Viking Star Review

Iconic Iceland and Greenland

Review for the Arctic Cruise on Viking Star
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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Aug 2023

I have long wanted to visit Iceland. The itinerary was outstanding. Captain Olav was very accessible and friendly. Having sailed with Viking, I had very high expectations and encouraged another couple to cruise with me. Having high expectations, Viking did not exceed my expectations. The dining offerings were not as superior as my last Viking cruise. Some of the meat was tough and difficult to chew. Leg of lamb and pork loin were not tender. The special dining in Marchetti's was good but not exceptional. Special dining at Chef's Table was very good. All of the staff was exceptional. The vessel showed signs of wear, for example, cushions on the outside seating were worn and torn. Although the workout facility was well done, the number of elliptical machines were limited. The sauna and steam rooms were above average. Some of the Shore Excursions were below expectation. For example, the "Rural East Iceland" included a stop at Lake Myvatn that is widely known to have thousands of midges (flies) to the point that head nets were required to enjoy the Lake. However, no warning was given to the guests. I think that the tour operator could have provided a very inexpensive head net for a Shore Excursion that cost $319 per guest.

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The cabin was clean and comfortable.

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