl1

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disappointed Overall

We booked this cruise directly through Viking in November 2017 - 18 months prior to departure. We were advised at that time we could upgrade flights as soon as flights became available. We duly did this through ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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willy_the_wombat

3 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship, but the cruising experience needs improvement

Viking have some beautiful ships. Well designed with a furnished by IKEA feeling. We'd travelled on Viking Sea previously and felt that as the line was new it needed some bedding down but that we ought to give it ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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montfleur

3 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Just returned from a Cruise on the Orion from Hong Kong to Tokyo chosen mostly for the destinations. We wanted to travel to Japan and given the fact that Japan is EXPENSIVE, this seemed like a good choice as the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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tzombes

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

Having cruised all major shipping lines over the past 30 years, I was thrilled to find Viking Orion cruising from Australia 30th December, 2018. Having heard the standard of this ship was equal to the best I had ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Yosel

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Underwhelming

I was attracted by the destinations and the hype surrounding Viking Ocean Cruises. The ship is beautifully equipped with all modern facilities. Like a beautiful woman until the true character is exposed. The Ship ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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keryn and Dudley

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Australian & Komodo Coast

Chose this cruise for the destinations, which were wonderful. Ship was very clean and overall staff very friendly and attentive. Speciality Restaurants were of a very good standard. Spa was excellent. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Jonh34446

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Not up to Par

This was our third Viking experience, previously a 15 day river and 15 day ocean. I guess I should start out by saying the the Viking ships are beautiful, well laid out it never feels congested. The cabin ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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sandkeymandy

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Left a lot to be desired!

We chose the Viking Ocean cruise because we had done two Viking river cruises which were exceptional. So we were expecting the same on an ocean cruise. Not to be, alas! The ship itself, Orion, about 8 months old ...
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Sail Date March 2019


LibraryJo avatar

LibraryJo

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship; so-so entertainment; poor food service; poor excursion booking

We booked this cruise because of our previous experiences with Viking River and to join some friends. The process pre-cruise with booking excursions was horrible as most of the tours were listed as sold-out by the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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TheBoy58

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship with Excellent Crew But Some Food Not Up to Par

We chose this cruise as the itinerary seemed very good and it seemed as though it was good to have some excursions and beer and wine included during meal times. Having said that, we had a very rough traverse of the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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davidcareypsu1970

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Summarize

The positive points are as follows: beautiful ship, laid out very nicely, and very clean; crew personnel were very friendly, polite, people oriented, caring, and a great asset for Viking; entertainment staff were ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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AAA55

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Good NOT great

Whe chose to try the Viking Ocean experience because we have enjoyed several river cruises with them. Unfortunatley, they did not live up to the excellent quality of thecriver cruises. It felt that the crew needed ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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mamafas

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in Viking

We chose Viking Ocean for several reasons. First we were tired of the large crowds of people on the other cruise lines we have sailed. We were tired of the photographers, casino, and poor excursions. We were happy ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ribera

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Bangkok, Bali and Beyond

Chose countries I was interested in exploring...Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. I have traveled on Viking Riverboats twice before, and I was disappointed in the ocean cruise experience with Viking compared to ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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ollie46j

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship 2nd class treatment

The Viking Orion is a beautiful new ship we have been on 1 Of it’s sister ships The food was very good to outstanding The housekeeping was excellent The problem lies in being treated As a second class ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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stclem4321

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

New Zealand to Australia

I’ve had New Zealand and Australia on my bucket list for a long time. With such great reviews of Viking Ocean cruises and having been very pleased with Viking River, why not. It was a mix of good and bad. In ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Camberge

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Poorly Organized Cruise on a Beautiful Ship

We chose the Viking Orion cruise because we had wanted to see Australia. We left on December 30 out of Auckland. As mentioned above the communication prior to leaving was inaccurate and insufficient. I really don't ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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weinpal

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Too cold and too noisy

We loved our Viking river cruises. On this ship, the corridors were kept so cold so that, returning from outside temps of 85 to 95 degrees, we felt chilled. the food was good but people did send food back. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Viking Orion Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.7
Dining5.04.5
Entertainment4.04.1
Public Rooms5.04.8
Fitness Recreation5.04.4
FamilyN/A
Enrichment5.04.4
Service4.54.7
Value For Money5.04.2
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