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The ship was very new. Excursions, tips, and beer and wine were inclusive and we had wifi in our cabin for free. All cabins had a balcony and we wanted a luxury cabin to be pampered. Our Explorer Suite was phenomenal and the service throughout the ship was stellar. The walk in closest, bath with a view, and heated towel racks were some of my personal favorite unexpected highlights of the room. Laundry and dry cleaning were free. Coming home without a huge pile of laundry made return to reality much easier. The Viking Cruises focus more on the ports and less on a large variety of things to do on the boat. We wanted to learn about different destinations and be able to relax in between destinations. The lectures provided by on board specialists were fascinating. The additional benefit of these being recorded so we could watch them on our own schedule was an added bonus. We would definitely go again. We were on the younger side of the clientele and would have preferred some of the excursions to be more active. We had initially chosen some more active excursions, but when it came time to register, these were no longer a choice. This was our only disappointment. One caution, our Explorer Suite was on the bow on deck 3. In front of our suite was an area not open to guests but where the flags were changed and the anchor was weighed. Some mornings the anchor in particular was a bit noisy. We loved our suite and the trip so much and were so fascinated by the views and even the daily workings of the ship that this disturbance did not bother us much. However, other consumers may feel differently.

Wish we could go every year!

Viking Star Cruise Review by rabbitsrun@verizon.net

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The ship was very new. Excursions, tips, and beer and wine were inclusive and we had wifi in our cabin for free. All cabins had a balcony and we wanted a luxury cabin to be pampered. Our Explorer Suite was phenomenal and the service throughout the ship was stellar. The walk in closest, bath with a view, and heated towel racks were some of my personal favorite unexpected highlights of the room. Laundry and dry cleaning were free. Coming home without a huge pile of laundry made return to reality much easier.

The Viking Cruises focus more on the ports and less on a large variety of things to do on the boat. We wanted to learn about different destinations and be able to relax in between destinations. The lectures provided by on board specialists were fascinating. The additional benefit of these being recorded so we could watch them on our own schedule was an added bonus.

We would definitely go again. We were on the younger side of the clientele and would have preferred some of the excursions to be more active. We had initially chosen some more active excursions, but when it came time to register, these were no longer a choice. This was our only disappointment.

One caution, our Explorer Suite was on the bow on deck 3. In front of our suite was an area not open to guests but where the flags were changed and the anchor was weighed. Some mornings the anchor in particular was a bit noisy. We loved our suite and the trip so much and were so fascinated by the views and even the daily workings of the ship that this disturbance did not bother us much. However, other consumers may feel differently.
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