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Viking Ocean Viking Sea Cruise Reviews

Viking Ocean
Viking Sea
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85

Poor

26

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85 Viking Ocean Viking Sea Cruise Reviews


Radlynandm avatar

Radlynandm

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Stunning ship but not much else to recommend it

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We chose to travel on the Viking Sea (10 day cruise) from San Juan, Puerto Rico to San Juan, Puerto Rico, because we liked the look of the itinerary, and the fact that it has been voted the top cruise line for the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Little Toot2

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cruising on the Amazon at Christmas

My husband and I wanted to see the Amazon and believed that this Viking cruise would provide us with that opportunity. We booked late last fall and as we only had a choice of four cabins, we ended up selecting a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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RX7

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Just good, not great

Unfortunately, Viking changed our paid excursion to a time that conflicted with our included excursion and didn't notify us. We found out on our own and needed to visit guest services to correct Vikings error ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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happygolucky887

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expected more from Viking

I chose this cruise because I wanted a smaller ship. The ship was very nice, but the main pool only had the roof partially open so there was no breeze making it unbearable hot. The entertainment in the evenings ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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lovetocruise16

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing cruise

After many years of cruising, primarily on luxury cruise lines, we decided to try the very highly publicized Viking Ocean Cruises. We were anticipating a big anniversary, so opted for the Explorer Suite, one ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Bridget31

8 Reviews Written

59 Helpful Votes

Among the best of routes but not the best of cruises.

Viking Cruise Trans-Atlantic September 2019 Our cruises are always chosen for their itinerary, but after that, of course, the cruise line is a major consideration. We came across the “In the Wake of the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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traceym4400

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great reviews? We were disappointed.

embarking was quick and easy. once we were on the ship at 3.30pm we were advised that the ship would be leaving that night instead of the original plan of the next evening due to weather which meant we missed the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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johnsimion

5 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

"The Old Boat"

Summary: This is a great ship for an old person who likes wine and doesn't care about entertainment. If this isn't you, it's not much fun. Also, by the time you add up the cost of airfare, all the excursions and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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guynz8

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not really a luxury cruise, food & service were average

This cruise company reminded me of driving a car but only getting to third gear. It could have been fantastic but there were some terrible instances of service and food. For instance, I sat next to pool on Sea day ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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traveljunkey

5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

New experience. We had done two Viking river cruises

We had done two Viking Ocean cruises and have cruised other lines such as Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Oceana. We like the Viking River cruises better. We had a balcony but it was on the rear of the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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mgmg1961

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Travelled on the West Indies Explorer itinery in February as we prefer to minimise sea days and had heard good reviews about Viking. The pre cruise hotel in San Juan was poor and Viking have since acknowledged ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Teachergal21

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship/Inconsistent & Disorganized

We are fairly new cruisers. We’ve been on one other cruise line, Crystal. Viking likes to brag that they’re a better rated brand than Crystal, so all of my views are compared to our experiences on Crystal. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Endlessdays

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

I wanted to love it...But...

I was looking forward to this so much and first time trying Viking, thought the Caribbean would be a good choice as it was one of their less expensive cruises and I wanted to see what the Viking experience would be ...
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Sail Date February 2019


w24 avatar

w24

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

We chose this cruise because we thought it would be an upgrade from Princess and Celebrity. Over 25 cruises on 10 different lines. This had the worst mattress and the best bathroom. Your included excursion is ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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seelos

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Many Complaints Overheard at Guest Services

This is the first time on a Viking Ocean cruise and will probably be the last. Have been on two previous Viking River cruises in Europe. Our cabin was 6042 (deluxe veranda). We have been on more than 24 ocean ...
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Sail Date January 2019


jono mono avatar

jono mono

9 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Islands

Main reason for choosing this cruise was the itinerary and length of cruise. First the good points. A great airy and spacious ship,never felt crowded,all crew were excellent,the cruise director Jenna and her ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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West Palm Frank

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

A bit of a disappointment for our tastes

Wife and I (67 & 74) have been on some 40 cruises. Loved a Viking River Cruise some years back and thought we would give the ocean cruises a go. The ship itself is beautiful, exceptionally clean, well furnished. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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NCCU

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Ship....But

This was our 4th Viking cruise: 3 river and 1 ocean. We had grown accustomed to the superb service, food, and crew aboard their river vessels, and, based on those experiences, we thought we'd try an ocean cruise. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


MatthewT avatar

MatthewT

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice....but not for us.

We choose this cruise because we loved our Viking river cruise on the Danube the previous year and also because I've always wanted to explore the Amazon river and rain forest since I was young. We have sailed on RCL ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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rhfrhf7

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Crew was good

Overall crew and food was good Some of the excursions did not live up to their descriptions Shore excursions staff communication were an issue. Tried to book a future cruise but the logistics of process ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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RaceWalker50

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not What I Expected

Based on all the rave reviews, I wanted to try Viking. Itinerary to Amazon was better than just the Caribbean. I like small ships and all-inclusive concept so it looked good. What I liked: Ship was very nice ...
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Sail Date December 2018


abilene avatar

abilene

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Caribbean Cruise

It was very nice however more expensive than similar cruises we have taken. Food was good and overall ship was nice. Entertainment was just average. Service was very good. Shore excurisions were good. It is ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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susan4495

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Terrific Service

Have been on eight Viking cruises. Five river and three ocean but we prefer the river cruises. However, Viking has raised the prices to the point where we are doing other types of travel. Someday we hope to get ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Jeanne Gouse avatar

Jeanne Gouse

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

A Bit Disappointing!

The Viking Sea is a lovely looking ship: nice décor, super clean and very friendly staff but the ship itself doesn't sail very smoothly and our cabin in the very aft vibrated & shock night after night. We chose ...
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Sail Date November 2018


arlmel avatar

arlmel

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed

The ship was as lovely as ever. However, the included shore excursions were poor compared to the ones we took on the Homelands cruise. They were short with no embellishments. If the ship docks in Greenwich there ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Viking Sea Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.8
Dining5.04.7
Entertainment3.54.2
Public Rooms5.04.9
Fitness Recreation4.54.4
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.4
Service5.04.8
Value For Money5.04.5
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