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Viking Ocean South America Cruise Reviews

Explorer Lounge: The last night, saying goodbye to a few of the crew that were just delightful (I wish I had a photo with some of the others; they were all great).
The Viking Jupiter at port in Greece.
Infinity pool at the back of ship, while docked in Istanbul.
State room in twin bed configuration for my mother and I.
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Cruise unfortunately cut short

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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Canadian MD
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We wanted to see more of South America. The cruise was originally supposed to start in Buenos Aires, but at the last minute Argentina did not allow the ship to dock there. The cruise instead started and ended in Valparaiso, Chile. We considered cancelling, but then decided to go. We were further put off by the puzzling over-the-top COVID restrictions of the Chilean authorities.Many passengers were ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Challenges Bring out the Best in Viking

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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markcastle
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise partially because it was a longer duration, 18, with about 5 sea days. We knew there could be potential challenges do to COVID but had confidence in ourselves and Viking to make the best of it. We (passengers and Viking) were thrown several last-minute changes by the Argentine and Uruguayan government. I was very impressed in Viking responded very quickly and professionally ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


COVID Times on Viking Jupiter

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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LicktySplit
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Everything about Viking is outstanding! Unfortunately, some people are not careful or just unlucky. Upon boarding in Valparaiso, some folks tested positive for COVID. Although they were restricted to their cabins until they could be transferred to a sanitary facility ashore, we were among a few to be considered in close contact with one or more of them preventing us from taking our shore ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


This cruise was with many country imposed restrictions during Covid.

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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stmbtbob
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

This was an itinerary we had wanted and was rescheduled from 2020. Viking handled the cruise well with the hassles coming from Argentina and Chile. The staff to passenger ratio was very high due to many cancellations which made it seem like a much smaller ship than if it were at capacity. We had the Rio/Iguassu Falls extension which was handled extremely well. We were placed in a nice hotel in ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Viking handles unexpected problems well

Review for Viking Jupiter to South America

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TropicJan
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

First let me say, we always choose Viking. The crew is professional, friendly, and carry out their duties exceptionally. The ship is spotless from top to bottom. The food is very good to excellent. When there is a glitch, it is remedied as well as possible as quickly as possible. This cruise, for me, was about the penguins! Travelling in the time of CoVid, however, presented some ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Viking Good but South America not so much

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CAJ86
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Having been to Europe on Viking River & Ocean we thought we would try South America this time. Disappointing as Argentina and Chile not very open to tourists. Getting off in Buenos Aires was a disaster-3 hours through customs and 6 hours to get luggage delivered to room. The ship and crew as always were up to Viking standards! The excursions tried hard to show us items of interest but some ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Wonderful staff, food, and weather

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june1
6-10 Cruises • Age 2020s

Hadn’t been to this part of South America as there are many sea days and unpredictable weather. The weather was amazingly calm and we were able to stop at all ports. Seeing penguins in the Falklands was the highlight as was the Falklands Museum. The drivers, the museum volunteers, the clerks at the information store were so friendly and welcoming. Also enjoyed Ushuaia and the catamaran ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Great crew, ship and very respectable food

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easteregge
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The crew at all levels where charming and professional and made us feel genuinely valued. Cabin, ship layout and facilities were, for us, an ideal balance as were the passenger numbers. Food, although not of Michelin standards was in our view, more enjoyable and the options satisfactory. The negatives are minor in the context of the cruise but could easily be corrected:- Guests repeatedly felt ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


CRUISE TO THE END OF THE WORLD

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jrh415
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The ship was excellent, the cruise, not so much. The Viking ocean going ships are well designed and easy to navigate around. The amenities are nice, but don't expect a lot of flash. The 900 passenger ships rarely seems crowded. The on dining experience is generally above average. The entertainment is OK. The staff are uniformity excellent and well organized. Even the shore excursions worked and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Round the horn! Now, that's exciting.

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Bertch
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We chose the cruise because it took us to unfamiliar territory and had such elements of excitement about it. Imagine, to actually sail the Straits of Magellan! Our extra time in Valparaiso was well spent--we've never seen such amazing murals (or ridden such interesting outdoor escalators). Our cabin was fine--the roomy shower much appreciated. The food was good everywhere. We enjoyed both ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


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