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66 Viking Ocean Viking Orion Cruise Reviews


robinhood1 avatar

robinhood1

4 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Familiar Viking Experience but some details need attention

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We really loved our Viking cruise and as Viking regulars appreciated the familiarity and excellent service from the very friendly staff. I will get the negatives out of the way straight away - there are ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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MexAlaViet

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

14 night Far East -- Mostly very nice cruise, some room for improvement

Started with this 2-week cruise from Hong Kong to Tokyo, then a week in Japan on our own. We did a Viking River (Grand European) last year so wanted to try one of their ocean cruises. Loved the Orion. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Wallyroo

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Getting better!

Hong Kong to Tokyo 16 days. This was are Second Viking cruise as previously sailed on V.Sea. We found Orion to be a better experience this time around. Orion did not seem so bland as Sea, certainly more pop of ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jamessmng

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Very relaxing cruise on a spacious mid size modern ship

This cruise was a little different from all the other ones that I've been to. It is more relaxing, and more intellectual. The ship is newly commissioned, mid size but spacious for the number of guests. Except in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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BobandGinny

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Love the ship, Excursions were mixed bag

We are loyal Viking River cruisers (5 trips) and decided to give Viking Ocean a try. We have traveled on other ocean cruise lines. Generally, things went pretty well for us, though there were a few bumps during ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Focused1

5 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

First time on Viking: Great crew but disappointing accommodations

Have sailed on most lines over the past 25 years , most recently on Regent, Seabourn, Silversea. We were impressed with the consistently excellent service throughout the ship by the delightful crew. The ship’s ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Sarababich

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Good trip but some issues

Overall I enjoyed our cruise on Viking Orion. My husband and I booked with Viking because we were tired of large ships with no private space and we didn't want to be nickled and dimed. We wanted an adult experience ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Luckycat1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Overall very good cruise, some issues

I chose Viking for a cruise around New Zealand ending at Sydney, Australia because I wanted the experience that Viking provided. Viking caters to adults, does not have a casino and includes a number of things in ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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CalTravelers

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Viking Experience in Southern Hemisphere

Our previous experience with Viking was the Midnight Sun. We were pleased with the quality of services and ship. We arrived 3 days early in New Zealand and stayed an extra 4 days in Sydney. Time allowed by Viking ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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boba88

1 Review Written

Cruising on Viking Orion is definitely a wonderful experience

Our voyage on the Viking Orion from Bangkok to Bali was certainly one of the most memorable cruising we have the pleasure to partake. Viking has a way to pick the best crew, and this is no exception. As this is a ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Michaelonthecoast

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

One Way to see Down Under

Overall, the cruise portion of our Aus/NZ trip was good. The itinerary was appealing as it included Hobart, Tasmania, and smaller centers in NZ. We arranged our own flights. Viking Orion is a classy looking ship ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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shielsja

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Joy

I also found not all passengers were treated the same. I think if you socialized with the crew you were treated better. If you spent time later in the evening with then and participated in their games, they greeted ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Anone

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beautifully appointed ship. Included tours need work.

We chose this cruise because of the destinations on the itinerary & because some tours were included. We had travelled on Viking before...a river cruise. Some of the shore excursions were terrible...long bus ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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mikebally

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The cruise was good.

The new ship was great. The crew was exceptional. The food was great. One day while at sea from Tasmania to New Zealand, all passengers on Decks 2 and 3 were requested to meet on Deck 1 at 9 AM to complete and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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gschill

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent ship, excursions ok

The ship was absolutely beautiful - new and very well designed. PRE-ARRANGED TRANSFER: Had a bit of a problem upon our midnight arrival in Bangkok when there was no one to meet us, despite assurances that there ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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palermo22

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bali to Sydney cruise (Many hits and a few misses)

We had been on Viking before so I am comparing this cruise to the Viking cruise we took last year - plus other cruises we have taken. Dollar for dollar you are not going to do better than booking a Viking cruise - ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Belsouth38th

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

The cruise was very good and Australia/New Zealand were just awesome.

The ship was elegant as was the cabin. I enjoyed the choice of dining options and the housekeeping staff just awesome. Perhaps the only thing I feel could be improved upon were some of the free excursions. We felt ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Off Shore avatar

Off Shore

14 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise...Except for the Included Tours

We have sailed on Viking Ocean before, and will do so again. Check-in and debarking was excellent. We had a PS3 cabin, which was worth the money. The food was quite good; although they should have more green ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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CrusinCajn

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Shipboard experience 5, Excursions 2

We were on the 15 night Far East Discovery cruise from Beijing to Hong Kong! SHIP - Brand new and very luxurious. The decor suits the Viking brand and the crowd that these ships attract. One never feels like ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Lgrslp

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Trip But Skip Onboard Harding Jewelers

We chose it because of Viking’s reputation. Also we really wanted to visit the countries on this trip. I learned quickly that all staff were eager to please. We had an awesome steward and housekeeping person. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Skyebaby

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful cruise ship, but....

We have done four riverboat cruises with Viking and I liked the look of the Orion, fancied a Mediterranean cruise, so decided to try it. The first day, we flew from our nearest airport, Leeds/Bradford, but had to ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Ladydahdah

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Better than I expected for my first cruise

This was my very first cruise experience. And While I thoroughly enjoyed the quality of the food, the service, the amenities, the decor, I had a difficult time understanding why the entertainment was so lacking. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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bradtriska

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A great Cruise of a Life Time.

All of the food was top notch. The only issue was the fact that the Chef's Table had a different menu each night. We do not eat DUCK so we had to cancel. There needs to be more of a selection at the Chef's ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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sibeachnut

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Beautiful vessel but not quite ready for prime time as of 7/1/18

We had been wanting to try Viking Ocean as an alternative to our previous favorites, Windstar (yachts, not sailing ships) and Regent, so we chose this one week itinerary from Venice to Rome and were joined by long ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Minnesota Mom

2 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Great new ship!

Just returned from the Viking Orion in the Mediterranean in July. Great ship, great service. A few minor issues.But here is the rundown.... 1, No coffee in the room because of a power issue. 2. Rooms were ...
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Sail Date July 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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