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Viking Sea Cruise Review
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Viking Sea Cruise Review by macmancape

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2018
  • Destination: the Caribbean

We’ve cruised for 20 years on most of the major lines. This was our first Viking ocean cruise, taken after enjoying their Rhine river cruise in 2017.

We had heard - incorrectly- that there wasn’t much going on evenings. We were afraid that TED Talks might be the most exciting option. Even saw such an opinion in an article here on Top Luxury Cruises.

Both dead wrong.

We were very pleasantly surprised at the high quality evening shows on the Viking Sea. They had the best singers and shows we’ve heard on any ship. We met one of them who was in the world tour of “Beauty and the Beast”. No boring evenings!

See for yourself in these videos I made on board....


We immediately booked another cruise on the Sea for next February.

The overall atmosphere here is very peaceful... we never felt crowded at all.

Food was top shelf with plenty of good choices. Open dining, no set schedule, no stress. Wine and beer free with all meals. You can order your favorite bottle of wine as we did on Valentines Day, but spent $60 for it, so caveat emptor. (A red wine, “7 Deadly Zinns”, which we had tried and enjoyed in a wine tasting on board)

Free WiFi saves you $300 you’d spend on other lines.

Overall, for what you get included here, we feel Viking is a good value!

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San Juan

Pleasantly surprised at how nice old San Juan was. Saw no hurricane damage at all !

2 hour bus ride to a half hour boat ride to an ok beach with 3 oz. drinks at the open bar. Buffet lunch covered with flies. Viking guide had her iPhone stolen while swimming.

Viking made a big mistake with this one and gave everyone a partial refund.

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City Tour

Pleasantly surprised! Very colorful city, felt safe! Would return!

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ATV Adventure

Extremely bumpy!!!!!!

Don’t do this unless you can handle it.

Saw nice views on north side of island.

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Jeep Tour

Like riding a bucking bronco! If you are used to rodeos, then this is your tour. Nice scenery but OH my aching back!! Wayyy too bumpy for me. Hang on tight and ride 'em cowboyyyy!!

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Cave Tour

A long staircase to climb up to the cave so pace yourself. Once there, the cave is very nice... pretty smooth pathways installed a few years ago. It's a cave, so lighting is a bit dim as you'd expect. Bring some cash to tip the cave guide. Nice man!

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Distillery Tour

The day we went, the distillery was closed so we visited their gift shop and tasted several colors of Curacao liquor ....yes it comes in 15 colors but all the same orange flavor. Take your pick :) However, we stopped carrying booze home years ago. Not worth the hassle and honestly you don't save much; why bother.

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Lovely historic building with antique furniture and artwork. Class act all around. Loved our lady guide who showed us around and demonstrated the small carillon in there.

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