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Viking Sky Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Premium price for sub par experience

Viking Sky Cruise Review by Policy cynic

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2019
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea

Prior river cruise experience with Viking was excellent. We wanted to visit the Baltic ports and expected the same level of experience on Viking's ocean cruise ships.

There was almost a complete lack of on board entertainment. Most consisted of a string duet, a pianist and guitarist playing classical music. Only 5 shows in the theatre on a 14 day cruise and nothing during two deadly boaring sea days. The shows that were performed were reminiscent of karaoke.

Enrichment was poor and consisted mainly of trying to pitch shore excursions.

The main dining room was excellent for both the menu and service. The specialty restaurants are best avoided. Average food variety and quality with exceptionally poor service.

The passenger demographic could be best described as ancient which nay have influenced the entertainment.

Overall, the cruise was disappointing. At the price point, there are much better choices, even non premium lines would be superior.

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