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Viking Ocean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Viking Ocean
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37

Very Good

9

Average

1

Terrible

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Luxury Cruises

2,378

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Romantic Cruises

695

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284

First-Time Cruisers

48

48 Viking Ocean First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


robinhood1 avatar

robinhood1

4 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Outstanding cruise, lovely ship; excursions and their management need improving.

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I am going to focus on the positives! This is a beautiful ship with an amazing crew many of whom seek to go the extra mile in trying to give you a great time! We had an amazing trip. It was our first sea cruise and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Gmengers

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Barcelona to Venice and Rome

The Viking Star is beautiful new ship, perfect size (930 passengers), great food (large, diverse buffet, fine dining restaurant, italian speciality and chef's table), casual but elegant atmosphere. Service was ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Russcalot

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

DOWNSIZING really is better!

We've travelled on Royal Caribbean for many years, always moving to bigger and bigger ships. This time, we went with Viking - initially because we've enjoyed their River Cruises so much (I think we've taken 10 or ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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pattisd28

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beyond Expectations!

This was our first cruise and we are looking forward to another with Viking. The size of the ship was perfect, very well run by all crew personnel in all areas of the ship. While we don't have another to compare ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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annrast

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Ship was incredible; not enough free time, however.

This was our first ocean cruise and we couldn't have picked a more beautiful ship! Not a speck of dust, a fingerprint, a scuff mark, nor any dirty spot either inside or out! Room was very comfortable and we had a ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Notyourusualcruiser

2 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Great Crew, Great Service, and Small Crowds

We are not your typical cruisers. Cruising is not on our top list of ways to take a vacation. We are typically independent travelers on land. We were talked into this by our brother and sister in law and decided to ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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50yearstogether

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An Anniversary To Remember

We boarded on our 50 wedding anniversary in Barcelona. The crew was always a big help, even though we presented some special challenges when my wife was injured ashore in one of the ports. The stateroom was more ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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aaaaaaa

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Fine Viking Home Cruise

My wife and I chose this cruise as our first cruise ever because it was going to destinations that were on our list in the Baltic, and the ship would be newly built and crewed. It was also smaller than the large ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Badger2

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking: Empires of the Mediterranean, Venice to Istanbul

The Viking Star is a great ship with all the amenities you need. The entertainment on our cruise was excellent and the food was always very good. All interactions with crew and staff were pleasant and ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Purrrr

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great First Ever Cruise

Our cruse was everything we expected and more. The service, accommodation, amenities all were excellent. Our only complaint was the rudeness of several older passengers in the buffet lines. Not something the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Chris in Sussex

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Ship and Staff

Having conducted 2 Viking River Cruises we were looking forward to our first Ocean Cruise of any sort and were not disappointed. Initially concerned when we read reviews of the early cruises any problems had been ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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peterlee15

1 Review Written

For a novice ocean cruiser it was the best holiday that I can remember.

I rated this cruise as Very Good only because we had no other cruise to rate it against. The Viking Star was great. Our cabin was surprising in how spacious and comfortable it was. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Donna Bonk

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Experience

This was our very first ocean cruise and we couldn't have asked for anything better!! The whole experience was outstanding. We really enjoyed the food and appreciated the fact there were so many dining options. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Going thing

1 Review Written

Gem of a Wizard

As Dorothy said to Toto, we weren't in Kansas anymore -- meaning we had done three river cruises with Viking but had never embarked on an ocean cruise anywhere. What a way to weigh anchor! The Star is a beauty, an ...
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Sail Date November 2015


AlexandraAnne avatar

AlexandraAnne

1 Review Written

Barcelona to Venice in Luxury and Style!

This was our first cruise and we loved every minute of it, from the beauty of the ship to the crew, to our ports of call. My husband and I have travelled quite a bit but our experience on The Viking Star met and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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jean94086

1 Review Written

Mediterranean Odyssey

We really enjoyed the trip. The only problem was the heat, no one can change that. The ship is beautiful and easy to get around. The food was very good. We tried all the restaurants but ended preferring "The ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Candace Erickson

1 Review Written

Istanbul to Venice; Wonderful!

Being new to cruising, this experience was beyond my expectations in every way. The stateroom was roomy and luxurious and having a veranda with table and chairs was delightful. The food was gourmet, no matter ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Sailoraz

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Viking delivered on one of the best experiences.

We just returned from a month in Europe. We were on Viking's Star Mediterranean Odyssey for 13 days. We have been fortunate enough to be able to travel on private luxury yachts in the past and the Viking Star ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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busterfan28

1 Review Written

Bucket List

This was our first cruise so I do not have a comparison. However it met or exceeded all my expectations. Our cabin was well appointed with adequate storage space. The bed and chairs were very comfortable. We had ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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BlueBonnet Gal

1 Review Written

Once in a Lifetime Adventure!

This was our first cruise, and we are sure we have been spoiled by the amazing staff, ship, and destinations! From Barcelona to Venice, we enjoyed our beautiful ship, variety of activities, entertainment and ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Mirado30

1 Review Written

Barcelona to Venice

This was our first cruise in many years. We chose Viking because we had heard many good things about their river cruises. We thought the ship was awesome however we were disappointed in some of the side trips we ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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traveladdict1012

1 Review Written

Great first experience!

I have always been reluctant to go on a "cruise," but have to say the Viking Star changed my thinking. Beautiful, well-signed ship, fantastic staff, great food all made it a great experience. Really enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Marguerite Moore

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mediterranean Odyssey

The Viking Star is a beautiful ship. The experience signing in at the port was smooth and efficient. When we arrived on-board in Barcelona we were greeted by friendly staff, our bags were awaiting us in our room. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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lbeekman

2 Reviews Written

One of many "trips of a lifetime" with Viking

Loved the new ship. Felt spacious and comfortable. Never felt crowded. Lots of rooms to spread out and relax. Loved the pool deck with the chaise lounge chairs facing the windows. One day of rain in Dubrovnik ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Geri Margin

1 Review Written

Empires of the Mediteranean

This was our first cruise, ever. We chose Viking because we wanted an upscale, small environment. We got just what we expected. The cruise was outstanding. The ship was beautiful and the accommodations stunning. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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