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We were anxious to cruise on a brand new small ship and on initial voyage of this route from Venice to Istanbul. We had a very good time overall but realize that we are more in favor doing river cruises because of the lower number of passengers going into ports that are right in town. Although small ship cruising has only 930 passengers, it did not feel much smaller than a large ocean ship. Being the initial voyages for this ship, (Viking Star), there are still some things that not work as well as they should. Plastic vinyl covering on the doors of the shower had to be left on for an unknown reason. Computer glitches for breakfasts in a special dining area called "The Restaurant" were occurring daily. However this problem did not occur in the evening. There was also a day when the entire ship had some computer problems but the only inconvenience was not getting internet. A good chance to relax! Overall, Viking is very good and we are already booked on two upcoming river cruises. So we are happy with them. We had a great time on this cruise.

First Small Ship Cruise on Viking

Viking Star Cruise Review by Racketball

Trip Details
We were anxious to cruise on a brand new small ship and on initial voyage of this route from Venice to Istanbul. We had a very good time overall but realize that we are more in favor doing river cruises because of the lower number of passengers going into ports that are right in town. Although small ship cruising has only 930 passengers, it did not feel much smaller than a large ocean ship.

Being the initial voyages for this ship, (Viking Star), there are still some things that not work as well as they should. Plastic vinyl covering on the doors of the shower had to be left on for an unknown reason. Computer glitches for breakfasts in a special dining area called "The Restaurant" were occurring daily. However this problem did not occur in the evening. There was also a day when the entire ship had some computer problems but the only inconvenience was not getting internet. A good chance to relax!

Overall, Viking is very good and we are already booked on two upcoming river cruises. So we are happy with them. We had a great time on this cruise.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 5054
The cabin was fine but felt smaller than the one we had on our Danube River Cruise. The plastic vinyl had to remain on the shower, for whatever reason, but it caused no problem for us, as guests.