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Viking Ocean Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews

Viking Ocean
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Santiago (Valparaiso)

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39 Viking Ocean Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews


TayanaLorna avatar

TayanaLorna

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

South America & Fantastic Fjords Chile, Cape Horn

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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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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CAJ86

2 Reviews Written

Viking Good but South America not so much

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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crmunroe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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hpolley

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

75th Birthday Celebration

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Bertch

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Round the horn! Now, that's exciting.

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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WAVTAM

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Seamless travel on Viking Ocean Cruises

This is the second Viking Ocean Cruise for us.. We have cruised over 100 times on various lines. The word we like to use for our Viking Ocean Cruise is "seamless". From the time of booking there is no detail ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Nancy STARKEY

1 Review Written

Great relaxing and interesting cruise of the South Pacific

This was not a typical Vicing ocean cruise - it was the 30 day second leg of the round the world cruise, going from Valparaiso, Chile to Sidney, Australia. We chose it specifically to see Australia and New Zealand, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Doug Whiting

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Bait and switch on excursions

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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djohnf

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good cruise with only a few bumps along the way

We chose it for celebrating our fiftieth wedding anniversary. We had wanted to sail around South America and when we saw that the Viking Jupiter (on which we had sailed around the British Isles this past summer) ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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leiba1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing ship and crew

We chose this cruise for several reasons: the Viking reputation, the cruise itinerary and the mixture of excursions and sea days. We were not disappointed. We had a penthouse veranda cabin, which was roomy with ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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eva7

1 Review Written

hHusband needed emergency dental care upon arriving in Chile

Viking personnel provided us with the help we needed to find a dentist on a Saturday afternoon when we arrived at the terminal. My husband required an emergency root canal. We wouldn't have been able to enjoy the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lsbpdx

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Journey to the bottom of the world

What a marvelous way to see a remote part of the world! The small towns (Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Ushuaia, Falkland Islands, and Puerto Madryn) were charming and really gave us a good view of what it's like to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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4realrod

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

16th cruise

My experience on Viking is one to be remembered. It was my 16 th cruise but first on Viking. At first I found the decor rather bland but got to like the calm atmosphere it reinforced. I liked that there were, no ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Greg CA avatar

Greg CA

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exploring Patagonia and the Falklands

We are not new to the Viking Ocean ships and amenities. Our familiarity with the vessel and outstanding service was the reason we chose to explore South America with Viking. Although we have had good service ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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JohnGChelmsford

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Review of the Viking Sun cruise from Santiago to Los Angeles.

The itinerary is what first attracted us to this cruise and decided last April to book it through 6 Star Cruises. We have previously done many cruises with Regent, Azamara, Oceania and Seabourn, all of which we have ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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river dancer

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

All fun on the western coast

We chose this cruise to be away over Christmas and New Year and because we wanted to explore more of South America. It was nice to have four full weeks rather than rushing through two weeks. We arrived early in ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Kilroyathome

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous vacation

The Viking Sun is a beautiful ship with luxury amenities. Staff is very friendly and will strive to meet any requests. The food is very good (we did have some bad experiences at Chef’s Table) and menus are varied ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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VaporK8

1 Review Written

Perks for booking while on a cruise

We chose this cruise while on another Viking ocean cruise. We received several perks (cruise credits for current & future cruise, Silver beverage package & discounts) for immediate booking. We were elated with the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Bevs@winshop

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Christmas that never was

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ammthm

1 Review Written

Best cruise experience we've ever had!

The staff was excellent - from the captain to the housekeeping gals & guys. Each and every one was willing to do whatever was needed for the guests. Our cruise director (Vicki Van Tassel) was the best! She made ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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edflo5037

1 Review Written

Highlights of Scenic Cruising in Chile, Usuahia and Buenos Aires

I traveled to South America previously on a land tour and wanted to see the southern portions that I had not visited before. I Really enjoyed the scenic cruising in Chile, Usuahia, and lovely tours in Buenos Aires ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rose.mandaubrooks

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Eye-opening South America

As expected from our experiences with Viking River Cruises, this was five stars all the way, from transfers to and from the airport, to luggage handling, to greeting on the ship. We stayed in a deluxe veranda, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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TerrySayles

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

South Pacific Fun

We chose this particular cruise for the itinerary it offered. For the most part, it met our expectations. However, we were unable to disembark in Easter Island due to high swells (no docking there, so tenders ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Echo225

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Relaxing cruise. Interesting itinerary. Great dining.

PROS: Everything on ship was great, but the spa and fitness facilities were exceptional and surpassed any I've used on other cruises or on land. Pool under dome that could be closed depending on weather conditions. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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aa2033

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

I strongly recommend you to refrain from taking Viking Cruises

The main idea of my post is that I strongly recommend you to refrain from taking Viking Cruises. I was dreaming of a round-the-world cruise and decided to a 3-month journey with Viking Cruises. It turned out ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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