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Viking Orion Review

5.0 / 5.0
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463 reviews
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First time on Viking - Very impressed

Review for Viking Orion to the Caribbean
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gmelhaff
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2022
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We have been long time fans of Norwegian having loved their entertainment as well as their fine dining restaurants. And in recent years they've been throwing in the drink packages which is awesome. So when we wanted to sail the Panama canal I assumed we would do Norwegian again. But then I started researching Viking...

We've decided we like balcony staterooms so when I added up what Norwegian cost - the gratuity on the drink package (>$400/cabin), price of shore excursions and the price of upgrade to balcony and then compared to Viking, Viking actually came out as cheaper! We had already desired a different and more luxury experience and I had read and watched reviews of Viking that made it sound appealing. Bottom line is Viking was a better deal financially and in total a much better experience all around.

Just some context...we have been on Princess (never again) and their food was barely tolerable. And their restaurant service was horrible. We had consistently rude servers and hosts and terrible food on Princess. I've NEVER experienced that on Norwegian and certainly not on Viking. I expect 5 star service and that's what we've received everywhere except the one Princess cruise we did (which was 3 years ago). Princess ship was also old and not kept up - elevators were always breaking causing us to use the stairs many times.

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Montego Bay

Rose hall was awesome but the port has nothing there. Bus tour passed by interesting places but didn't stop. Lots of time at port with nothing to do. Bus tour should stop in town to let you shop.

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