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Viking Sky Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
999 Reviews

15 days, 6 Carribean Countries, Excellent Ship, Crew, Food.

Viking Sky Cruise Review by Fred Pearson

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2020
  • Destination: the Caribbean

We enjoyed Viking Reine cruise and wanted to try Viking Ocean cruise. Viking handled our flights, and transfers which went smoothly. The smaller Viking Sky was particularly enjoyable for us compared to the many larger cruise vessels we have sailed on with other companies.

All the support crew - housekeeping, bar and restaurant staff, and Customer Service staff, were particularly friendly and courteous. The entertainers - classical violin and cello, and piano, were superb and to our taste in relaxing music.

The gym was good. While small, it served me well and was not crowded. Looked at the beautiful Spa but did not take advantage of it, as we were too occupied with other activities.

We did a shore excursion at each of the six ports and we found every one educationally interesting. Our interest in Archeology was sated with visits to many Mayan ruins, and the geographic differences in the smaller Carribean countries was also of interest.

The on-board restaurants were top notch. Having the options of the specialty restaurants as well as the dining restaurant and buffet, make meal time choices difficult as they were ALL excellent in terms of quality diversity, and service.

The whole trip was run smoothly by Viking from end to end. We will certainly take advantage of another Viking adventure in future.

One suggestion we have is that some cruises we have been on offer ATM Cash Machine service on Board. This cruise did not. As we did excursions at every port, there was not always time to find an ATM on shore. As we wanted to provide adequate gratuities to the excursion guides and drivers, it was sometime a struggle having adequate cash on hand without an ATM. An ATM on board the Viking Sky would be an added value service.


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Cabin Review

Housekeeping Staff VERY attentive and responsive to our needs and schedule. Did not interfere with our schedule, but kept the Cabin in spotless condition.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Miami

Embarkation and Disembarkation were well handled and smooth by Viking. No waits and excellent bus travel

Key West

guide provided interesting perspective on this laid back town.

Key West

trolly driver was humerous and entertaining and knowlegeble. Fun tour.

Cozumel

interesting ruins visited. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Local guide provided good background on Belize City and the Country.

Roatan

Roatan appears most suited to those interested in diving and snorkeling. Shore walk through the town was disapppointing as it is economically depressed with many street vendors and "guides" imposing themselves on the tourists. Friendly people, but this stop was of no educational value except for comparitive purposes with the other Countries we visited.

Panama City

Excllent local guide provided very educational experience. Visit to the Colonial "Old" City of Panama was a highlite for us. We have been thru the Canal several times but this was our first visit to Panama City.

View All 39 Panama City Reviews
Montego Bay

Great young rafting guide and great bus escort. Fun worthwhile experience.

Lamanai Mayan Ruins

knowledgable guides and interesting sites

View All 131 Lamanai Mayan Ruins Reviews
Sloth Sanctuary

knowledgable guides and interesting sites.

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