Viking Star Cruise Review by Traveling sam
Our desire to see Midnight Sun, Norwegian Fjords, the Orkney Islands, Edinburgh Castle and travel on a Viking Ocean Journey were the prime motivators for choosing this trip. All of the above were spectacular. What was a surprise was the fabulous staff: Restaurant staff, Buffet Staff, room steward...literally everyone we encountered couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Also the excursion on Shetland Island to Jarlshof was a surprise.....really interesting and well identified prehistoric archeological site. The Thames Barrier and the Imperial War Museum were also fascinating to see. Last, but certainly the least, was the food on board... delicious with lots of choices.
We were also traveling with two other couples, who are our favorite people in the world. Our experience was certainly enhanced by being with them.
The ship was quite wonderful. There were always more than enough places for the 6 of us to sit together, whether to enjoy our meals, enjoy the entertainment or just sit and talk.
I was surprised by the entertainment...I really hadn't expected much, but it was top notch. Let also mention in this regard, the assistant cruise director. An amazing voice and a great entertainer. We probably enjoyed his performance the most. We also enjoyed the classical music trio. Superb musicians!
Traveling sam’s Full Rating Summary
The cabin was a little disappointing...somewhat smaller than we expected for a "deluxe" cabin. Also it was quite a challenge to find enough shelf, closet and drawer space. We did figure something out eventually, but it was less than expected.
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