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  1. I don't think the travel insurance is going to be much help in this situation, sadly. I do think that had I been in the OP shoes I would have panicked first, but on calm deliberation getting to Cologne would not have been too horribly involved, and they were told they would be reimbursed. A quick look at the internet would have netted a hotel for the night without too much fuss. Cancelling, on the other hand, may be a very expensive decision. As someone else stated, turning a trip interruption into a cancellation at short notice is not likely to end well. We also always buy insurance, just never through the cruise line we are dealing with. We have had to cancel once due to a death in the family the day before we were to sail. Also, we actually received a call from our travel insurance company before our scheduled travel to Amsterdam/Brussels/Paris to advise us that we would be fully reimbursed should we choose to cancel our plans, as we were traveling within 30 days of the bombing in Brussels. We were shocked that they took the initiative, but we completed our travel plans. I do think perhaps Viking could have been more helpful, but I don't understand why the OP would think river cruising would be somehow "different" from ocean cruising and not require arrival at least a day ahead? I can't imagine traveling over the pond without insurance...
  2. Looking forward to reading! We board in two weeks, also on Caribe. No need to hurry on Medallion for us! [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. Thanks- yes Wake view is what I was talking about. The mysterious appetizers are showing up in the little dining insert to the Patter - I think they called it Craves?
  4. I've been reading, on the photos of the Patters posted by folks currently on Caribbean Princess, that if you visit the Wake Bar for cocktails before dinner they offer a "variety of appetizers from Planks and Steamers" and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this? I know they offer the sushi and tapas for free at Vines, but this was the first I've heard of them offering appetizers elsewhere with your drinks (other than the PSE of course). Thanks!
  5. Thanks Keith! I forgot they don't have the loose tea tower on Caribbean Princess. :(
  6. Keith, if you have a second and find yourself at the IC, could you see if they have the Chocolate Orange loose tea for me? It's not in the tea bags, it's the loose tea they make up for you by the pot. I had to special order it to be on the Regal in March, and then of course I felt obligated to drink 18 gallons of the stuff while I was on the ship. :)
  7. this one, Keith, definitely not caramel frappe! LOL!
  8. Hi Keith! One of our favorite bars - will be there soon. Can't believe we just missed you again! What was the yellow drink you posted a few days ago?
  9. No, it is definitely part of the soda and more. My husband doesn't drink coffee, but joins me in the IC whilst I drink mine and he sips the hot chocolate. Do make sure to ask for it made with milk, not water. We were on Regal in March and the hot cocoa stations at the buffet that used to be always available were shut down. If you ordered hot chocolate they went to the coffee bar in the patisserie to get it for you. Very sad :(
  10. I’ve done many Princess ships, and we did Regal last year in L103 (small world) to the Baltic. That said, we are booked in CB next month for a 10-day cruise on Caribe deck. If I couldn’t have one of the forward deluxe balconies on Regal, I think I would opt for inside. The other balconies are just pathetic and a waste of money to me, but hey I live in FL and an ocean view isn’t the be all and end all to me. I was very happy to read that CB has the on demand movies in the cabins and the new beds (beds on Regal are still the old style - not my favorite). Also, the sound on MUTS was a joke, so I’m hoping the sound upgrade will improve that experience. I will say I would sail Ruby in a heartbeat if she were nearby, as we love that ship. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. Can anyone confirm for me whether you drive the 4x4's on your own or if they have drivers in the cars for this excursion?
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