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  1. We also were on the Viking Orion. Viking was very helpful in getting people rebooked for flights home. As a last option Viking was offering free economy air back home for passengers. Viking also transported us to the airport even though we had not booked transfers with Viking. We were originally scheduled to leave then ship in Sydney and then travel to Port Douglas on a private booking. I contacted our travel agent (it was about 5:30 pm on Sunday March 15 for her, 7:30 AM Monday, March 16 for us) about the our cruise ending in Melbourne. By 8 AM, Monday, March 16 I had our new flight scheduled. Our original Mar 25 flights were changed to Tuesday, March 17. Our many thanks to Viking, Delta Airlines and of course our Travel agent for changing the bookings and getting us quickly back home.
  2. Thank you. On my previous Viking Ocean Cruises, everyone needed to be off the ship by 9 AM. Hopefully we can drop off luggage about 9:30 and then go to the Aquarium.
  3. What time have you been able to drop off luggage with the ship? Hopefully we could drop off luggage and then go to the Aquarium before we check-in to board. Would Viking be set up to receive luggage by 9am or 10 am? Thanks for the help.
  4. Thank you, We may end up leaving with hotel baggage check. I have sent question to Tellus at Viking. No response at this time.
  5. How early can we drop luggage at the ship. We will be boarding the Viking Orion on March 6 in Auckland, NZ. We fly in early and have 3 nights at the Hilton Auckland on Quay (end of pier where cruise terminal is located). We would like to drop luggage and then go to the Aquarium before we check in and board the ship. Thanks for any information.
  6. You may want to check for tours offered by locals. We booked several with locals. On 2 of our trips it was just DH, me and the guide. I would even pay "extra' for a small group with local guide.
  7. Shore excursions. If you have booked shore excursions though Viking, the trips are listed inside the bulletin. Make sure you check your excursions vouchers closely. There may be several times for the "same" excursions. Also check if you need to bring the QuiteVox. You can also find the dailey menus, and lectures though your TV screen. Many of the lectures can be viewed on your cabin TV. Enjoy your cruise.
  8. You may need to go to Profile under "My Viking Journeys" to save a credit card for a cruise.
  9. We had to be off the whip by 9 AM on our cruise in May and in Nov. Check out a private or semi private transfer with a "tour" before you get to the airport.
  10. Great, thanks for the reply. So much easier than having to exchange money and using cash.
  11. I can use a credit card with a chip to pay for taxi fares in Auckland and Sydney?
  12. Maybe you could contact Viking or have your TA contact Viking to request a shower seat before you arrive. Enjoy the cruise
  13. We booked B-B on the Great Lakes. Doing Thunder Bay (Set 17 2022) to Milwaukee then continuing to Toronto. The pre/post excursion are about 3/4 filled. We are only doing the cruises. It really seems early to book, but I did not want to end up in different cabins for the cruises. I have never been to the Great Lakes. During 1966-69 DH spent 2 1/2 years at AF site near Finland, Minnesota. It reads like most people will be eating dinner in the Cafe. Reservations must be made for "The Restaurant". From the pics the "the Restaurant" and Manfredi each has seating for 40 people.
  14. Update > We completed our November 2019 Hong Kong to Bangkok cruise. Yes there was Roast Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce an mashed "pumpkin" as a vegetable. NO Sweet Potatoes. available in Cafe and main dining room. Note you will be docked 1 1/2 to 2 hours away from the major cities. If you are take the extension in Bangkok, the included tour is covered on your trip from the ship to the hotel. Viking did run shuttles to the cities. Really enjoyed the canal tour in Bangkok, but getting off the speed boat was difficult.
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    Buenos Airels Dock

    Thanks for the great info. I will checkout the web site
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