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Viking Venus Review

5.0 / 5.0
223 reviews

Fabulous cruise with great weather

Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Viking Venus
Tolland2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2023
Cabin: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

We were looking for a cruise ship that had less people, and better shore excursions. Viking Ocean Venus provided us with everything we asked for. The itinerary was diverse, the Deluxe Veranda cabin was just enough without loosing any of the Viking experience. Food was great, we liked the buffet so much we spent most of the meals there instead of the restaurant. Entertainment was just enough and the included tours and included shuttles were everything .Loved the whole experience. This is truly not a party ship it is more of a ship to explore. My only Cons which were really small , I would have wished for maybe speakers who did some local desserts or bread talks or family life talks of the region. I also wish the Viking band started earlier. Additionally the specialty dining at Manfredi's was a bit confusing. We could never get a 2 person table reservation prior to 8Pm. However during a meal with had with our one reserved meal with a group of 6 unknowns at 6Pm there were plenty of 2 person tables available throughout the 2 hour meal. Sad because we would have loved to return if we could have gotten a table for two earlier on any of our 15 night cruise.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Veranda Stateroom

The cabin had everything we needed. A balcony, heated bathroom floors, large shower and more then enough towels and amenities.

Port Reviews

Bergen

Bergen was beautiful with lots of things to do. Two suggestions, Fly into Bergen ,it was the most spectacular sight of the fjords I have ever seen. Make dining reservations during the day for dinner as the glassed fish market areas (Go Fish)gets fulled quickly during dinner hours. Also Bergen is quite loud in the late evening when the bars close between 2 and 3. Maybe if you are on a pre cruise hotel ,choose one on the other side of the University. Once you get on the ship you don't hear anything.

Douglas, Isle Of Man

Really surprising port. We loved the whole feel of the Island, the people were lovely , Food was great and they had a large shopping areas I never expected. Home of the Bee Gees and a Annual motor cycle race the place was really stunning.

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