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Viking Sea Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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1,339 Reviews

Great ship and service, but not enough time in several ports

Viking Sea Cruise Review by robinlynn

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2017
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean

We had sailed on Viking Rhine River cruise and loved it and were intrigued by the ads for the Viking Ocean itineraries. The ship was fabulous, it was truly the nicest ship we had ever sailed . It was wonderful.Food was excellent, although the Chef Table could use a better ways of serving...we felt very rushed, as our wine glasses kept adding up on our table, while we were eating. A restaurant fashioned like this needed to slow down between courses.

But my biggest complaint was the lack of time in each port.We would have been better off having on or two less ports, and spending longer days or more overnights in the others.

In our itinerary, if we didn't go to Coruna, which basically a waste, we could have spent more time in Portugal.

We whisked around Lisbon and Porto so fast, that I hardly remember half of what we saw.

But overall, it was otherwise a wonderful voyage and we are already booked for your Turquoise Caribbean cruise out of Miami in December Looking forward to it, and anxiously awaiting your newest itineraries for 2019. Hope there are some new choices..

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