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This was our first cruise, and we had an opportunity to explore a bit of Scandinavia, the Baltic and Russia. It whetted our appetites other Viking cruises and another visit to our Viking Star destinations. Superior land and sea experiences. The crew were outstanding and very attentive to guests. The Viking guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. The ship was exactly the right size. For those who want 1) a cruise experience with 2 or 3 thousand other passengers, 2) with lots of gambling, 3) with lots of children and Spring-breakers, and 4) with on board circuses and water parks, this is NOT the cruise line or ship. Enrichment activities, guest lectures, demonstrations and discussions were superior. For example, a former Member of Congress gave 4 or 5 discussions of political history and issues. He gave a particularly prescient lecture on how the candidate Trump had a viable chance of being elected by winning certain states' electoral votes. To the extent we have any complaint our disembarkation was at 400 a.m. due to flight connections. Quite unpleasant, but handled by staff as well as can be expected. Suggest adding a day or two at the end if you can afford it.

Superior balance of accomodations, cuisine, interesting ports and adventure.

Viking Star Cruise Review by 1972Brown

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This was our first cruise, and we had an opportunity to explore a bit of Scandinavia, the Baltic and Russia. It whetted our appetites other Viking cruises and another visit to our Viking Star destinations. Superior land and sea experiences.

The crew were outstanding and very attentive to guests. The Viking guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. The ship was exactly the right size.

For those who want 1) a cruise experience with 2 or 3 thousand other passengers, 2) with lots of gambling, 3) with lots of children and Spring-breakers, and 4) with on board circuses and water parks, this is NOT the cruise line or ship.

Enrichment activities, guest lectures, demonstrations and discussions were superior. For example, a former Member of Congress gave 4 or 5 discussions of political history and issues. He gave a particularly prescient lecture on how the candidate Trump had a viable chance of being elected by winning certain states' electoral votes.

To the extent we have any complaint our disembarkation was at 400 a.m. due to flight connections. Quite unpleasant, but handled by staff as well as can be expected. Suggest adding a day or two at the end if you can afford it.
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Cabin 5521?
Very nicely appointed. All furnishings and amenities were excellent. We were in a mid-level class, but did not feel cramped or crowded.

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