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About philw1776

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About Me

  • Location
    New Hampshire
  • Interests
    Astronomy, History, Ancient History, WWII
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Viking, Silversea, Uniworld
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call

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  1. Viking Ocean demographics are older. Guessing avg age mid 60s. Silversea cruises were noticeably younger, and not because of kids.
  2. Two days in StP. Private tour with 12 of us in a Mercedes van. Guide flawless english and 27 yr old PhD from the Hermitage. Two Russian lunches. One basic and one fancy, for contrast. Loved both. Saw everything long days. Flam on the Flamsbana railroad was all day with bus to & fro. Excellent. Vasa included a nice lunch but easily done by self. Pulpit Rock major price ripoff vs ~$65pp from locals. Problem being not a lot of margin on return time with local. CORRECTION: Loved the Palmse Manor tour. Included delicious family style lunch and a walk thru woods to the seacoast Copenhagen, Roskilde & Marlbork were single prices, others for 2.
  3. Spent nearly $2,700 on Homelands optional tours. $600 of that was 2 days TJ Travel in St Petersburg...Excellent! RED not worth the $; do it yourself BLUE Exceptional! 2017 prices!!!
  4. FYI viking insurance tends to be less for older passengers. I did InsureMyTrip several times as it was less expensive with no Viking complications & this last time with COVID they would not give me a refund or apply forward. Tried to reach them for months, phone & email. Finally expired. Now so old that viking for us is much less $.
  5. Given the class few months, the LAST thing I need is MORE booze. I am speaking as a Scots-Irish person.
  6. Yes TJ Tours in StP used small Mercedes vans and skipped the lines. Excellent guide & service.
  7. When you said "better cabin available" I took it to mean cabin, not cabin category. I'm aware of the website cabin category booking status.
  8. Confused. How do you know when a better cabin becomes available on Viking?
  9. And all this time I thought that I was the worst yachtsman on this ocean planet... No more!
  10. I'm good with all 3 cruises now. Had gotten UPDATE unable to access messages but be patient and they go away. I'm months away from being able to book excursions. Just curious how it'll work.
  11. Finally got the update. Had to add in the booking #s for my other 2 Viking cruises. Seems nice. Let's see how excursions bookings actually work.
  12. Thanks SantaFe1. I am on the Wake of Vikings 2021 cruise but have old MVJ. Maybe I made sardine jokes on social media and am being punished.
  13. I can log in fine. Either I still have the old MVJ or I can't notice the difference. What IS the difference?
  14. Viking trip insurance has pros & cons. For younger people it is pricey. Plus were Viking to crater, so could your insurance. For old coots like myself Viking insurance these days is much less expensive. Go to Insuremytrip.com and compare rates for YOUR situation.
  15. Was gonna wait for Viking to cancel my In the Wake of the Vikings cruise this August departing from Bergen with pre is Oslo Norway but instead flipped it ahead one year when they opened up that option because I was afraid of possibly getting shut out. No 125% for me!
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