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Outstanding cabin, service from all crew members could not have been better, and the food was excellent. The Italian restaurant was one of the best I have eaten in and I lived in taly for five years. l am Elite status with Princess, but I will cruise Viking whenever possible. Have done a cost comparison with Princess and the cost is about the same or a little cheaper with Viking. Depending on the airfare deal offered. We took advantage of some of the extra tours and were vary satisfied. The private tour of the Vatican was exceptional. The bus tour of Rome covered all the highlight other than the Trevi Fountain and there is no way to get a bus in that area. Viking does not have their hand in your pocket all the time. They even furnish water when you leave the ship. This is not the norm on other cruise lines. They have done a great job of transitioning from a river cruise line to the ocean. Well done!

Will sail with them again

Viking Star Cruise Review by markdc

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Outstanding cabin, service from all crew members could not have been better, and the food was excellent. The Italian restaurant was one of the best I have eaten in and I lived in taly for five years. l am Elite status with Princess, but I will cruise Viking whenever possible. Have done a cost comparison with Princess and the cost is about the same or a little cheaper with Viking. Depending on the airfare deal offered. We took advantage of some of the extra tours and were vary satisfied. The private tour of the Vatican was exceptional. The bus tour of Rome covered all the highlight other than the Trevi Fountain and there is no way to get a bus in that area. Viking does not have their hand in your pocket all the time. They even furnish water when you leave the ship. This is not the norm on other cruise lines. They have done a great job of transitioning from a river cruise line to the ocean. Well done!
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Cabin Review

Cabin 215
The bathroom was more like a premium hotel than a cruise ship. A shower door and rain shower head.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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