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Viking Sea Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Quebec and North Eastern USA

Viking Sea Cruise Review by jmarmstrong

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

Viking ships were known to us. We chose the Eastern Seaboard cruise because this is an area we were not familiar with. The standard of onboard living was excellent. The cabin appeared spotlessly clean and the dining to a high standard as we had experienced on previous voyages. Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth and well organised. Viking say that they place emphasis on the ports of call but we found these to be of variable quality.

We were unable to visit Montreal as extensively as expected because an "Extinction Rebellion" demonstration blocked the access to the city centre so this was a disappointing start. The visit to Quebec City was really interesting and in fact we could have usefully spent two days there. The time we had available was insufficient to appreciate the town. Saguenay and Conde were much less interesting to visit except that a theatrical performance reenacting their history gave us a good insight into the settlement of the area. Portland Maine was disappointing. The tour gave little historical facts but preferred to emphasise the cost of housing. The only site of interest was a lighthouse (boring). We would have much preferred to visit Halifax and were disappointed not to do so. Boston was more interesting from the historical point of view. The sail into the New York harbour was spectacular with the views of Manhattan, Staten island and the Statue of Liberty. A short coach tour was interesting but again most of the information concerned the astronomical cost of accommodation. Our take home impression was that the stopping places should be replanned to give greater emphasis on Montreal, Quebec, Boston and New York. Halifax and not Portland should be included.

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Clean and tidy and plenty of room for two. The facilities for washing clothes were useful.

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