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  1. We were on the trip immediately prior to yours. We had a smaller group, only @ 44 persons. we also did the Jordon pre trip with just 6 people. It was amazing! Everthing you say is so familiar and brings back such good memories.. we were broken into 2 groups for the flight to Luxor, but all made it onto 1 plane to Abu Simbel. love your photos too!
  2. 6/18 departure? We’ll see you on board. We are in a penthouse veranda.
  3. We are here right now on the River TOSCA. arrived in Cairo on 2/2 after the pre trip on Jordon. it was cooler in Jordon, although Petra was warm and comfortable.. it’s not shorts weather here on the Nile but you don’t need a jacket. It has been perfect weather for touring, We just docked in Aswan and spent the morning on the top deck enjoying the sun.
  4. Barb and Roy, enjoy this epic trip! We are starting our Middle East ttip in Dubai tomorrow and then on to Jordon and Egypt. Deb and Ray
  5. Kelly, not sure of your operator as it was all booked with Uniworld. We will be leaving late next week so should have more information when we return. i will share them.
  6. We will be leaving on 1/24 to start our journey to Egypt via Dubai, Jordon (pretrip) and cruise. We chose Uniworld. Have used in Europe and wanted the all inclusive option. Will report back after/during the trip. I wonder how the new ship will be...I might have delayed for a year...but truth be told, I am really ready for this trip now.
  7. So you stay at the 4 Seasons Nile for the first 2 days and then at the 4 Seasons Giza for the last 2 days. I Did not notice that change on the itinerary.
  8. We did this trip post cruise with Princess. Our cruise ended in Rio so it included 2 nights in Rio prior to the falls. We loved this part of the trip and Princess did a great job.
  9. Yes, I will be sure to share. I am ready to give back...I learned so much from others on this site.
  10. Wow! Enjoyed your review. Really gets my juices going for our January trip starting in Jordon and then onto Egypt for 2/2/19 start. Can't wait.
  11. Great to hear you had a wonderful trip in the hands of Uniworld. Our trip is approaching. 1/29 in Jordon, starting in Cairo 2/2/19. Uniworld, here we come.
  12. So happy to travel along with you again! Must be nice to get a dose of sun and sand before hitting the holidays. Enjoy!
  13. Following. This topic is of interest to me as well. We are considering the SS package for our ocean cruise.
  14. diet, as you cruised in January and February an you share what your average weather was like. We will be doing Petra pre cruise tour starting 1/29/19 and then starting in Cairo 2/2/19. Was planning on mostly warm weather clothes but now not so sure. Thanks
  15. Hope you enjoy SE ASIA, we sure did. it will be a busy time for you. Looking forward to your Dubai report as we are headed there in January on the way to cruise the Nile.
  16. We have cruised Uniworld before and enjoy the line, the cabins, the amenities. Now in Egypt they do include drinks and gratuities. I’m sure both lines are great but we chose Uniworld for our February 2019 cruise with pre trip to Jordon. Sure you will like either line as both are primo.
  17. We booked the Hilton on our own for our trip in June 2019. We got 4 nights for less than $1600. We will pay for our own water taxi to the ship. We don't have any transfers from Viking since we are traveling independently for some time before the cruise.
  18. Wow. That's lousy experience. In shopping for clothes, were you offered any stipend or reimbursement for either Viking or the airline? Hope you will get some satisfaction.
  19. Always love to follow along. I'm sensing that you are cruising in SE Asia this year. We did that 2 years ago, followed by Japan (and then on land). Also left the ship for a couple of days to go to Angkor Wat. What a trip. If this is your plan you will love it...but you always do.
  20. Great news! Can't wait for you to begin your journey.
  21. Is this true? We are looking at a Viking Ocean cruise (have not cruised Viking before) Our TA is telling us payment is due in June for a June 2019 cruise! Experienced cruisers, is there anyway to postpone that payment? Please clue me on to how to get Viking to loosen this requirement? Any advice is welcome.
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