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We Carefully Choose viking Orion for our Alaska cruise when first available in 2016 because of ships open vista views and as a small ship also very importantly the itinerary and full package details . As our first Viking voyage we have been very satisfied and loved the ship it’s ambience decor space and lovely staff. With the amazing Alaskan scenery and fantastic wildlife and wilderness al around us we had one of our best ever holidays thank you viking, We started with a pre cruise in Vancouver lovely city, wonderful hotel by the bay , the pre cruise tour and lunch alfresco after boarding and sail out was lovely with seaplanes landing and taking off around us , and boats of all descriptions paddle steamers , sailing and small pleasure cruising craft to other ships then the cruise up the inside passage humpbacks sighting wonderful scenery sunsets and all enhanced by the ship! Really very good food right through the voyage onboard Orion majority of our meals we ate seafood,. Enjoyed all of the restaurants onboard, open seating only waited the once for a table but seated in restaurant reception with offers of drinks! There’s also a bar in the restaurant where you can have a pre dinner drinks . We enjoyed all our ports of calls and trips with only one complaint about the lunch on our Haines bear search and wildlife tour which was dealt with with a small refund to compensate however no bears seen but then that’s wildlife although we were probably not going to see any as Haines had hosted the state fair a few days earlier, trip highlights amazing Juneau glacier helicopter and dogsledding and glacier and whales trips , Valdez sail out amazing beautiful weather swimming in the infinity pool and hot tub and escorted out by high speed coast guard rigid inflatable with machine gun mounted and manned past all the Valdez salmon fishing fleets which were laying nets ! A James Bond moment! Dinner that evening a favourite with to start soft shell crab , lobster Thermidor and desert a lovely soufflé , with lovely wines and all made exceptional by Alaska delivering with beautiful scenery and Orca’s seen alongside during dinner !!! A Most memorable evening I must also thank the staff on Orion Nearly all were fantastic except for the future cruise lady? The shows on board such a small ship were all delivered by the Orion team and were excellent thank you to Jade And Karine and speedy and the viking band also bar waiters stewards Ivan and Corrinia ? Overall a fantastic holiday experience one of our very best highly recommend this voyage and ship if viking can keep price correct

Beautiful Alaska Canada And Viking Orion July 25th 2019 sailing

Viking Orion Cruise Review by heres johnny

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
We Carefully Choose viking Orion for our Alaska cruise when first available in 2016 because of ships open vista views and as a small ship also very importantly the itinerary and full package details . As our first Viking voyage we have been very satisfied and loved the ship it’s ambience decor space and lovely staff. With the amazing Alaskan scenery and fantastic wildlife and wilderness al around us we had one of our best ever holidays thank you viking,

We started with a pre cruise in Vancouver lovely city, wonderful hotel by the bay , the pre cruise tour and lunch alfresco after boarding and sail out was lovely with seaplanes landing and taking off around us , and boats of all descriptions paddle steamers , sailing and small pleasure cruising craft to other ships then the cruise up the inside passage humpbacks sighting wonderful scenery sunsets and all enhanced by the ship! Really very good food right through the voyage onboard Orion majority of our meals we ate seafood,. Enjoyed all of the restaurants onboard, open seating only waited the once for a table but seated in restaurant reception with offers of drinks! There’s also a bar in the restaurant where you can have a pre dinner drinks . We enjoyed all our ports of calls and trips with only one complaint about the lunch on our Haines bear search and wildlife tour which was dealt with with a small refund to compensate however no bears seen but then that’s wildlife although we were probably not going to see any as Haines had hosted the state fair a few days earlier, trip highlights amazing Juneau glacier helicopter and dogsledding and glacier and whales trips , Valdez sail out amazing beautiful weather swimming in the infinity pool and hot tub and escorted out by high speed coast guard rigid inflatable with machine gun mounted and manned past all the Valdez salmon fishing fleets which were laying nets ! A James Bond moment! Dinner that evening a favourite with to start soft shell crab , lobster Thermidor and desert a lovely soufflé , with lovely wines and all made exceptional by Alaska delivering with beautiful scenery and Orca’s seen alongside during dinner !!! A Most memorable evening I must also thank the staff on Orion Nearly all were fantastic except for the future cruise lady? The shows on board such a small ship were all delivered by the Orion team and were excellent thank you to Jade And Karine and speedy and the viking band also bar waiters stewards Ivan and Corrinia ? Overall a fantastic holiday experience one of our very best highly recommend this voyage and ship if viking can keep price correct
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Cabin Review

Cabin 3035
Beautiful Cabin well appointed! Cabin steward excellent some minor hiccups which our steward and housekeeping dealt with very well , Bathroom floor heating not working repaired and binoculars broken which were replaced as soon as reported! A very comfortable pleasant and well located cabin

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Wildlife Tour
    Whales and bears search no bears but nice experience anyway on land potion of trip however seal otters dolphins and humpbacks sightings on boat trip nice day beautiful experience one comment expected a snack after boat trip but none given ?
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  • Dog Sledding
    Awesome wonderful beautiful amazing experience helicopter and glacier dogsledding wonderful morning most costly trip but most memorable experience worth every penny
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  • Sitka
    Trip giving highlights off Sitka and finishing at wilderness park coastal forests trial walking on your own where we saw several eagles salmon both in both the river and the rivers mouth good experience due to the nature trial
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  • Wildlife Tour
    Haines wildlife and bear search , the high speed boat to Haines was very scenic but no wildlife seen and again the coach trip was scenic but only eagle and birds ducks seen the bear view sight had too many people as did our coach and the fact that the state fair had been held in Haines the weekend prior to our visit making wildlife retreats into the forest. And unlikely to come out for a while ? The pleasant lunch turned out to be anything but ! The drivers and guides were however very good and tried hard as on all our trips , we did leave comments and feedback on the ship where they did refund a small amount to compensate for the lunches however felt this trip was over price given the number on it at $199 each wish we had done the railway trip in hindsight or coach included trip
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  • City Tour
    Excellent coach trip Which was part of our last day in Vancouver and planed for after breakfast pickup from hotel and concluded with us boarding the ship, time at all the high lights good guide and driver
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