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Viking Sea Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Best cancelled trip of a lifetime!

Viking Sea Cruise Review by territom2

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2016
  • Destination: the Mediterranean

We wanted to travel with a couple we met on a Viking Cruise in China. On the way to our first stop, an electrical problem occurred and we returned to Barcelona and the trip was cancelled. But the captain offered a full refund, 50% off the next trip, and assistance to rebook flights. We could also stay on the ship and enjoy all its amenities. They arranged excursions every day, provided a shuttle so we could explore on our own, and added lectures and movies to keep us entertained on board. We had the best five star hotel ever for nearly 2 weeks, and all free! Barcelona is a beautiful city with great art museums. A favorite tour was the "Alternative" tour of the city by formerly homeless citizens. Our guide knew everything about the city and gave us a realistic view of life for the homeless. An A plus trip!


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Cabin Review

Comfortable king size bed, heated floors and mirrors in the bathroom, best shower anywhere (I called to get the brand). nice little veranda with table and chairs, free water and snacks in the room and room service that we didn't use. Two comfortable chairs (would rather have a small sofa).


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Architecture Tour

Difficult to see sites pointed out by the guides from the bus, although it was comfortable. Guides were average. The guide in China was amazing and a hard act to follow in Barcelona.

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City Tour

Still hard to see sites from the bus.

View All 284 City Tour Reviews
Gaudi Walking Tour

Fascinating.

View All 60 Gaudi Walking Tour Reviews
La Sagrada Familia

Guide couldn't answer questions, forgot to show us Gaudi's crypt and gave us time on our own where we discovered parts of the cathedral with no guide to answer questions. English wasn't up to par either.

View All 124 La Sagrada Familia Reviews
Picasso Museum

A very good tour of the highlights. Got a good feel for the artist and his development through the years.

View All 8 Picasso Museum Reviews

Guide was a formerly homeless citizen. Very knowledgeable. Took us to some of the same places as a tour guide but with more information. Had a great coffee visit. He was fascinating and gave a real view of the city.

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Toulon

Never made it this far but loved staying on the ship.


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