We are previous Viking travelers. The product provided by Viking was excellent. The ship size of 950 guests provided a small ship feel with the larger ship amenities. Outstanding crew and well thought out basic and optional tours. Included trips were very good at providing an overview of site/ event. The additional trips were extremely well conducted and educational. Crew members seemed to enjoy the clients and vice versa. Crew was well trained. Responded to traveler wants and needs.. We had a problem with the balcony door in our room. The housekeeping staff work on it for several days before resolving the problems. They were diligent in working to get the problem resolved. The chefs were excellent and the food options numerous.
The sites, the excursions, the educational seminars, the crew and the ship made for an exciting and outstanding cruise. We found this trip to be a very wonderful travel experience. Highly recommend the Orion, its crew and the New Zealand/ Australia tour.