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Viking Ocean Viking Mars Cruise Reviews

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Chef table was outstanding!
This was at the resturant where you can order breakfast vs. buffet.
The performers were usually in the lounge, but one night it was under the stars which was fun!
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"We could watch the same recorded Port talk in my comfortable room on one of two huge TVs.Two visits to Manfredi’s was plenty and one at the Chef’s Table was sufficient...."Read More
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Captain helped me

Review for Viking Mars to Australia & New Zealand

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sherry schadeck
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Three days at sea with not much to do. Trivia game, working on a puzzle; we did not even see a movie posted on those days. Looking for things to do in the evening all we saw was music here, music there, and more music on stage. Only four hours in one town--not nearly enough. Akoroa would have been a better stop than Lyttelton (though we did go up the gondula). Did not like having to leave room ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


slight disappointment

Review for Viking Mars to Australia & New Zealand

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PamelaEdwin
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We had Australia and New Zealand as the last of the Continents tht we have visited. We arrived for a pre-cruse experience. We expected a long flight from New Hampshire, and it was. When we arrived, as a few others did for this cruise, we could not fdind the Representative for Viking. Of course finally we did. The HOtel was excellent and the service there was above great. After that we headed to ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Penthouse Junior Suite with Balcony


Buyer beware

Review for Viking Mars to Asia

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Amy eccleston
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Buyer beware when booking this ship and itinerary. The selling point of going on 30hrs of flights from th US was that viking was knowledgeable ,had a good handle on the tours and we would be immersed in the culture from Bangkok to Bali .This was NOT the case. For the highlite tours we spent riding around on a bus for over 2 of the 3 to 3.5 hrs with a few photo stops.The vendors of these tours we ...
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We appreciate you taking the time to detail your first experience with us, Amy eccleston, as feedback such as this allows us to better understand our guests’ travel preferences. We would...

Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


Had a Fantastic Time

Review for Viking Mars to Asia

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Dafongs
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have done 2 previous river cruises and this was our first Ocean Cruise. We were very impressed with the travel and transfer arrangements that Viking had made for us. If you are like us, which are cautious travelers to first time destinations, Viking is the cruise company for you. Once you meet your Viking representative at the destination airport EVERYTHING is taken care of for you. We ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


Ship & Crew: wonderful. Excursions: not worth it

Review for Viking Mars to Asia

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Kakesim
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Before I start on anything else, let me say that Viking is still my preferred cruiseline. I loved my days and nights on the Viking Mars, surrounded by (mostly) like-minded people and crew members who went out of their way to make things as (Covid-)safe and as serene and comfortable as they might be. I loved our cabin and all the different onboard spaces, and I even enjoyed the smooth “At Sea” ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


SE Asia starting to reopen

Review for Viking Mars to Asia

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jmhaggard
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia is a relatively new destination for Viking. The Mars is new as of 2022 and is a beautiful ship. Viking doesn't appear to have the knowledge or connections as of yet in this area. The excursions were generally poorly planned and executed. On-ship excursions and customer service support appeared to have no knowledge of the regions visited. I'd rate the ship ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Penthouse Veranda Stateroom


"See the world from your bus window..."

Review for Viking Mars to Asia

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JohnWM
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We'd taken a Viking Ocean Cruise across the North Atlantic in 2019, and decided to break our Covid travel limitations on another, because we knew that the boats aren't overcrowded, and that it was possible to do things like wear masks and eat outside on the deck. In that regard, things worked out--we were on the boat for 28 days (Bangkok to Sydney) and didn't get sick. The room-a deluxe ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


Across the Bay of Bengal

Review for Viking Mars to Asia

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SaJe
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Nothing tops the Viking Ocean ships. Luxurious, great amenities, wonderful food choices and very interesting lectures to help us learn more about the history and cultures of the places that we visited. This trip explored places that we would not have been able to go to in one trip. We loved visiting India, Sri Lanka, 2 stops in Malaysia, Singapore and 2 stops in Thailand! Very interesting fun ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


WONDERFUL....unless you are a "FOODIE"

Review for Viking Mars to Asia

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Alphawaves
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We have cruised on 5 different Cruise Lines in the past so feel we have a good point of reference to review a Ship and this one gets (in our opinion): A++ for Ship's Public Spaces, Service, Organization, Cleanliness, Internet Service, Crew, and Itinerary!!! C- for cabin space. D for FOOD. The fresh Seafood/Sushi selections were great, otherwise the food was terrible. In the Café, not ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Viking is the only cruise line for me

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QueenBodacia
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

What an awesome way to spend our 30th wedding anniversary. Stayed in a Penthouse Jr Suite (room 8006). The room was spacious and luxurious. Our room attendant (April) was incredible. Everything was amazing: room, food, excursions, and especially the staff. We only went once to the following venues: afternoon tea in the Wintergarden, Mamsens, Port talk in the theater. The Wintergarden was loud for ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Penthouse Veranda Stateroom


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