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Chose this cruise as an alternative to our usual cruise line (Fred Olsen) to see if we would like this type of cruising. Ship, The ship is beautiful with lots of public spaces but it seems deserted a lot of the time and lacks atmosphere. It is like staying in a four or five star hotel. Cabin. The cabin lived up to all my expectations being large and comfortable with lots of storage space. Our cabin steward did an excellent job of keeping the cabin clean and tidy. Dining The food in all the dining venues was excellent but trying to get a table in the restaurant at our preferred time proved to be impossible. On arriving at the restaurant at 8pm we were met by long queues and complete chaos, there were no tables available and no one seemed to have any idea how to resolve the problem. After three attempts to dine at 8pm I had words with the Hotel Manager and we came to a compromise where we agreed to dine at 8.30pm and from then on there was always a table available for us. We dined three times at Manfredi's and three times at the Chef's Table. Manfredi's was by far the better experience. Entertainment and Activities. We found entertainment and activities disappointing as we are used to daily trivia and other organised activities on our usual cruise line. Overall we did not like this type of cruise experience and will be returning to a more traditional cruise experience for our next cruise,

Viking Ocean not for us

Viking Star Cruise Review by Pugwash123

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Trip Details
Chose this cruise as an alternative to our usual cruise line (Fred Olsen) to see if we would like this type of cruising.

Ship,

The ship is beautiful with lots of public spaces but it seems deserted a lot of the time and lacks atmosphere. It is like staying in a four or five star hotel.

Cabin.

The cabin lived up to all my expectations being large and comfortable with lots of storage space. Our cabin steward did an excellent job of keeping the cabin clean and tidy.

Dining

The food in all the dining venues was excellent but trying to get a table in the restaurant at our preferred time proved to be impossible. On arriving at the restaurant at 8pm we were met by long queues and complete chaos, there were no tables available and no one seemed to have any idea how to resolve the problem. After three attempts to dine at 8pm I had words with the Hotel Manager and we came to a compromise where we agreed to dine at 8.30pm and from then on there was always a table available for us. We dined three times at Manfredi's and three times at the Chef's Table. Manfredi's was by far the better experience.

Entertainment and Activities.

We found entertainment and activities disappointing as we are used to daily trivia and other organised activities on our usual cruise line.

Overall we did not like this type of cruise experience and will be returning to a more traditional cruise experience for our next cruise,
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Cabin Review

Cabin 7016
Excellent cabin, lots of storage space