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Viking Orion Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Wonders of Down Under

Viking Orion Cruise Review by vistaober

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2019
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand

We have always had Australia and New Zealand on our wish list but the large cruise ships kept us away. We saw the size of the Viking ocean liners and it fit us to a t. Embarkation and debarkation was a breeze.

We also liked the "No Kids", No Casinos", and" no umbrella drinks" policy.

We are loyal Viking river boat travelers and the Viking spirit is on the ocean liners as well.

The cabin was spacious, with all cabins having the great verandas. The free laundry mat with included soap was a great feature, as well as an ironing board. There was a nice couch and TV for relaxing while doing your laundry.

The dining options are handy and of course, the open seating allows travelers to make new friends.I really liked the ice cream station in the evening.

The entertainment was lively and enjoyable. All the crew are so very helpful and informative.

We liked all the included shore tours as they were very informative and we also took advantage of several of the optional ones as well.

This was our first Viking ocean cruise after eight Viking river cruises and it will not be our last. British Isles, here we come this summer.


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Cabin Review

Very well designed cabin with a spacious bathroom. The closet was large enough for the two of us and there was a dresser with drawers for us also. It was very quiet and private and the veranda was an excellent place to relax while under way.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

Very informative tour given by a local guide.

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City Tour

Very informative and educational

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City Tour

Excellent use of our time.

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Royal Botanical Garden

Very informative and beautiful

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City Tour

Beautiful scenery and town.

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Speights Brewery

Great beer after a lovely bus ride.

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Christchurch

It was amazing to see the damage of the earthquakes and the rebuilding efforts.

Wellington

Very informative and learned alot about windy Wellipngton

City Tour

A beautiful small town.

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Napier

Great examples of art deco and even found a wonderful ice cream shop to enjoy while people watching.

Tauranga

We learned so much about the Maori people and their striving to retain their culture and language.

Auckland

What a lively city with so many boats filling their harbor. Great fish and chips!


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