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Viking Orion Review

5.0 / 5.0
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410 reviews
12 Awards

Our expectations of Viking have gotten too high?

Review for Viking Orion to Australia & New Zealand
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Charlie S
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Dec 2019

We have been in love with Viking since our first River Cruise! We've been on 3 Ocean Cruises since. However, our last experience aboard Orion was not up to our expectations: The accommodations at both our pre- and post-tours were beautiful! What we couldn't figure out was why there was such a problem going from the Hotel to the ship. It seemed to be too many people and not enough busses. Why was this not foreseen? It was very chaotic and time consuming. The same thing happened several times throughout the holiday, at Komodo people were lined up on the pier (98 degrees, F) to get the tender, and it took us over an hour to board the catamaran to go out to the Great Barrier Reef. Compared to our other experiences, Viking seemed very disorganized.

We were also discouraged with the choices at the Chef's Table: Almost EVERYTHING was too spicy or, on the only non-Asian night, they served fish.....not for our pallets.

We also had much greater expectations for the Planetarium: Other than a very quick explanation of the zodiac by the resident expert (whose company we really enjoyed) it was used for short 3-D movies (which we have at home) and not really used as a planetarium!

Cabin Review

Very comfortable and our housekeeper, Carla, couldn't have made us more happy!

Port Reviews

Komodo Island


Thursday Island

There's really nothing to see here

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