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We wanted to do a Mediterranean cruise on Viking and this looked like a good fit. The ship held approximately 900 passengers. We went early to view Barcelona before boarding the ship. We think that the Viking cruises are for more mature adults. There were very good talks about each upcoming port to give you advance information on what you might be seeing. The food was excellent and gave many options. Some nights it was hard to make a choice because there were some many great options. The staff did a great job of taking care of us and quickly knew many of us and our desires. We ate two nights in one of the speciality restaurants that was very good. If you wanted your room cleaned at a special time you could work with your room steward to get that accommodated. We stayed extra days in Venice after the cruise. We like the fact that Viking has good helpers at both pre and post lodgings to provide suggestions and help with accommodations for things that we wanted to do.

Wonderful Early Spring of Mediterranean on Viking Star

Viking Star Cruise Review by Daddy-bill

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We wanted to do a Mediterranean cruise on Viking and this looked like a good fit. The ship held approximately 900 passengers. We went early to view Barcelona before boarding the ship. We think that the Viking cruises are for more mature adults. There were very good talks about each upcoming port to give you advance information on what you might be seeing. The food was excellent and gave many options. Some nights it was hard to make a choice because there were some many great options. The staff did a great job of taking care of us and quickly knew many of us and our desires. We ate two nights in one of the speciality restaurants that was very good. If you wanted your room cleaned at a special time you could work with your room steward to get that accommodated. We stayed extra days in Venice after the cruise. We like the fact that Viking has good helpers at both pre and post lodgings to provide suggestions and help with accommodations for things that we wanted to do.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • La Sagrada Familia
    It was amazing to see this marvelous church that has been decades in the building. It was great seeing all of the wonderful items and to understand how the structure withstood the weight of the top towers.
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  • Montserrat Walking Tour
    Very interesting location and great buildings and architecture.
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  • Panoramic Corfu
    This was an interesting tour of the Corfu island. We visited an old monastery on a coastal hill. We took a tour up to the northern end of the island on roads that in some places were only an inch or two wider than the bus mirrors. It was good to see this part of the island and to have an excellent Greek lunch.
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  • Walking Tour
    Seeing the old city from up high really help you to visualize why it was built here and how it survived. Walking the old town with the narrow steep alleys made you understand why elderly people were starting to move out of the old town because of the difficulty of getting around. It was something to think about all of the labor to build all the stone buildings in this old city.
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  • Florence & Pisa Tour
    The tour was very good, but you wonder why so much hype for this leaning tower. The excursion was very good despite that.
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  • Amalfi Coast
    An excellent excursion, but I am glad that I don't have to drive that route. The steep cliffs of the Amalfi coast are very pretty and breath taking. The tour and lunch in Sorrento were very good.
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  • Rome (Civitavecchia)
    Our excursion was of downtown Rome and the Vatican. It was an excellent tour and our bus driver helped make it exceptional. It was great seeing many old areas that we had heard about in history. It was good to see the Vatican, but we didn't have a tour there.
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  • City Tour
    It was very interesting to view the old palace and understand how the lowest level was preserved by trash. The stonework was amazing. It was interesting to see examples to old local handicrafts.
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  • Murano Island
    We took a cruise excursion to see both glass blowing on Murano Island and lace making on Burano Island. It was particularly interesting to see the glass works and all of the pretty different kinds of glass that they made. While this was similar to downtown Venice, this area was more open and less crowded. During this excursion we also saw an old church.
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  • Venice Walking Tour
    We did this tour on a cold rainy day. It did however give us an overview of the city and helped to get us enough acquainted to make other days tours and walks more easy. Every time that you turned around you were crossing another bridge. There were alleys and bridges everywhere.
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