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just_dont

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    Viking
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    CO

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  1. All Veranda and Deluxe Veranda cabins are exactly the same size and configuration. The only difference between the number suffixes is location. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  2. Virtually the definition of "troll." Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  3. There are LOTS of professional sports teams not traveling right now. Should be able to find a plane. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  4. Agreed. Clay started and kept a wonderful live thread of this cruise, and unfortunately it's devolved into a ... I don't know what. Thank you Clay and the others who experienced this cruise for letting the rest of us follow along on your unexpected journey. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. Because it was a TA to Barcelona, and the pax weren't delivered to anywhere near their contracted destination. I don't know that anyone is saying they "must," or is expecting a 100% refund, but knowing how generous Viking has been in the past, it seems some who may have not even been on the cruise are curious how generous they will be in this case. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. The US State Department is now urging all overseas US citizens to return home now, or there's the possibility you won't be able to for an indeterminate amount of time. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. I am very glad that Viking is keeping you informed and taking care of you all. It is certainly as we've come to expect from Viking. At the same time I'm terribly sorry for the way your WC has turned out. I'm sure you and the others are gutted. I know the situation with the coronavirus is not (yet) nearly as dire in Canada as it is getting here in the US and many other parts of the world. It is truly changing hourly. Now all of California has been ordered to shelter in place. Store shelves are empty of cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, toilet paper and other paper products, meats, vegetables, breads, canned goods.... It's a crazy situation. I do sincerely hope Viking is able to get you safely home and that when you get there, you remain safe and healthy. I know the cruise industry is hoping the current hiatus will be like turning off, then back on, a faucet. But honestly, right now, I think it will be a lot more difficult to restart the cruise industry, and likely the greater tourism industry, than those industries are hoping. Best wishes to you all. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  8. That makes sense. Until we're all COVID patients [emoji15] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  9. I don't know how well you are able to monitor the state of affairs in Europe and North America during this pandemic, and quite honestly, I'm surprised your cruise is still ongoing and they haven't just disembarked you at the nearest port (that will allow a cruise ship to dock) and flown you home. Whole major cities (eg. San Francisco) are on lockdown with most businesses closed. Schools are shut. All cruise lines are shut down, including Viking (strangely with the exception of the Sun). Resorts closed. Airlines canceled more than 50% of flights. I'm sure they don't want anyone on that ship to come down with ANYTHING, or your ship won't be allowed to dock anywhere. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. While I agree that could be a great use of all the empty rooms on cruise ships at the moment, I'd think the Diamond Princess incident would make them consider whether the ventilation systems might need some modifications to make sure everything is properly isolated and/or filtered. While I don't know whether they've ever determined why the community spread on that ship - during a quarantine - was so bad, and I will admit I know nothing about cruise ship HVAC systems, I've always suspected the ventilation systems may have been responsible for some of the spread. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  11. Technically, the Sun will be over the Tropic of Capricorn, so not as low in the sky as you're hoping. It's the Tropics - it's always warm. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. And they're coming from Australia. Probably crossing the Pacific (via Hawaii?) so as not to get the ship anywhere near China, Korea or Japan. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  13. Bon voyage! Stay healthy. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. As I've said before, Flåm is beautiful after the daytime cruise/tourist hordes have left. It's got nowhere near as much to do as either Oslo or Bergen, but the night we spent there was the most peaceful night of our whole trip. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  15. Email from Viking last night makes it seem like they're starting Alaska cruises at the end of April. Fine print made it sound like they're offering to US passengers only. Plus the Cancel Up To 24 Hours Before Departure policy will apply to all cruises booked before April 30. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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