1,754 Viking Ocean Viking Star Cruise Reviews

Highly rated and many other satisfied customers. Found it all to be true. Ship was amazing, everything was thought out and crew was always attentive and prepared. Staterooms were clean, well appointed and plenty of room. Food on the ship ... Read More
Highly rated and many other satisfied customers. Found it all to be true. Ship was amazing, everything was thought out and crew was always attentive and prepared. Staterooms were clean, well appointed and plenty of room. Food on the ship was excellent - plenty of selection and variety, regional dishes served, service was outstanding. Manfredi's (Italian restaurant on ship) was our favorite place to dine, excellent food, service, selection. Tours (with one exception) were well planned, educational with well informed guides, always some free time after the tours to explore, eat or relax. Evening entertainment on ship was outstanding, young performers that I would not be surprised to see on Broadway one day. There were also good lectures and discussions about the ports of call and related subjects. Without exception, all the staff working on the ship were friendly, courteous, attentive and efficient. Met a lot of enjoyable passengers as well, enjoyed meals together. The extension trip was wonderful, the best part being the Viking appointed hostess. She was well above all our expectations! Scenery, tours, restaurants and hotels were most enjoyable. Will definitely be taking another Viking cruise in the future. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Recommendation from friends. The ship was clean and efficient. The staff were truly great - responsive and polite. The food was excellent at Manfreds but could only get a reservation one night - very disappointing. Some meals at The ... Read More
Recommendation from friends. The ship was clean and efficient. The staff were truly great - responsive and polite. The food was excellent at Manfreds but could only get a reservation one night - very disappointing. Some meals at The Restaurant were good and others not so - for example, Sword Fish over cooked. The public places on board were very comfortable. The optional excursions were great. The optional Silver Beverage Package was well worth it. The cabin Stewart, Josephine, was so good. So was Jean Paul at The Restaurant. We used the Explorers’ Lounge a lot and found it so comfortable and the service excellent. We particularly enjoyed the guitarist. When we book another cruise we will use Viking again - smaller ship, no children, no casino, etc. we are considering a river cruise, particularly the Danube. Thanks to the crew of the Viking Star for such a pleasant experience. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We wanted to visit this part of the world and this itinerary gave us the perfect opportunity to see several places in one holiday. We enjoyed all the stops, and loved everything about the onboard experience. The ship design, decor and ... Read More
We wanted to visit this part of the world and this itinerary gave us the perfect opportunity to see several places in one holiday. We enjoyed all the stops, and loved everything about the onboard experience. The ship design, decor and upkeep are excellent. Food and drink are fabulous. We especially loved Manfredis restaurant, but we enjoyed the Chefs Table too although we selected our menu carefully because not all of them appealed to us. The Restaurant was consistently high standard, Mamsens deli has a limited selection but us great for a simple breakfast or lunch. There are bars everywhere so you don’t have to go far for a drink. The Explorers Lounge bar was our favourite spot because of the stunning views. There is a main pool with covered and uncovered loungers and sofa style seating, and and aft infinity pool with loungers that shares space with the Aquavit terrace. We hung out at the aft pool. There is a sun deck too. Absolutely no problem finding somewhere to chill out. Every staff member was great to interact with. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
The cruise hit several locations we wanted to visit. We were glad we started in Greece then Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and went to Italy. We did extend our trip 2 days in Venice which was a must. The locations seemed to improve as we ... Read More
The cruise hit several locations we wanted to visit. We were glad we started in Greece then Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and went to Italy. We did extend our trip 2 days in Venice which was a must. The locations seemed to improve as we headed north. The food was outstanding and the daily wine choices were great. We should have taken more advantage of the onboard entertainment. The crew were outstanding. They were very attentive and funny. We appreciate their efforts and service. The excursions were great we did upgrade a few. The history and culture were amazing. Great cultural enrichment and wine! We overpacked. Having the onboard washers and dryers were great to recycle and bring less. We recommend being self aware as a traveler. We were disappointed by the rudeness of some of the other travelers. When something did not go perfect the ship crew always worked hard and quickly to correct it. Be patient. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This was luxury. The ports were all delightful to visit. Excellent guides in every port who knew all about the places we were in. Ship lectures were very good, again the speakers were extremely knowledgeable. All the staff seemed ... Read More
This was luxury. The ports were all delightful to visit. Excellent guides in every port who knew all about the places we were in. Ship lectures were very good, again the speakers were extremely knowledgeable. All the staff seemed genuinely happy and ready to please. Nothing was too much trouble. Drinks included with meals were plentiful and good quality wines. Restaurant food was first class.. Melt in the mouth steaks, lobster, oysters. Eggs so fresh. We were disappointed that they did not make a fuss of sail away but the captain was good. Shipped left port without us feeling a thing. Entertainment good. Young group were professional. Cruise director had a great voice. Ship ba d good too. Leaving the ship went smoothly although we were very early at the airport. Flight delayed and then the airline lost our baggage but we got it delivered to home three days later. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Having loved our Viking River Cruise in 2017, we decided to try the Viking Ocean Cruise. So glad we did. Everything about the ship and the crew was exceptional. The atmosphere, the food, wine, shore excursions, on board activities, it ... Read More
Having loved our Viking River Cruise in 2017, we decided to try the Viking Ocean Cruise. So glad we did. Everything about the ship and the crew was exceptional. The atmosphere, the food, wine, shore excursions, on board activities, it was all marvelous. With only 930 passengers, one never felt crowded and we never had to wait for a table or any type of service. The crew was super professional, courteous and friendly. They helped to create an atmosphere wherein it was easy to make friends with fellow passengers. The cabin design was streamlined and gave a sense of space. Having all cabins with balconies is a huge bonus. Having room service breakfast on our balcony a couple of time was a lovely luxury. The staff in all the restaurants, bars and spa were fabulous. We attended several shows, all of which were fun and entertaining. We have already booked our next Viking Ocean cruise and can't wait for it. Thank you Viking! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I wasnt quite sure what to expect for our Viking Star Ocean voyage after six previous Viking river cruises. Needless to say I was extremely pleased. Everything about the ship from our 3rd deck veranda stateroom to the excellent service and ... Read More
I wasnt quite sure what to expect for our Viking Star Ocean voyage after six previous Viking river cruises. Needless to say I was extremely pleased. Everything about the ship from our 3rd deck veranda stateroom to the excellent service and friendly crew was great. You would never know that the ship had over 600 passengers aboard as there was plenty of space to relax and enjoy being not on a crowded larger cruise ship. Our shore excursions more often than not had superb guides, we chose to take several extra charge trips and are glad we did. The weather, except for the very first day, was spectacular. Unfortunately, the winds off of Santorini were too high to allow tenders to be used so we missed that trip. Food aboard the Viking Star was always good, ranging from excellent (Mamsens and Manfredi) to very good choices at the breakfast and lunch buffets. The main dining room was also usually good, but got extremely noisy after 730 pm. I used the very large fitness center a couple of times and we certainly were surprised by the free laundry room and 24 hour room service. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this cruise because we loved the Riverboat cruise that we took back in 2017 and though we would try the ocean line. The food and service was amazing -- rooms were lovely -- and I enjoyed the free wi-fi The entertainment is ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we loved the Riverboat cruise that we took back in 2017 and though we would try the ocean line. The food and service was amazing -- rooms were lovely -- and I enjoyed the free wi-fi The entertainment is geared to an older crowd - there wasn't enough entertainment and with a lot of wasted space on the ship -- I felt there should have been more to choose from. Spent most of my time watching TV in the room. One of the most popular ports was missed due to weather -- not the ships fault -- but we didn't get any extra time at any other port -- The included excursions were very boring and the timing left you with no time to do any other ones -- which was extremely disappointing - because the included excursions with the Riverboat cruise were amazing -- Finally we traveled with a group of people -- which 6 of us was escorted to the airport when it was time to leave -- but the last person traveling with us was told to leave an hour past us - then was just left to find her own way to the airport - having to take a train and a bus - not knowing where she was going and was extremely upset -- In closing - I will never travel with Viking Ocean line again - This was the most I have ever paid for a vacation and was left very underwhelmed Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We liked the venue: Athens to Venice. The accommodations were good. Cabin nice and clean. Balcony and pools were great. Food wasn’t what I expected is all. I’m not fond of cafeteria style. We ate at The Restaurant was good. As was The ... Read More
We liked the venue: Athens to Venice. The accommodations were good. Cabin nice and clean. Balcony and pools were great. Food wasn’t what I expected is all. I’m not fond of cafeteria style. We ate at The Restaurant was good. As was The Chef table. Manifrdis was ok. The Explorer bar was our favorite! Great bartenders and view! We felt service was slow even with so many employees mulling around. Many times we would have to go find someone. Excursions were excellent, though places were extremely crowded especially Dubrovnik. Too many cruise ships allowed at a time so guided tended to rush you through so other guides could get in. We would of signed up for our third cruise but thought down payment was high. We want to go on another river cruise possibly Portugal/Spain. Hopefully in 2 years. We loved the river cruise Paris to Zurich 2 years ago. More personal. See you in 2 years Viking! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We have cruised over 25 times on various small ship cruise lines. Have river cruised with Viking 3 times and wanted to try their new ocean ships. We were very happy with the Viking Star. It has beautiful public spaces, we were always ... Read More
We have cruised over 25 times on various small ship cruise lines. Have river cruised with Viking 3 times and wanted to try their new ocean ships. We were very happy with the Viking Star. It has beautiful public spaces, we were always able to find a spot by the pool and the outside decks. Poolside service was a little slow. Our Explorer Suite was perfect. Love being on the back of the ship with expansive views as we sailed away. Because this was a relatively short cruise, 12 days, we only dined in the main restaurant once. It didn't impress. Food and ambiance were just a little above average. We really enjoyed the Chef's Table restaurant with wine pairings. The Italian restaurant didn't disappoint either. Entertainment was just average, some evenings only a movie was offered. Overall service was very good and the ports were great. It's really makes a big difference to have the quiet boxes during a shore excursion. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
The Viking Star and crew did not disappoint. It is often said you get what you pay for and Viking stood tall. The crew hospitality was heart warming to say the least, always personalized and always delivered in a jubilant way that is ... Read More
The Viking Star and crew did not disappoint. It is often said you get what you pay for and Viking stood tall. The crew hospitality was heart warming to say the least, always personalized and always delivered in a jubilant way that is refreshingly uplifting to the spirt after a long day ashore or leaving your cabin for an anticipated dinner experience. The physical appearance of The Star is impressive in it’s absolutely clean environment throughout the ship. This was our second Viking Cruise on The Star, the last being 15 nights out of Barcelona to Bergen in 2018. It was uplifting to see again so many crew members who’s interactions with each other, regardless of status, continue to be seamlessly positive. Five stars to the entertainment on-board. It would be unjust to single anyone out, least I forget to mention someone, from singers to band members all were exceptionally talented. My only (false) negative is that my failure at self discipline led to a few pounds joining us is a testament to the exceptional variety and quality of food and beverage. We look forward to next summer where a Viking River Cruise awaits our discovery and new adventures. Tom & Regina Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We had gone on the Rhine River Cruise in 2017 and were so impressed with Viking - the food, the excursions, the staff and accommodations - we knew we would travel with Viking again. Italy and Greece were two destinations on my bucket ... Read More
We had gone on the Rhine River Cruise in 2017 and were so impressed with Viking - the food, the excursions, the staff and accommodations - we knew we would travel with Viking again. Italy and Greece were two destinations on my bucket list so when we found the Emperors of the Mediterranean we know that was the cruise we needed to book next. The ship was beautiful, the options and the guides for each excursion were exceptional. The pre- excursion in Tuscany was wonderful - the billa accommodations and meals prepared at the villa were phenomenal and Roberta, our guide, was amazing! The deluxe suite on the ship was beautiful and spacious. I loved the afternoon in Winter Garden and all the beautiful sitting and lounge areas throughout the ship were great. We really enjoyed the spa and Harri was amazing for my massage and we participated in the Nordic Bathing Ritual with Harri as well. The snow grotto was a fun addition to the spa area. I was, unfortunately, disappointed with the food. We felt the food - variety and quality - on the river cruise was far superior to the ocean cruise. There seemed to be a lot of repetition each night and many items lacked flavor. The river cruise did a better job of tailoring each dinner to the port/ region we were visiting. The port talks were a bit too early, often missing them because we were just getting back from an excursion or cutting into the tea time. The other suggestion to consider is the amount of free time built into the excursions. While I understand we are on a tight time table we did not feel there was enough free time to explore the area on our own. Typically we had 20 30 minutes of free time at the end of the excursion which was not enough time to grab a drink or cup of coffee let alone do any shopping. Over all the ocean cruise was good however I think our next Viking trip we will return to the river options. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose Viking Ocean Cruise because we have taken 2 river cruises and we were extremely impressed with the staff, the ship and the excursions so we decided to go with Viking Ocean. The ship had so much to offer. We loved having the ... Read More
We chose Viking Ocean Cruise because we have taken 2 river cruises and we were extremely impressed with the staff, the ship and the excursions so we decided to go with Viking Ocean. The ship had so much to offer. We loved having the infinity pool to hang out at after an excursion. It was so relaxing and a great place to meet other people. The suites are fabulous, plenty of room to relax and enjoy. The housekeeping staff and other staff are very friendly and always trying to please. We felt the dining was a bit off for breakfast and lunch. We would sit at a table and there would not be a salt and pepper shaker on the table and it would take awhile before someone would come over to help us. The restaurants on the ship were excellent. The only disappointment was that the food did not match the ports that we visited. We felt the food on the river cruise was much better and the variety of food was excellent on the river cruise. We would take another ocean cruise with viking but we prefer the river cruises with less people on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We have received brochures from Viking for many years, for river cruises, most of which went to places we had already visited by land. When this cruise down the Adriatic came through, we chose it to celebrate our Golden Wedding, as a ... Read More
We have received brochures from Viking for many years, for river cruises, most of which went to places we had already visited by land. When this cruise down the Adriatic came through, we chose it to celebrate our Golden Wedding, as a special treat. It could not have been more wonderful. The whole ship was beautifully laid out, with attractive, subtle decoration (not all gold and glitz), it was extremely efficiently run with every procedure going smoothly, and the staff were all fantastic - friendly, helpful and cheerful, even when they had been working all day, and some during the night too while we sailed. All the visits in port were beautifully organised and the guides were good. The crowds in some towns were unfortunate but on board, we did not feel at all crowded, despite there being 1400 people on board. This holiday was way beyond our expectations and we are recommending Viking to all our friends. Another trip may well be in the diary at some stage. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We had previously used Viking for China and had THE most amazing and wonderful experience so we naturally looked at Viking for the Mediterranean. The ship, Viking Star was immaculate at all times, the staff friendly and helpful, cabin ... Read More
We had previously used Viking for China and had THE most amazing and wonderful experience so we naturally looked at Viking for the Mediterranean. The ship, Viking Star was immaculate at all times, the staff friendly and helpful, cabin clean and spacious and the communal areas well maintained. The buffet food was incredible and the special seafood night at poolside was a foodies delight. We did all the included excursions and bought 3 additional trips. Venice Opera, was expensive and didn't live up to the brochure explanation...warm wine and no snacks! However, the balance of the trips where good but very busy in Athens as there where several other cruise ships and it was a bit of a bun fight at times, that aside we enjoyed them. Several of the guides where exceptional, a few good and one mmmmmm just ok...but it didn't spoil our overall experience. If we did Viking again we would look again at the additional trips that say 'with wine and snacks' a little more carefully ! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We had been anxious to visit the Balkan countries along the Adriatic, and felt that the cruise itinerary offered on the Viking Star would be the best way to do this. Having traveled on other ocean cruise lines, we were pleasantly ... Read More
We had been anxious to visit the Balkan countries along the Adriatic, and felt that the cruise itinerary offered on the Viking Star would be the best way to do this. Having traveled on other ocean cruise lines, we were pleasantly surprised at how much of a "step up" our experience on Viking was. Lots of space, pleasant environs, excellent dining and top of the line shore excursions. The staff were definitely there to serve. Guest Services did an outstanding job when we had any questions or concerns. The ports of call were excellent, however, we were a little disappointed in how crowded several of the ports were (Dubrovnik and Santorini). The main Restaurant offered an excellent menu, with "local" offerings associated with the current port of call. The wine selection was good. The Explorers Lounge was a pleasant place for a pre-dinner cocktail, especially when sailing away from port. We definitely would sail with Viking again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We like smaller ships rather than the huge ocean liners., which is why we picked Viking. The Viking Star is very elegant and first class in every way and has a personal feel because of the smaller size. The food at all the restaurants was ... Read More
We like smaller ships rather than the huge ocean liners., which is why we picked Viking. The Viking Star is very elegant and first class in every way and has a personal feel because of the smaller size. The food at all the restaurants was very high quality. We were impressed with all the healthy choices and the variety of great food. The service on the ship was extremely attentive. The cabin was very spacious. The one thing I would criticize would be the lack of drawers for clothing. I think more drawers would make the room perfect. I requested more hangers, which definitely helped. The bathroom had a good amount of storage space and the shower was a very comfortable size. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. The selection of shore excursions was very good and we enjoyed our tours. The entertainment was fun and well done. We traveled with 3 other couples and we all enjoyed having meals together in the beautiful dining rooms. The Restaurant was a particular favorite. We loved World Cafe for breakfast. We also enjoyed hanging out at the infinity pool during our free time and going into the hot tub., We would definitely do another cruise with Viking. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this cruise because we had never been to Europe and wanted to see as much as possible. We chose Viking because of the great reviews from friends and the small number of passengers. We also liked that there were no passengers under ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we had never been to Europe and wanted to see as much as possible. We chose Viking because of the great reviews from friends and the small number of passengers. We also liked that there were no passengers under the age of 18. We were expecting a great cruise and it far exceeded our expectations. The food crew, excursions were all wonderful. Our cabin was large and very comfortable. We spent time on the deck eating, reading and taking pictures! The crew were always helpful and respectful. The entertainment was very enjoyable. Especially enjoyed the Explorers Lounge on the day we spent at sea.We loved that we didn't have a specific time for all our meals and could spend extra time in the ports if we wanted. We enjoyed it so much that we booked another Viking cruise for next year! This was our first cruise and we will never go on any other cruise line! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We chose the Mediterranean Odyssey as a mode of travel in order to enjoy sights centered near the ports of call on this particular itinerary. We also selected the Viking cruise line for its reputation of quality as well as the smaller ... Read More
We chose the Mediterranean Odyssey as a mode of travel in order to enjoy sights centered near the ports of call on this particular itinerary. We also selected the Viking cruise line for its reputation of quality as well as the smaller number of passengers on this particular voyage. The timing of the cruise was also meaningful to us as it was in celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary as well as the time of the year weather wise. The entertainment turned out to be a complete surprise as we did not choose Viking with the expectation of being presented with famous singers, comedians, etc. The cruise director and vocalists were superb and the band musicians were outstanding. It was just enough variety after full days of sightseeing. The cruise had a very low key relaxed ambiance. The fact that it was a non smoking ship, no casino with smokers to navigate through was a most welcome pleasure. Viking also engaged excellent local tour guides which added greatly to the enjoyment of the land excursions. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
My sister had never been outside the US and when I went to Barcelona 2 years ago she said to take lots of pictures because that would be the closest she’d ever get to Europe. I said “WHY?!?” She said her husband hates traveling. I ... Read More
My sister had never been outside the US and when I went to Barcelona 2 years ago she said to take lots of pictures because that would be the closest she’d ever get to Europe. I said “WHY?!?” She said her husband hates traveling. I said, “You don’t need him to go, I’ll go with you!” And the adventure was on! For 13 glorious days we explored a total of 8 countries and fell in love with every one of them! The Viking Star is luxurious elegance, from the deluxe veranda where I sipped hot tea in the mornings while watching the sun rise, to the multiple dining venues, the Explorer’s Lounge to the infinity pool, and the Spa... Let me just say that Nordic Bathing is my new indulgence! Those Vikings really knew how to pamper themselves! The ports on the Mediterranean Odyssey cruise were amazing, each one so unique that every morning was like Christmas, with a delightful new gift to unwrap and explore each day. Without a doubt, though, the best surprise for me was the staff. From Tejo, who greeted us with a smile every time we entered or left our cabin, and kept it sparkling clean and well stocked with whatever we wanted, to the maitre’d of the Restaurant, who greeted us by name and sat us at a shared table with 6 other delightful voyagers the first night. We all became fast friends and spent most of the rest of the evenings of the cruise laughing and sharing our days’ adventures with each other over delicious meals representing whatever country we had just visited. From start to finish, this was the adventure of a lifetime, shared with my best and oldest friend, my sister.5061 Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We have cruised with Viking in the past, while this was our first Ocean Cruise (Mediterranean) with them. Loved the small ship size, which really helped to not be overwhelmed by what is already over tourism at most European destinations. ... Read More
We have cruised with Viking in the past, while this was our first Ocean Cruise (Mediterranean) with them. Loved the small ship size, which really helped to not be overwhelmed by what is already over tourism at most European destinations. The Viking Star ship is large enough to provide for perfect sized accommodations with ample room/balcony space, plenty of onboard amenities and a nice smooth ride for Med cruising. There was no issues/ queues for dinning in either the sit down restaurant nor the buffet style restaurants. With two pools and two hot tubs, plus other gathering places, spread the guests out so you did not feel crowded. The smaller ship allows for docking at multiple ports that the larger ships cannot enter or have to tender; this allowed for awesome sail-ins and sail-outs at beautiful ports like Monte Carlo. Viking really provides for all of your needs and most of your wants in its included cruise fair; most included tours are a good start to experiencing each port (while Viking should vet some of the local guides a bit more, one or two were a bit laborious to the point of us bowing out of our included tour early on). The included drinks at meals were most generous, they provide for several added excursions and ample courtesy shuttles from ports to downtown destinations. The house keeping staff was amazing, providing for your every convenience (extra hangers, ice morning and night, extra bottled water, etc), as well as the restaurant staff, very friendly and inviting. The only area we felt was lacking, was the sit down restaurant meals (we primarily participated in the evenings) which did not live up to our expectations. We have had finer meals on other cruise lines (RC) as well as Viking River cruises, while we felt they did step up the game towards the end of the 13 day cruise. We believe they could do a better job of providing better destination meals considering the ports of call we made (Rome, Naples, Corfu, Venice, etc). Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We loved our two Viking river cruises and had never been on an ocean cruise, so, of course, we chose Viking for our first ocean experience! It was even better than we had hoped it would be! The Star was beautifully decorated and gave us ... Read More
We loved our two Viking river cruises and had never been on an ocean cruise, so, of course, we chose Viking for our first ocean experience! It was even better than we had hoped it would be! The Star was beautifully decorated and gave us a feeling of peaceful elegance! Our room was so comfortable and the shower was amazing! I didn’t even miss my Sleep Number bed or my tub for bubble baths! The dining options allowed us to dress up for a sit down dinner or be casual after being ashore all day. We really loved the variety provided by the buffet style in the World Cafe! Our room was maintained by friendly, courteous staff who came in numerous times when we were out to straighten up and leave us goodies, as well as the Viking Daily. I saved all of my Viking Dailies for souvenirs because they were so informative and helped us stay organized each day! We learned so much from our guides about each of our onshore excursions. The Quiet Vox is a great way to hear every word so we didn’t miss a thing! The Star was such a smooth way to travel that we couldn’t believe we were moving through the water until we went out on the deck! We are so in love with Viking that we booked another ocean voyage before we even left the Star! Viking is the best! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
The 12 night Viking Mediterranean odyssey cruise was our 1st trip to Europe in celebration of our retirements this year. Viking was by far superior to the other 3 cruise lines we’ve previously traveled with. The ship and food were high ... Read More
The 12 night Viking Mediterranean odyssey cruise was our 1st trip to Europe in celebration of our retirements this year. Viking was by far superior to the other 3 cruise lines we’ve previously traveled with. The ship and food were high quality and absolutely amazing. All the complimentary amenities- free excursion in each port, high tea, speciality dining and free wine and beer with meals, free laundry along with no sales pressure anywhere - spa, dining etc - and Viking staff anticipating and responding to our every need and desire - made this a true luxury experience. We would have appreciated the port talks occurring prior to the cut off times to book or change excursions. We’d also have enjoyed more guided tour time and less free time - which seemed to be primarily shopping time. Overall we loved the cruise - and made an onboard deposit for a Viking cruise in the future. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Had previously gone on a Viking river cruise and had an excellent experience. My husband and I wanted to do an ocean cruise, but also wanted the opportunity to visit places we had never been to. The number of "stops" on our ... Read More
Had previously gone on a Viking river cruise and had an excellent experience. My husband and I wanted to do an ocean cruise, but also wanted the opportunity to visit places we had never been to. The number of "stops" on our cruise gave us the opportunity to revisit some of our favorite cities in Europe as well as explore some new ones. While the included excursions were interesting, the crowds - which were explained as common when so many ships were in port - made it less appealing and difficult to explore the cities. The excursions that we selected, a wine-tasting in Marseille, cooking class in a Tuscan castle, and the UNESCO site at Herculaneum were excellent. The service on the cruise was excellent. Our room steward, Ronel, went above and beyond to accommodate us. And since I have a medical condition which requires daily injections, I was very impressed by the medical staff who were always available when needed. We did dine in all of the restaurants and enjoyed them all. The "feast" that was served on our day at sea was amazing! And, the entertainment in the evening was great....a nice selection of music and just right the length of time. The only criticism of the cruise was the fire drill while in Barcelona. We sat in our area for an hour waiting for the final passengers to board.... I would recommend the Viking experience highly and without hesitation. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Friends suggested an Ocean Cruise in the Mediterranean. We had not been on an ocean cruise before so we really had no expectation. We had completed two river cruises (one with AMA and one with Viking) and enjoyed the rivers. Viking Ocean ... Read More
Friends suggested an Ocean Cruise in the Mediterranean. We had not been on an ocean cruise before so we really had no expectation. We had completed two river cruises (one with AMA and one with Viking) and enjoyed the rivers. Viking Ocean was a much bigger ship that I expected, however, it is spacious. Viking designed the ship in such a way that there are various sitting/bar/game areas. You almost never feel overwhelmed by volumes of people except for two nights when there was standing room only in the Star Theatre. Value was excellent. Accommodations were comfortable. Bathroom provided great storage for your toiletries. The staff were friendly and helpful. Unlike the river cruises you rarely meet the ships Captain, Hotel Manager, Cruise Director and Chef. A bit less intimate but I think understandable. Food was good although the buffet gets old. A couple of stops along the route had so many ships in port that the town was over crowded (Monte Carlo, Split, Croatia). Shore excursions were good. We paid for three or four excursions along with the included excursions and all were quite good. The highlights were Croatia (the Falconry and Krka National Park). My only real negative comment is the volume of the music in the Atrium Bar. It was just too loud for before dinner cocktails or game play (we play cribbage so daily we frequented the Atrium Bar to play cards. . Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Viking Star Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.8
Dining 5.0 4.7
Entertainment 3.0 4.1
Public Rooms 5.0 4.8
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.3
Family 1.0 4.3
Shore Excursion 4.0 4.2
Enrichment 4.0 4.3
Service 5.0 4.8
Value For Money 5.0 4.4

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