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Viking Orion Review

5.0 / 5.0
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404 reviews
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Beautiful ship, some disappointing excursions

Review for Viking Orion to Asia
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019

This was our 14th cruise with Viking (9 river, 5 ocean). So, obviously, we have been very happy with them. We have come to expect beautiful ships and helpful polite staff and this trip certainly lived up to our expectations in those areas. Our cabin stewards and the waiters were hard working and cheerful. I love the sleek style of the ships.

Our tour, "Far East Explorations" was actually 2 cruises. The first 2 weeks, "Far East Horizons" was an uneven experience. The second 2 weeks, "Far East Discovery" was much better.

Full disclosure: We complained to Viking about 4 excursions after we returned home and they gave us shipboard credit for a future cruise equal to the cost of the tours. What could not be remedied, though, is the precious time that we wasted on these tours when we could have spent our time seeing other sights.

Cabin Review

Our cabin was as we expected. Functional, nicely appointed.

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