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About philw1776

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  • 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. Taking wife, daughter and 18 yr old HS senior granddaughter on 3 July cruise. Got shut out of 17th cruise. Got quoted another $8,500 for business class by Viking!!! Hate Iceland Air economy.
  2. I think they will. What are the other ships in the fleet doing then? Add another Iceland ship.
  3. Let me know how you do booking on your own. We'll be flying out of Boston to Iceland.
  4. Viking Ocean demographics are older. Guessing avg age mid 60s. Silversea cruises were noticeably younger, and not because of kids.
  5. 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
  6. 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!!!
  7. 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 $.
  8. Given the class few months, the LAST thing I need is MORE booze. I am speaking as a Scots-Irish person.
  9. Yes TJ Tours in StP used small Mercedes vans and skipped the lines. Excellent guide & service.
  10. 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.
  11. Confused. How do you know when a better cabin becomes available on Viking?
  12. And all this time I thought that I was the worst yachtsman on this ocean planet... No more!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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