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Checked Panama Canal off our bucket list
"Our only complaint was at one of the stops, the buses provided were very tight quarters and hard to get in and out of, but no fault of Viking, this is the largest buses in that port city and a good thing too, anything larger would not have been able to get through the city streets.Second is we want to take a river cruise with Viking and since we live in Florida, we thought we would try them out on an ocean cruise first...."Read More
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Disappointing ship

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carolinaboy1972
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to try another 5.5 - -6 star line so we chose this one. The dates and going through the Canal were good for us. The ship is pretty, the cabin was great. The cabin steward was friendly and very helpful. He kept the mini bar filled with the beverages we wanted. The service was poor, we had to wait 30 minutes one night to even get water. The wait staff was working hard, but ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Checked Panama Canal off our bucket list

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Jen Boyd
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose Viking cruises because of several options. One is that there are no children under the age of 18, it is a grown family cruise. We save our grandkid cruises for Disney cruises. Second is we want to take a river cruise with Viking and since we live in Florida, we thought we would try them out on an ocean cruise first. And we just thought the cruise was fantastic and met all of our ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Viking Star to Panama

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wbmitchiii
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Everything was well planned and executed. Excellent food and beverage options. There was a good variety of on-shore excursions, from easy to stenuous. Five stars for service and educational presentations. Nice variety of on-board entertainment, from Vegas-style productions in the theater, to jazz and dancing in the nightclub setting, to intimate performances by a guitarist or a pianist or a ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Best Cruise ever

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Skendall0821
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Travel thru the Panama Canal was one of my bucket list items. This trip was one of the most wonderful ways to experience this dream. Not only was the trip thru the canal an experience but the information that that the ship historian provided made the history and this experience far better than I could have possibly expected. The Viking crew was the best ever. I have never experienced a ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Wonderful vacation

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techgal88
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Back in 2019 my husband and I booked a Viking River cruise. After having our trip cancelled, we opted for the vouchers (big mistake) and rebooked and rebooked again. Because of the ongoing Covid vaccine requirements in Europe, we finally gave up on the river cruise and booked the Classic Panama Canal on the Star, since we had to use our vouchers by the end of the year. Everything about our ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Panama Canal cruise

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loves vacation
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 2nd Viking cruise but 1st ocean voyage. We really enjoy the Viking ship amenities and our fellow passengers. The educational lectures that accompanied the Panama Canal traverse added to our enjoyment of the experience. The shore excursions are well thought out and let us see and do things that we would not have the opportunity to enjoy if we were traveling on our own. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Fabulous cruise

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kcnipper
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My first Viking ocean cruise to the Panama Canal and I did it as a back to back. A beautiful ship and excellent service from a friendly and engaging crew. The included shore excursions were very good and well managed. Great guest speakers who covered the shopping and in-depth topics of the land and culture of the various places. The movies on the big screen were fun and recent ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Experiencing the Panama Canal history.

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KConroy
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Seeing the Panama Canal and learning the history and politics of the construction of it has been an interest for many years. Simple fact, It is amazing that the original lock gates are still in use today. I much prefer the tours and on shore excursions to casinos and “all you can eat” buffets. Viking guides are knowledgeable and eager to share insights to their cities, historic landmarks and their ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


A great way to see the Panama Canal

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JimM14450
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

We had taken a Viking River cruise before and were very pleased with the experience. This was our first ocean cruise and we weren't sure that we would like and ocean cruise as much as the river cruise. Our friends contacted us and invited to join them on the Viking cruise from Florida to the Panama Canal. Viking exceeded our expectations for ocean cruising and we really enjoyed taking their ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Awesome Panama Cruise

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babs1541
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Wanted to go to Panama and see the Panama Canal. My husband and I had never been on a cruise but we heard great things about Viking cruises. Viking caters to the more mature crowd with no children allowed, no casinos, no glitzy shows. What they do offer are balconies with every stateroom, included excursion at each port, several specialty restaurants, delicious food at all the restaurants and ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


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