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We choose this Cruise for several reasons. Size of ship. For us, smaller is good. - Mainly a Cruise with Seniors with common interests on board. - Visited ports especially the Fjords of Norway and also St. Petersburg, Russia, that we have never visited before. - Ended in Stockholm where are Daughter and Family live. We thought the Beverage Package cost excessive. $40.00 for the two of us, roughly $560.00 for the two weeks. We would never ever come close to drinking that much in a day. BUT, we could see someone buying that package and feeling an obligation to drink that much in a day. We assume this is a great profit maker but to us possibly encouraging excessive drinking the wrong kind of message to send. Overall we were pleased with the Cruise, we would sail with Viking again. The one provision would be that we would be able to pick our room assignment from a list of available rooms. We never want to have that unpleasant experience again. (See Below)

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Viking Star Cruise Review by GaryFlorida

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We choose this Cruise for several reasons. Size of ship. For us, smaller is good. - Mainly a Cruise with Seniors with common interests on board. - Visited ports especially the Fjords of Norway and also St. Petersburg, Russia, that we have never visited before. - Ended in Stockholm where are Daughter and Family live.

We thought the Beverage Package cost excessive. $40.00 for the two of us, roughly $560.00 for the two weeks. We would never ever come close to drinking that much in a day. BUT, we could see someone buying that package and feeling an obligation to drink that much in a day. We assume this is a great profit maker but to us possibly encouraging excessive drinking the wrong kind of message to send.

Overall we were pleased with the Cruise, we would sail with Viking again. The one provision would be that we would be able to pick our room assignment from a list of available rooms. We never want to have that unpleasant experience again. (See Below)
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Cabin 4070
This is the one big negative. We could NOT choose our room at Booking. We were assigned GTY status with the assurance "all our rooms are great". Found out 4 days before our sailing that our room assignment was 5002. After checking the ships diagram, we immediately expressed our concern via e-mail and phone call, no response. Upon boarding our fears were confirmed, we had a great view of the ships Bridge and Search Light fixture. We visited Guest Services, twice, very friendly but told nothing could be done ship was sold out. The next day we were reassigned a room but the first 24 hours were very, very unpleasant / stressful. We will never ever book again with a GTY status.

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