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worldtraveler1234

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    Amelia Island, Florida
  • Interests
    Travel, visited New Zealand,Chile, Argentina Portugal,France,Germany,Austria, Czech Republic,Hungary
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    5 Viking River cruises, 1 Avalon
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Europe

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  1. We did this extension 2 years ago and it was fabulous. As stated above, most meals were included and the longest bus ride was to Venice. The villa was excellent and the meals there were top notch. You have to like red wine because white was frowned on. Our tour guide was the best we have ever experienced. The 2 hour lunch in Florence was unbelievable . The food just kept on coming. Our group had only 16 passengers.
  2. Cities of Antiquity & the Holy Land We just booked this for next Nov. This will be our fourth VO cruise. Would like some advise for private tours in Israel and Rome extension. Not looking forward to 40 person bus rides. We have had good experiences on previous cruises using suggestions from this blog. Thanks
  3. There are many standard 110 outlets in the cabin.However if you are staying in a hotel before or after you will need a 220 transformer. I don't that there are magnified mirrors. Have a great trip. We are doing Athens to Venice in September. Our third VO voyage.
  4. The actual menu for the day showed when booking. I just went back to check and the menus that I booked are not the dining caption. The name of the menu is included on the calendar.
  5. The menus are showing on MVJ. Our cruise has Xiang,Asian Panorama, and Mexico. When the day was entered the menu for that day displayed.
  6. We have done this many times. Just tell the guide that you are leaving the tour. There is usually a shuttle in most ports back to the ship. Guides will usually tell you where the shuttle stops.
  7. When we were there 2 years ago the shuttle ran into the afternoon. There should be a schedule at guest services.
  8. There should be a Viking host at the hotel that can help. We booked a tour with tursbylocals for our full day in Athens.
  9. Yes! Just ask housekeeping to rearrange the bed.
  10. We have been on 2 VO cruises in DV cabins. They are sufficient, but we booked a PV for our Sept cruise. The increased size of 60 sf will allow more room for the room service breakfast without my having to vacate the room while she is preparing for the day. The closet is next to the bed in DV. It is not in the PV. The bar is filled with wine/ spirits in the PV. There is a week advantage in booking excursions with PV. The PV gives you 2 guaranteed advance reservations in Manfredi's and Chef's Table VS 1 in DV. The DV cabin is larger that the river cruises and you can make due if these items are not important to you.
  11. We are on the reverse Athens to Venice 9/19. We usually try to find local markets. Did you see any ?
  12. We are sailing the same trip in September with stays in Athens and Venice. We found warmpenguin.com had a variety of tours available in Athens. Another site was toursbylocals.com that had tours in both Venice and Athens. We booked Toursbymilo in Kotor. This will be our third VO cruise and are completely satisfied with the ship,food and service. Happy that all passengers are adults and no casino.
  13. Toursbylocals or warmpenguin will pick up at the airport and will drop you off at the ship. You might want to check them out.
  14. We did the Tuscany tour 2 years ago. It was excellent. Trumpy Tours handled everything. The villa was quaint, the food excellent and the wine Chianti. The guide was probably the best that we ever had on our trips. All meals were included. Italian lunches go on for hours!
  15. The house wines served are drinkable and they are plentiful at lunch and dinner.They have both red and white and change the offering a few times during the cruise. Both passengers in the room have to purchase the package. The available package wines are a definite upgrade, especially in the restaurants. Viking does not show a wine list on the MVJ site. The Bar drink menu is available. The specialty restaurants charge $25/pp for the wine parings if you don't have the package.The house wines are offered free. We usually have a drink before dinner so about 2 drinks a day is the break even point even without the specialty wine parings. We have found that the beverage package works well for us. If you only have wine with meals and are to choosy the package would not be worth while.
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