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  1. Having done both I’d happily book either if they were the only one doing an itinerary I wanted. To my mind Viking is like a boutique hotel, Oceania more like a very nice country house hotel. Nothing wrong with either, just depends on which you prefer.
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    Sorry to come to this a bit late. I’ve found that things sold as ‘flight socks’ are pretty ineffective, and went up to a fairly light medical grade compression (e.g. 12-15 mmHg Preventative Graduated Compression https://www.pebbleuk.com/shop/products.asp?cid=2&pid=1) which are very effective for me. I was surprised to find my ankles still puffed up when on board, so this thread has been enlightening, thanks everyone.
  3. Thanks for the info. Rather than being a London car service they’re our local, reliable, firm, and are more used to Heathrow, but I’m sure they’ll work out Greenwich.
  4. We’re disembarking at Greenwich, and being collected by an ‘airport’ car service. The driver hasn’t been to Greenwich before and I’m struggling to find out where he can pick us up. I've asked at guest services, and been given a postcode that’s just a small piece of road, not a car park so whilst he might be able to pick us up there he will also need somewhere to wait. If anyone has disembarked here I’d appreciate knowing how it worked. thanks
  5. There’s a lot of free WiFi in London, it’s always worth checking out your phone to see if there’s a free network nearby.
  6. We really wanted to do the Addo Elephant Park trip, but that was sold out as well. They really need to increase their capacity.
  7. I’ve just paid the final invoice and it suddenly feels a lot closer 🙂
  8. I’ve been to NZ a few times and have always found their airport staff to be professional. I travel with a few meds, and always carry a doctors letter saying what they are and why I need them. I’ve never needed the letter.
  9. Bookings for shore excursions and dining reservations open xx days before sailing, but what happens when your cruise is also a segment of a world cruise? Obviously the world cruisers xx days beforehand will be much earlier than the xx days for people just doing a segment. Do the people on the world cruise get all the best, or are some held back for each segment?
  10. We really enjoyed afternoon tea on Oceania (Marina). Served in the horizons lounge, with music, I think it was a string quartet, nice gentle unobtrusive but very enjoyable music. Not sure that it could really be called buffet style. A tea waiter with the choice of tea, food trolleys (cakes) doing the rounds and a table set in front of thendance floor where more food was served if you wanted to wander over. On a sea day it’s something to look forward to, reading this thread I’m hoping getting a seat for Viking’s tea isn’t going to be a hassle.
  11. Thanks, @lackcreativity, that’s reassuring.
  12. Who has control of the serving utensils? When I sailed with Oceania staff served all the food, however on another line everyone served themselves. Which system does Viking use? Thanks
  13. Hi I’m interested in finding out what sort of evening shows Viking tend to offer? Thanks
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