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Viking Ocean Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal & Central America
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23 Viking Ocean Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews


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24002023111345

1 Review Written

Great Ocean Cruise and Panama Canal

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We were interested in sightseeing and learning more about the countries we visited. A variety of lectures and included familiarization tours in each port were great! The Panama canal was spectacular and it was ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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philbosl

1 Review Written

Viking's new ships are beautiful, but....

My wife and I wanted to try Viking's new ocean ships due to good reviews and good experiences on Viking's river cruises. Pre cruise stay in Miami was the worst hotel experience we've ever had. Way below prior ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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ConiferGardenGirl

1 Review Written

Top of our Bucket List

This trip was everything and more that one would expect from Viking. It was our first ocean experience with them although we've done two Viking river cruises. From the time we arrived at the Port of Miami until we ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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willie1939

1 Review Written

Viking Ocean Cruises - the best yet

Wanted to go through the Panama Canal locks without spending too many days at sea. Perfect for experiencing the operation of the locks. Our prior Viking experiences are with the river cruises. This was even ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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juliangarner

1 Review Written

Terrific ship

Recommended by a friend. No idea what to expect. Our first cruise. We were looked after right from the airport. Lovely welcoming with champagne. Had a quick tour of the ship and then to our cabin. Food the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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lmeshier

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor service, very average food

This was a holiday cruise. Main objective was to visit Panama Canal. This was my 3rd Ocean. Cruise. The included excursions were below average. In Panama City our guide stopped in a beautiful square, showed us ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Zebra2

6 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Better than most

We choose this cruise because of the itinerary. It was a partial crossing of the Panama Canal and then back to the Caribbean. Which we preferrred rather than cruising over to the West Coast and long flight home. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Southwest Lady

1 Review Written

Been cruising before, but not on Viking

We chose this cruise because of the Panama Canal transit and the port stop of Cartagena. Also quite interested in sampling Viking Ocean cruises having been on Holland America a few times and on Celebrity once. The ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Stephie W.

1 Review Written

Panama & Central America Wonderful Cruise!

This was our first Viking ocean cruise and it was wonderful! The boat was great and so was the crew! The cabin was very nice. The bed was comfortable and it was great to have a balcony. The only cabin ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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maggiewaterwnorks

1 Review Written

Fantastic Trip

My traveling companion and I picked this cruise first of all because it was a Viking Ship and second because of the itinerary. Outstanding because: 1. Heated floor in bathroom. Ship was kept in spotless ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Traveling photographer

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Could not have been happier

We wanted to see the Panama Canal and the other ports of call were also compelling. It was our first time as ocean cruisers on Viking with limited experience on one other cruise ship to Alaska, which BTW we did not ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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wburrow

1 Review Written

Warmer than at home

The two weeks we were gone the weather at home (Maine) was the coldest two weeks in a decade. Our thermometer bottomed out at 25 below. Itinerary was what we expected, except Key West was not included because of ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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batshaffer

1 Review Written

Enjoyable and interesting cruise

This was my second Viking cruise and I was not disappointed. I traveled with a couple. The embarkation process was flawless. Disembarkation was delayed about 35 minutes from the scheduled time. When we ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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joanndale

1 Review Written

Panama Canal and Central America

We chose the Miami pre-cruise extension and were disappointed. I am accustomed to having Viking provide sightseeing each day. There was nothing scheduled for our arrival day, so we arranged our own tour. Our room ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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vikingcruiser2

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal & Central America

We chose this cruise because we wanted a warm climate to escape from the winter, because we had never seen this part of the world, and because we love Viking cruises. We thoroughly enjoyed Key West, especially ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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travel2kauai

1 Review Written

Maiden Voyage on Panama Canal Cruise

We chose this cruise, not realizing Viking Sky hadn’t been there before. The excursions need to be improved upon since we got to the Belize ruins shortly before it was getting dark and was muddy from all the ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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ankorway

1 Review Written

Small cruise ship experience—good and and bad

Wanted to see some of the countries and to experience the smaller cruise ship. The paperwork arrived on time. I wanted to use a different airline but was told we had to use United for the inclusive air. When we did ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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BevR

1 Review Written

Sky's First Cruise to Central America and Panama

We loved the ambiance of this new 2017 ship, which included the many locations for quiet reading or conversation, the classical music, the entertainment options, the excellent service, the small size of the ship ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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The Cohens

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An Exciting Adventure

We chose this cruise because of the Ports of Call and the Passage in the Panama Canal. The service aboard ship was perfection. We were made to feel a part of the family at the moment we embarked the ship. It was ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Rekchief

2 Reviews Written

Viking Sky cruise

Great ports of call Good value for my money Best food ever on any vacation Crew was fantastic. Never felt overcrowded and deck chairs were always available. Would recommend to anyone who asks about my ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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gretasmom

1 Review Written

Viking and Panama Canal

We love Viking River cruises and have tried one other Viking Ocean cruise. When this Panama Canal cruise showed up we had to take it because we have been wanting to cruise the canal. Viking is always ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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lur

1 Review Written

Panama Canal

This ship is easy to navigate and has wonderful public areas. The pools are very difficult to exit. The thermal pool in the spa had temperature issues, one day cold another scalding hot. The food was excellent ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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susankagy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Panama Canal and other wonderful Caribbean ports

We chose this cruise because we wanted to cruise the Panama Canal and wanted to stay on the Caribbean side and have more ports and less time at sea. We also, really liked Viking riverboats and the fact that Viking ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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