5 Viking Ocean Viking Star Cruise Reviews for Cruises for the Disabled Cruises to Caribbean - All

--This Trip was taken as a result of a voucher issued by Viking to compensate in part for problems incurred on a River Cruise. At the suggestion of our Travel Agent and due to time constraints in using the Voucher, we chose this trip on ... Read More
--This Trip was taken as a result of a voucher issued by Viking to compensate in part for problems incurred on a River Cruise. At the suggestion of our Travel Agent and due to time constraints in using the Voucher, we chose this trip on the Viking Star. I rarely find the Embarkation and Debarkation smooth. This went fairly well. --The Ship was small next to many we have sailed but was well laid out and was relatively quiet next to most cruises. The ship was a bit more reflective of sea conditions as well. --Specialty Restaurants were Excellent and both regular restaurants were excellent, as was the Service. Food was outstanding. -- I enjoyed Most Enrichment lectures. A couple I did not attend due to content. We are accustomed to shows which were not regularly available. The persons giving the Enrichment lectures should be commended for the content and delivery --Waiters/Servers at the Bars and other Service areas were also outstanding and friendly and contributed immensely to a delightful experience --Ports were very good, especially liked Madeira. Shore excursions taken were those offered as part of the cruise. All were informative and good but one MAJOR Complaint was that the Guide moved too fast and persons with mobility restrictions could not keep up. Perhaps one of the tours in each port could be a slower tour, offering the same agenda and allowing people to keep up. THIS IS MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT ABOUT THIS CRUISE AND WAS EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING. We had the same issue and the same complaint in part with the River Cruise. If Viking is to offer these excursions (which are appreciated otherwise), they need to be accommodating to ALL PERSONS that might use them. --we did not travel with children and noted that there were only a few children on this cruise. It was not really oriented to children --due to the many places we would like to visit, including the USA, I do not know if we will have the time to revisit Viking, but if we do, they would definitely be considered Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
To see new style ships, experience Caribbean, get away in winter we took this cruise. So glad we did before hurrricanes. Specialty restaurants were wonderful; reservations best for favorite time. Wine choices very good with courses. ... Read More
To see new style ships, experience Caribbean, get away in winter we took this cruise. So glad we did before hurrricanes. Specialty restaurants were wonderful; reservations best for favorite time. Wine choices very good with courses. Good servers. Love pool side grill for lunch. Quick and tasty. Some excursions were not very good though it was island locations more than Viking issues. Some islands did not have much of interest to me. St Thomas WAS wonderful as WA Puerto Rico. So sad hurricanes destroyed them, Viking rep in hotel for extension was no help at all. Airline free flights were awful. We wanted to upgrade and only way to do so was to simply walk away from free seats and buy new ones. Typical of all Viking free fares. Everyone we talk to finds viking air services a disgrace. Make it easy to get business and first class if you offer free tickets and let me pay same as if i book myself...viking travel asked $700 more for business than i paid myself on Delta website. And i paid $100 extra to viking to have no say in bookings. Last year viking flew us from Baltimore to chicago then Zurich. On return from Amsterdam we also got the Chicago stop. When we went to Portugal they offered 17 and 23 hour connections with 2-3 stopovers in economy class. We walked away and bought our own tickets with one stop and 7-8 hours. Shame on you viking!!!! Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
We have travelled with Viking Ocean Cruises before and have always been impressed by the dedicated crew, the conveniences offered by the cruise line (24 hour room service, in-room mini-bar, all other included bonuses), and the excellent ... Read More
We have travelled with Viking Ocean Cruises before and have always been impressed by the dedicated crew, the conveniences offered by the cruise line (24 hour room service, in-room mini-bar, all other included bonuses), and the excellent excursions. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and give us terrific insight into the area we are learning about. Also, the onboard lectures add to our enjoyment of the cruise. Our cabin, like all others has a veranda for relaxing, and viewing arrivals and departures from the comfort of our cabin. This was our third ocean cruise with our fourth coming up soon. We have been spoiled by Viking Ocean Cruises and cannot see the need to test other cruise lines. We appreciate the smaller size of the ship since embarkation and debarkation at the various ports is quick and very secure. We have witnessed the lineups waiting to board the giant cruise ships and don't want to waste our vacation time in huge lineups! Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
My wife's family is from the West Indies and we wanted to see some of the islands on which her ancestors lived. This cruise was over the top wonderful in every respect. The shore excursions gave us a real sense on what things would ... Read More
My wife's family is from the West Indies and we wanted to see some of the islands on which her ancestors lived. This cruise was over the top wonderful in every respect. The shore excursions gave us a real sense on what things would have been like living on some of the islands. Since we have been on Viking cruises before, we expected the food to be wonderful, and it was. Most of the passengers were retired couples which was perfect for us. We made friends with lots of people. We were afraid that the public areas would be crowded and that boarding and leaving the ship would be congested, but everything was perfect. The ship was fully booked, but we never felt crowded. We frequently asked ourselves: where is everyone? Excellent planning by the crew all of whom were amazingly friendly. Here is the final proof of what we thought of the cruise: within a week of getting home we signed up to go again next year--very same cruise, very same cabin. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
We had a wonderful time on The Viking Star. The restaurants served a nice variety of foods and the wait staff was always available and friendly. There are many unique features on this ship like the Spa area, The Wintergarden, the infinity ... Read More
We had a wonderful time on The Viking Star. The restaurants served a nice variety of foods and the wait staff was always available and friendly. There are many unique features on this ship like the Spa area, The Wintergarden, the infinity pool, and the specialty restaurants. The shore excursions left much to be desired. The excursion vehicles around the islands were difficult to board and the air conditioning was either absent or not working. Getting to the excursion vehicles was difficult due to the extreme heat and the necessary long walks. Some of the excursions were unnecessarily long and treacherous. We did not feel safe on some of them. The guides were entertaining and very informative. They made up for the uncomfortable vehicles. The Star is beautiful and we were treated like important guests in every case. Viking has outdone themselves in the design and staffing on this ship! Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Viking Star Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.8
Dining 5.0 4.7
Entertainment 3.0 4.1
Public Rooms 5.0 4.8
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.3
Family 1.0 4.3
Shore Excursion 4.0 4.2
Enrichment 4.0 4.3
Service 5.0 4.8
Value For Money 5.0 4.4

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