Would a Luxury Cruiser Be Happy on Viking Ocean Cruises

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#2
Miami, FL
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Interesting article — as I remember a heated debate on the boards pretty recently on whether Viking was Premium Plus vs Luxury. This article definitely takes a stance, and supports it. But at the end of the day, Viking does seem like an excellent product which I'd love to try.
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#3
Washington State
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Joined Dec 2005
There is much to like about Viking Ocean (based on this article and reviews from customers). However, I would still rate this cruise line at premium plus or luxury lite. As indicated in the article, there are things that prevent it from being a "true" luxury cruise line.
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