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  1. Michael50

    Iconic western Mediterranean

    Wow, that was great information, I’m going to print all of this and put into my new file that is quickly growing, so much to look forward to!!! We just booked a hotel in Barcelona and also a hotel in Rome, biloth were very reasonable, I grabbed them since others were already sold out, amazing that it’s a year away and sold out,,, oh well, I guess I’m not alone here, this will actually be my first time in Europe so I’m very excited, my husband has been to London, also a place I would like to visit, but Barcelona is definitely one of our top places to see.... we booked three nights on our own there, any info would be appreciated as well as Rome,,, thanks again for your advice helene
  2. Michael50

    Rome hotels

    Hi , we are booked on the iconic western Mediterranean in November 2019. The cruise ends in rome, we are looking for a moderate priced hotel for 2 nights, looking for any recommendations Thanks
  3. Michael50

    Iconic western Mediterranean

    Thanks so much for all this great information, can you guys recommend places to stay in Rome and Barcelona? We are adding on days at each end and booking ourselves, thanks helene
  4. Michael50

    Iconic western Mediterranean

    Hi , this is great information, I really appreciate all the info.. we are looking at November 2019 for the trip, what is the general weather like at that time? We are oing from New York and would like to leave our winter coats at home - are layers doable? We are both hikers, walk at least 3-4 miles each day , would lIke to avoid buses if possible. Also, we plan on adding days to each end of the trip Thanks again for all the help Helene
  5. Michael50

    Iconic western Mediterranean

    Hi all, was wondering if any of you have taken the iconic western Mediterranean viking cruise- as of now we are booked for November 2019 and would love feedback, opinions, advice etc, we start from rome, thinking of adding two days, ending in Barcelona and adding 2 days on that end. This is our very first viking trip and would love any advice. Thanks
  6. Hi..My husband and I are looking to book our first Viking Ocean cruise - the Iconic Western Mediterranean - Rome to Barcelona - I've been looking for reviews but can't seem to find any - have any of you taken this cruise and if so, what are your thoughts? We were booked on the River Cruise but we are a bit concerned about the water levels - thanks for any opinions you can share. Helene
  7. Michael50

    First Viking Ocean Cruise.

    Hi everyone.... We are looking to book our first Viking Ocean cruise to Rome- Barcelona - the Western Iconic Mediterranean 8 day cruise. I'm looking for reviews on this and can't seem to find any. Have any of you taken this cruise? If so, what are your thoughts? We were booked on a River cruise for October of next year but switched it due to the water levels. Looking forward to your responses thanks.
  8. Michael50

    Air & hotels

    Hi, we booked the renaissance hotel in Amsterdam but it’s definitely a bit pricey, still searching for other hotels in the area. Also for the beginning of the trip we are staying in Basel
  9. Michael50

    Water levels on rhine

    Ha! Yes, I totally get it, an old almanac would definitely help,,, I’m sorry if I sound a bit on the panicking side, but after reading reviews and the cost, the last thing I want to do is spend my week on a bus, my thoughts now are maybe transferring my deposit to a Viking ocean cruise... this us a once in s lifetime trip for us, so I’m a bit cautious thanks again
  10. Michael50

    Air & hotels

    Hi, you’re right, they do have availability but I was looking on my chase portal and they are sold out on this. I think I’m going to keep searching since the price is a bit too high, any other recommendations? thanks again
  11. Michael50

    Water levels on rhine

    Hi, we are booked on our first river cruise next October, after reading reviews here we are getting s bit concerned about the water levels. Since we are spending quite a bit of money on this trip I’m worried now and do not want to spend my week on a bus, any advice on what the future holds? I realize it’s hard to predict but I’m nervous. Thanks
  12. Michael50

    Air & hotels

    Hi, I just checked the banks mansion, looks wonderful but it’s already sold out, any other great recommendations? Thanks again
  13. Michael50

    Air & hotels

    Hi all, thanks for all your replies, so Im a bit confused, if we book accommodations through Viking in Amsterdam how far away would we be from the center? We are looking to book hotels on our own using points, but if Viking charges us for not going through them it might not be cost effective. Has anyone used Vikings accommodations?
  14. Michael50

    Air & hotels

    Thank you Roz, , I’m checking the hotel now, looks really nice
  15. Michael50

    Air & hotels

    Great!!! I’ll check that out as well, thanks for your help! Happy thanksgiving!