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Beautiful ship, friendly staff, excellent food. Never seemed crowded with only about 900 guests. Everything went smoothly. Stateroom was top notch. Don't think I'd ever go on a large cruise ship again after going on the Viking Star. It was a luxurious experience. Even the public restrooms were first class. There are plenty of common areas, beautifully decorated in Scandinavian style. Classical trio played most nights. Oldies rock band played at night poolside with dance floor. Talks by subject matter experts about the region were excellent. This cruise/ship is not great for children. In fact, there were no children on this cruise. If you want a cruise with children, I'd look elsewhere. The embarkation process was a breeze. The disembarkation process was very well organized and went very well. Much less hectic than a 3000 person cruise. We chose all the included shore excursions except for one. All were run by local guides who spoke very good English and had a great knowledge of their area. The history in these ports is very interesting. The only included excursion that was a disappointment was the one in Athens. That one needs or improvement or it would be best to take one of the upgraded ($) excursions. We had a Penthouse Veranda stateroom. It was larger than our friend's Deluxe Veranda. Had more storage furniture and area to move around. We'd recommend a Penthouse Veranda. They extra cost is worth it. However, that bathroom (a nice size with good shower) is the same for either stateroom. We liked the cruise so much, while on the cruise we signed up for an Eastern Caribbean cruise in January 2017 on the same ship!

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Viking Star Cruise Review by Dan3

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Beautiful ship, friendly staff, excellent food. Never seemed crowded with only about 900 guests. Everything went smoothly. Stateroom was top notch. Don't think I'd ever go on a large cruise ship again after going on the Viking Star. It was a luxurious experience. Even the public restrooms were first class.

There are plenty of common areas, beautifully decorated in Scandinavian style. Classical trio played most nights. Oldies rock band played at night poolside with dance floor. Talks by subject matter experts about the region were excellent.

This cruise/ship is not great for children. In fact, there were no children on this cruise. If you want a cruise with children, I'd look elsewhere.

The embarkation process was a breeze. The disembarkation process was very well organized and went very well. Much less hectic than a 3000 person cruise. We chose all the included shore excursions except for one. All were run by local guides who spoke very good English and had a great knowledge of their area. The history in these ports is very interesting. The only included excursion that was a disappointment was the one in Athens. That one needs or improvement or it would be best to take one of the upgraded ($) excursions.

We had a Penthouse Veranda stateroom. It was larger than our friend's Deluxe Veranda. Had more storage furniture and area to move around. We'd recommend a Penthouse Veranda. They extra cost is worth it. However, that bathroom (a nice size with good shower) is the same for either stateroom.

We liked the cruise so much, while on the cruise we signed up for an Eastern Caribbean cruise in January 2017 on the same ship!
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