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Viking Expeditions Expedition Cruises Cruise Reviews

Lounge area
Our ship waiting for us to return from our Zodiac adventure.
Chillin with my new friend @ Brown Station
Cruiser Rating
4.6
Very Good
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1-10 of 38 Viking Expeditions Expedition Cruises Cruise Reviews


Loved the tour of Mackinac Island. A bucket list item for sure.

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Lulu Daisy
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We especially enjoyed the tour of Mackinac Island by horse drawn carriages with lunch at the beautiful old Grand Hotel. Other tours were nice, but this was a highlight for us. Everyone on the staff was outstanding with exceptional service and kindness. The expedition ship was amazing with all of its "toys", along with informative lectures about the Great Lakes. This is a different ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


What Used To Be Incredible, Has Suffered In Recent Days

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BreezewayProductions
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We have been avid Viking cruise folks for quite some time, and things used to be absolutely spectacular, some of the best experiences we have had while traveling, and all of this was before the pandemic, before COVID, before lockdowns, and before present days experiences, shortages, and non-functionality, and I feel like Viking has certainly suffered, in a rough way, due to this. There are ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Made to feel like family!

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gopilates
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We booked the three 7-day itineraries currently offered in the Great Lakes (21 days total). It was our first Viking cruise but will definitely not be the last! We have cruised extensively on other cruise lines (several of which were high end), and have to say that hands down Viking beat them all! We were made to feel like family each and every day. We LOVED Octantis! Even though she is a ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Not ready for prime time

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Jcrnorf
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Due to the pandemic we wanted to cruise domesticly so we selected this cruise based on the published description which was very misleading. We booked a balcony which turned out to be a window . We booked an extended cruise. We were expected to change staterooms three times in spite of booking several months in advance. Viking did not have the permits to utilize the submarines or special boats in ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Great Itinerary with Glitches (some big, some little)

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nebraskacorn
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was just the second cruise with this itinerary and we loved the ports and especially the included excursions (the best we've had on four Viking Cruises). Unfortunately a major glitch was the departure time listed in my documents from Toronto which was listed as 10pm, About 12 people arrived at the port just as the ship was sailing away at 8pm!! Some of them had air booked by Viking which ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Touring the Great Lakes

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DiamondDan1948
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

I grew up in Cleveland, OH and was always in love with the Great Lakes. The bulk cargo freighters coming and going from the Port of Cleveland gave my young mind fertile ground for imagining the far away places these vessels visited. So when we saw this cruise and were looking for something special to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary and my 74th birthday, it looked perfect. Viking is a ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Awesome time on the Great Lakes

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billssn
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because of the great reviews/ratings about Viking. The ratings were well deserved. The food and crew were simply amazing! Negatives: 1. We were on the first sailing leaving the US (second sailing of the route) which resulted in finalizing the shore excursion list later than advertised. 2. Less than a week before sailing they shifted the check in to the airport vice the ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Nordic Junior Suite


Staff so attentive to requests.

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El5466
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted something different and didn't want a transatlantic flight. Our journey to the Great Lakes region fit the bill. It was so much fun watching the reaction of those on shore as we sailed by in our magnificent ship. If you don't want to be immersed in an educational experience, this may not be your itinerary. The ship itself was so fascinating, as was the lab measuring microscope plastic ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Inaugural Cruise on the Great Lakes

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poetzsch
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

What's not to like about a Viking cruise? This was my first cruise with Viking, and they did not disappoint. I was bit concerned about not being able to book dinner in the MDR or the one specialty restaurant for more than 2 nights, but then we found the World Cafe to be an excellent choice for every meal. And I usually avoid the buffet on major cruise lines. It was actually better than the ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Wonderful cruise despite logistical issues

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glenngillett
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was the first repositioning cruise for the Octantis and it was the first cruise ship to traverse the St. Lawrence Seaway is several years (due to Covid restrictions). The ship is a gem, hints of its bigger ocean Viking ships but also many different aspects. Food was as expected from Viking's ocean ships - the World Cafe was outstanding along with the many options - Mamsen's and the Grill. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Nordic Penthouse (with Balcony)


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