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We wanted to see places we had never seen before, especially Barcelona. Our flights to Bergen were rearranged because of a partial cancellation. The alternate flights set up by Viking got us there at 1:00 a.m.with an 8+ hour delay in London, causing us to miss getting acquainted with the ship and Bergen. Other flights, which would have been slightly more expensive, would have gotten us there shortly after noon. We were disappointed with the way Viking handled this, and our trip started on a sour note. We liked the ship, our cabin and all of the people on the ship. The food was great and we enjoyed the amenities. We had pleasant times on the excursions, though a couple were priced pretty high. Our first experience with Viking was on a river cruise and all excursions were included. While there were free excursions at each port, the optional ones added quite a bit to the cost of the trip. Also when we took both the included and optional excursions, some were redundant. On board the ship we were always treated as valued guests. For those taking this trip at this time of year, the balcony was seldom used because of the weather. It was nice once we got to Spain. We added the extension in Barcelona. There was supposed to be a tour of the city on the way to the hotel. This did not happen. Because of unrest in Barcelona, we went to Valencia instead. This was okay, but took away from the main purpose of our trip. The extension was allowed, and we were impressed with Barcelona. So the trip started off badly and the end was less than we hoped for, but the main part of the cruise was good. The Barcelona airport is a madhouse.

DISAPPOINTING BEGINNING AND END; GOOD CRUISE

Viking Jupiter Cruise Review by mgraham611

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2019
  • Destination: Europe
We wanted to see places we had never seen before, especially Barcelona.

Our flights to Bergen were rearranged because of a partial cancellation. The alternate flights set up by Viking got us there at 1:00 a.m.with an 8+ hour delay in London, causing us to miss getting acquainted with the ship and Bergen. Other flights, which would have been slightly more expensive, would have gotten us there shortly after noon. We were disappointed with the way Viking handled this, and our trip started on a sour note.

We liked the ship, our cabin and all of the people on the ship. The food was great and we enjoyed the amenities. We had pleasant times on the excursions, though a couple were priced pretty high. Our first experience with Viking was on a river cruise and all excursions were included. While there were free excursions at each port, the optional ones added quite a bit to the cost of the trip. Also when we took both the included and optional excursions, some were redundant. On board the ship we were always treated as valued guests. For those taking this trip at this time of year, the balcony was seldom used because of the weather. It was nice once we got to Spain.

We added the extension in Barcelona. There was supposed to be a tour of the city on the way to the hotel. This did not happen. Because of unrest in Barcelona, we went to Valencia instead. This was okay, but took away from the main purpose of our trip. The extension was allowed, and we were impressed with Barcelona. So the trip started off badly and the end was less than we hoped for, but the main part of the cruise was good. The Barcelona airport is a madhouse.
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The cabin was very nice, and our attendant was super.