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Viking Orion Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Relaxing, enjoyable; pleasant stateroom

Viking Orion Cruise Review by matheodore

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Alaska

Chose it by going online and reading reviews.

I was attracted by the fact that there were no children, no gimmiks, no casinos.

The food, while pleasant, wasn't spectacular, as I'd been told happens on a cruise. However, I did enjoy the special times, such as the seafood served outdoors.

The Captain's table restaurant was a bit of a disappointment. First, we were seated with strangers which was awkward. Then, the food was mediocre. It was California cuisine...just ok, although I did enjoy the wine pairings.

Afternoon tea was lovely!

Staff was attentive and friendly.

The spa was luxurious from the sauna to the snow room to the exercise room.

Entertainment....well, some was good; others, not that great. The entertainment coordinator wasn't my favorite but the singer from the Phillipines (I think) was marvelous.

Entertainment in the atrium was beautiful and relaxing and CLASSY!

The embarkation in Vancouver was an unpleasant experience since we were told we would be able to board much earlier, based on our cabin purchase. No accommodation was made, as far as we know.

Some of the excursions seemed tired and old, especially the Potlatch Totem Park (very touristy), the Glacier Gardens Rainforest (tacky) and the Salmon Hatchery was quite boring.

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Quite pleasant. Everything was clean, fresh, comfortable.

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