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Viking Star Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Flawless Cruise

Review for Viking Star to the Baltic Sea
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RetiredITGuy
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2022
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Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Arbaer Open Air Museum
Viking Star
Assisted living center in Stockholm.
Distant storm and sunset from our veranda.
Pilot boat guiding us out of the harbor.
Model of the Viking Star in the public area.
Ready for dinner on the Viking Star.
Tug helping us into port (Gdansk).  Taken from our veranda.
Gdansk, Poland.
On the sun deck of the Viking Star.
The ship's plaque.  Note the Norwegian Kroner below the plaque.
This pesky seagull was waiting for his chance to steal some food.  Taken on the Aquavit Terrace on the Viking Star.
Same seagull checking out the food bar.  He managed to steal some food.  Aquavit Terrace on the Viking Star.
View of Aalborg from the sun deck.
Viking longhouse, Aalborg.
Kon Tiki raft in Oslo.
View from our veranda in Eidfjord.
Dale of Norway, Bergan.
Bergen from the sun deck.
Dale of Norway.

This was our first Viking Cruise. We did the Viking Homelands with the pre-cruise extension in Iceland. From the minute we got off the plane in Reykjavik to the time we got on the plane for the return flight, everything was flawless. There was more than adequate help for the excursions and the housekeeping, dining, and other staff members were helpful and courteous. I would say it was one of the best run cruise lines I have been on. The tour guilds on the excursions were knowledgeable and friendly. I also like the small ships (930 passengers) as opposed to the huge floating cities on many of the cruise lines. We have another Viking cruise in October to Greece and it will be interesting to see if the service is consistent across their cruise line.

One final word. Due to the pandemic, our original cruise was set to go in 2020. When the cruise was cancelled, Viking automatically gave us 125% cruise credit and when we got home from our Homelands cruise, they gave us a 10% future cruise credit. I have dealt with other cruise lines and I have to say, Viking made me feel valued. We definitely will be doing more Viking cruises.

Cabin Review

Cabin was comfortable and had adequate room. The housekeeping staff was exceptional. The staff was always polite and accommodating and showed an interest in us. They always had a warm greeting for us whether we were leaving for the day or coming back. They kept the cabin spotless. The veranda was nice to be able to sit outside and view either the ocean or the scenery as we made it into port.

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