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Viking Sea Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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First Viking Ocean Cruise - meet every expectation

Viking Sea Cruise Review by oxypete

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: Canada & New England

We wanted to try Viking Ocean and to see the St. Lawrence Seaway. We also did the pre-trip extension because we wanted to visit Toronto (to see friends) and Niagara Falls.

Even with 900 passengers on board, the ship did not seem croweded There were places to sit when listening to music, and we enjoyed the Explorers Lounge. The common areas were spotless. The thermal Spa is not to be missed. A daily visit to the Spa was spectacular.

Our cabin was a deluxe veranda on Deck 7. It was an idea location as it is close to the Explorers Lounge, Mamson's, Wintergarten, World Cafe, Pool and Pool Grill. Despite the location, there was no noise from these venues. Our refrigerator was stock with soft drinks and snacks that were replenished daily. There was room in the refrigerator for bottled water and a carton of milk for the coffee and tea that we brewed and enjoyed in our cabin. We separated the bed into twins. This was not ideal as it limited access to the closet.

Every meal exceed our expectations. We never waited for a table in the Dining Room or World Cafe. The food was tasty and well prepared. We ate at Manfredi's more than once. We usually eat later in the vening so this worked well for us. We just kept checking if there were any additional reservations. The service in all venues was always prompt and friendly. We tried the afternoon tea and did not care for the tea selections. The included red wines with dinner were average.

We enjoyed the Beatles and Abba shows. The pianoist was very good, and she would take requests. We did not attend the port talks or other lectures.

The service from everyone on board was excellent and given with a smile.

Not having a casino and its smoke smell, photographers, and art auctions were a big plus for us.

We enjoyed the shore excursions. In Saguenay and Gaspe, the included tours were on school buses. I found the seating very incomfortable for my 6'6" frame. In Boston, we did a tour on a Duck boat. It was fun. Our guide in Quebe City was the best local guide we have experienced in a long time.

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Cabin Review

Great location. It works better with a king size bed than twins. We had a stocked refrigerator, hot pot for tea, and nespresso machine. Wi-Fi in the room worked well. There are plenty of charger ports and plugs. The night light is a nice feature. The heated floor is really nice in the morning, and the shower is big enough for my 6' 6" frame.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Nice walking tour and snack before the multimedia show.

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City Tour

Best local guide we can remember

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Tour on a school bus - very uncomfortable. Falls colors were amazing

City Tour

Comfortable bus

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Duck Tour

Our guide was just plain funny

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