Jump to content

OnTheJourney

Members
  • Content Count

    4,170
  • Joined

About OnTheJourney

  • Rank
    3,000+ Club

About Me

  • Location
    PA
  • Interests
    traveling, music, swimming, walking, plants
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America, Tauck, Viking
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Have enjoyed all- Caribbean, NE / Canada, Antarctica, Baltic, Arctic Circle

Recent Profile Visitors

4,490 profile views
  1. As of now I have no insurance on the March cruise. The policy in question is way past the expiration date of the coverage, hence my confusion about why it was still "in effect" all this time. Very weird. I'll book a new policy sometime next year when we get closer to the trip.
  2. Nope...actually the rebooked cruise was a bit less. Yea...same policy and terms. We'll see. They already sent me the form to apply for the refund.
  3. Just posted this over on the RCCL site... So we had a cruise booked on the Grandeur for March of '20 that was obviously canceled, then rebooked for '21 but as we know that didn't happen either. Anyway, I had gotten insurance on it (through an independent company - not the cruise line). Following the cancellation, the company issued a voucher for the value of the insurance to be used for a future trip. An initial termination date was extended, so just now I got around to inquiring about this. The value of the voucher (and original cost of the coverage) was around $330. Paperwork sai
  4. So we had a cruise booked on the Grandeur for March of '20 that was obviously canceled, then rebooked for '21 but as we know that didn't happen either. Anyway, I had gotten insurance on it (through an independent company - not the cruise line). Following the cancellation, the company issued a voucher for the value of the insurance to be used for a future trip. An initial termination date was extended, so just now I got around to inquiring about this. The value of the voucher (and original cost of the coverage) was around $330. Paperwork said it could be used for any trip booked by April '21. U
  5. I believe that. He doesn't seem the kind of guy that goes back on his word. It has to have been among the worst incidents that Viking has experienced. As you say, anxiously (more like impatiently I suppose!) awaiting.
  6. Absolutely! Used to be when DW and I first started cruising we kind of looked down on itineraries that had a few sea days. Now, as we get older, we enjoy them. Our Baltic cruise, which I don't recall had any - or maybe one - was what a friend of mine refers to as "port intensive". Very busy with port stops basically every day. It was fantastic for all that we got to see, but was really like an extensive land tour only using a ship as your accommodations. Luckily, we enjoy land tours as well as cruising.
  7. Yes...if there is going to be one. Any additional word on it? I do wish they'd at least tentatively come up with a month and approximate dates so as to adequately plan ahead. It could come down to making a decision on having to cancel / rebook some other trip...something we've all gotten really good at 😁
  8. Possibly, especially if you're doing repeated cruises on the same ship over and over - same itinerary. But since Viking, for us, was completely new, we weren't tired of any of it. On the contrary, were just at the point where we were really into the groove and ready to explore more on the ship. It was a very busy trip and so seemed to be going by quickly.
  9. We sure had never experienced anything like that. We've done the typical captain's welcome party where he (she) says a few words, introduces the officers, etc. and then often the daily announcements from the bridge...and that's about it except for maybe the captain being present at a few of the social fun events - but never anything like I referred to. He even ran overtime and had to stop due another program already scheduled for the theatre. Otherwise, his question and answer session would have kept going. As it was, I think he talked to us for close to 2 hours. Then the same thing again a fe
  10. Perhaps...I listened to an excerpt from the audio version and he refers to being bored for several days (?) Doesn't matter....I've never found any trip - cruise or otherwise - to be in the slightest way boring.
  11. Re: muster drills.....You have my thumbs up on that one. Some of these videos that are being shown in lieu of any sort of drill are, in my estimation, a joke. Well, what we had was sort of like a cube - all folded up. When the time came, I had NO clue how to manage it. My wife held it all together, mentally and emotionally, far better than I did. You're surely the expert on all this, but given that they allegedly knew there was a severe storm likely in our path, at least some sort of warning or notification about it with maybe a thought to change course in some
  12. LOL....and yet sort of sad that he let this experience get in the way of maybe taking future cruises...which brings up an interesting question...have to wonder how many of the Sky passengers feel the same way? And if so, will they mellow in time and get back out on the water?
  13. Exactly. That's one of the reasons I want to read it. We all have our own 'take' on it, but he was there specifically to write about his experiences but then also ties it in with other phases of his life - at least that's the general feel I get from things reviewers have mentioned. It just seems a book that all of us should have...now there's an idea for Mr. Hagen....distribute free copies of it during a reunion cruise!!!
×
×
  • Create New...