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Haworth

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About Haworth

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  • Location
    UK
  • Interests
    Work to pay for holidays
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Seabourn, Viking
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Northern Europe

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  1. When we went we booked our own seats, in grandstand T complex, you are opposite the pits and can see all that action and you have a large scree to your right, if you book early the top few rows are in shade which is either a good or bad thing depending on the weather, the year we were there the Paddock Club seats were across the aisle from us.
  2. Worth registering with the official ticket supplier, if you want a grandstand seat, the good ones go quickly once sales open, we did the trip 5/6 years ago, it was a bucket list event for us. https://acm.mc/en/edition/grand-prix-de-monaco-f1-2020/
  3. Friends of ours are booked for June, fingers crossed for all of you.
  4. It is such a complex situation and I would like to think that the cruise lines would do the decent thing and look after the staff, sadly I suspect that with a few exceptions cost will be the deciding factor, not what is morally right. 6 months from now the cruise market place will be radically different
  5. Very interesting statement from Viking, who will be the next to react https://www.vikingcruises.co.uk/oceans/my-trip/current-sailings/index.html
  6. We have an October booking and have not received any email, in fairness not really expecting one as the situation is so fluid at present and Viking will prioritise those with more immediate issues.
  7. As a passenger on "that voyage" on the Viking Sky I agree with everything you say
  8. The decision to change the cancellation policies should have been made weeks ago, Azamara could have been seen as taking the lead and acting like the luxury cruise line it claims to be, Viking quickly and decisively took that ground. Any change now looks like a belated attempt at damage limitation, long term impact on the business model is not good, too much competition out there who show more respect to their customers.
  9. This statement yesterday from Viking may be of interest Coronavirus Update, March 2, 2020 A note to guests with a current reservation and future Viking guests, As you undoubtedly know, the coronavirus COVID-19 is causing concern in the general public and among those of us engaged in travel. At Viking, the safety and security of our guests and employees has always been our top priority. We have implemented enhanced health screening procedures for all guests and staff before boarding our vessels and everyone is required to complete a health care questionnaire before embarkation. We continue to reiterate the importance of individual hygiene, sanitizing and washing of hands. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and are aware of the travel advisories issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK, in addition to updates from public health authorities including the World Health Organization. This is a situation that can change from day to day, and we can well understand that the decision of whether or not to travel may be weighing on your mind – particularly for those with imminent departures. In view of this we are for the time being making a temporary exception to our cancellation policy so that you can be free to postpone your cruise at any time up until 24 hours before the planned departure, without incurring any cancellation fees. You will be issued a voucher for future travel valid for 24 months, which can be used on any Viking product (river, ocean or expedition). This temporary exception to our standard cancellation policy is applicable for all guests who currently have a reservation with Viking and for all new reservations made through April 30, 2020. The temporary exception to our cancellation policy is as follows: Notification of your intent to postpone your current cruise must be received as follows: If you have flights arranged by Viking, it must be received at least 24 hours prior to the time of flight’s departure. If you have arranged your own flights, it must be received at least 24 hours prior to the time of embarkation of the cruise or your hotel check-in, whichever is first. Cancelled reservations will be reimbursed in the form of a Future Cruise Voucher in the amount of 100% of all funds paid to Viking. Future Cruise Vouchers may be used toward any future river, ocean or expedition cruise with Viking and will be valid for 24 months from issuance. If you have any questions, please contact your Travel Advisor or Viking at 0800 319 66 60, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and Bank Holiday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We hope you will choose to join us as planned. We will continue to update you on any changes in itineraries or circumstance that may be relevant. In the meantime, we hope that this temporary exception to our policy will help put your mind to ease.
  10. Haworth

    Coronavirus

    I agree with you 100%, we were due to travel to China with Viking this month, they cancelled the trip in early Feb with a full refund and extra discount on a future booking, it was done promptly and the refund made quickly, in our case the return of FCC's from the Viking Sky problems last year. They are a "class act" and setting standards that other lines would do well to follow.
  11. I cant speak for Cusco but in Miraflores there were plenty of laundries, seemed like every street corner, one down the road from our hotel turned our washing round in about 4 hours, we had an extra overnight stay. They put it in a large plastic tub and weigh it and then charge a pittance and it was ready on time, dry and folded.
  12. When we did our trip the weight limit on the flights to the Galapagos was 15kg, that set the tone for the whole trip
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