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Viking Orion Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
406 Reviews

Great Ship, Great Crew

Viking Orion Cruise Review by billcon

14 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2019
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand

We chose this cruise because it included Australia and New Zealand. This is a beautiful, well appointed new ship. The crew was fantastic, the food, and the entertainment were very good. There is never a long wait for dining, and every seat has a view.The shore excursions left something to be desired, but they are new to this itinerary, so I can forgive them. We had a few problems one night, however, when we went to the proper channels they were quickly correctly, and from that moment on, we were treated like royalty by the entire staff. The embarkation process at each port was very slow because it seem that every tour came back the same time, and they only had one entry to the ship. The included Wifi was great. No trouble communicating anywhere. Overall, we would be very happy to sail with Viking again. This was our 39th cruise, and our first on Viking. We are an older couple, so we wanted a quiet ship , so if you're younger, looking for excitement, don't go on this ship. No children under 18 yrs and there were no couples on the ship under 45 of yrs of age.

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Cabin Review

Cabin Penthouse Veranda 5017

What a great cabin. Beautiful bathroom, large sitting area, large balcony, In room drinks in stocked mini bar (included). and comfortable bed, Over 300 square feet. The room was always spotless.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Hired a car and driver for this tour. Mark's Tours of Melbourne. Mark, himself, met us at the ship and took us everywhere, always avoiding the large bus groups. The 12 Apostles were fantastic. He also took us to see Kangaroos in the wild. Terrific day and highly recommended. We booked it on line.

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It was a long journey with a very rustic stop at bathrooms. Once were got to the Alps, it was worth the ride. The mountains were spectacular. We saw where The Lord Rings was filmed.

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City Tour

The City tour was great and we had a great guide. We also went to the top to Victoria Mountain for a spectacular view of the City.

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Napier Art Deco Tour

Very nice City with all the Art Deco homes and buildings build after the 1931 earthquake.

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Geothermal Springs

What a great tour.. We went to Te Puia and the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, that is owned and operated by the Maori. We had a great lunch, dance show, and a great tour of the Geothermal Springs.

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City Tour

Great tour ion Speights Brewery. (girls, no open toe shoes allow) good lunch at their Pub. Otega Museum at the University was very interesting, and we got to see orientation day at the college. The city tour was cut short, and we only got of glimps of famous Railroad station.

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Otago Museum

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Speights Brewery

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