12 Viking Ocean Viking Jupiter Family Cruise Reviews

This was a family cruise picked because the dates and ports were of the most interest to the majority of the group. The ship was a good size, easy to get around in and offering a good opportunity to get to know most of the crew and ... Read More
This was a family cruise picked because the dates and ports were of the most interest to the majority of the group. The ship was a good size, easy to get around in and offering a good opportunity to get to know most of the crew and passengers. The crew was exceptional, from the housekeeping, to the beverage and dinning crew and the entertainment group (special kudos to Heather and Eion ). The cabins were comfortable and the bathrooms a good size. The planetarium and the Nordic Spa (with its steam sauna and snow room) were a unique and pleasant experience. All of us enjoyed the lectures offered, the nordic museum, and the common areas. Was somewhat disappointed with the food on the Chefs Table and Manfred's specialty restaurants and would not rate any of the excursions ( the included ones and some of the optional ones) more then mediocre. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We did the Baltic cruise and it was wonderful. We extended at the beginning of the trip in Stockholm. In the past, with extensions there were some planned city excursions; however, we were pretty much on our own here. There were Viking ... Read More
We did the Baltic cruise and it was wonderful. We extended at the beginning of the trip in Stockholm. In the past, with extensions there were some planned city excursions; however, we were pretty much on our own here. There were Viking people available to help with any questions and/or suggestions of things to do. Once aboard the ship, it was like coming home again! Everyone was so welcoming and from the housekeeping to the Captain-everyone is treated first class. The seas weren’t too rough at all and we made good time into our ports of call. The cabin ,we always get one with a balcony , was waiting clean and ready for us with our luggage in the room. Daily housekeeping staff, we always right on top of making sure everything was perfect. We especially enjoyed the food in the World Cafe and the sandwiches from the deck restaurant. Food is always good and you can find something to suit your appetite. We took advantage of seeing parts of Russia, Norway, Sweden and Poland. One of our favorite excursions was to Tallinn. We also took the day trip to Berlin. Well worth the time. We traveled by train. When we got back, it seemed the whole staff was out to greet us!! The shows produced were a great addition especially the Beatles tribute and ABBA! All of our transfers were handled with ease and made us feel very secure and confident that we would be where we needed to be when we needed to be there! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Everything (ship amenities, food, shore excursions, service people, entrainment) on the Viking Jupitor was absolutely great and wonderful. The biggest concern I had going on this cruise was eating the food as I am gluten free. The was ... Read More
Everything (ship amenities, food, shore excursions, service people, entrainment) on the Viking Jupitor was absolutely great and wonderful. The biggest concern I had going on this cruise was eating the food as I am gluten free. The was all labeled and I did not have a problem feeling ill. The restaurant supervisor was excellent and went out of his way to make sure I was happy with the food. On the second day at dinner, I asked if they had gluten free brownies and sure enough couple of days later, i had gluten free brownies with ice cream for desert. On the shore excursion tours, the tour guides were very knowledgeable and provided excellent tours. Having the wireless earphones was great. You didn't have to crowd around the tour guide to hear. You could hear the tour guide 20 feet away. Heather Clancy was an excellent cruise director and Javier Rodriguez did a great job telling us about the shore excursions. We liked the ports of Norway the best, then Stockholm. St Petersburg was good, but is was so crowed with tourists. We really liked the St Petersburg Ballet. Great wonderful cruise. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We celebrated our 45th and wanted the best for this event. Great cabin and fabulous cabin stewards. The entertainers were awesome, especially Matthew. Bartenders were total service and personable, especially Carlos and CJay. ... Read More
We celebrated our 45th and wanted the best for this event. Great cabin and fabulous cabin stewards. The entertainers were awesome, especially Matthew. Bartenders were total service and personable, especially Carlos and CJay. Interesting excursions and we had a wonderful time in each port. The food!!! Oh my, we didn't have anything that wasn't fantastic. My husband was especially happy about the Alaskan King crab legs, we went for those, then went for a drink At the Explorer's Lounge for drinks, then to dinner. Our favorite dinner was the Chef's table Mexican night. Loved Ivan for wine and Mario for service! The spa was wonderful and we ended up getting massages which is just what we needed after all the excursions. Excellent masseuses! Cruise director, she was amazing. "See you around the ship." Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We choose this cruise because the Viking Jupiter was a new smaller ship that offered many things, such as shore excursions, beer and wine with meals, internet and specialty restaurants, that were included with the base price. In addition, ... Read More
We choose this cruise because the Viking Jupiter was a new smaller ship that offered many things, such as shore excursions, beer and wine with meals, internet and specialty restaurants, that were included with the base price. In addition, the itinerary offered many countries and ports that we had not visited before. The crew was very friendly and eager to serve. It was a most positive atmosphere. The entertainment and cultural lectures were most enjoyable Our cabin accommodations were exceptional. Little things such as heated floor in the bathroom, a mirror that did not steam up and a roomy shower made the cabin like home. Show excursions were well planned and the guides were very knowledgeable. Food on board was above average and the service was impeccable. We liked the fact that no passenger was under 18 years old. We definitely will book another Viking Ocean Cruise in the future. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Family cruise to visit relatives in Oslo. Great ports with lots of activities in small cities which made for a real flavour of Norwegian life. Lots of time in each port to see and do what we wanted. Service was top notch as usual with a ... Read More
Family cruise to visit relatives in Oslo. Great ports with lots of activities in small cities which made for a real flavour of Norwegian life. Lots of time in each port to see and do what we wanted. Service was top notch as usual with a feeling that everyone cared for every passenger. Entertainment was good with a variety of performers.something for all to enjoy. We had food in a number of venues and were never disappointed. Will use Viking for our next trip although expensive as everything was first class and included in price. Size of ship is small so you don't feel over whelmed . No line up for activities or meals. Liked that there were no children,no casino, rude photographers,pesky vendors just warm and friendly staff willing to make your cruise a pleasant trip. It was also nice to see the captain and crew as well as entertainers eating in theRestaurant . Very approachable and interested in your journey. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
This was a wonderful cruise experience shared with my two adult daughters. The ship was outstanding with a lovely staff and marvelous food. (Took a Mediterranean cruise the previous year on my first ocean cruise...I have done about ... Read More
This was a wonderful cruise experience shared with my two adult daughters. The ship was outstanding with a lovely staff and marvelous food. (Took a Mediterranean cruise the previous year on my first ocean cruise...I have done about seven river cruises with Viking.) This cruise explored cities and towns in Scandinavia which are quite unique and different from European excursions and we enjoyed local food and outdoor life as well as mingling with residents. As always, service is impeccable on any Viking ship and I have recommended this cruise line to many friends. Ports and shore excursions are carefully chosen and we took advantage of free time to explore as well. On board, there are wonderful lectures to attend, a spa and exercise space which my two daughters loved and places on board where one could find quiet areas to read, reflect and watch the sea and scenery. I am planning another ocean cruise in the future...cannot wait! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We wanted to see Saint Petersburg and experience many of the cities included on the trip. Viking has a great reputation, and our experience more than supported this. The historical significance of all the cities, the friendly people, the ... Read More
We wanted to see Saint Petersburg and experience many of the cities included on the trip. Viking has a great reputation, and our experience more than supported this. The historical significance of all the cities, the friendly people, the great onboard talks and wonderful shore excursionsall set the stage for a fabulous experience. We made new friends and had a fantastic time. Truly the experience of a lifetime! The food was fantastic, the service was impeccable. Our cabin was spacious and well maintained. The crew were delightful. All of the varying on board experiences were worth checking out. The dining options were great! Boarding and disembarking were handled smoothly. There were a variety of large group experiences and the option for more intimate settings. The pool spa and fitness center were outstanding. Each port had something unique to offer. Visiting Berlin was amazing, Gdansk and Talon were wonderful and interesting. Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and all the Norwegian ports were amazing. Unbelievable beauty and cultural experiences characterize these ports. The onboard planetarium was outstanding, and afternoon tea was not to be missed! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
The itinerary was unbelievable ,to see So many countries ! The ship was one of Vikings new small ship ocean liners. A really beautifully layed out ship. The crew was exceptional. I have been on Seaborne and Silver Seas ships which were ... Read More
The itinerary was unbelievable ,to see So many countries ! The ship was one of Vikings new small ship ocean liners. A really beautifully layed out ship. The crew was exceptional. I have been on Seaborne and Silver Seas ships which were good but this Viking ship and all aspects of the cruise were exceptional. Of course everyone raves about the food on cruises but this ship made all others pale in comparison. The daily selection were varied and the specialty pool side brunch was outstanding. The one issue encountered a number of times was poorly organization and departure for the shore excursions. I understand this was a new route for this ship and excursion crew so I would expect this to improve ,I hope quickly. I would only cruise on mid size liners and River cruise ships , the thought of a Cruise on a mega ship would not be anything I would consider. I had been on Grand Circle on a River Cruise ,Moscow to St Petersburg and had encountered a Viking sip when we were rafted at a port which peeked my interest in Viking. I would have to say Viking sets the standard with all others far behind. Bravo Viking!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Took the cruise with my daughter and her husband. They had not been on a Viking Cruise before and wanted and introduction to the Viking Way. It was a great trip to share time together and see a variety of ports and enjoy various ... Read More
Took the cruise with my daughter and her husband. They had not been on a Viking Cruise before and wanted and introduction to the Viking Way. It was a great trip to share time together and see a variety of ports and enjoy various excursions. The staff was very helpful and the food and entertainment was excellent. The boarding process was very easy as was the disembarking. We all enjoyed an excursion in Barcelona to see the Flamenco dancing of Tablao De Carmen while celebrating my daughter and her husband anniversary. During the cruise we enjoyed an Asian Panorama meal at the Chef's table including chilled king crab, lobster and chicken Shu Mai, Peking Duck and a Asian trilogy of dessert including a chocolate banana spring roll, crème brulee and cheesecake. Everything was delicious and served in a lovely dinning room. One of the memorable excursions was a tour to the medieval city of San Gimignano inTuscany. I found some wonderful shopping options and came home with a very stylish leather bag and handmade tea towels. We finished the tour eating some ice cream from Gelateria Dondoli identified as the Best Ice Cream in the World in 2015 and 2016. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
My daughter and I really wanted to see this part of the Mediterranean. It was totally awe inspiring! A trip of a lifetime! Everything was spectacular and very well planned. The excursions were really good too. The tour guides were ... Read More
My daughter and I really wanted to see this part of the Mediterranean. It was totally awe inspiring! A trip of a lifetime! Everything was spectacular and very well planned. The excursions were really good too. The tour guides were delightful and enjoyed sharing their information and city of tour. Getting on and off the ship was very easy and efficient. Cabins are well stocked and so comfortable. Food was wonderful. Really so nice that everything is included. They make every part of the excursion wonderful and easy. We have been on other cruise lines which have been wonderful too but Viking is top of the line 5 stars all the way. We stayed an extra two days in Italy and that was so good too! Again, they do everything they can to make transitioning off the ship to the hotel easy and delightful, and, to get safely and timely to the airport for travel home. It was well worth the extra charges to stay longer to explore more of the area and know they would select excellent accommodations.. Highly recommend Viking Cruises and look forward to another one soon. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
It was a wonderful cruise. Spoiled me for any other cruise line. The restaurant food and service was lovely. Much beyond expectations. Our cabin steward was very attentive. The room was very nice and I loved the veranda. The cocktail ... Read More
It was a wonderful cruise. Spoiled me for any other cruise line. The restaurant food and service was lovely. Much beyond expectations. Our cabin steward was very attentive. The room was very nice and I loved the veranda. The cocktail staff were the best. For the most part, the included excursions were very nice. There were never any lines to get off or get on the ship. Everyone were so pleasant and helpful. That in itself made the cruise so enjoyable. The Jupiter itself was so clean and modern and the Scandinavian interior design was very much appreciated. The live music provided was wonderful ranging from classical, pop, country and western to jazz. The afternoon tea was so enjoyable and relaxing. Our time in Barcelona was wonderful and the included tour provided a nice overview of the city. I think my two favorite ports were Sete and Monaco. The included excursions served as a good overview of the port/city and there was plenty of time to explore on our own. Monaco was an especially nice experience. In Marsalis, our time in the North African quarter was an exploration of signs, sounds, and smells. One nice thing was that in every port, we were the only ship which made for a very nice, uncrowded experience. We enjoyed Piza but found Florence just too crowded and busy. I would definitely sail with Viking again, in fact, it will be hard for me to consider any other cruise line. If you are on the fence whether to sail with Viking, do it. I dont think you will regret it. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Viking Jupiter Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabin 5.0 N/A
Dining 5.0 4.7
Entertainment 4.5 4.3
Public Rooms 5.0 4.9
Fitness & Recreation 5.0 N/A
Family N/A 4.5
Shore Excursions 4.5 N/A
Enrichment Activities 5.0 N/A
Service 5.0 4.9
Value for Money 5.0 N/A

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