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Viking Ocean Viking Sea Cruise Reviews

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Viking Sea at port in Kotor Bay, Montenegro
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Beautiful Ship, Super Staff, Basic Service Issues
"To add to the frustration of obtaining a second glass, on two occasions we were seated mid meal with empty glasses next to tables where senior Viking staff were sitting / sat down.On a second occasion, senior Viking staff at an adjoining table who had finished their meal were asked if they would like a refill, and the waiter then took the wine back to his station, returned to our table, and asked if we would like more water!..."Read More
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Wonderful cruise though not for everyone

Review for Viking Sea to South America

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Mjtjunior
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I selected this cruise for the opportunity to enjoy warm Caribbean waters while exploring a bit of the Amazon. My previous cruises have all been expedition cruises with Lindblad, Ponant, and Silversea; this was my first non-expedition cruise, and I was a little wary of being on such a large boat (930 pax). However, we had a terrific, though not perfect, time and I would definitely ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


Great ship, so-so excursions

Review for Viking Sea to Caribbean - All

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RP53
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Everything about the ship itself was fabulous. The excursions were very variable and in some cases I cannot understand how research in advance would have determined that these were all suitable excursions. The excursions ranged from excellent to head shakingly poor. Ship: great cabins, amazing staff, terrific food, excellent guitarist, very good pianist, so-so classical duo, interesting ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


A great introduction to Viking

Review for Viking Sea to Caribbean - All

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mikepowie
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We recently came back from the 10-day West Indies Explorer on Viking Sea. Overall, we had a great time, and we have an appreciation of both what Viking offers and what it does not offer. It’s a contender for us for certain, but not one we felt spoiled us for any other cruise line. Lots of detail from our perspective in this very long review. Background and Overview: my wife (41) and I (47) ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


Not as good as pre covid

Review for Viking Sea to Transatlantic

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mamahenis50
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Overall very enjoyable but we had a few little niggles . Despite the sailing being in December and ending only a week before Christmas day, the only decoration was a gingerbread village that appeared half way. Meanwhile we were seeing other ships in the fleet beautifully decorated on social media. Various items were unavailable, particularly the choice of sugar free soft drinks was Coke ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


Rather Disappointing

Review for Viking Sea to Transatlantic

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alan5151
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our second Viking Ocean (first was in 2019) , but we have been on Seabourn , Azamara and Regent, so at 900 guests , we consider this a "larger" ship. The guests were 90 % Americans , with only 36 Brits. Whilst the ship is impeccable, not a spot of dirt or rust anywhere , we were less happy with a couple of areas that are important for us, and felt these had deteriorated since ...
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Thank you, alan5151, for taking the time to share your experience with us. However, we're sorry to hear about your disappointment with our onboard dining and entertainment. Should you wish to...

Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Penthouse Veranda Stateroom


A wonderful ocean crossing

Review for Viking Sea to Transatlantic

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Sfitz
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I have cruised with Viking before; my new boyfriend has been a Seabourn cruiser. We chose this repositioning cruise because of the good price and the itinerary. I was not sure what to expect in the mid-Atlantic in December, but we enjoyed temperatures in the high 70s, clear skies and smooth seas. We had a very relaxing time. My boyfriend found the food to be better than he had expected; I enjoyed ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Interesting ports and very good service

Review for Viking Sea to Mediterranean

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John709
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was a chance to travel with my wife and her sister. The ship was very nice and it was easy access to everything. They had great areas to relax and read, visit, or knit (in my wife's case) It had great venues for meals and all the food was fantastic. But with three of us, dinner reservations could not be made until we got aboard the ship - a slight inconvenience. The cruise had very ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


Outstanding accommodations and service, but a whirlwind trip.

Review for Viking Sea to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Carol Dague
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see certain cities such as Rome, Pisa, Florence and Barcelona. We were not disappointed , but wished we could have spent more time in those cities. As always, the service of the entire crew was outstanding - warm, friendly and attentive to every detail. We did not get to meet the captain who was detained by official duties. David, the activities director, ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


1st European trip via Viking Western Mediterranean cruise

Review for Viking Sea to Mediterranean

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Nestroff
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

For our initial trip to Europe, we wanted a “ First Class” sampler platter. The hope was to visit several different countries without having to change hotels for each location. We figured after “the sampler” we could plan to return to any particular area we desire. We have previously cruised several times in the Caribbean. The previous cruises were all nice, but we determined we did not need ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


Wonderful cruise, amazing excursions, great food and shipboard accommodations

Review for Viking Sea to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Gregt49
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We decided on this cruise because we wanted to spend a few days in Rome before the cruise. Having time to visit the Vatican, the Colosseum and other wonderful sites in Rome was priceless. And Viking employees were at the hotel to answer any questions we had. On the ship, employees were friendly, helpful and ready to do whatever they could for your comfort. The ship is beautiful with plenty of ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom


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