The vessel arrived at noon on Saturday, April 23, under conditions with erratic winds/choppy seas.
Travelers on a Santa Barbara call have to come ashore in small boats (tenders), but conditions were not safe for the process.
All shore tours had to be canceled. Many bus/trolley companies had planned to take tourists to the historic sites/wine country for the day.
The change of plans means a loss for some of the businesses who looked forward to the guests visiting retail outlets and cafes and browsing unique areas like the Funk Zone.
The cruise ship had planned to be in the area until 8:00 p.m.
For more Viking Orion incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.