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    South Africa, Iceland, New Zealand

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  1. We had booked a Sept 2020 River cruise and our final payment was due Mar 27th. We asked for an extension....answer was NO. We also wanted to move it to a combined Ocean/River cruise in Sept of 2021. They wanted final payment in June 2020 so 15 months ahead. We asked to move that final payment to 1 year prior which would be Sept 2020 to see how things were ... ..we didn't think we'd know by June. It was escalated to upper management of Viking by our TA, but it was denied. So we cancelled it.
  2. Thank you all for the replies
  3. We were not asked for any payment upfront for his tour. So there is no problem if the ship doesn't get into the port.
  4. We've gotten a private guide on the website https://www.toursbylocals.com/?msclkid=5171ccfa016f1762fad792ccc4cc982f&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=18 General (USA)&utm_term=ToursByLocals&utm_content=002 private tours and tour guides You have to put the location eg. Santiago, Chile and your dates needed and a host of guides will appear and give you a description of the tour etc. There are bios of each guide as well as reviews. You can contact the guide directly for additional information.
  5. Thank you for your reply. I think we'll stick with metered cabs while we are there.
  6. We will in Santiago Chile in February and wanted to use Uber while we are there. I'm wondering how safe it is to use Uber there. Anyone have any experience using Uber there? Thank you in advance for any replies
  7. Did you have any trouble getting on the first tender off the ship?
  8. We booked their 2 night pre-cruise so our TA was told that as long as our flight comes in the day that synchs with the 2 night stay, they will pick us up. The hotel info for the 2 night pre-cruise says Marriott Santiago but has a paren (or similar).
  9. My TA was told that if we arrive on the dates in synch with the 2 night pre-cruise, they will transfer you to the hotel & to the port. They just need to know your flight info. I hope that what they say is correct because we were very clear that we were going to book our own air.
  10. I had read that he doesn’t wait but you are correct in checking it out with him on that question...what happens if you aren’t on the early tenders. Please post if what I had read wasn’t correct.
  11. Did you have any problems being on the first tender at Stanley for the Volunteer Point excursion with Patrick? I heard that he doesn't wait for passengers. I'm worried that the ship line's crew will only let those on Viking excursion off first before other since it is a tender port. Please advise as I'm debating on what to do.
  12. We booked our own business class flights for our trip to S. America next year as Viking wanted about $3000 more than what we found on our own. We did book their 2 nights pre package with Viking to get the transfers between the airport & hotel and then from the hotel to the port. The Viking representative confirmed that we will get those as we booked the 2 night pre cruise package.
  13. We are thinking of coming in one day early before our cruise we leaves from Valparaiso. We are wondering if anyone has booked a car service/taxi from either the airport or Hotel in Santiago to the port (Valparaiso). The cruiseline only provides transportation if we come in the day of departure or booking 2 night stay at over $1000. Can anyone give me information on trying to book the transportation. Appreciate the help as always from CC.
  14. Ah...have a wonderful cruise and trip!
  15. You were smart to do something privately. Wished we had thought of that! See you on the ship & at the meet & mingle.
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