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Viking Expeditions Viking Octantis Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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Great Way to see the Great Lakes

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VikingExplorer
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I'm an experienced independent world traveler and this was my 59th cruise. Always wanted to visit the Great Lakes by ship, and this was my first Viking Expedition cruise. If the food had been better, I'd have rated five for the cruise. Viking's lovely advertising is about 98% true as far as the gorgeous ship and quality of the experience. There were some glitches after the initial booking ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Nordic Balcony


Overall very good.

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ezlivin04
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the trip through the locks, the Mackinac Island visit and wanting to see the Great Lakes. The ship itself was excellent, with plenty of seating for dining, plenty of public places to relax in and have a drink. It has a large promenade deck for walking, and the spa pool was very nice. We never felt crowded in any public area of the ship. The quality and quantity of ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Great cruise in the Great Lakes

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Mac 101
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

After two river trips in Europe and their very hot weather, I wanted a trip with cooler temperatures and staying in North America. The trip was absolutely great with outstanding staff at all levels and great food! I especially liked all the science that the ship was doing and sharing the information with passengers and with NOAA and Canada! The food was outstanding with lots of really good ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Nordic Balcony


Fabulous week!

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TKS
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We waited over a year and a half for this cruise. And our first Viking cruise lived up to all our expectations. Octantis is a wonderful cruise ship and a scientific research ship very comfortably rolled into one small vessel. The ship is decorated in human-scale items. Not lots of glitz, just solid, comfortable furniture arranged in ways to encourage interaction among the guests. Public spaces ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Expedition cruise!

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May B
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was my fiftieth cruise (my husband’s 48th), in about 25 years. A good friend found the Viking Great Lakes expedition cruises advertised and the four of us decided we were ready for something unique. I’ve been on 13 different cruise lines. Celebrity was our favorite until 2015 when we tried Crystal. When we planned a European river cruise, after quite a bit of research, I chose to go on ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


A wonderful vacation

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Chickenlady4227
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we did not want to leave the US. We boarded the ship on Saturday and by Tuesday we knew we would take another Viking cruise. The food was amazing, and the attention from the crew was more then we could have imagined. The food was amazing, and we met some very nice people on board the ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Fantastic ship with a few shakedown logistics issues

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Indy439
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We've enjoyed three Viking European river cruises, so when we heard the line was launching expedition boats in the Great Lakes, we decided it was time for an adventure afloat in our own country. We had to overcome a few hurdles: the ArriveCAN vaccination requirements, the VeriFly "ready to travel" standards for the airline and the 72-hour COVID-19 testing window to get on board (which applied only ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Reflections after sailing on Octantis Great Lakes Cruise: Milwaukee to Thunder Bay

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gymswim
10+ Cruises

Reflections after sailing on Octantis Great Lakes Cruise: Milwaukee to Thunder Bay We just returned from the cruise and thought others might be interested in our experience. We've done both Viking Ocean and River, so we are solid fans of Viking and appreciate the high quality and service they provide guests. Overall the cruise greatly exceeded our expectations. The ship is beautiful, ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


Nice Concept but need to work out some bugs

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Love To Traveling
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

First of all let me say that the ship is Beautiful. The staff was wonderful and couldn't have been more friendly. The food was amazing. The Chef "I'm sorry I can't remember his name" was always about checking on the guests. My only hold back on giving this a higher rating is that Viking still has some kinks to work out as far as ports, equipment, and boarding vessels for expeditions. Some of ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Nordic Balcony


Loved the tour of Mackinac Island. A bucket list item for sure.

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Lulu Daisy
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We especially enjoyed the tour of Mackinac Island by horse drawn carriages with lunch at the beautiful old Grand Hotel. Other tours were nice, but this was a highlight for us. Everyone on the staff was outstanding with exceptional service and kindness. The expedition ship was amazing with all of its "toys", along with informative lectures about the Great Lakes. This is a different ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Nordic Balcony


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