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Viking Jupiter Review

5.0 / 5.0
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365 reviews


Review for Viking Jupiter to the Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
just something to trip on
you cant see, but this is AFTER pushing all the water into the drain,
you cant see, but this is AFTER pushing all the water into the drain,

I recently returned from Journey to the Antiquities trip, March 23 to April 6, on the brand new Viking Jupiter boat. I was looking forward to an amazing trip with my 84 year old mother. This was probably going to be her last big trip. We expected the best from this lovely new ship. What we got, was not. Here are my Explorer suite 3000 issues, and they are significant issues. So significant that I feel that any future passenger considering booking that room should be aware of, particularly on the cruise/travel websites… For their own good, since no one prepared me for those issues.

The furniture was incredibly uncomfortable. Loveseat should have been a couch, and the two arm chairs were stiff like doctor's office furniture, and so hard and had to use bed pillows to make them usable for seating. They should have club chairs or some other softer seating for the amount of time spent in the room, which most people do when choosing a suite!!! especially so you don't have to run around the boat looking for seating!

Transition/threshold strip between bathroom and bedroom was almost 2 inches high. We tripped constantly on it. What made this dangerous was during the night when my mom would need to use the bathroom. Not a frustration. Dangerous!

Cabin Review

Cabin Explorer SUITE

Cabin review in my comments above.

I had to report a messy public toilet issue to a worker. He said one hour later, someone was coming to clean it.

Service in sit down restaurants was EXTREMELY slow. So slow, we left and had dessert in the buffet. Buffet food was often cold, or overcooked from sitting. Lovely presentation.

Staff were friendly but in the second week, they started to be a little less friendly.

Gym was just ok. nothing great.

Pools were WAY too small. Could barely swim if anyone else was standing in the water.

Port Reviews

Jerusalem (Ashdod)

boat never moved to Ashdod. stayed over in Haifa due to high winds, or so they say... someone offered up that the risk was too high due to nearby rioting, and not worth the risk to the value of the boat (or at least passengers...)

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