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Viking Star Review

5.0 / 5.0
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1902 reviews
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An awful cruise

Review for Viking Star to the Caribbean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2021
COVID super-spreader event to begin the cruise...this was after three hours standing in line for a test.

After we had such a wonderful time on the Viking Orion ‘welcome back’ cruise around Bermuda in June 2021, we decided to try the “Panama Canal & Coastal Holiday” cruise that sailed from Fort Lauderdale for Los Angeles in December 2021. Our reasons: The impeccable service we received on the Orion in Bermuda; the good food and wine that we enjoyed, the reliable and reasonable COVID safety measures that made us feel safe; and the chance to explore both on our own and through intelligent cruise excursions. There were some exciting ports on offer for this new cruise and we were excited to see places like Cartagena, Colombia and Léon, Nicaragua and to transit the Panama Canal with Viking.

What a terrible cruise experience.

We thought we’d signed up for an elegant Viking adventure through the Panama Canal — but this cruise was more like a floating Marriott Residence Inn in a suburban strip mall. We were stuck on it for some eighteen days. This cruise was not up to Viking standards.

Cabin Review

Lovely, spacious stateroom. Plenty of space and storage with a wonderful veranda. The stewards were attentive and helpful in regard to the room.

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