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We were very excited to be trying Viking Ocean for the first time, and there were many things that we liked about the VO Star. The ship itself is beautiful. Staff and crew were generally friendly and helpful, and the cuisine was good. The included excursions were very basic, often times just bus excursions. However, there is one very big disappointment which is a deal-breaker for us considering future VO cruises. We were in a Penthouse Veranda, deck 4. Viking has mounted the television directly on the wall of the cabin, with no articulating mount which might allow for a sound buffer. As a result, sound from the television reverberates on the common wall between the cabins, and very easily carries over into the adjoining cabin. We were onboard for two weeks, essentially a back-to-back, and we had two sets of neighbors. In both instances, when they watched their television, we could hear the music and dialogue just as if we were in the same room. Very disappointing, especially since the neighbor on one segment watched television well into the night, past midnight. Anyone thinking about booking VO should be aware of this issue. Since VO has announced that future ships will continue to have the same design as the first four vessels, I can only presume that the potential for noise from adjoining cabins will continue.

TV noise from adjoining cabin a deal-breaker

Viking Star Cruise Review by RJ2002

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We were very excited to be trying Viking Ocean for the first time, and there were many things that we liked about the VO Star. The ship itself is beautiful. Staff and crew were generally friendly and helpful, and the cuisine was good. The included excursions were very basic, often times just bus excursions.

However, there is one very big disappointment which is a deal-breaker for us considering future VO cruises. We were in a Penthouse Veranda, deck 4. Viking has mounted the television directly on the wall of the cabin, with no articulating mount which might allow for a sound buffer. As a result, sound from the television reverberates on the common wall between the cabins, and very easily carries over into the adjoining cabin. We were onboard for two weeks, essentially a back-to-back, and we had two sets of neighbors. In both instances, when they watched their television, we could hear the music and dialogue just as if we were in the same room. Very disappointing, especially since the neighbor on one segment watched television well into the night, past midnight. Anyone thinking about booking VO should be aware of this issue. Since VO has announced that future ships will continue to have the same design as the first four vessels, I can only presume that the potential for noise from adjoining cabins will continue.
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TV noise from adjoining cabins is a deal-breaker. Also, be aware that PV cabins have small pillar between the double window and the veranda door. This obstructs the view and is a poor design.