Viking Star Cruise Review by Going thing
- Sail Date: November 2015
- Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
The cruise organization -- pre-boarding communication and arrangements, airport transfers, pre-stay in Venice, embarkation and return -- all work handsomely with precision. The ship's ambience is relaxed elegance with large spaces as needed to accommodate passenger crowds comfortably but with plenty of nooks for couples to find getaways for viewing, contemplating, admiring the seascapes.
Entertainment opportunities abound, organized in a daily listing for picking and choosing. We most like on-board talks by experts, and the scholarly presentations are a delight to anticipate.
We like shore excursions that expand the reach of the boat, and The Star's guided offerings excel. A staff bobble kept us from seeing Delphi, but the alternative time spent in Athens' new Parthenon Museum compensated more than adequately. Folk music, folk food and folk places swell the experience even now in memory especially with dream opportunities to photograph. A visit to the hill country of Croatia really shines. The native guides there and in Athens and in Mostar got us off the yellow brick road and into a deeper understanding of our destinations. Our expansion of lands and UNESCO World Heritage sites seen is a treasure no one can take away.
Do I gush? Well, Viking is a wizard on river and now on ocean.
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