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Viking Sun Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Amazing ship and crew

Viking Sun Cruise Review by leiba1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: South America

We chose this cruise for several reasons: the Viking reputation, the cruise itinerary and the mixture of excursions and sea days. We were not disappointed. We had a penthouse veranda cabin, which was roomy with plenty of drawers and storage space. This was important for a 27 day cruise. The ship is lovely - at no time did we ever feel crowded. There was plenty to do on sea days - I found a group to play Mah Jongg with. My husband found a group for board games - including Catan. There were opportunities to take bridge classes, knitting classes, and watercolor classes. The lectures were superb. The resident pianist, guitarist, cellist and violinist provided wonderful music during the late afternoon and evenings. Shore excursions were very organized with detailed information. Service was outstanding - from our room stewards - to dining - to guest services - to excursion staff. All questions were answered, all concerns addressed. The food was terrific - plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit and fish - a biggie for me. Viking planned appropriately for the holidays - we expecially appreciated the attention given to Friday evening Shabbat services (a separate space, kosher wine, challah, and prayerbooks) and Hanukkah (menorah, latkes, fried doughnuts, and wine for 8 nights). We loved our cruise and have planned another with Viking.

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Cabin Review

very comfortable king bed. Couch, coffee table and chair. Long desk area. Lots of drawers and storage space. Heated floors in bathroom. Great room!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Santiago (Valparaiso)

panoramic valparaiso and vina del mar. Good overview of the area


Great city tour - saw the changing of the Guard. Good shopping

4x4 Adventure

The 4x4 adventure (part of the camel ride safari) was not as advertised. Billed as an eco adventure safari. It last 2 minutes It took longer for the 10 people in our group to board the 4x4 then it did to go from the restaurant to the bus pick up.

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Camel Ride

The camel ride was touristy as expected but so much fun. Drones photograph you as you are riding with your group, along the beautiful beach. Good buffet lunch and tequila tasting.

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Cloud Forest National Park

Total cloud/rain forest experience. Walked on 4 suspension bridges, saw hummingbirds and some butterfiles. Lush vegetation. Delicious lunch provided.

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City Tour

Quick overview - 3 hours. Old town, Gaslamp quarter, and Balboa Park. Could spend days in Balboa Park - so much to see!

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