Viking Neptune Review

Blown away by Viking excellence, despite some significant challenges

Review for the Arctic Cruise on Viking Neptune
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2023
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with Window

We have been increasingly annoyed by the changes our previous cruise line has made, culminating in a terrible cruise last summer ... so we decided to try Viking, since the ratings are consistently good. We chose this cruise - which was Iceland and Greenland (Cruise Critic won't let us choose them in the options) because we'd been wanting to go to Iceland. We had already been to Greenland, so that didn't enter into it, though we know for most people, that would. We also wanted to go to Aix-au-Meadows, the first Viking settlement in the New World, which is in Labrador/Newfoundland.

The cruise was beset with a gastrointestinal virus which both of us managed to get, and ice in the Greenland/Labrador/Newfoundland ports that caused us to miss three of the ports many people were most looking forward to. NEVERTHELESS it was a FABULOUS cruise, mostly due to the general nature of Viking cruising.

We love the cabins - they were smart, modern, Scandinavian and spacious. The food was good. The staff was absolutely top notch. All of the public areas of the ship are great, and it was fun sitting in the various areas during the sea days.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with Window

Clean, well-appointed. We chose a lower deck to save a bit and it was fine. I would have liked some of the perks of the higher decks, but it was ok.

Port Reviews


Fun port with lots of ships in the day we were there. We took a whale watching cruise and saw a LOT of minke whales. It was fun - we even saw them from our stateroom. The town itself was nice, too.


This was one of my favorite ports. We were there two days, so we got to walk around a lot, including climbing part of the mountains. That was a lot of fun. Seeing the huge fjord from several vantage points was also interesting, and the walking outdoor museum was fun, too.

St. John's (Newfoundland)

This is my all-time favorite port of all time!!!!! We loved the people, and the close proximity to town, the entertainment on the quay, and everything about it. The cherry on the St. John's sundae was all the people waving as the ship left port. Truly an amazing and welcoming place.

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