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Zhao Shang Yi Dun (Viking Sun) Review

5.0 / 5.0
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402 reviews
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British Isles Cruise: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Review for Zhao Shang Yi Dun (Viking Sun) to Europe
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019

This is my honest (and LONG) review of our first ever cruise. We have traveled extensively on our own. The only organized tours we have done were with the American company Rick Steves. We travel to make connections with other cultures, to expand our understanding of the world and the issues it faces; and to have fun doing it.

This particular Viking cruise was not a good match for that. Unbeknownst to us, this was the first leg of a World Cruise. That impacted the demographics significantly. There were many, many quite elderly passengers with mobility, hearing and memory challenges. To that end, Viking matched the cruise experience to their demographic well. For us (in our 60's) it seemed too slow-paced and not educational enough. I believe that Viking should make it clear before you book that you are joining a World Cruise. It clearly makes a big difference in their programming, not to mention the overall "feel" of the cruise.


Cabin Review

Cabin Deluxe Veranda

This was a perfect location. High enough to have a good view and conveniently located in the middle of the ship. This reduced swaying as well providing easy access to both ends of the ship.

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