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Viking Orion Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Australian & Komodo Coast

Viking Orion Cruise Review by keryn and Dudley

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2019
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand

Chose this cruise for the destinations, which were wonderful.

Ship was very clean and overall staff very friendly and attentive. Speciality Restaurants were of a very good standard. Spa was excellent. Entertainment shows were very good. Live music being played during day and evenings in Main Foyer was repetitious.

Main Dining was at times “ hit and miss”. Felt they had skimped somewhat on the seafood offerings. Buffet selection was limited and very few salads. Hardly any healthy options or sugar free or low carb dessert alternatives.

Wine list was very limited as were range of drinks on offer with a silver drinks package.

No premium bottled spring water on offer even with drinks package.

Ship layout was similiar to that of River cruises. Ship also vibrated throughout the cruise. Had to wedge paper between doors on wardrobe to prevent noise from keeping us awake at night. Disappointing for a new ship. Bed vibrated from the ship shuddering.

Captain did a great job of staying ahead of Cyclone at the top of Australia. We did miss seeing Thursday Island and the shore excursions we paid for well before we sailed in March. Quite understand the importance of staying ahead of the Cyclone however we were promised to be refunded the US$278 at the end of our cruise. Home one month now and still have not received a refund! Poor processing and customer service Viking .

Overall value for money was not there with Viking. Azamara, Celebrity, RCL offer a better deal, wider variety of food at a higher standard. Have also cruised on Crystal which were faultless. This was our 12th cruise and we would not cruise with Viking again.

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Cabin Verandah 8012

Cabin was well appointed. Very good products. No magnified cosmetic mirror.

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