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Viking Orion Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Viking Orion Bali to Sydney Worst Shore Excursions Ever

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MarieAnn
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2018
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The Viking Orion is a beautiful ship with good food and stylish cabins BUT....

I would bet that none of the staff have ever been on one of their included shore excursions to test it out. If they had, none of the included tours would have been included for this trip. The tours were worthless. This is a new itinerary for Viking and they have not been able thus far to put an itinerary together that is worthwhile.

1. The 3 bus tours we took had the driver as tour guide. They are obviously bus drivers and not tour guides. Plus, the intercoms on the buses were so bad that unless you sat in the first 3 rows, you couldn't hear what was said. So we drove around aimlessly in older busses with no bathrooms and no tour guide.

Response from VikingS, Community Team

Thank you, MarieAnn, for taking the time to provide the cruising community with your detailed post-cruise notes. While your thoughtful recognition of our ship aesthetics is delightful, we...

Cabin Review

Cabin delux veranda

Cabin and ship are almost new and everything is beautiful. No compaints on the cabin.

Port Reviews

Komodo Island

Tell me again why they took us on a 1.5 hour trek through scrub land with nothing to see in 100 degree heat when the komodo dragons were all at a watering hole about 5 minutes from the ship? One person had to be evacuated overcome by heat.

Thursday Island

Nothing to see or do here for a whole day!

Cairns

Just the included bus tour which was not informative.

Whitsundays (Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island)

Tour was canceled due to rough seas and no alternative options provided by Viking.

Brisbane

JUst took the included city tour; again on a bus without a tour guide and no bathrooms.

Newcastle (Australia)

Took the included city tour; again with no tour guide or bathroom provided.

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