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We chose this cruise because we had never been to Japan. We would have appreciated more lectures and information in depth about the places we visited. The excursions were satisfactory, but they were very crowded with 30 plus people on the bus and some of the guides were difficult to understand. Some of the excursions were quite expensive and the included excursions tended to be good except that they were crowded. One guest lecturer was excellent, and one rather repeated the first lecturer. I would have appreciated more lectures. The entertainment was good in most cases, except for one vocalist. Our stateroom was lovely, and very comfortable. Our room attendant was excellent. The wine offered was of very low quality. The pool and spa area were terrific, as was the fitness center. Manfredi's was a very good choice for dining. The laundry service was excellent and very appreciated. I would not recommend going to Japan in September, as it was very humid and hot.

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Viking Orion Cruise Review by franheaton

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2019
  • Destination: Asia
We chose this cruise because we had never been to Japan. We would have appreciated more lectures and information in depth about the places we visited. The excursions were satisfactory, but they were very crowded with 30 plus people on the bus and some of the guides were difficult to understand. Some of the excursions were quite expensive and the included excursions tended to be good except that they were crowded.

One guest lecturer was excellent, and one rather repeated the first lecturer. I would have appreciated more lectures.

The entertainment was good in most cases, except for one vocalist.

Our stateroom was lovely, and very comfortable. Our room attendant was excellent.

The wine offered was of very low quality.

The pool and spa area were terrific, as was the fitness center. Manfredi's was a very good choice for dining.

The laundry service was excellent and very appreciated.

I would not recommend going to Japan in September, as it was very humid and hot.
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Cabin 8008
Spacious and very comfortable.