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Viking Star Review

5.0 / 5.0
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1869 reviews
69 Awards

Beautiful Ship; Crew Improving.

Review for Viking Star to the Eastern Mediterranean
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captainmcd
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2015
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I will cut and paste my daily log.VIKING STAR APRIL 2015

For the past two years I have been planning this cruise. I read about Viking River Cruises planning to construct an ocean going cruise ship, and get into the ocean cruise business. I went on line and booked the maiden voyage of the yet to be built ship, the prices were cheap but we were required to pay for our cruise in full when I booked. It took a leap of faith, but I went for it. I had been on several ships on their final voyage to the scrap yard, but never on a maiden voyage.

April 9, Thursday: I booked the Super-Shuttle to pick us up at 4:05 p.m. for our 8:30 flight on Turkish Airlines, business class, non-stop from Houston to Istanbul. The van arrived at 4:30 p.m. and the traffic was heavy, but we made it to the airport at 6:30 and because there were no lines at the ticket counter or at security we were at the United Club lounge by 7 p.m., giving us time to relax before boarding our flight around 8 p.m.

Cabin Review

Cabin the cheapest!

Great closet space, limited drawer space. The best bathroom I have seen on a ship, and a nice veranda.

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