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We chose this cruise because of it's itinerary. On the cruise, we could visit cities in five countries along the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. We were disappointed when we could not get into Koper, Slovenia and Viking did not offer any compensation. We did take the pre-cruise excursion in Tuscany and it might have been our favorite part. Beautiful villa accommodation and wonderful tours and dining in Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. Our third trip to Florence and we never tire of the beauty and history. Our time aboard the ship was very comfortable. Stateroom was comfortable and crew was very accommodating. We would prefer more entertainment in the evenings other than music in the bars. Other cruises have offered a variety of shows in the large theaters each night. Dining and service was exceptional. We made reservation in two alternative dining rooms and thoroughly enjoyed the small dining experience. We both like walking tours and mostly took these, they give you lots of free time to explore on your own. Viking's policy to not charge for beer, wine, speciality coffee, teas, etc is a welcome change from other cruise lines. Even tho we paid for it up front, I'm sure, did not have to deal with room key, etc to pay for any of these extras. We have taken three Viking Riverboat cruises and numerous other cruise line's ocean cruises. This was our first Viking Ocean cruise and were not disappointed in the ship or service. But we so enjoy riverboat cruises, probably will do those in the future. We did have one big glitch in our flight home, that involved missed flight, having to rebook in Zurich and while boarding in Chicago, were told we did not have a ticket. Our luggage was ticketed and boarding passes were issues all the way to Memphis, but we were not on the manifest. We had to purchase tickets at the gate. After filing claim with Trip Mate and having it denied, Viking did issue a full refund. We will travel with Viking again, but might be a little hesitant booking air with them.

Crew and ship were excellent, missed or substituted ports due to weather.

Viking Star Cruise Review by CablerCruises

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We chose this cruise because of it's itinerary. On the cruise, we could visit cities in five countries along the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. We were disappointed when we could not get into Koper, Slovenia and Viking did not offer any compensation.

We did take the pre-cruise excursion in Tuscany and it might have been our favorite part. Beautiful villa accommodation and wonderful tours and dining in Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. Our third trip to Florence and we never tire of the beauty and history.

Our time aboard the ship was very comfortable. Stateroom was comfortable and crew was very accommodating. We would prefer more entertainment in the evenings other than music in the bars. Other cruises have offered a variety of shows in the large theaters each night. Dining and service was exceptional. We made reservation in two alternative dining rooms and thoroughly enjoyed the small dining experience.

We both like walking tours and mostly took these, they give you lots of free time to explore on your own.

Viking's policy to not charge for beer, wine, speciality coffee, teas, etc is a welcome change from other cruise lines. Even tho we paid for it up front, I'm sure, did not have to deal with room key, etc to pay for any of these extras.

We have taken three Viking Riverboat cruises and numerous other cruise line's ocean cruises. This was our first Viking Ocean cruise and were not disappointed in the ship or service. But we so enjoy riverboat cruises, probably will do those in the future.

We did have one big glitch in our flight home, that involved missed flight, having to rebook in Zurich and while boarding in Chicago, were told we did not have a ticket. Our luggage was ticketed and boarding passes were issues all the way to Memphis, but we were not on the manifest. We had to purchase tickets at the gate. After filing claim with Trip Mate and having it denied, Viking did issue a full refund.

We will travel with Viking again, but might be a little hesitant booking air with them.
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Cabin Deck 4
Cabin and balcony was very comfortable, although a little smaller than expected. We think this was because of the balcony taking part of room.
Our crew was very accommodating, we ask for ice and lime to be delivered at three each day and they delivered. They kept our room in perfect condition, always nice to come back to clean room after day of touring. They should be commended for taking care of us, always with a smile on their faces.

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