Viking Sea Review

Best of Adriatic/Aegean Cruise

Review for the Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Viking Sea
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WhippetWalker
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2022
Cabin: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Viking is our "go to" Cruise line & the Itinerary from Venice to Athens covered all the ports of call we were hoping to see. We enjoyed an extra two nights in Venice before the cruise began. Ports of call included Koper, Slovenia; Zadar & Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu, Olympia, Santorini & Athens, Greece. The ship, cabin, food, service, entertainment & all-inclusive tours were top notch. We we able to book all the specialty restaurants we wanted at no additional cost. Enjoyed all 3 rotating dinner menus in The Chef's Kitchen and two dinners at Manfreddi's Italian restaurant (where the Ribeye is to die for). When not in the mood for a formal meal, The World Cafe is the place to go for a wide & high quality range of breakfast/lunch/dinner selections (inc. gelato, fresh sushi, ethnic dishes). At all restaurant venues, wine & beer are included at no additional cost. "Causal elegance" is the dress code on Viking. You can dress up if you want but don't have to. The only thing we noticed (for the first time on Viking) was some outspoken (whining) behavior from fellow travelers. We chocked this up to pandemic deals in an attempt to fill up the ship and a resulting lower class of customer.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

Spacious room with balcony. Comfy bed & roomy bathroom. Plenty of closet space. Complimentary drinks & snacks.

Port Reviews

Athens (Piraeus)

Enjoyed seeing Athens for the first time & climbing to the top of the Acropolis to see the Parthenon.

Santorini

Awesome, one-of-a-kind "bucket-list" port of call. Despite the summer heat, climbing & long lines, it was worth the visit & we hope to go back again some day!

Katakolon (Olympia)

Interesting to see Olympia ruins but not a highlight

Corfu

Really enjoyed the shopping here

Dubrovnik

Definitely a highlight of the Cruise. We went on a Viking included tour of the medieval city in the AM, went back to the ship for lunch, then returned via complimentary shuttle bus to climb the walls of the city on our own. One of the most scenic & memorable experiences of the trip!

Zadar

Enjoyed Zadar's Roman ruins, churches, harbor setting.

Kotor

The sail in & out of Kotor Bay (like a Fjord) was quite scenic. Boat trip to "Our Lady of the Rocks" in Perast was the highlight (moreso than Kotor itself).

Venice

Added two nights in Venice at beginning of Cruise to allow for delayed arrival (due to flight delays). Spent a full morning in Venice on our own, then booked a boat tour to both Murano & Burano in the afternoon.

Koper

In lieu of touring Koper, we opted for a full-day tour to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.

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