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Looking for reviews and feedback on this cruise itinerary.  Not at all sure this has started yet?

 

Also would like information and feedback on any of the offered pre- and post cruise extensions.

 

Thanks!

 

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Viking has sailed this itinerary. Check out the Orion roll calls, you won't have to go back very far.  Search this forum, there have already been a couple of threads about the itinerary. You may have to scan the list of threads for this forum to find them as the search function here isn't the greatest.

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On 10/11/2019 at 12:06 AM, Cleopatra99 said:

I have been thinking about the same cruise .. I found this thread which might be of interest.

 

https://boards.cruisecritic.com.au/topic/2624223-australia-new-zealand-dec-jan-review/?tab=comments#comment-56570777

 

Interesting review - doesn't make it sound a very enticing cruise, especially if you are headed all the way from the US down under just for it.  There doesn't seem to be much "slack" time built in - such that everything needs to be perfect in order to make the port schedules.

We, however, are taking this cruise next year, and partly for the following reasons, despite reading all the negative reviews (there are many others beside this one).    For one, we've been to NZ and Australia many times and thought it would be interesting to see it a different way - by cruising - so if we miss a port it is not that big a deal to us.  Secondly, we also booked the follow-on cruise from Sydney to Bali, so we at least have a longer cruise time for coming all the way from the US.   Third, by the time we do this in 2021, Viking will have hopefuly tuned the logistics and operations aspects of ports and excursions and Kiwi wine tasting 🙂

so that things will be a little smoother.  Fourth - we have been on several Viking cruises and just simply this line fits our interests and style  best - and we thoroughly enjoy everything.  There will always be minor annoyances, but life is too short to focus on anything but the good things that can be enjoyed.

Edited by CCWineLover

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Here is a thread from the cruse that we were on. We did Auckland to Bali and stayed on our own in Bali afterwards with a private guide and driver (cheap!)  We enjoyed the cruise.

 

 

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5 hours ago, stretchcruz said:

Here is a thread from the cruse that we were on. We did Auckland to Bali and stayed on our own in Bali afterwards with a private guide and driver (cheap!)  We enjoyed the cruise.

 

 

Thanks so much Stretchcruz from Tucson!    I seem to remember vaguely your post.  Will take a close look as we are doing that same cruise feb-mar 2021.    Meanwhile looking forward to meeting you on the Sky from Rome to Miami in a year!!

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