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Viking Mars Review

5.0 / 5.0
101 reviews

Our first cruise

Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Viking Mars
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022
Cabin: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

The ship: A+. It’s gorgeous. Beautifully decorated and furnished. The common areas look like something out of a magazine. Lots of thought (and money) went into it. Stateroom was tight but adequate.

The food: B. It was good, but not great. We’ve had better in mid-range restaurants. With the cafeteria-style World Café serving almost the same menu as the white tablecloth Restaurant, we found it less trouble to just serve ourselves and not bother dressing up for table service. We ate in Manfredi’s one night, enjoyed it, but now a few weeks later neither of us can remember what we ate.

The staff: A+. Staff was very attentive wherever we went. Stateroom attendant was especially good.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Cabin was small, but we managed. Bed was comfortable, but pillows too soft. Chairs were comfortable. Clever of them to tuck the makeup table into the desk. Shower was pretty nice.

Port Reviews


Canal boat tour was OK, but the rain on the glass obscured the view. Would like to go back.


Interesting tour showing the history of Bergen.

Brugge (Bruges)

Guide was informative. Brugge is an intersting town, I'd like to spend more time there.

Cartagena (Spain)

Best excursion of the whole cruise. The guide was well-informed, well-spoken, and enthusiastic. Ancient Roman Cartegena was fascinating.

Le Havre

We took the Paris on Your Own excursion. The guide was helpful and informative, but we only had a few hours in Paris after the long bus ride. A good intro to Paris, though.


Worst excursion of the cruise. Malaga's an interesting town, but this guide was awful. I think he was a last-minute fill-in. He had a bad cold, so we heard every cough, sneeze, and snork in our earpieces. He really wasn't that informative, seemed to be going through the motions.

Portsmouth (England)

We took the Panoramic London tour. The guide was very good. We got a good overview of the city and spent time in Covent Garden.


Vigo surprised us. The cruise was supposed to stop at Porto, but got changed to Vigo for some reason. But Vigo is beautiful, and very intersting. The guide was good and very informative.

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