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  1. We are booked on the first of the new welcome back Iceland cruises. Yesterday all of us, all cabin levels, could make a reservation for the restaurant for each of the seven nights. This is new, you never had to make dinner reservations for the main restaurant before. So, since nobody really knew what to do, everyone just booked every night. Next week, when our cabin level is up, we will cancel some and make the specialty restaurant reservations. One poor soul is locked out of MVJ and can’t make restaurant reservations and is worried he will go hungry. Anyone who has sailed on Viking will
  2. I booked for all seven nights, figuring that it is easier to cancel than to get them later on. Hopefully, next week, when the specialty reservations open, I can book them and then drop the restaurant reservations. This is new, booking for the restaurant. And yes, alas, although we are eligible to book shore ex today, nothing is up. But at least moving in the right direction! Thanks Viking!!
  3. I’m going to do just that! And try not to worry about this until the first of June!
  4. I give up. The quote I gave came from the Iceland directorate of health. But we are on the first of the Iceland cruises, and I want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row. And I’m sure things will EVOLVE!
  5. That is sort of my point, I don’t think you can. But as others have said, these rules may evoke again in the next few months.
  6. I don’t see that. What I see is this, which is also what Delta says about our flight. All arriving passengers must undergo at least one COVID-19 screening, wherever they are coming from and at any age, including those with a vaccination certificate or a certificate of previous infection. While awaiting screening results instructions for quarantine must be followed.
  7. I’ve been reading Iceland’s new regulations re vaccinated passengers. There is still a test to be taken at the airport upon arrival. The requirement reads: Is there arrival testing and quarantine? Yes. If you hold an appropriate certificate, you are required to undergo one COVID-19 test upon arrival. The test is free. You must quarantine until you have the result of this test (usually within 24 hours). You do not need to quarantine for 5-6 days and take a second test. That would seem to indicate that we have to go straight from the airport to the ship to quarantine for 24 hours
  8. Nope, just coming soon. My invoice says we can make reservations for the dining room on MARCH 18!?M. I’m glad you saw something, though. That’s a positive sign. My husband keeps telling me a watched pot will never bail, LOL.
  9. Let me share my morning phone call from Viking after my email to Tellus. Basically, the gist of things right now is that Viking just doesn’t know. Nothing is really nailed down, the answers to all the questions we’ve been raising aren’t yet known to Viking agents. She was very nice, but here’s all I could glean. The cruises to Iceland will operate at reduced capacity, but she doesn’t know what percent. They don’t have a plan yet for sending in your vaccination proof, but probably attached to an email to the office. She doesn’t know anything about Iceland pre-registration. The excursions
  10. We are on the same cruise. Unfortunately, MVJ is not up yet for the Iceland cruises. I turned things over to my TA. She was able to get through fairly quickly. We are supposed to be up for booking excursions, but can’t do so because MVJ isn’t yet operational. Tellus said to be patient. Not my strongest suit, but trying!
  11. Yes, but Iceland has very little infection. It’s probably safer to go there once vaccinated than for us to go downtown!
  12. We are flying Delta out of Minneapolis to Reykjavik and back. Our invoice says nothing earlier than 9:00am for return flight, so we booked the 9:30 flight back home. The ships docks at 5 am that morning. We booked it ourselves for the simple reason that Viking couldn’t find us anything to our liking.
  13. I see our June 26 Iceland cruise is sold out. Did someone say here somewhere yesterday that these new cruises were operating at 50%, or will there really be 930 pax?
  14. That’s what I thought, too. WC was just so easy!
  15. I guess I would have thought that the pre-registration would come from Viking for its pax and crew. Perhaps that is naive. Let’s keep sharing info as we get it. Also, I am assuming that my CDC vaccine card is sufficient proof. It’s all we have.
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