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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 17 guests have reviewed Viking Orion, giving it a rating of 4.2 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.2 out of 5(17 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples82.4%
Singles/Friends11.8%
Families w/older children0%
Families w/young children0%
Groups0%

Most Recent Reviews

Prototypical Viking Cruise to New Zealand & Australia

Jan 27th, 2020

Biggest omission on this cruise is MILFORD SOUND. I hoped against hope that we were really going there but we did not. I would recommend this trip but if you want more ports in New Zealand or longer in ports, I would recommend you don't pick a cruise that adds extra days in Auckland or Sydney unless it's more than 2 weeks.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Growing too quickly

Jan 20th, 2020

Viking Ocean is moving too fast. As a prior and a future ticketed client, I was disappointed in this Cruise. The Australian included excursions were terrible. Not enough time by the company in evaluating and assuring consistency of each group. The Eorld Cafe has regressed and the repetition of foods was disappointing. The wines were repeAted too often as opposed to prior experienced total variety .The Service was superb to the expected standard. The Cruise Director is a talent and SUPERB. As a whole, it’s clear the Line is moving too quickly SND is forgetting its roots on how it hot to where it WAS.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Experience

7+ cruises

Overpriced Viking Ocean Cruise

Jan 20th, 2020

The 6-day pre-cruise "Best of Australia" was very disappointing. It was 2 days Melbourne, 2 days Alice Springs, 2 days Ayer's Rock. Would have been much better if 2 days Melbourne, 1-2 days Outback, 1-2 days wine regions, 1 day Sydney. The 4-day post-cruise was excellent, with 2 days Tongariro National Park and 2 days Auckland. The stops for lunch at local farms were outstanding, as was the visit to Waiheke Island.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Terrible disappointment

Dec 8th, 2019

After 9 Viking river cruises, I decided to try a Viking Ocean cruise. As usual, the booking was a nightmare. Booking agents are impossible to work with. When you book something, you get an acknowledgement that doesn't reflect what was agreed. This booking was never really correct but we went with it anyway. Air is impossible to deal with. We were told we had seat assignments then found we did not. With a nearly full international flight, we got some bad seats. Shore excursions are a bait and switch. The included ones are worthless and the optional ones are over priced. From the conversation on the ship, the optional tours are no better. I won't say that I will never take another Viking ocean cruise but there are certainly better options out there.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

China Adventure

Nov 5th, 2019

Our trip was probably the best we have ever experienced. AND we actually travel a lot.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

OUTSTANDING: Viking Orion Sep 20, 2019 14 Night Far East Discovery (Hong Kong To Beijing)

Oct 9th, 2019

Our <img class='agent-replacement' src='/images/hideagent.png'> travel agent Janet Castro is a super star. Janet does the "heavy lifting"!!!!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Jun 27th, 2019

Alaska Inside Passage is gorgeous scenery from beginning to end. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the Viking experience, incredible staff, amazing service, beautiful accommodations, bountiful, delicious food. Worth every cent.

Nice trip, good weather, staff excellent. Would be better if Viking would execute agreements with cell phone carriers so phone doesn’t have to be in airplane mode. “WiFi free” really not true.

Jun 17th, 2019

Nice cruise. Captain did great job with Hubbard Glacier viewing. Viking air failed (again!) and won’t use them next time. Viking free excursions are as they say free so don’t expect anything. Will travel with Viking again and now understand their limitations.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Memorable journey, wonderful people, outstanding service

Dec 24th, 2018

This was our fifth Viking cruise. Met wonderful people and saw new and interesting things. Staff and crew friendly, onboard entertainers very good. All crew diligently attempted to provide exceptional service. Please read details about the cruise ship and excursions thoroughly as many passengers had expectations not met, simply a result of poor and ineffective communication.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

As much as we like Viking, I would not recommend this cruise

Dec 9th, 2018

I have no complaints about the ship or staff... food very good and they handled the norovirus outbreak very well. My complaint is the ports of call. They obviously got cheap port charges to lure them to some of these ports. I f you are considering a trip through Indonesia, check out Silverseas, their itinerary is far better.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

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