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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 9 guests have reviewed Viking Jupiter, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(9 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples66.7%
Singles/Friends22.2%
Families w/older children0%
Families w/young children0%
Groups0%

Most Recent Reviews

Viking South American and Chilean Fjords

Feb 4th, 2020

It was an adventure. Not our best trip, but it was still very nice. Lots of nice places to relax on the ship. The ship itself does NOT handle waves well. I guess that is a risk of going on a smaller ship that can get into these smaller ports..... at least three nights I had to sleep with a pillow over our head because our room creaked by the moving of our boat.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

4-6 cruises

Best Cruise Ship Ever!

Dec 7th, 2019

We highly recommend Viking Jupiter. We enjoyed it so much we scheduled a month long trip of the East on Orion (sister ship) next year.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Great trip!

Nov 5th, 2019

Great cruise. From excitement in Barcelona (civil unrest) to surprising Croatia, and best of all, only 2 days of rain! Also a shout out to friendly Corfu, Greece!

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

2-3 cruises

Perfectly wonderful

Aug 25th, 2019

Having never been on a cruise before I was overwhelmed by how much was available on board the ship. Next Viking cruise (and there will be a next time) I will take advantage of their spa -it seemed amazing! Great ship even if traveling alone-never felt lonely!

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Suite

Experience

1 cruise (first)

SO NOT WORTH THE EXPLORER SUITE PRICE ! ROOM 3000, BEWARE

Jun 6th, 2019

I recently returned from Journey to the Antiquities trip, March 23 to April 6, on the brand new Viking Jupiter boat. I was looking forward to an amazing trip with my 84 year old mother. This was probably going to be her last big trip. We expected the best from this lovely new ship. What we got, was not. Here are my Explorer suite 3000 issues, and they are significant issues. So significant that I feel that any future passenger considering booking that room should be aware of, particularly on the cruise/travel websites… For their own good, since no one prepared me for those issues. The furniture was incredibly uncomfortable. Loveseat should have been a couch, and the two arm chairs were stiff like doctor's office furniture, and so hard and had to use bed pillows to make them usable for seating. They should have club chairs or some other softer seating for the amount of time spent in the room, which most people do when choosing a suite!!! especially so you don't have to run around the boat looking for seating! Transition/threshold strip between bathroom and bedroom was almost 2 inches high. We tripped constantly on it. What made this dangerous was during the night when my mom would need to use the bathroom. Not a frustration. Dangerous! Standing water in the shower. The water never drained, because the drain is on the right hand side of a square shower, parallel to the door, not in the center of the shower. It had to be dried daily by the housekeeping staff. Dangerous for my 85 year old mother to be in standing water taking a shower. This is a design flaw and two engineers came and took pictures. I recently renovated my home so I know a shower either needs to be pitched or the drain needs to be in the center. Neither in this case. And OMG, the worst - The noise!! Incredibly loud as we were directly over an anchor and the “thrusters” (according to the first officer who told me). From an hour prior to docking each time at port, arriving or departing, the noise level was unbelievable, the room shakes and vibrates, and would wake us out of sound sleep… and spaced over a few minutes each time, for over an hour. The noise was like a JACKHAMMER right next to us. Unbelievably loud. Even the TV on highest volume, could not be heard. 7 times in the morning, with 5 being at 6am. I’ve never heard noise that direct, and that loud, so close. It was deafening. I will try to upload the video of the noise if I can. Outside the room, in the hallway, was no noise at all. I contacted guest services several times. No offer of another room was made. I assume the boat was at capacity. I was told by Geoff, guest services manager, that this would be escalated to Viking headquarters. I confirmed I would be speaking to them upon my return. I have videos and pictures/proof of everything. I have attached some. The general public should know, as should the next passenger who spends $21,000 on this room. $5,000 for an average one week vacation (x2 for a 15 day cruise), is one thing. $21,000 is another. This was supposed to be a first class trip. In speaking to your customer service department upon my return, a rep, informed me that she could offer me a gesture of $250 voucher per person on my next Viking cruise. I will respond with exactly how I responded to her. “Are you joking?” A $500 “gesture” on a trip that I paid over $27,000 for??? And you want a second chance to impress me with a $500 voucher? You did not impress me the first time, and completely misled me and my investment in this journey, and you want a second chance, when I don’t get a second chance to pick a room that had no issues/less noise??? For the amount of money I paid you, I find that disgraceful! There should be some way to inform a selective passenger of the noise volume in that room. It was the most unpleasant wake up call each time we pulled in, and for the times we were in the room upon departure. And a gesture of that amount to offset what I paid YOU/Viking for the experience and ROOM??? Even my travel agent earned more in a commission on the booking than what your rep was offering me." Subsequent calls and emails to Viking customer service. No one seems to care that I overpaid and was dissatisfied. No, our trip didn't hit a huge storm and the piano did not go flying across the floor, but for the money I paid, 6 months prior to even traveling, you should be ashamed and do something about making HIGH paying passengers happy. I could have taken a $5000 cabin and not had any of these issues. What is so frustrating, is that Viking is treating complaints this way. I've emailed the CEO and senior management team multiple times already.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Suite

Experience

2-3 cruises

Viking will not make a full refund for cancelled cruise

May 28th, 2019

My wife and I booked the Viking Homelands cruise on 21 January, 2019 and made our final payment of $34,330 on 28 February, 2019. This is the 14 day cruise which begins in Bergen, Norway, 8 September 2019, and concludes in Stockholm, Sweden, 22 September, 2019. We had fully intended to complete this cruise until on 24 March, 2019, we saw the news reports of the ship, Viking Sky, being evacuated in high seas off the coast of Norway. The news reported the Viking Sky was warned by the Norwegian Government against sailing in the storming conditions, but the Captain elected to sail. We spent the next few weeks researching the risks involved and decided to cancel our cruise. We notified Viking and our cruise was cancelled effective 11 April, 2019. (150 days prior to departure). We were well within the 120 days requirement to receive a full refund excepting the $100 per person cancellation fee. The customer service representatives for Viking Cruises and Trip Mate, the travel insurance carrier, stated we would receive our refund minus the $2,238 travel insurance and the $200 cancellation fees. They claimed the travel protection fee was not refundable, because it was stipulated in the fine print of the booking document. Their insurance coverage document also states, “You may cancel this plan by giving written notice to Viking Cruises within the first to occur of the following: (a) 14 days from the Effective Date of Your insurance; or (b) Your Scheduled Departure Date. If You do this, We will refund Your Plan Payment paid provided You have not filed a claim under the plan.” The travel insurance was purchased to protect us while traveling. We cancelled 150 days prior to departure, so Viking was never at risk to pay any claim. We NEVER traveled. Based on Viking Cruises position of NOT refunding the travel insurance premium, because it was stipulated in the fine print, I can only conclude this is a scam by Viking to trick customers out of their money. We will never book another Viking Cruise.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Lovely Jupiter

May 11th, 2019

The Jupiter is a lovely ship. Seeing the Med this way is wonderfully relaxing.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Extremely happy and grateful for this experience and memory

Mar 21st, 2019

Amazing Spectacular and very romantic without all the fussing of planning

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Mar 3rd, 2019

Beautiful new ship! We sailed the Iconic Western Mediterranean cruise on the Viking Jupiter from 23 Feb 2019 through 2 March 2019. The ship is brand new, with this cruise only its third cruise. Everything is well laid out, the public spaces are immense and beautiful, the food was fantastic, and the crew top-notch. We absolutely loved not being photographed every time we turned around, not having to pay for drinks at dinner or lunch, and not standing in line every time we went anywhere. We were on the ship in about ten minutes (we walked in, checked in, and went to the ship). There were zero lines. We were in the least expensive cabin category, as this was our first time on Viking, but we never ever felt lesser-than. I cannot day enough wonderful things about the cruise, the excursions, or the people. It was the best cruise we’ve had so far, and it was our 15th.

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