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Sydney (Australia) Viking Ocean Viking Orion Cruise Reviews

Viking Ocean
Viking Orion
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Sydney (Australia)

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37 Sydney (Australia) Viking Ocean Viking Orion Cruise Reviews


Mike1733 avatar

Mike1733

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Viking Ocean does not disappoint

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Hello, we just got back from our Viking Ocean cruise from Australia and New Zealand on the Viking Orion. First let me tell you it was well worth the time Money and experience. We had a great time on the ship and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mikedoolin

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

WOW!

We have been on five cruises before - Celebrity, Princess, Cunard and Norwegian. None of them compare to Viking (although Cunard is close). This cruise was pretty much flawless in every way you can imagine. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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NancyTho

1 Review Written

It was wonderful! Just wanted more of the South Island of NZ!

We chose this cruise because we had long talked about going to Aus/NZ and with free airfare, it was time to go! A storm out of Antarctic kept us from stopping in the port of Dunedin, and fire danger cancelled out ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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SteveMaryAnn

1 Review Written

Australia-NewZealand

We always wanted to tour these two countries and experience the culture. We are so fortunate to have completed this trip prior to the devastation caused by the fires in Australia and the horrendous terror incident ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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vistaober

1 Review Written

Wonders of Down Under

We have always had Australia and New Zealand on our wish list but the large cruise ships kept us away. We saw the size of the Viking ocean liners and it fit us to a t. Embarkation and debarkation was a breeze. We ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Linda Sears avatar

Linda Sears

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous ship and crew

I was invited by family. I had never been to Australia and wanted to go. Viking had a good reputation. The food was excellent and I always enjoyed the wine service. All staff were friendly and helpful and made ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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deerfieldmark

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Australia Indonesia cruise on Orion

As first time Viking Ocean cruisers we enjoyed the ship very much. We have sailed Oceania multiple times. Viking ships like Oceania are not overwhelming in size with great service. Food was good although we thought ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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keryn and Dudley

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Australian & Komodo Coast

Chose this cruise for the destinations, which were wonderful. Ship was very clean and overall staff very friendly and attentive. Speciality Restaurants were of a very good standard. Spa was excellent. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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sandkeymandy

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Left a lot to be desired!

We chose the Viking Ocean cruise because we had done two Viking river cruises which were exceptional. So we were expecting the same on an ocean cruise. Not to be, alas! The ship itself, Orion, about 8 months old ...
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Sail Date March 2019


billcon avatar

billcon

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Great Ship, Great Crew

We chose this cruise because it included Australia and New Zealand. This is a beautiful, well appointed new ship. The crew was fantastic, the food, and the entertainment were very good. There is never a long wait ...
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Sail Date February 2019


TheBoy58 avatar

TheBoy58

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship with Excellent Crew But Some Food Not Up to Par

We chose this cruise as the itinerary seemed very good and it seemed as though it was good to have some excursions and beer and wine included during meal times. Having said that, we had a very rough traverse of the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Michaelonthecoast

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

One Way to see Down Under

Overall, the cruise portion of our Aus/NZ trip was good. The itinerary was appealing as it included Hobart, Tasmania, and smaller centers in NZ. We arranged our own flights. Viking Orion is a classy looking ship ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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davidcareypsu1970

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Summarize

The positive points are as follows: beautiful ship, laid out very nicely, and very clean; crew personnel were very friendly, polite, people oriented, caring, and a great asset for Viking; entertainment staff were ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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All4lm

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing first trip on Viking!

We love to cruise on the small luxury ships - Silversea, Regent, Seabourn (no children!) and this was our first time on Viking primarily due to the time of year and the destination. We were truly impressed and we ...
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Sail Date December 2018


AAA55 avatar

AAA55

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Good NOT great

Whe chose to try the Viking Ocean experience because we have enjoyed several river cruises with them. Unfortunatley, they did not live up to the excellent quality of thecriver cruises. It felt that the crew needed ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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tomjscan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beautiful, well appointed ship with outstanding service.

Our experience on the Orion lived up to Viking River Cruise Standards in every way. Onboard entertainment was surprisingly good for such a small ship [ 900+ passengers]. The Viking Band performed every night in the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Vintagegal4Ever

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Small ships are THE way to go - if you can afford it

As we all know, luxury does not come cheap. After years of sailing predominantly on Holland America with some side forays into Princess and a few other lines, we decided to try Viking for our most recent cruise. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ollie46j

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship 2nd class treatment

The Viking Orion is a beautiful new ship we have been on 1 Of it’s sister ships The food was very good to outstanding The housekeeping was excellent The problem lies in being treated As a second class ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Belsouth38th

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

The cruise was very good and Australia/New Zealand were just awesome.

The ship was elegant as was the cabin. I enjoyed the choice of dining options and the housekeeping staff just awesome. Perhaps the only thing I feel could be improved upon were some of the free excursions. We felt ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Glenda Sandstrom

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The cruise was great! Some tours,included & paid for, not so great.

We had taken a river cruise with Viking and were happy with the experience. We wanted to try an ocean liner with fewer passengers and Viking fit the bill with the Australia and New Zealand destinations. The ship ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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kttwalker48

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

It was delightful. All three lecturers were excellent as were the destinations.

We selected our destination first, then we chose Viking because of the limited number of passengers and Because there is no casino, no photographers trying to sell pictures, no pressure to buy other items, no ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mikebally

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The cruise was good.

The new ship was great. The crew was exceptional. The food was great. One day while at sea from Tasmania to New Zealand, all passengers on Decks 2 and 3 were requested to meet on Deck 1 at 9 AM to complete and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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MaggieMay2017

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Downunder holiday

Amazing trip down under on Viking Orion. From the Sydney Harbor bridge climb and Opera house tour to welcoming in the new year in Auckland the most beautiful scenery you could imagine. Included tours were mostly ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Etexvrc

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Recent Viking Orion Australia/N.Z. Cruise

Our 4th Viking Ocean cruise (on four different ships). It's been interesting to see the minor 'tweaks' to each edition of ship that Viking has rolled out. But overall the Viking Ocean ships are amazing in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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WayneBryan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A flawless two weeks on an impeccably beautiful ship

With two weeks to utilize at the holidays, and with the desire to catch a restful break from daily routine while also getting to see some of the wonders of Australia and New Zealand, the Viking Orion offered the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Viking Orion Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.7
Dining5.04.5
Entertainment4.04.1
Public Rooms5.04.8
Fitness Recreation5.04.4
FamilyN/A
Enrichment5.04.4
Service4.54.7
Value For Money5.04.2
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