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Viking Star Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Viking Star Cultural Cuba 2/21/2019

Review for Viking Star to Cuba
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Feb 2019

I really wanted to go to Cuba and a cruise was the easiest way to get there. I chose Viking because they spent the most time in Cuba and I could take a bus trip across the country and see Havana (it docks in Cienfuegos).

The ship was wonderful. Food was amazing, room was clean and well appointed (even a little spacious by cruise standards), staff was friendly and well trained, tour guides were well informed and helpful, and this ocean cruise was definitely up to the Viking standards we've experienced on our previous river cruises.

Unfortunately, due to weather we were unable to cruise to our last itinerary stop (Santiago de Cuba) and ended up with an additional sea day. While this did not make us happy, they handled it very well. And...a surprise came in email the day we left giving us a $500 credit each because of the eliminate port. We already have a river cruise booked, unfortunately, we can't use it toward that trip. Perhaps we will take another Viking trip after that. It was nice not to have to call and shame them into giving us something :)

Cabin Review

Cabin Deluxe Veranda

Cabin was clean and well located for our needs. Love the bathroom and heated floors. Steward (June) was very efficient and took good care of us.

Port Reviews


Because of time limitations, the tour felt a little rushed. But such is the nature of 'overview' included tours.

Santiago de Cuba

They cancelled this port due to weather.

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