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  1. We're in a Penthouse Junior Suite next month - can you give me an idea on turnaround for laundry/dry cleaning if we turn it in by, say, 9am in the morning? Same day? Next day by ...? Thanks!
  2. I've read several reviews of the Rotterdam this year that mention that the ship is not in great condition. Broken windows, rust in the bathrooms, etc., generally an old, worn ship. True? Does anyone know when she is due for a refurbish? Thanks!
  3. Are there any dance floors on the Viking Ocean ships and are they used? Not looking for Cunard type dancing just traditional foxtrot / rhumba / waltz... Thanks!
  4. In the main dining room, are tables for two first come, first serve, or able to be reserved? Is there a charge to use the sauna and or snowflake Grotto? Thanks!
  5. Can you help me with roughly how many tables there are in each of these restaurants and about how many people can be seated at one time?
  6. Trying to figure out where the break-even point is on cost of individual drinks in a bar aboard a Viking Ocean ship vs. the beverage package. How much is a typical premium spirits drink (say a Tanqueray martini, or a Cutty Sark on the rocks, or Absolut and tonic, as examples)? Also, if you are in a Penthouse Junior Suite, I understand you get liquor supplied in your minibar. How much liquor (presume this is those tiny bottles?) per day and do you get to choose what you want supplied? Name brands? Thanks so much!
  7. 1) When sailing from Moscow to St. Petersburg, is there a preferred side of the ship (for sightsseing or other) for a balcony cabin? 2) Is there any issue with water levels in May? 3) On the UniWorld ship, are there any "Deluxe Balcony" cabins to be avoided for noise/vibration/etc.? Thanks! Ted
  8. Looking for something like the "old" Holland America Ocean Bar, where they would have a 4 or 4 piece combo playing danceable music.
  9. Are there any venues for ballroom dancing on Viking Ocean ships? Small combo would be fine.... Thanks!
  10. We are about to book the 2019 Far East Discovery cruise in October 2019. While we have been on many cruises (mostly HAL), we only know what we read in brochures about Viking Ocean. So here goes - thanks in advance for your thoughts! 1) We are looking at Penthouse Junior Suite #6023, deck 6 opening into the forward elevator lobby. Any issues with noise from above, below, or from the elevators? 2) Business class air seems reasonable at $4000 compared to October 2018 rates (JFK-Beijing, Hong Kong-JFK) and for $50 more, you get to choose your flights. Any recommendations on the best airlines for business class on these routes? 3) The Viking website says that minibars in Penthouse Junior Suites are replenished daily with alcoholic beverages? Spirits as well? Is this complimentary? 4) How large are the balconies in the Penthouse Junior Suites? Just two chairs and a table? 5) The Penthouse Junior Suites are located about halfway between midships and the bow - some more than halfway. Any issues with motion? 6) It's tough to tell how large the closet(s) are in these suites - are they adequate? I realize that the tux and gowns stay home for this trip, and that laundry and dry cleaning are complimentary....
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