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Viking Sky Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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The crew is amazing and the ship was perfect

Viking Sky Cruise Review by jaspamma

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: Europe

The ship was beautiful, well put together, clean and not overcrowded. The staff and crew was Amazing, Helpful, kind, thoughtful and just plain awesome. The staff knew our names on sight and offered what we needed before we had to ask. We had a wonderful time and never felt overcrowded or pressed.

The shore excursions were well organized but too short. On our own in Paris was spent in traffic and I would recommend getting into the heart of the city and dropping off the passengers so they can maximize their short time. Instead we got a bus tour in traffic. I would also recommend more time in ports to allow for exploration of destinations. Further some of the guides (Porto) were not great and our time the brought us to very rundown areas and not to the beautiful city. It was disappointing and the guide was not great.

The Cartagena guide was amazing and was the guide for our Barcelona tour who, due to a bus issue, took a few of us on a walking tour through the old town. She was amazing..

Overall we enjoyed the ship, missed a port due to weather and we completely understand why and were not upset. Would have liked to have more time in London, Paris, Porto, Amsterdam and Barcelona.

I also thought it would have been a nice idea to go through the Straight of Gibraltar during the day so we could see it. Maybe making an event out of would have been nice.

The food was amazing and diverse and there was always enough choices to eat and enjoy. The wine and dark beer were plentiful and very good. The afternoon tea was also delightful!

We never found it crowded in the restaurant, by the pool, or in the amazing Nordic Spa and that made the trip more amazing.

Overall a wonderful experience, some areas for improvement, but we will definitely be booking a future Cruise with Viking.

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Cabin Review

A little tight, but had all the comforts of a 4 star hotel along with a nice veranda to sit out on the ocean or at port. The coffee make was great, the bathroom was first rate and clean. The staff made all the difference and made a great trip even better.

Could me more well thought out storage for a 2 week Cruise, we felt that there weren't enough places to put clothing, etc.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Fun but a lot of walking

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Too little time, too much time on bus.

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City Tour

Too little time, too much time on bus.

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Alhambra Palace and Gardens

Very nice tour and lunch at alhambra

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City Tour

Bus broke down at la sagrada, but guide was great and walked us around city

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