• Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Viking Sky Review

5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
1,134 reviews
22 Awards

Viking Mediterranean & Italian Sojourn

Review for Viking Sky to the Western Mediterranean
User Avatar
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Rating by category

Public Rooms

Additional details

Sail Date: Sep 2021

We booked this cruise over 2 years ago and was seriously thinking about cancelling it and rebooking for a later date. We didn't due to no availability until 2023. Hind site is 20/20 and we should have canceled. We embarked in Barcelona and disembarked in Venice. This was first ever once in a lifetime cruise. We had high expectations due to great Viking reviews.

Viking was being very cautious and rightly so however, they went over board and treated us like children. The daily Covid testing, mask waring and had washing was welcomed. The ship is spotless and the service crew were wonderful. Shore excursions were disappointing. It was almost as if this was Vikings first cruise. They didn't run smoothly. Yes people were complaining we weren't able to shop, at some ports we were given the opportunity to shop at certain stores for 15 to 30 minutes depending upon the tour guide.

The biggest issue was were weren't allowed to be off on our own, we had to stay tethered to the tour guide like we were in grade school. It was so depressing to pull into a port and go into a town to watch the smiles on the town peoples faces fade away because we weren't allowed to intact with them or buy anything. The economy was hit hard during COVID and Viking was the first boat to arrive in Sete France and the people were so excited to see us coming and all we did was walk around town with a guide and leave. That's not a shore excursion. Learning about the town, interacting, immersing your self in the culture is key. That didn't happen except in Croatia.

Response from VikingS, Community Team

We appreciate you reaching out to us here with your comments, Oro. While the safety of our guests, crew and residents of our destinations is our priority, we're sorry to learn that aspects of...

Cabin Review

Our cabin was excellent and our cabin steward was wonderful

13 Helpful Votes
previous reviewnext review

Find a Viking Sky Cruise from $2,799

Any Month
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.
About UsCruise DestinationsFirst Time CruisersFind A Cruise

International Sites

© 1995—2023, The Independent Traveler, Inc.

  • Privacy and Cookies Statement

  • Terms of Use

  • Site Map

  • Cookie Consent