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Viking Star Review

5.0 / 5.0
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1869 reviews
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Not a flawless cruise experience, which we had expected from Viking.

Review for Viking Star to the Western Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2015

The interior designers of the ship deserve an A+ rating. They really gave great thought in details. Tastefully decorated decor, many secluded comfortable areas to relax and enjoy the surrounding, read a book or take a snooze. Never over crowded.

The ship had a smooth, steady sailing motion, even during fairly rough waters. However, the shipbuilders must have underestimated the negative affect of the huge "ducktail" added aft of the ship. Although it supposedly helps the efficiency of the ship, it developed a terrible "bouncing" vibration, possibly created by waves from the propelling force hitting underneath the ducktail. Especially annoying when dining on the Aquavit Terrace or World Cafe or trying to sleep at night. Why wasn't this design defect noticed and corrected during the trial runs?

Noticeably in most areas, Viking is going through a learning curve to become a leader in ocean cruises. We felt many times that we were the Guinea pigs helping the crew improve their areas of responsibility. Viking should have offered an "introductory price" to their maiden voyage passengers to first learn and improve from their initial mishaps.

Cabin Review

Large, tastefully decorated room with enough closet and drawer space. The bathroom was spacious with a large shower, enough towels and room for storage of bathroom accessories. The room steward, Yvana and Michael were excellent and constantly checked the condition of our room.

However, hearing the TV reception from the neighboring room was annoying. Not that the neighbor's were blasting away the volume, rather the back to back TV sets in the ajoining rooms were connected and the resonance carried from one set to the other.

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