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About philw1776

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  • Location
    New Hampshire
  • Interests
    Astronomy, History, Ancient History, WWII
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Viking, Silversea, Uniworld
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call

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  1. Can you give your TA your list with alternates and ask them to book for you texting you with any unresolvable issues? Have your credit card # or ACH data on a note so you can quickly cut & paste. no appreciable booking time difference I can see. Have done both.
  2. Restaurant reservations should be there. I know of no way you can put items into the calendar other than actually making a reservation. Maybe use Chat to ask Viking why your stuff isn't there and have them fix it.
  3. They can't but obsessive planners like myself pretend they can. Even 3 days out in NE is an achievement.
  4. Wish someone capable would research Viking culture and find their word for forceable exile from the group/tribe. Would be fun to use here. I just hope that as a doddering old fool that I don't get confused and wander off accidently.
  5. NO GO on your own for the welcome back cruises. Not a rumor, but Viking written policy. You may wish to wait until Viking drops this requirement before booking a cruise.
  6. I'd try logging into MVJ and responding to the Chat feature. Otherwise do onboard.
  7. While waiting for Chef's Table menus to be posted on MVJ I'll share my predictions: My Chef's Table Prediction: Saturday: Sardines a la Iceland Sunday: Reindeer goulash Monday: Seal stew Tuesday: Cheek of Fermented Cod Wednesday: Volcanic braised Sheep Thursday: Puffin under glass Friday: Eider Duck Czech style
  8. Viking River & Ocean Cruise Friends is well moderated. Admin occasionally posts photos here. Other site run by a TA ANYONE can start a group
  9. Just read on the infamous Face app Friends of Viking that Iceland has delayed waiving entry COVID testing for vaxed folk from 15 June until 1 July. We're on the 3 july sailing. https://www.visir.is/g/20212121051d/haetta-ad-skima-bol-usetta-og-born-um-manada-motin?fbclid=IwAR3uVYBMQG5bzkUoj6JmPru-Z7VQVTk31mFtK9f_FE67bCeiOeGfeFMNtUc Don't have English translation.
  10. No jacket required. Another reason I prefer Viking over otherwise excellent 2nd choice Silversea for cruising.
  11. My GUESS: Viking takes us 6AM and later arrivals directly to ship. Departing guests all confined on lower decks 1-3 as usual assembling to leave. Cabins being cleaned per usual. New arrivals all on Deck 7: Aquavit, World Cafe, Pool, Wintergarden, Explorer waiting for cabin cleaning. Eating at World Cafe, Pool Grill etc. Maybe by 11AM to noon as disembarkers have all left they open up the normally closed for lunch restaurant for a special lunch, or not.
  12. I think you're on the other (Starboard) side under the buffet wings. https://viking-cruises-cabin-guide.blogspot.com/p/cabins-to-avioid.html
  13. Regarding Silversea I've sailed with them twice. The Med & Alaska. Excellent. Would sail with them again. Prefer Viking Ocean but not by a huge margin. I like less formality and love the very open vistas on Viking. Silversea bathrooms are much bigger. Pay $$ for their 2 specialty restaurants.
  14. No idea if they change, but found prior cruise phone # Viking Sky +1 323 870 4740
  15. Gifts were from TA as posted. I posted here months ago that Viking was dropping booklets, etc. for ocean cruises. Who knows if this is permanent or temporary. Me, I liked the booklets especially & the gifts.
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