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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 53 guests have reviewed Viking Sea, giving it a rating of 4.3 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.3 out of 5(53 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples83%
Singles/Friends7.5%
Groups3.8%
Families w/older children1.9%
Families w/young children0%

Most Recent Reviews

Fabulous trip through the Amazon and Carribean

Mar 15th, 2020

This was a "bucket list" cruise. I don't expect that folks who have not already traveled significantly would want to do the Amazon but we found it interesting. Brazil has not maintained the Portuguese history they were left. Failure of the natural rubber industry caused loss of significant wealth. Brazilian cities are dirty and crime infested. The West Indies islands were a big boost after Brazil. Some of the islands we visited were a bit off the beaten path and were beautiful. Overall, an interesting 22 days and a great finish on a 5 star cruise ship.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Mixed Reviews for Viking West Indies Explorer

Feb 23rd, 2020

The cruise had many excellent points, but it wasn’t for us. Weather and norovirus - obviously not Viking’s fault - compounded the negatives. I’m sure many liked it.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Nine Caribbean islands visited in great comfort from a wonderful cruise ship

Feb 13th, 2020

The Viking Ocean ships are heaven. Very beautiful, great service, lots of choice in restaurants, all included in the basic price so no "extras", and all of the food terrific. Many of our island tours were really great - Viking always seems to get the best guides available and offers a wide variety of onshore activities. We especially loved the gardens, and much preferred the self-governing Islands where the people seemed really proud of their island and generally appeared well informed, exuberant and happy. Less enthusiastic about the "resort" islands - like St Martins, Antigua or St Thomas.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Dream Caribbean Cruise

Feb 3rd, 2020

Picturesque cruise. Perfect weather and smooth sailing. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to visit so many of the islands as it would be difficult to choose which "one" to go back to.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

West Indies Explorer

Jan 29th, 2020

We began with a two night pre-cruise stay in SAN Juan and then a whole day in port after embarking. High winds and large swells resulted in our first two ports being missed (Tortola & St Kitts) but then we followed the itinerary correctly. The islands we visited were all good, although we did not go ashore in every one- our choice. The final port Charlotte Amalie has a large shopping mall/centre adjacent to the berths which is great - specially if you like many jewellery stores.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Average Caribbean cruise.

Jan 25th, 2020

This was our first cruise and it kind of lived up to expectations. Would not return to the Caribbean. Would consider sailing with Viking again, but maybe when I'm in my 70s.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Good but not Great

Jan 14th, 2020

Enjoyable, but not as good as we expected. We have heard so much about Viking and I guess we expected more. If you are active and want something better I would suggest a Regent Cruise. Much better selection of included and extra cost tours, and quality all the way around. The basic short bus tours Viking includes were disappointing. Limited choice and not that great add on tours were also not great. I know they cost more, but you also get a lot more on Regent. Great entertainment, great food. Even a great buffet! We will do future Viking cruises if the Itinerary is perfect, but we know to lower our expectations and plan to coordinate some independent tours like some others did on our cruise. On the good side, the service staff were in general, excellent! Very few were just OK. Best service staff we have ever experienced on a cruise!

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Nothing to write home about

Nov 30th, 2019

We were extremely disappointed with Viking Ocean especially with all the good comments test we had received from friends.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Outstandingly organized familiarization with countries surrounding the Baltic.

Sep 17th, 2019

Great cruise with lots of extra value for the extra money above what other lines offer on essentially the same itinerary. Very hard to beat the Viking format with headsets for all for walking tours and almost perfect organization of excursion gatherings and departures, wine at lunch and dinner, and almost all services on ship included.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

An OK trip

Aug 19th, 2019

The worst thing was the food at the world café, to me the taste was no existent variety was poor.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

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