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Panama Canal & Central America Viking Orion Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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Travelguy123
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Never been to Panama Canal. This one looked good. However, ship was supposed to get underway at 5PM, but did not get underway 'till 9PM. Made for a shortened time at the first port of call. One of the ports was cancelled. Not enough free time at many of the excursions for shopping. Ship had to do a detour to get a guest medical help and that put us way behind the next port of call and only ...
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We appreciate you sharing your experience, Travelguy123. While itinerary changes are sometimes necessary, it is regrettable that efforts made to mitigate the impact of these changes did not...

Sail Date: March 2022


Wonderful ship and crew but too many sea days.

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Cadodge
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Fort Lauderdale to L.A. Through the Panama Canal. The canal was outstanding and a tic off our bucket list. Everyone should experience this marvel of humankind. This was our 3rd Viking Ocean Cruise. As always the ship and crew were outstanding. So were the lectures and excursions. But, there were simply too many sea days for us. Not really Viking's fault. One port was closed because of Covid ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Viking is the Best

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MNCruiser2012
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 15th cruise, on 6th different brand. The last 4 on Viking, including a Viking River cruise. We love the personal touch that Viking gives their guest, we are not just another customer attitude. Ships are a little smaller which allows them to get into a 'working port'. They don't require a large cruise port terminal, so sometimes they will dock at a more private port where there are ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Excellent lectures

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Bunny702
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The lectures on the Panama Canal were wonderful and the entertainment spectacular. Going through the canal was a once in a lifetime adventure. We also enjoyed the shows in the planetarium and the nightly music in the showroom as well as the open areas. The staff was very attentive and the food was marvelous. Even though it was during the aftermath of the pandemic and restrictions were ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


Everything Perfect

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roxiecruises
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was one of our first cruises during the time of Covid. The safety protocols aboard the Orion were extraordinary—PCR tests every morning, crew constantly cleaning and sanitizing. We felt very safe. This is a relatively new itinerary for Viking and we liked that it sailed from one U.S. port and ended in another. The Orion was so comfortable and the service and food were great. It was ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


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