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Viking Orion Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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North Pacific Expedition 2019

Viking Orion Cruise Review by dbhilvers

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Asia

What a wonderful experience!!

This was our second Viking cruise on their luxurious 930 passenger max vessel. We are so proud to have been passengers aboard the Orion. The Viking Ocean cruise Team was outstanding in planning, execution, frequent pre-trip communication, airport transfer process, and the luxurious on board experience.

Our cabin was a deluxe veranda style and very comfortable. Having been guests for cocktails in a friends cabin suite, we have recently booked our next cruise for a penthouse junior suite.

The excursion selections were numerous and covered a nice variety of time and exertion. Our area helicopter tour at Valdez was excellent.

The on board Viking Resident Historian lecture program was absolutely a “cannot miss” daily experience.

Great subjects, content and presentations by Mr. William Simpson, resident historian and Howard Parkin, astronomer.

The post lecture round tables were perfect for our more detail questions. The on-board planetarium was like being on a space flight to the cosmos. We even met for a midnight viewing experience of the International Space Station fly over and searched for Northern Lights viewing. Wow!

Fitness center was excellent and equipment inventory was never a wait situation. Massage facilities and personnel were excellent.

We enjoyed the wave pool facility.

4 PM tea was never missed.

Our dining experiences in all restaurants was 5 star. Staff, selection, ambiance, and prompt service was outstanding. Manfredi’s (thanks to Ian and his staff), Chef’s Table, Restaurant were a great variety of cuisine.

Evening entertainment was Hollywood quality and a great time.

Overall the cleanliness and strict attention to sanitation was very important and they ship personnel did a discreet and outstanding performance.

Thank you to Cesar, our Viking Tour advisor from beginning to end.

The overall cruising experience provided by Viking Ocean Cruises was absolutely outstanding. Move this intinery up on your bucket list. You will never forget it.

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Cabin Review

Cabin Deluxe Veranda 5039

Fine. We visited a friend’s suite and selected a penthouse junior suite for our 2021 Australia/New Zealand cruise. The double sink and slightly larger shower will be a nice upgrade.

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