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Viking Star Cruise Review
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Viking Star Cultural Cuba

Viking Star Cruise Review by suzyheights

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: Cuba

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the amount of time visiting Cuba.

We toured Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Havana and Santiago de Cuba. All the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and cautious for our safety.

The ship was spotless, the crew always friendly and sincere no matter when and where.

Embarking the ship's tenders was done with ease. The were more concerned for our safety and we felt comfortable with their assistance.

We enjoyed the lectures offered. There were no big production shows. However, the singers and dancers were superb including the Cruise Director and his assistant.

The fact that the Viking Star passenger load is less than 1,000 people, you get to know most of the entertainers, officers and other crew members personally.

Meeting for the tours was handled very smoothly with hardly any wait time.

The public rooms including quiet areas were decorated in good taste and very comfortable.

The cappuccino was adequate, but most of the time it was machine made. I would like to have had it otherwise.

Overall, I recommend Viking Ocean Cruise to Cuba.

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Cabin Review

Cabin Deluxe Veranda 6032

Our cabin was very clean. The attendant kept our room fresh. Bedding very comfortable.

We loved the heated bathroom floor as well as the cabin's night lights.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We used the Ship's Tenders to meet our Tour Buses. We visited Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad from this port of call. Driving to Havana was a 3 hour drive in both directions. We were disappointed that the Hemingway Home was not available.

However, we did visit a bar he frequented and had a drink there. We loved riding in a 1957 Bel Air Convertible even though it was for only 15-20 minutes.

Santiago de Cuba

Even though we did not tour because of not feeling well, we enjoyed the beautiful landscape of the Harbor. We did get off the ship to exchange our leftover Cuban Currency back into U.S. dollars. We had no problem with this.

We did enjoy the friendliness of all the locals.

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