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    Auckland, New Zealand
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  1. Cover all basic standard spirits in the included list . At the moment Dark Rum and Brandy is not included, and stop charging for movies . Not acceptable at this level.
  2. Tauranga is being missed on my NZ/Aust tour start date Feb 21st 2022. Schedule now says day at sea. No substitute port, and still arriving at the normal time in Napier (the next port). How do they use up the time of missed day in port. Do they go on a go slow to the next port. Tauranga is a major port for tourists to miss if they want to go to Rotorua or Hobbiton.
  3. I have sailed with Viking Orion. My Southern Transatlantic obviously is cancelled, so am cruising close to home and have booked Auckland to Sydney, and am thinking of adding the Sydney to Bali as a back to back. This is for February/March 2022. Hoping this will happen. Been covid free for quite a while in Auckland but have just plunged into 3 day lockdown from last night. I am missing those crab legs and the lamb chops at breakfast.
  4. How many menus does Viking have for the main dining room. How long before they start repeating.
  5. I have just booked a cruise, and cannot use FCC as deposit, but fully covered under the latest Viking guarantees. I have been sitting on the fence about booking a cruise, so have booked a cruise Auckland to Sydney which included Business class fare. Will stay close to home at the moment.
  6. Under Viking rules at the moment any booking made before 28th February has the guarantee that you can cancelled up to 24hrs before and received a FCC refund. I was reading my FCC certificate and it states cannot be reissued or used towards another cruise, *This voucher can be used on any new Viking cruise and will be applied at booking. This voucher is non-transferable, cannot be used as payment for a Travel Protection Plan, and the voucher must be redeemed by the expiration date prior to final payment. Once redeemed, it cannot be re-issued or used towards another cruise, and
  7. I have read about possible noise from being over the lifeboats, but if the cruise I am on does not have any tendered ports is this still an issue.
  8. I am in New Zealand but would love the choice of cruising from Perth . The West Coast, and the Maldives would be great.
  9. Yes, it would be nice to vary the New Zealand itinerary, also the Australian one. Auckland to Perth would be great. Then Perth to Singapore. This would be good to do the West Coast of Australia .The Australian and New Zealand itinerary is pretty basic at the moment. As a New Zealander I only want to cruise local at the moment (Australia/New Zealand plus some of the South Pacific ). My Southern Atlantic crossing was cancelled and I have doubts about rebooking it. Age being the main factor. Long, long flights. Viking does not have a lot to offer in my region at the moment, but I would
  10. I wish they would include Milford and Doubtful Sounds in New Zealand , like most of the other cruise lines.
  11. Do you get priority bookings for Aqualina and Prime C when in a suite as they are included, or is it first in first served. Would you have to make all you bookings when you first board or can you do it beforehand.
  12. Myers Dark is listed in the Premium Package, not included in the standard package. Planters Punch no longer in the included cocktail list but they have Pina Colada which should included dark rum but probably only made with white rum.
  13. I cannot find any cruises listed for 2023 for NZ. Journey and Pursuit have cruises listed for late 2022 and early 2023 but nothing for the Quest so I presume the Quest will be coming to NZ but cannot find any listings.
  14. Still no dark rum included in the basic package. I wonder why.
  15. Which would be the better of these two options regarding weather. Viking Oceans Orion. Bali to Sydney - November Sydney to Bali - March
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