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Our first Viking Ocean Cruise after three river cruises. Our experience was outstanding. The cabin was spacious and comfortable, the bathroom is outstanding. We really enjoyed the snow grotto and spa. The food was very good in all venues and the service was excellent as usual. The Orion being a new ship was immaculate, unlike another cruise line we traveled on. We made good use of the laundry as Alaska required various types of clothing. The included shore excursions were generally very good except for Juneau. Disembarking was very well done even when tendering. Our cruise visited ports not serviced by the mega ships which made those ports more enjoyable. The entertainment was very good for limited productions, we sail Viking for the experiences not the gambling and hard sell. We didn’t use the fitness center. The fact of no children made the cruise even more enjoyable. The entire ship’s crew made you feel welcome and valued. We are sailing the West Indies this November and booked the Viking Homelands for 2021.

Ocean just as great as river cruises

Viking Orion Cruise Review by Buffaloborn

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
Our first Viking Ocean Cruise after three river cruises. Our experience was outstanding. The cabin was spacious and comfortable, the bathroom is outstanding. We really enjoyed the snow grotto and spa. The food was very good in all venues and the service was excellent as usual.

The Orion being a new ship was immaculate, unlike another cruise line we traveled on. We made good use of the laundry as Alaska required various types of clothing.

The included shore excursions were generally very good except for Juneau. Disembarking was very well done even when tendering.

Our cruise visited ports not serviced by the mega ships which made those ports more enjoyable.

The entertainment was very good for limited productions, we sail Viking for the experiences not the gambling and hard sell.

We didn’t use the fitness center.

The fact of no children made the cruise even more enjoyable.

The entire ship’s crew made you feel welcome and valued.

We are sailing the West Indies this November and booked the Viking Homelands for 2021.
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