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The 20 Viking Cruise reviews listed below are from past clients of Global Journeys that have travelled with Viking. Each review has been individually verified by our team.
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Fantastic experience     5 , Vic, Australia, Apr 2023
The Viking "Far Eastern Horizons" cruise was fantastic. The shore excursions were led by very experienced Japanese guides. The excursions gave us a snapshot look at some great Japanese cities- Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Osaka, Tokyo etc. and Taipei in Taiwan. The on board lectures given by historians on the history, culture and food of Japan were a wonderful ...read more adjunct for understanding our experience. The accommodation, food and entertainment on the ship were first class. Would thoroughly recommend this Viking experience. Attached a view of Mt. Fuji photographed from the dining room at breakfast!
First time Viking cruise     1 , VIC, Australia, Apr 2023
Georgie from Global Journey efficiently made the whole booking for such a long trip easy answering all our questions and making late changes stress free.
Viking Orion was a magnificent ship having everything included (except spa) made for a relaxing cruise. Crew were fantastic and food exceptional. Japan was wonderful with plenty of time to take ...read more in the culture and beauty. Scenery and wildlife in Alaska was spectacular although we were disappointed that 3 excursions were cancelled and some ports visits were short. The shuttle buses provided by Viking made it an ease to go downtown and we always got a warm welcome back! Crossing from Japan to Alaska, 7 days at sea was a bit long for us. Extension of Vancouver we would have been better to have done on our own. We made incredible friendships we would definitely cruise with Viking again and book with Georgie at Global Journeys. Big thanks 🌺
Faultless cruise of Asia.   0 , VIC, Australia, Apr 2023
Thank you Tracey for your faultless organising of our Viking Ocean cruise of Asia. We had a lovely cruise and had no trouble with flights etc. I would recommend you and Global Journeys anytime.
Viking Northern Lights Cruise London to Bergen   1 , QLD, Australia, Feb 2023
Unfortunately, the cruise started 2 days late which resulted in missing the ports of Amsterdam & Navrik. The food and wine selections were good, and the Verandah cabin was comfortable with a glass enclosed shower, opening door and a window. Not a lot of activities during sea days. They concentrate more on lectures with three lecturers' being on board ...read more for the 10-day cruise. No kids no casinos were a bonus.
Great Med Cruise     1 , QLD, Australia, Nov 2022
A great cruise on a fantastic ship. We booked excursions and went off the ship every day - we probably should have taken a day or two to relax, but there was so much to do. Make sure you bring comfortable sneakers, as you will do a lot of walking. I was in the spa and sauna every day, as it was a great way to wake up and recharge after being out in ...read more the European autumn (~5-10°C). Overall, I had an incredible time on the cruise and highly recommend it to anyone. I can't wait to go on another Viking cruise. Make sure you order the strip steak from the World Cafe - it's the ship's best-kept secret.
Voyage of Marco Polo     0 , SA, Australia, Oct 2022
Thanks Hannah who was very helpful and returned quickly to our questions and also took care of our booking on the Voyage Of Marco Polo 36 Days cruise from Athens to Bangkok on board Viking Mars. It was a fantastic trip - unforgettable and highly recommended. Will book and again with Global Journeys.
A great trip   2 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2022
The Viking cruise was very good. Apart from a couple of missed destinations because of the weather, everything was great. Accommodation and food on board was excellent. Will definitely travel with Viking again. Global journeys handled our booking very well, despite the delays and difficulties associated with Covid-19 where the information provided with ...read more regards to testing required prior to boarding could have been better.
Australia, Indonesia & Asia     3 , SA, Australia, Feb 2020
I booked my trip with Global Journeys, the consultant was very helpful and provided a fast response with any help. I had a wonderful trip with Viking Cruises' Sun cruise ship, there was good food and with a balcony cabin I enjoyed the view of the sea, good speed Wi-Fi and enjoyed all the Viking offers on board and shore excursions included. I will book ...read more again with Global Journeys. Highly recommend.
Japan, Taipei and Hong Kong     16 , NSW, Australia, Sep 2019
The quality of the Viking Orión was stunning. The food was excellent with good variety and choice. The crew were attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The shore excursions were generally informative and interesting. Time on the ship went quickly due to the wide choice of entertainment, talks and topical information provided.
Viking Homelands   11 , WA, Australia, Aug 2019
We were so impressed with our recent ocean cruise onboard the Viking Sky. We boarded the ship on 25th August to do The Viking Homelands, and loved everything about the whole journey. So much to do onboard with space for everyone and the free excursions in every port with excellent local guides and time to explore afterwards, as well as optional more ...read more in-depth tours on offer. The service throughout was exceptional, as was the food and restaurant choices .

The Baltic offers so much in scenery, culture and history in a compact area and charming ports along the way. We love the mid-size ships and there was no hassles or queues getting off or on, the organisation was well done. We were blessed with wonderful weather everywhere which even Viking couldn’t have planned, only two showers in the whole two weeks, so all the warm clothing and raincoats were hardly needed. Read more about Vikings cruises, it’s all true and book through Global Journeys, they never let us down.
Viking Ocean cruising ... hard to fault   11 , QLD, Australia, Aug 2019
Thanks Jemma at Global Journeys for all the work to get us on this fabulous trip. The planning and documentation phases were perfect - as was the trip. We had travelled on a Viking river cruise before - so felt confident of our choice for Viking for an ocean cruise. Wow - the Viking ocean performance was absolutely fantastic in every aspect - from the ...read more pick up at the airport, including porters for our luggage to our cabins, to an outstanding itinerary, marvellous staff, food, entertainment and variety of shore excursions. The itinerary was amazing - taking in small and large ports with amazing scenery and activities onshore.

Iceland was amazing and provided stunning scenery. The trip to the Golden Triangle was well worthwhile as an optional extension trip. The days at sea between Iceland and the Faroes and Faroes to Norway were relaxing and filled with interesting activities. Faroe Islands also had much to offer and the stop at Torshavn and included tour gave a real insight into the life of this remote place. The 4 stops in Norway were also lovely and the trips to Geiranger and Flam were excellent with great shore excursions by coaches winding up amazingly steep mountains with spectacular views.

Everything about the trip and Viking was excellent - so much so that we've booked another Viking ocean cruise for next year. Viking has spoilt us for all other cruise lines and we won't be looking further when seeking a company for our future cruising holidays. Thanks Jemma and Viking for a memorable and wonderful time.
Five Star in every respect.   16 , VIC, Australia, Jul 2019
This cruise was wonderful. The scenery was spectacular. An included optional excursion was available at every port and the arrangements for these ran like clockwork. Additionally there were a number of optional trips for which there was a charge. The times for these could be booked online pre cruise and so your personal itinerary was created. The cruise ...read more catered for approximately 900 passengers and because the ship was extremely well designed with a variety of spaces you never ever felt "crowded".

We really enjoyed the high quality of the food and we especially liked being able to book into the fine dining "Chef's Table" or the Italian "Manfredi's restaurant" if we pleased (available to all at no extra charge). A real highlight for me was participating in a French cooking lesson with 11 others. It was run by one of the chefs on the cruise. We also appreciated the talks given by the resident historians and specialists on board.

We certainly would book another cruise with Viking - in fact we have already done so! Jemma at Global Journeys was excellent. She responded to any enquiries relating to the trip very promptly and ensured all paperwork was in place in a timely manner. Thank you Jemma.
Lovely Viking cruise   7 , SA, Australia, Jun 2019
We recently travelled on the Viking Jupiter from Bergen, Norway to Greenwich, London. Our cruise ship was almost brand new, we had a very spacious room, staff were lovely and friendly, meals of very good quality. The scenery along the coast of Norway was stunning.

The optional excursions in each port were a little disappointing, not a lot to see ...read more or do in some of the ports and we had to use tender boats in most of the ports which was quite annoying. All in all though, a very good cruise, would definitely recommend doing a Viking cruise. Yvonne from Global Journeys organised our tour, she did a great job.
Excellent cruise on Viking Sky, a lovely ship   9 , NSW, Australia, Jun 2019
First time we have sailed with Viking and will do so again if the right itinerary comes along. There seemed to be plenty of space on the ship. Entertainment was excellent and food was good. Met some lovely people on the cruise.
Fabulous Vikings Homelands Cruise   14 , TAS, Australia, May 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our two week Homelands cruise with Viking. From the moment we boarded this small ship we immediately felt the luxury, and the attention given by Viking staff was outstanding. We were spoilt all the way. Our stateroom was beautifully appointed. The food was excellent and the shore excursions were wonderful and so well organised. ...read more Beautiful ship Viking Sun, and the Nordic feel is very special. Great entertainment as well. The Spa is outstanding.

Looking forward to another cruise and will certainly book again with Global Journeys. Jemma organised everything so efficiently, booking good flights and attending to all my requests promptly. Our next trip will be even more relaxed knowing we will be looked after so well.
Discovering the Mediterranean     20 , QLD , Australia, Apr 2019
We really enjoyed the cruise of the Mediterranean with Viking. The cabin with a small verandah was lovely. The meals were of high standard. The cabin crew and the dining room crew were very attentive and professional. The tours included were of high standard but had to be booked very early (as soon as they were opened on the internet) which left us ...read more no option but to book with local tours which we found were also of high standard.
Viking Orion Cruise,   34 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2018
Almost new ship, with very good Penthouse suite, plenty of storage, great bathroom. Destinations were the attraction to book, and very good also, but August September 2018 very hot, especially in Egypt and Jordan, the worry of heat leading to our non-appearance for the Petra excursion. August & September proved to be a bad time for such a cruise and ...read more its excursions. Excellent on-board lectures/lecturers. Food OK, but a little below our expectations. Evening entertainment limited. All staff terrific.
Happy sailing with Viking   40 , ACT, Australia, May 2018
The cruise was everything we had hoped for. The ship was beautifully presented with many areas to relax and enjoy the scenery. The food and service in the World Cafe was exceptional. Housekeeping was also exceptional with friendly staff who were always there to assist. The Port Talks were very useful and informative and we recommend guests attend ...read more them to get the most from their shore excursions. Once again Global Journeys were great and we look forward to booking further cruises with them.
Viking Ocean Adventures     21 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2018
Great cruise, one of the best we have done. Our booking, Viking Sky, the food, the ports, the crew, the cabin were all excellent.
Cruising the Caribbean in Comfort and Style   40 , QLD, Australia, Mar 2018
As a first experience of ocean cruising, Viking has probably spoilt us for a number of other lines. While not a small ship (~900 passengers), we did not encounter the congestion that we imagine happens in much larger ships. The stateroom was lovely, the bathroom larger than expected and very functional, with plenty of storage for everything.

Dining ...read more options were varied and all very good. Most notably, the tasting menus at The Chef’s Table, which we booked three times, were absolutely exquisite. All the included extras (shore excursions, drinks and wifi) as well as the “no casino, no kids” policy made a positive difference.

The “Viking Sea” is only 2 years old and is decorated in sleek and simple Scandinavian style, featuring beautiful Scandinavian artworks. The ship is spotlessly clean, and one of the highlights was the exceptional quality of all the onboard staff, who were friendly, helpful, engaging, and always happy to have a chat. Viking must have an impressive staff training program.

Our itinerary for the 11 day cruise was a busy one and the included shore excursions were all excellent and very well organised. We visited 9 different islands, with different history, scenery and cultures, shown to us by excellent local guides, and all were both beautiful and fascinating.

The days when we did additional optional excursions were very busy, but we especially loved the French Cooking Class with a local chef in Saint Martin. We were sad to see the lingering devastation of cyclones going back a number of years on all the islands. I would recommend this cruise to others and I am sure that we will travel with Viking again in future.
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