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Viking Orion Review

5.0 / 5.0
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463 reviews
12 Awards

First cruise, Alaska

Review for Viking Orion to Alaska
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rhillmer
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019
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Approaching the Hubbard Glacier through Disenchantment Bay, Alaska.

Many of our friends had recommended a cruise of the Alaskan inner passage, sharing their experiences with enthusiasm. Some had sailed with Viking and were very impressed. We looked into available sailing dates and found an ideal match for our summer travel plans. From the time we walked into the airport lobby in Anchorage, we knew this was going to be an experience to remember. Every detail of transportation from getting to the ship to excursions at every port, then including at the last port in Vancouver CA was very well organized. The staff was professional, understandable, and "in charge" the whole time. On board, the ship was immaculate, our state room was spacious, bright and well appointed. We enjoyed practically all the activities that were available including learning about the local history and culture. Our on-shore excursions were also learning experiences. We saw breath-taking natural beauty, experienced the local art and cuisine, plus had a great thrill ride on the world's highest and longest zip ride. Our sailing experience was smooth and picturesque with beautiful vistas, sunsets, and calm seas. Of course the food was delicious and varied. Meeting others on the ship was fun and added to the spirit of adventure. What a trip!

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Port Reviews

Seward

Easy hike and learned about glaciers in general.

Icy Strait

Exhilarating 90 seconds, don't miss it!

Skagway

The bus trip up the pass included viewing the railway and a train passing. The views were impressive.

Juneau

Best history and explanation in their visitor center.

Juneau

Great short hike and splendid views!

Sitka

The Russian heritage is on great display, especially the cathedral.

Sitka

Short play without much explanation or enthusiasm from the performers. Could have been a real highlight, but it wasn't.

Ketchikan

Great preservation of culture, especially the totem displays.

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