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Viking Orion Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Absolutely wonderful experience

Viking Orion Cruise Review by Pinspibaz

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2018
  • Destination: Asia

Pros: We chose Viking Ocean Cruises for their excellent rating and they did not disappoint. We chose the itinerary from Hong Kong to Bangkok due to the ability to really get to see that part of the world over the course of two weeks. Orion is a spectacular ship and the shore excursions provided us with an in-depth look at the real cities and real people. A perfect two weeks. Truly, everything was top notch. Rooms were spacious and beautiful and every single staff member was friendly and helpful. We felt very safe and taken care of on the excursions.

Cons: Air travel. We used Viking Air to book the flights and mistakenly trusted their advice on connections and connection times. We flew from Newark, NJ to Beijing with a connecting flight to Hong Kong. Just as we feared, our incoming flight times were changed and the flight was late thus we missed the connection to Hong Kong. We were extremely tired and frustrated by the time we actually got on board the ship.

Lesson learned. No connections unless absolutely necessary. And arrive 2 days before cruise departure!

But would do a Viking Ocean Cruise again in a heartbeat.

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