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we (my wife , friends and I ) just returned from the maiden voyage of the star and could not be more pleased .. Although I have a few concerns.. I simply cannot say enough positive about our total experience.in terms of *rooms very comfortable,, especially enjoyed the balcony *entertainment..very gifted talented singers/dancers *cultural enrichment-on the whole good speakers, especially enjoyed admiral lipiette's talks on maritime med history *embarkation/disembarkation.. very smooth *excursions, especially appreciated the individual audiovox system.. for excursions *port of call.. nicely arranged, sorry to leave Istanbul earlier than expected, but the team did a great job of packaging/presenting Troy *on board service excellent , (it is obvious staff are trained to greet guests ) save for some reminders needed by housekeeping to replenish toiletries *meals..excellent.. our typical routine...world cafe for breakfast (quick easy, full selection) and some lunches.. and the restaurant or special restaurant for the evening meal...(note since special restaurants can be quite noisy-especially for those with a hearing impairment) our experience at Manfredi's was not pleasant as it was very noisy..suggest if you do go to the restaurant or chef;s table more than once ask to be served by your same server .. as this can be a real plus. frankly the only consistent negative..the washing machines were constantly out of service... would I sail on the Sea again.. you bet! without any reservations

Wonderful Maiden Voyage

Viking Sea Cruise Review by jackpine2

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we (my wife , friends and I ) just returned from the maiden voyage of the star and could not be more pleased .. Although I have a few concerns.. I simply cannot say enough positive about our total experience.in terms of

*rooms very comfortable,, especially enjoyed the balcony

*entertainment..very gifted talented singers/dancers

*cultural enrichment-on the whole good speakers, especially enjoyed admiral lipiette's talks on maritime med history

*embarkation/disembarkation.. very smooth

*excursions, especially appreciated the individual audiovox system.. for excursions

*port of call.. nicely arranged, sorry to leave Istanbul earlier than expected, but the team did a great job of packaging/presenting Troy

*on board service excellent , (it is obvious staff are trained to greet guests ) save for some reminders needed by housekeeping to replenish toiletries

*meals..excellent.. our typical routine...world cafe for breakfast (quick easy, full selection) and some lunches.. and the restaurant or special restaurant for the evening meal...(note since special restaurants can be quite noisy-especially for those with a hearing impairment) our experience at Manfredi's was not pleasant as it was very noisy..suggest if you do go to the restaurant or chef;s table more than once ask to be served by your same server .. as this can be a real plus.

frankly the only consistent negative..the washing machines were constantly out of service...

would I sail on the Sea again.. you bet! without any reservations
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Cabin 3055
compact but outfitted well, overall very nice..suggest mid ship