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Viking Star Review

5.0 / 5.0
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1,970 reviews
44 Awards

New Ship with Engine Problems and Great Staff

Review for Viking Star to the Western Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2015

I have been on 30+ cruises on numerous different lines from age 12 through to this week. We just debarked at Barcelona. This was my first time with Viking. I am platinum with Cunard and have also been on Carnival, NCL, Holland America, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and, as a child back in the 70's on Chandris- the old MS Victoria!

Our trip was to have been 15 days from Bergen, Norway to Barcelona, Spain. The ship broke down the week before our cruise started and stranded it's passengers in the small port of Tallinn Estonia. This ship is brand new and was launched this spring. One of the engines burned out.

We flew to Bergen, Norway as planned but did 3 nights in a hotel there and then had to do a charter flight to Copenhagen to catch the ship and transit the Kiel Canal and catch up with the advertised itinerary in mid-voyage.

Cabin Review

Cabin Explorer Suite

See above, nice room but AC broke down and we had to be moved to another room. Towel rack and heated floor CAN NOT be turned off or down and they heat up so much, you have to put towels down on the floor to walk.

Thanks again to the high level personage who upgraded us to the biggest available room on the ship, it earned Viking a second chance with us and helped to take the rough edges off of the lost luggage (damn BA) and the engine problems that cut out parts of the trip.

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