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--This Trip was taken as a result of a voucher issued by Viking to compensate in part for problems incurred on a River Cruise. At the suggestion of our Travel Agent and due to time constraints in using the Voucher, we chose this trip on the Viking Star. I rarely find the Embarkation and Debarkation smooth. This went fairly well. --The Ship was small next to many we have sailed but was well laid out and was relatively quiet next to most cruises. The ship was a bit more reflective of sea conditions as well. --Specialty Restaurants were Excellent and both regular restaurants were excellent, as was the Service. Food was outstanding. -- I enjoyed Most Enrichment lectures. A couple I did not attend due to content. We are accustomed to shows which were not regularly available. The persons giving the Enrichment lectures should be commended for the content and delivery --Waiters/Servers at the Bars and other Service areas were also outstanding and friendly and contributed immensely to a delightful experience --Ports were very good, especially liked Madeira. Shore excursions taken were those offered as part of the cruise. All were informative and good but one MAJOR Complaint was that the Guide moved too fast and persons with mobility restrictions could not keep up. Perhaps one of the tours in each port could be a slower tour, offering the same agenda and allowing people to keep up. THIS IS MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT ABOUT THIS CRUISE AND WAS EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING. We had the same issue and the same complaint in part with the River Cruise. If Viking is to offer these excursions (which are appreciated otherwise), they need to be accommodating to ALL PERSONS that might use them. --we did not travel with children and noted that there were only a few children on this cruise. It was not really oriented to children --due to the many places we would like to visit, including the USA, I do not know if we will have the time to revisit Viking, but if we do, they would definitely be considered

Our First Trip on a Viking Ship

Viking Star Cruise Review by boppawagner

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: Caribbean
--This Trip was taken as a result of a voucher issued by Viking to compensate in part for problems incurred on a River Cruise. At the suggestion of our Travel Agent and due to time constraints in using the Voucher, we chose this trip on the Viking Star. I rarely find the Embarkation and Debarkation smooth. This went fairly well.

--The Ship was small next to many we have sailed but was well laid out and was relatively quiet next to most cruises. The ship was a bit more reflective of sea conditions as well.

--Specialty Restaurants were Excellent and both regular restaurants were excellent, as was the Service. Food was outstanding.

-- I enjoyed Most Enrichment lectures. A couple I did not attend due to content. We are accustomed to shows which were not regularly available. The persons giving the Enrichment lectures should be commended for the content and delivery

--Waiters/Servers at the Bars and other Service areas were also outstanding and friendly and contributed immensely to a delightful experience

--Ports were very good, especially liked Madeira. Shore excursions taken were those offered as part of the cruise. All were informative and good but one MAJOR Complaint was that the Guide moved too fast and persons with mobility restrictions could not keep up. Perhaps one of the tours in each port could be a slower tour, offering the same agenda and allowing people to keep up. THIS IS MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT ABOUT THIS CRUISE AND WAS EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING. We had the same issue and the same complaint in part with the River Cruise. If Viking is to offer these excursions (which are appreciated otherwise), they need to be accommodating to ALL PERSONS that might use them.

--we did not travel with children and noted that there were only a few children on this cruise. It was not really oriented to children

--due to the many places we would like to visit, including the USA, I do not know if we will have the time to revisit Viking, but if we do, they would definitely be considered
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Cabin Review

Cabin 3041
Cabin was a bit small but otherwise a very good cabin. Cabin service was outstanding. My wife has mobility issues and the cabin did not cause any problems. Balcony was small but a pleasure to have. Shower was great, bed was great, storage was very adequate.

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