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Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews

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Viking Good but South America not so much

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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CAJ86

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Having been to Europe on Viking River & Ocean we thought we would try South America this time. Disappointing as Argentina and Chile not very open to tourists. Getting off in Buenos Aires was a disaster-3 hours through customs and 6 hours to get luggage delivered to room. The ship and crew as always were up to Viking standards! The excursions tried hard to show us items of interest but some ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Round the horn! Now, that's exciting.

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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Bertch

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

We chose the cruise because it took us to unfamiliar territory and had such elements of excitement about it. Imagine, to actually sail the Straits of Magellan! Our extra time in Valparaiso was well spent--we've never seen such amazing murals (or ridden such interesting outdoor escalators). Our cabin was fine--the roomy shower much appreciated. The food was good everywhere. We enjoyed both ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Lots of good things--some not-so-good

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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crmunroe

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise as way to see South America as land tours involved a lot of flights. Silversea was my first choice but it was sold out. We have done the Hurtigruten Norway fijords but otherwise this was our first cruise. The good stuff first: Viking Jupiter is beautiful ship--well-designed and top-notch finishes. Stateroom was spacious and comfortable. Staff were attentive and helpful and ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Bait and switch on excursions

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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Doug Whiting

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

AVOID THIS CRUISE UNLESS YOU WANT TO STAY ON BOARD THE ENTIRE TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!! Great ship; good crew, with just a few exceptions. The problem is the excursions offered by Viking. Food is much better than Royal Caribbean and Carnival, but nowhere near the quality offered on Oceania. I chose this trip based, in large part, on the Andes Mountains lake and mountain photograph on the Viking ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


75th Birthday Celebration

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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hpolley

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This cruise was in celebration of my wife's 75th birthday. While we took the Viking Grand European River Boat Cruise, this was our very first ocean cruise. We did not know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised by the experience. Having nothing to compare with, we were impressed by the size of the ship...900 passengers with lots of amenities and excellent service. The food quality and ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


South America & Fantastic Fjords Chile, Cape Horn

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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TayanaLorna

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

After loving Viking's Midnight Sun cruise through Norway's fjords to the Arctic Circle we decided to explore the other end of the world and around Cape Horn. This is a new dedicated cruise path for Viking beginning in December, 2019. We traveled from Santiago to Buenos Aires beginning late January, 2020. After reading some rather negative reviews here regarding ports and excursions, had to put ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Loved the ship and crew

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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trvltommye

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Bucket List cruise, Around the Cape. Ship was just the right size, not real big. Cabins were great, roomy, all balconies. Dining when I wanted, not when I had to, and sit where I wanted was very convenient. The on board activities were what I wanted, to learn something. Not just play games. Alot of quiet time. Loved the Tea time everyday. Speakers were very noligable . Service and staff ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


The Christmas that never was

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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Bevs@winshop

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and time of year, being Christmas. We tossed up between it and Norwegian but thought a smaller ship would be better for being able to get in closer and see more. Having done other ocean cruises with other lines we imagined how wonderful Christmas would be on a ship. Not to be! Apart from some evening carols 2 days before, nothing else! Just another day ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Seeing the glacier

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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bob.molter

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Viking provides good value and excellent service. Food is good, but not nearly as good as Oceania. The shore excursions were not particularly good; especially Punta Arenas which a guide had 35 people anwas mostly a uphill walk to have an overview of the city. The tango dancers were OUTSTANDING and Heather Clancey was great. The band was fine, but overall the entertainnment was marginal ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Almost perfect

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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charleslinquist

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Wanted to see more of South America. Have been to Brazil. Wanted to see Argentina and Chile. We have been on Viking before and was very happy with the company. Some of the shore excursions could have been better. Viking should do a better job of "vetting" the local tour companies and tour guides, and doing a better job of explaining what the tour is about. We don't need the "hype". We ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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