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Viking Octantis Review

Overall very good.

Review for Canada & New England Cruise on Viking Octantis
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2022
Cabin: Deluxe Nordic Balcony

We chose this cruise because of the trip through the locks, the Mackinac Island visit and wanting to see the Great Lakes. The ship itself was excellent, with plenty of seating for dining, plenty of public places to relax in and have a drink. It has a large promenade deck for walking, and the spa pool was very nice. We never felt crowded in any public area of the ship. The quality and quantity of the food was excellent and for the most part so was the service. The staff throughout the ship was very pleasant and friendly. The included excursions were the only area that we would give a three or four star ratings to. Some of the ones we chose had glitches through no fault of Viking, others we would not recommend (the train ride in Duluth) Overall the excursions were unorganized from Vikings standpoint. We were never told what group we were in and no announcements as to when a tender was departing for our excursions, only what time the excursions departed from the port. A more detailed description of the excursions would have been nice.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Nordic Balcony

The cabin was well appointed and well stocked. The staff were excellent and the selection of movies was terrific. The large TV screen was also nice.

Port Reviews


Don't take the included train ride, although the train museum is good. Area around where the tender landed was very nice. Not enough time to do the area justice. Rating is only for the train ride.


Very nice city. Viking provided a guided bus tour of the city and lunch for all of the people that had late day flights. Would be worth another visit.

Thunder Bay

We took a Viking provided hike with one of their guides (Andrew was great) that was very informative and interesting. Later in the day we took a Viking provides boat ride in their Special Ops boat which we enjoyed.

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