Viking Polaris Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Viking is PERFECT !

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

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Sail Date: May 2023
Cabin: Nordic Junior Suite

We had booked a Viking River Cruise in Europe in 2020. This was canceled because of COVID 19. We had a credit from Viking that we had to use and we were not yet ready to fly after Covid. So we booked this cruise out of New York City so that we did not have to fly (we live in PA.)

Everything was clean and comfortable. Thoughtfully designed. Exemplary service! Outstanding food and beverages. Small ship (375 passengers) allows for personal service. Best thing is NO ANXIETY because: Tipping is included; beer and wine are included. Free laundry and dry cleaning, 24-hour room service. Free minibar. No corking charge if you buy wine on a shore stop. No prohibition of buying liquor on a shore stop and bringing it on board. No photographer trying to sell you photos. No “fake” presentations trying to sell you art or time-shares. No one pushing over-priced cocktails. A minimum of annoying announcements from the bridge. Great preparation for each port stop. Free tours included for each port stop (paid tours also available.) Best-trained staff of any business anywhere! All this adds up to NO ANXIETY! We booked 2 more Viking Cruise s while on board. This was an Expedition Cruise so their was an emphasis on science and the environment with a team of scientists on board. Very interesting. Plenty of low-key activities for 65 plus cruisers. NOT for people with children who want water slides, rock climbing, Marco Polo and partying all night long!

Cabin Review

Nordic Junior Suite

Junior Suite. Very roomy. Perfectly laid out. Lots of closet space plus a drying closet. Spacious bathroom with heated floor and towel rack. Large walk-in shower with great pressure. Thoughtful lighting placement throughout the cabin. Window opens to create a balcony space within the suite. Free minibar. Free wi-fi.

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