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Viking Orion Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Viking is the Best

Review for Viking Orion to the Panama Canal & Central America
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2022
Valentine's Day Dessert 2022
Costa Rica

This was our 15th cruise, on 6th different brand. The last 4 on Viking, including a Viking River cruise. We love the personal touch that Viking gives their guest, we are not just another customer attitude. Ships are a little smaller which allows them to get into a 'working port'. They don't require a large cruise port terminal, so sometimes they will dock at a more private port where there are container ships or logging ships and such. No big crowds when you go ashore.

No extra fee for Specialty Restaurants. Wine, beer and soft drinks are also included at no extra charge during dining.

One shore excursion included per port, and they are not just a small tour. Sometimes can be several hours long into some very interesting places. Being a smaller ship, shore excursions are more personalized. Viking also uses many local people as the guides that are very knowledgeable on the area and being small groups the guide can answer everyone's questions. Many times Viking tours will get you into an area that the large groups are not allowed.

Cabin Review

Plenty of room for two of us. Refrigerator refilled daily with soft drinks, wine, beer and water, as well as some snacks.

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