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We chose the Viking Ocean cruise because we had done two Viking river cruises which were exceptional. So we were expecting the same on an ocean cruise. Not to be, alas! The ship itself, Orion, about 8 months old , is very well decorated and spacious. Our room , a penthouse suite with veranda, suited us perfectly: spacious and lots of drawers. The bed was not comfortable: hard as rock. But when I told our cabin steward about this, he offered a topper...which made it a bit softer. Another drawback was a head shower that kept on swirling around every way but the right way! Like taking a shower with an attacking cobra!!! My husband took care of the problem by putting a bandaid on the collar of the shower head and forcing it to stay in the right position. Food was average. Sometimes awful: we asked for a hamburger well done. Came back almost raw. Included excursions were very disappointing. We were expecting guided tours but the guide was the bus driver. So he would stop and let us out on our own to explore. He would stay with the bus. Entertainment was very good. The personnel is absolutely marvellous, solicitous and caring. They treat you like royalty! But they have trouble speaking and understanding english. I would do another Viking river cruise but never another Viking ocean cruise.

Left a lot to be desired!

Viking Orion Cruise Review by sandkeymandy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Asia
We chose the Viking Ocean cruise because we had done two Viking river cruises which were exceptional. So we were expecting the same on an ocean cruise. Not to be, alas!

The ship itself, Orion, about 8 months old , is very well decorated and spacious.

Our room , a penthouse suite with veranda, suited us perfectly: spacious and lots of drawers.

The bed was not comfortable: hard as rock. But when I told our cabin steward about this, he offered a topper...which made it a bit softer.

Another drawback was a head shower that kept on swirling around every way but the right way! Like taking a shower with an attacking cobra!!! My husband took care of the problem by putting a bandaid on the collar of the shower head and forcing it to stay in the right position.

Food was average. Sometimes awful: we asked for a hamburger well done. Came back almost raw.

Included excursions were very disappointing. We were expecting guided tours but the guide was the bus driver. So he would stop and let us out on our own to explore. He would stay with the bus.

Entertainment was very good.

The personnel is absolutely marvellous, solicitous and caring. They treat you like royalty!

But they have trouble speaking and understanding english.

I would do another Viking river cruise but never another Viking ocean cruise.
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