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854 Viking Ocean Barcelona Cruise Reviews

As always, the service staff was exceptional, from our arrival in Barcelona to our departure at Heathrow. The restaurant professionals were courteous, pleasant and friendly, unlike many of the guests. May I suggest hiring some ... Read More
As always, the service staff was exceptional, from our arrival in Barcelona to our departure at Heathrow. The restaurant professionals were courteous, pleasant and friendly, unlike many of the guests. May I suggest hiring some entertainers and staff from the destinations being traveled. That was a feature that made our Russian voyage so richly rewarding. Evidently, the Brits received a much better package at a bargain price. They behaved boorishly and dressed poorly, even in the dining rooms. When commenting on their complementary Silver Package, one couple actually said to me "We don't have to drink that garbage wine." There was little emphasis on Spanish or English foods and beverages and I was unable to schedule even one visit to the Chef's Table or Manfredi's at my preferred times. The included shore excursions seemed short and rushed which was accentuated by the number of sea days. Our visit to Portsmouth resembled a tour that might have been given by a real estate agent. Malaga was beautiful and our guide very pleasant. Our visit to Santiago de Compostela was the exception. Our guide was very articulate and knowledgable, and projected the Viking image very well. I understand that the Iberian Explorer may be an outlier, yet given our recent experience we are less likely to travel with Viking any time soon and not as enthusiastic in our recommendations to others. Please call me If you wish for additional comments. I really enjoy engaging with each of your employees. Best wishes Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We chose this cruise for a break after the Christmas festivities. Fewer crowds. Took the included tours. While informative, somewhat boring. Will consider “pay “ tours in the future. I strongly DO NOT recommend included tour in ... Read More
We chose this cruise for a break after the Christmas festivities. Fewer crowds. Took the included tours. While informative, somewhat boring. Will consider “pay “ tours in the future. I strongly DO NOT recommend included tour in Cartegena. On the bus looking at the poverty of the area then to a less than photographic lighthouse. Then back on the bus. No time to explore/ shop in the city prior to boarding. We had the ES1 suite. Nice amenities. However, water leak from toilet 2 days in a row. Crew was prompt to fix it on day 2. Few activities on board so LOTS of downtime and looking for things to do on sea days. This is our first “small ship “ cruise. Good staff/customer ratio. Staff willing to chat and share their stories. Able to see many of the same customers and get to know each other more easily than the larger ships. Overall, good cruise. Excellent staff. Food OK. Evening shows good. Cabin staff 5stars! Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Previous river cruises with Viking was the main incentive to try and ocean cruise. The accommodation and cabin facilities were very good including services of our steward in the cabin. She was very attentive to our requirements and kept ... Read More
Previous river cruises with Viking was the main incentive to try and ocean cruise. The accommodation and cabin facilities were very good including services of our steward in the cabin. She was very attentive to our requirements and kept the cabin well appointed throughout. The food on bard was very good including the specialty dining. Enjoyed use of the spa and facilities. Entertainment shows were very good and well worth attending. Not overely impressed with some of the shore excursions particularly when I felt that they were just occupying time without too much purpose. Overall the cruise was very good value. Travel to and from uk was okay but would prefer a single flight to arrive at the ship. Less hassle involved with transfers. We enjoyed the space on board Viking Star and the layout appeared very good. Would have appreciated better evening snacks to eat made available. Staff were very friendly and tried to assist with our requirements. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We chose this cruise because we had been on a Viking River Cruise the previous year and really enjoyed it. Viking had the best ratings. Almost everything about the trip was wonderful. The ship was beautiful, staff was super friendly and ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we had been on a Viking River Cruise the previous year and really enjoyed it. Viking had the best ratings. Almost everything about the trip was wonderful. The ship was beautiful, staff was super friendly and helpful. The stateroom was exceptionally comfortable and well designed so that there was plenty of closet and drawer space. The ship was also very clean and well maintained. The food at all the restaurants was also excellent. With the Chef's Table being the best. Even the buffet restaurant was the best we tasted anywhere, compared to other ships on which we have sailed. What was lacking was good entertainment. The cruise director, Brensley, did one excellent show. She had a beautiful voice. There were four other singers who did shows, and they were very amateurish. The resident historian was very knowledgeable, informative and interesting. The tours were interesting also, but we would have liked a little more time on our own in each port. All in all, it was a very enjoyable trip. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We have previously traveled on Silverseas and Seabourne and are now Viking Converts. We enjoyed our trip so much that we have booked a trip later in the year in the same cabin. As both Seabourne and Silverseas have a smaller number of ... Read More
We have previously traveled on Silverseas and Seabourne and are now Viking Converts. We enjoyed our trip so much that we have booked a trip later in the year in the same cabin. As both Seabourne and Silverseas have a smaller number of passengers, we were a bit worried that the ship would be crowded, however we were pleasantly surprised that this was, on the whole, not the case. With the exception of one instance we were able to get into all restaurants without waiting. The one exception was due to all morning tours returning at the same time in Plymouth, and the World Cafe and Patio Grill being full. This could have been mitigated by opening the Restaurant also. The staff on Viking Star really shined - they made the trip enjoyable. Special thanks to our room attendant Oliviera who just spoilt us, and Kivesh the Manager in Manfredi's. I hope Viking realise how special these two staff members are. Oliviera organised a great cocktail party in our suite so that we could have a few final drinks and canapes with new friends. What I really like about Viking is that there are no formal nights, with the dress requirement being casual in all restaurants and public areas. We also like that the entertainment in the Theater is at held at reasonable times as we do not like waiting until 10pm or later to see a show. Whilst low key the entertainment suited us, and we really enjoyed it. We had a massage and facials in the SPA and the quality of the services was very good. We also purchased the drinks package and felt that this was good value. The tours ranged from good to very good, with the tour guides amongst the best we have had. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
My husband and I chose this cruise to celebrate our retirement with my sister and her husband. We happened to depart on my birthday, so Viking provided a bottle of champagne and cake in celebration. The first full day at sea was a day of ... Read More
My husband and I chose this cruise to celebrate our retirement with my sister and her husband. We happened to depart on my birthday, so Viking provided a bottle of champagne and cake in celebration. The first full day at sea was a day of exploration of this beautiful ship. From the Explorer’s Lounge with its beautiful view and lovely collection of model ships to the incredible spa with its Snow Grotto, the Viking Star is stunning. Loved the Viking Voices shows and Munch Moments in the main stairwell. I spent much of the first day in the auditorium taking cooking classes with the chef and a Cuba history lecture with the ship’s historian. We arrived in Cienfuegos for our first look at this beautiful country and were did the optional tour of historic Trinidad. By far, my favorite part of our journey was the overnight in Havana where we were treated to an amazing tour guide of this historic city and the most amazing musical production—better than Vegas—at the Tropicana. The final port Santiago de Cuba again confirmed my opinion that the heart of Cuba is its incredible music that serenades you throughout your stay everywhere. Our final day at sea back on the ship provided us with continued pampering with a room service breakfast we had on our veranda, more lectures on Cuban music, antique cars and rum, movies, and our amazing dinners at the ship restaurants, Kitchen Table and Manfredis. We definitely look forward to our next ocean cruise on Viking. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We'd travelled on Viking Sky on our honeymoon, and knew the exceptional level of service that Viking aim to deliver, so this was a much anticipated opportunity to relax. Cabins are all outside, all with balconies and furniture, so ... Read More
We'd travelled on Viking Sky on our honeymoon, and knew the exceptional level of service that Viking aim to deliver, so this was a much anticipated opportunity to relax. Cabins are all outside, all with balconies and furniture, so there was a wonderful sea view all the trip,. Cabin was really well cared for by the housekeeper for our section, right down to fresh ice delivered twice a day, and swapping all our sodas for tonic water, to go with the gin we took with us....a g& t on board will cost you £11...if that's all you drink each evening take it with you, as the on board complimentary wine and beer witheals is excellent, and regularly topped up! Otherwise, stump up £15-£18.50 a day each for the silver beverage package, and all your drinks are included all day....there didn't appear to be anyone drinking the day through on our boat. Food is simply stunning. Emphasis on presentation, flavour and skilled, attentive service in all of the restaurants, again all included in the price. Pool bar grill doing fresh steaks, burgers & chicken, with a superb and varied salad bar was our favourite for lunch...world cafe self service for breakfast... although we never got to the restaurant for breakfast we intended to! Seating in the restaurant is done by maitre d ...tables for two the majority, or a few tables for four or larger.. menu is varied every day..some standbys..striploin steak, chicken breast, salmon fillet....along with a regional menu reflecting the current whereabouts of the ship, and a larger more fine dining menu. Collared shirt and trousers are the minimum dress required for any of the restaurants in the evening....this is a strictly above 18 cruise...no children anywhere!! It's wonderful!! There's a spa with snow room sauna and plunge pool...all included, plus evening shows in the theatre. Afternoon tea in the winter garden, accompanied by either the concert pianist, the string quartet or the classical guitarist every day. Two pools, small, but adequate for the 930 maximum passengers....and there's loads of secluded comfortable places around the ship to sit and read, relax, take in the view....our favourite is the upper part of the Explorer lounge, on deck 8 . Staff are welcoming, proficient, and plentiful....never had to wait long for anything! There are a wide range of excursions on offer, at least one included one in each port of call. On our honeymoon trip, we booked morning and afternoon trips, then found ourselves rushing to keep up with the schedule, and not giving ourselves time to enjoy the ship. This time we just did the inclusive tours, and were entertained and informed on each. I'd thoroughly recommend this for anyone in their active 50's, 60's etc who loves history, architecture, classical music, fine food& service, and a level of effortless comfort that makes your holiday a real break. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Having sailed on the River Yangtse with Viking we looked forward to experiencing an ocean cruise with them. The high standards of their river cruise was matched on this cruise from Barcelona to London. We have cruised on a number of ... Read More
Having sailed on the River Yangtse with Viking we looked forward to experiencing an ocean cruise with them. The high standards of their river cruise was matched on this cruise from Barcelona to London. We have cruised on a number of other companies ocean cruises but this was head and shoulders above all. Staff were courteous and helpful without being intrusive. The ship belied the fact that it was almost 4 years old now and all facilities including stateroom were impeccable. The stateroom was light and airy and the balcony was comfortable. However it was narrower than ideal with an intrusion on the wall facing the bed which narrowed the room by about 4 inches or so. I don't believe all rooms had this feature (a support for the deck above I suppose) and without it it may not have felt so narrow (my wife uses a walking stick). The shower room was brilliant and the best we have experienced. Generous sized shower cubicle with glass door and impressive performance from the shower, heated floor & anti-fog mirror. Excellent as were the supplied toiletries. We choose the Silver Spirits drinks package to augment the standard drinks with meals that are included as part of the cruise. Whilst inexpensive I think we would have spent less without it as we are moderate drinkers - but it was an easy choice and one I do not regret. Dining in all venues was a pleasure and the variety of menus suited my (simple) palate but I'm sure would also appeal to the more adventurous. Entertainment was relaxing, enjoyable and always well performed be it stage shows or resident acts in the various locations on the ship. The pre-cruise information on the itinerary was both impressive and comprehensive. We did not participate in any excursions owing to my wife's health but I did not hear any advert comments regarding any excursions undertaken by other guests - in fact they were all complimentary. We had a post-cruise extension to the London Hilton, Park Lane, Mayfair and the transfer to the hotel was very good with an interesting commentary from the on-board guide. Similarly transfer to the ship in Barcelona and the private transfer to Heathrow for our flight home was very well organised. A very successful cruise and we would be delighted to sail with Viking Ocean again - first things first though - our Viking Danube cruise at the end of March! Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We have been on a number of Viking River Cruises and wanted to see how the Viking Ocean Cruises compared. From the moment we left the airport the service given by the Viking staff was amazing. You did not have to wait for the coach to fill ... Read More
We have been on a number of Viking River Cruises and wanted to see how the Viking Ocean Cruises compared. From the moment we left the airport the service given by the Viking staff was amazing. You did not have to wait for the coach to fill so when we arrived at the ship boarding was so quick as we were in a small group. The cabin was lovely as were all of the crew. The food was amazing in every restaurant. The entertainment and the included trips were not the best we have experienced but still very good. The range of films, TV programs and music in the cabin were excellent. We tried the spa and I would recommend that everyone tries this out. The ship was fantastic, you could always find a seat when dining as well as somewhere quiet to just sit and enjoy the experience. Well done to all of the crew, it was a wonderful holiday. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Very good value for money. Good time to get away after Xmas. Very convenient as we live in West Sussex. Usual high standard which we have come to expect from Viking. Good sized cabin with adequate balcony. Very well furnished and equipped. ... Read More
Very good value for money. Good time to get away after Xmas. Very convenient as we live in West Sussex. Usual high standard which we have come to expect from Viking. Good sized cabin with adequate balcony. Very well furnished and equipped. Excellent and good sized shower room with heated floor and main mirror. Very wide choice of food at all meal times. First class main restaurant on deck 7 which was never a problem to get a table in. Superb choice of food at every meal. Lovely formal restaurant on deck 2 which again offered many choices. Alternative coffee bars and eateries for snacks between main meals. Plenty of room for everybody on this ship at all times. Never a problem getting a seat in any of the lounges. Very well organised tours that were most enjoyable. First time on a smaller cruise ship, but definitely not the last. Much preferred to the ocean giants which get s crowded. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
I choose this trip to try out Vioking which always portrays itself as a luxury cruise line. It is not. I also choose this cruise for the stops at the Azores and Bermuda which did not happen so the trip was 14 days of Atlantic ocean. ... Read More
I choose this trip to try out Vioking which always portrays itself as a luxury cruise line. It is not. I also choose this cruise for the stops at the Azores and Bermuda which did not happen so the trip was 14 days of Atlantic ocean. The speakers were disappointing, the television and internet did not work including the computer system in the restaurant which created long lines and confusion. The "Explorer" Desk displayed a lack of knowledge and programs for solo travelers was non-existent. Additionally, they were painting the interior of the boat near the restaurant which only added to nausea for several passengers. Added to this was my knowledge that I had paid +68% for a single supplement that feels discriminatory and needless since there was 200 empty cabins. The crew, as with any other cruises I have taken were delightful except for the Dining Room Manager who did not know what a proper cappuccino was! The 24-hour room service was appreciated. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary over Thanksgiving day. Here are my pros and cons regarding Viking Ocean: Pros Great service with Concierge/Viking Services Great service with Room Services Friendly service from all ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary over Thanksgiving day. Here are my pros and cons regarding Viking Ocean: Pros Great service with Concierge/Viking Services Great service with Room Services Friendly service from all crew Good well organized excursions Food is very good in 'Chefs Table' Comfortable bed and spacious room. Cons Lacking entertainment for anyone middle age or younger. The only live band with dancing doesn't come on stage until 11PM. Seriously? Terrible coordination and communication when dropped off at airport. A Viking agent only spoke Italian and assumed everyone was flying with Delta. Was not notified well in advance that transfer to the ship from hotel was at 9.45am, we already has a booking (tickets) to a museum. Too casual in fine dining restaurants. Dress code not set in place. Not a good fit for us as we like to dress up for elegant restaurants. Not a bad cruise-line, but next time we'll try Crystal or Seaborne. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Itinerary was what we wanted to see with included excursions. Enjoyed the beverage inclusion. The tour guides were above average. We felt like we could relax when we wanted to and do activities when we wanted. The entertainment was fair ... Read More
Itinerary was what we wanted to see with included excursions. Enjoyed the beverage inclusion. The tour guides were above average. We felt like we could relax when we wanted to and do activities when we wanted. The entertainment was fair and would have preferred a higher level of singers. The one thing we would have liked was access to a sports channel for those of us that follow college football and basketball. We felt the air arrangements that were done for us were good and connections were efficient so we were not spending an inordinate amount of time in airports. The dining room food was very good and portion size was not overwhelming for small eaters. Our cabin steward was very attentive and connected with us daily. I took advantage of the fitness room which I felt was very small and had limited cardiovascular equipment for many that enjoy exercise. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We did three river cruises with Viking before taking our first ocean cruise this Fall (Iconic Western Mediterranean). Wow. I could have easily spent a couple days just at sea enjoying all this ship has to offer. The spa! One ... Read More
We did three river cruises with Viking before taking our first ocean cruise this Fall (Iconic Western Mediterranean). Wow. I could have easily spent a couple days just at sea enjoying all this ship has to offer. The spa! One of the best features on these ships. Simply amazing. And...included! You can snow grotto/sauna/steam/whirlpool...your fanny off. They even have lockers with cushy robes/rubber slippers and a little amenity bag, and of course water and towels. Next: the cabins: We had a Penthouse Verandah and it was very spacious. The daily replenishing of alcohol didn’t hurt either. Very liberal with the mini fridge. Very clean. Lots of storage. The only ding I have is I would have liked to have the bedding changed at least every other day. I think they just remade the bead and sprayed some sort of freshener on it. Food: So good! My favorites were Manfredi’s and the pool grill. The best hamburger/hotdog/cheesesteak at sea. And cold good beer. The steaks at the main restaurant are really good, too. Great salads. Free laundry anyone? Right down the hall washers/driers and included detergent. Irons/ironing boards. In some cabin categories they offer free pressing—-sign me up! It was awesome. I am currently planning our next Viking ocean cruise. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We selected this cruise from an offer we received from Viking because we had traveled with them previously. The itinerary looked interesting so we booked the cruise. We are both retired so we have the flexibility to make plans with short ... Read More
We selected this cruise from an offer we received from Viking because we had traveled with them previously. The itinerary looked interesting so we booked the cruise. We are both retired so we have the flexibility to make plans with short notice. The only major disappointment we had was the cancellation of one of our excursions: "Michelangelo's David without the Crowds". This was a very expensive ($799/person) excursion but we thought it was worth the money to see this fabulous piece of art. We were notified once we started the cruise that this excursion was canceled because not enough guests signed up for it, and the alternative excursion to see the art was fully booked. Since we were not notified until the cruise was underway it was too late to book a tour through a private vendor. They did offer us the opportunity to book another excursion, just not to see "David". They promptly refunded our fees for the excursion. That said, we missed what was to be one of the highlights of the cruise. It's rather misleading to say the cruise includes Rome. Actually, you disembark in Rome and if you do not sign up for the Rome extension all you would see of Rome is the view from the bus on the trip from ship to the airport. It would have been nice to have at least one night on the ship when we were docked in Rome to avoid paying for additional time in Rome. This is how they scheduled the embarkation; we had a full day to explore Barcelona before the cruise left port. It would be nice if it was possible to extend the extension by a few additional days but it is not possible if you use the Viking fly option. I realize it is far easier and economical to move guests efficiently when everyone leaves on the same day, but I'd be willing to pay a little extra to extend another day or two. The accommodations for the Roman extension were beautiful. It was nice to have Viking staff available in the hotel lobby during our stay to answer any questions. All the staff are very polite and friendly. Our steward was excellent. He seemed to know when we'd be out of our room so he'd not disturb us. We especially liked the fact that they do not allow passengers under the age of 18. We love kids (we have three grandchildren) but having an adult only environment is nice. The excursions were very organized and there are several staff available to help and answer any questions. We dined in all of the restaurants and enjoyed them all. The food and the service was wonderful. Since I exercise every day, the fitness center was greatly appreciated. This was our second ocean cruise with Viking and we have done a river cruse with them as well. We are very pleased with the ease of booking a Viking cruise and we have booked two future trips already. We will do a river cruise this fall and an ocean cruise in January of 2021, We recommend Viking to all of our friends. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Have done a Viking River Cruise & had great experience, so decided to do Viking Ocean Cruise. Wanted a worry-free trip where all was paid for in advance from pickup at airport to pre-excursion to ship to post-excursion to airport. ... Read More
Have done a Viking River Cruise & had great experience, so decided to do Viking Ocean Cruise. Wanted a worry-free trip where all was paid for in advance from pickup at airport to pre-excursion to ship to post-excursion to airport. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly with no issues. Ship was top notch with well appointed cabin. Was a great Mediterranean experience with gorgeous views. Cabin service was great. Food and drink was top quality including days we used room service for breakfast and options for friends with dietary was taken care of with no issues. The Spa both free and with fees were top notch. Overall shore excursions good. Some ports were better than others for excursions offered. recommend the Pre-extension: Tuscany,Ultimate Italy. Favorite ports: Venice, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Santorini. Would take another Viking Ocean cruise for the Western Mediterranean area from Barcelona to Florence/Pisa, Rome, Naples & around the Amalfi Coast with possible pre &/or post excursions.Would also look at another Viking River Cruise as well possibly France, or Portugal. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
This is my 2nd cruise on Viking Jupiter this year. As with our previous cruise in July, Into the Midnight Sun, this 3 week transatlantic did not disappoint. Enjoyed seeing some previously unvisited ports, Malaga, Spain, Casablanca, ... Read More
This is my 2nd cruise on Viking Jupiter this year. As with our previous cruise in July, Into the Midnight Sun, this 3 week transatlantic did not disappoint. Enjoyed seeing some previously unvisited ports, Malaga, Spain, Casablanca, Morocco, Dakar, Senegal, Recife, Brazil and Montevideo, Uruguay. Lovely sea days for relaxing, enjoying spa and pools, programs and even a cooking class with a chef. As always, the staff/ crew service was amazing. Cheerful and always helpful. Our Junior Penthouse suite was spacious and kept immaculately. I enjoyed the complimentary laundry service, which surprised me. I am a little picky about how my clothes are handled. The wait staff was quite attentive, even during “rush” conditions. Complimentary wine and beer flowed at lunch and dinner. The quality and variety of the wines was good. Food was yummy with many local/ regional foods served throughout the cruise. The spas on Viking Ocean cruises are awesome and not to be missed. Many passengers new to the ship sometimes miss this area...so be sure to check it out. The snow grotto and the thermal beds are really amazing. We have three more future cruises now booked with Viking....I’ve said goodbye to the other cruise companies. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We chose this cruise because it provided an opportunity for us to visit cities and countries that we had never seen before. We had been on a Viking River Cruise before and was very pleased with the experience. We appreciated that the fees ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it provided an opportunity for us to visit cities and countries that we had never seen before. We had been on a Viking River Cruise before and was very pleased with the experience. We appreciated that the fees were all up front. The ship was clean, comfortable and the staff always polite and helpful. The service was impeccable. We especially enjoyed the meals at the Restaurant and the Chef's Table but all venues were very good. Beer & wine were included at lunch & dinner. Our cruise director was entertaining and very talented as well as her staff. The lectures were timely, interesting and appropriate for the cruise. We appreciated that every port had an included tour as well as optional tours. The included tours were O.K. and the optional tours we booked were very good. In Buenos Aires on debarkation day Viking set us up in a hotel banquet room till time to take us to the airport. We booked a private tour with local guide, Liz Andrea As it turned our, she twisted her ankle the day before so her associate, Patricia filled in. We had an extraordinary time with Patricia, who customize the tour to our interests. She was very knowledgeable and took us to the spots we talked about as well as others that she thought we would enjoy. We particularly enjoyed the stories and the architecture in the Recoleta and La Boca. The rose garden was beautiful. We wanted to shop & Patricia took us to a small shop where we felt no pressure to buy. We asked if we could try the Mate drink. Patricia prepared one at the shop. We learned about the brewing process, the culture and custom as we sampled the drink, a.fun experience. Our tour was 6 hours & we felt it was well worth the cost, We had a pleasant, informative day. We would highly recommend Liz Andrea at liz2arg@yahoo.com. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Service was excellent ,internet worked well ,enrichment programs were good. loved the spa Manfredi"s was excellent did not go to the chefs table it is a set menu & my husband didn't care for their choices Embarkation ... Read More
Service was excellent ,internet worked well ,enrichment programs were good. loved the spa Manfredi"s was excellent did not go to the chefs table it is a set menu & my husband didn't care for their choices Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly including at the port stops it was so nice to see the officers around the ship all the time and interacting with the passengers. the entertainment was varied and good The included tours were handled very well but read them carefully and ask questions some of them were not as extensive as I would have liked .For some of the ports we took the pay tours and found them to be better. It pays to go to the port talks on ship you get some usefulinformation Viking handle everything from our flights to our 2 day pre cruise trip and did an excellent job. One finale note our cruise director Heather was a real delight and a wealth of information Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
All activities were very good, food and services were excellent. All restaurants were great. The swimming pool with seawater was special; my wife went swimming at 5 am every date, even in stormy weather. The ship launderette to maintain ... Read More
All activities were very good, food and services were excellent. All restaurants were great. The swimming pool with seawater was special; my wife went swimming at 5 am every date, even in stormy weather. The ship launderette to maintain our clothing cleaned and ironed. The tea room was very nice, were all kind of teas were available served with scones and other delicacies. The on board theater and the planetarium were excellent and all presentations and shows were excellent.All excursions were exceptional. I enjoyed very much the transatlantic experience that made me remember my previous transatlantic trip as a war refugee. I recommend very much Viking Cruises for people looking for high quality cruise. Before departure we explored Barcelona and attended a Spanish spectacle with dinner which was very good. The embarkation and disembarkation procedures were smooth and orderly. I would like to mention the high cleanliness in all parts of the ship. The service crew were kind and efficient Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Friends invited us to join them on this cruise. We had cruised before, but never on Viking. It was by far the best, but also the most expensive. There was value for the price. The cruise manager and the entire crew were superior. The ... Read More
Friends invited us to join them on this cruise. We had cruised before, but never on Viking. It was by far the best, but also the most expensive. There was value for the price. The cruise manager and the entire crew were superior. The destinations were great. We made good use of the public spaces for playing games on sea days. The service was beyond expectations. The atrium concerts added to the experience. The sound level in concerts was NOT ear-splitting as on other cruises. We were glad there was no casino. We enjoyed the opportunity for alternative dining. But the Restaurant was our favorite. What was not to like? The two days to Iguazu Falls were wonderful, but the preparation for this excursion was by far the worst. Nothing was really entirely correct or adequate about this most memorable aspect of the cruise. The other excursions were shorter and guidance before far more adequate. All were good. Some guides were better than others. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Wanted to see all the cities that the cruise visited. Never been to any of them. It was an educational experience listening to historians on board and driving around to see the sights.We especially enjoyed the bridge lessons by an ... Read More
Wanted to see all the cities that the cruise visited. Never been to any of them. It was an educational experience listening to historians on board and driving around to see the sights.We especially enjoyed the bridge lessons by an excellent bridge instructor. The music at different venues was entertaining. The food at all the restaurants was fine and the portions appropriate.The drinks at the bars were well mixed. We enjoyed talking to all the help staff.The ship is well sized and very Scandinavian in interior design. No garish color and lights. Simple and and decorated with beautiful black and white photographs. Hallways and all the venues were kept clean. The nightly shows were very good. We were able to meet the entertainers after the shows and on the ship. We were able to talk at length to some of them. The shore excursions were very good although some of the guides’ English language knowledge and pronunciation could have been better. That is the only fault I found with the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
My wife and I were looking forward to the calm and restfulness of the sea days in addition to seeing some areas we had not previously visited. We had recently experienced the tragic death of our only Grandson and this was a much needed ... Read More
My wife and I were looking forward to the calm and restfulness of the sea days in addition to seeing some areas we had not previously visited. We had recently experienced the tragic death of our only Grandson and this was a much needed rest and distraction. Everything about the cruise, the ship, the crew, the accommodations, the weather and the ports were outstanding. We had the least expensive cabin, 3007, but never felt we were treated anything less than had we opted for the most expensive suite. We had previously gone on one river cruise with Viking to Russia and we have booked another European river cruise next July. I can't begin to tell you how pleased we were with the entire trip and I will certainly highly recommend Viking to others in the future. The only negative of the entire trip was the guide, Mohamad, on the included tour in Casablanca, He was totally useless and we spent an hour parked in front of a McDonalds rather than seeing anything. I would hope you NEVER use him again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We chose this cruise because it went to all the places we had always wanted to see in one trip and on a cruise line that is top rated. Excellent service, wonderful food, and great entertainment and the price was reasonable. What’s not to ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it went to all the places we had always wanted to see in one trip and on a cruise line that is top rated. Excellent service, wonderful food, and great entertainment and the price was reasonable. What’s not to like. The communication was timely and full of useful information. Being a new boat all the facilities and equipment were in excellent condition. Even so there was maintenance activities going on all the time. The room was reasonably spacious with an excellent shower, veranda, and the bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed having room service on the veranda while watching the ocean. The Restaurant and Kitchen Table were our favorites for the quality of the menu and service. The Aquavit was great for lunch. We did most of our exercising by walking on the second and eighth decks but the gym and spa were quite extensive. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Everything about this cruise was awesome..The best was the entertainment. The crew members were very talented and we had the best, and I say the best and most talented entertainers that I have ever seen on a cruise...and I have been on ... Read More
Everything about this cruise was awesome..The best was the entertainment. The crew members were very talented and we had the best, and I say the best and most talented entertainers that I have ever seen on a cruise...and I have been on many many cruises. The food was awesome.The bar service was awesome. Almost everyone on the ship called me by my name as we passed during the time that we were on the ship.Everything on the ship was very clean and it was set up so that it made you feel at home. There were seating areas everywhere on the ship where you could sit down,relax, have a drink,read a book, or just watch the water go by. The choices of food were awesome. You could always browse the buffet or sit down in the restaurant and be waited on. You also had the choices of the grill,the chefs table,the Italian restaurant or even a snack outside the explorers lounge. I would recommend this cruise to anyone and everyone. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
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