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    Viking, Celebrity

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  1. In the US you can request a van from Lyft that would carry 6 adults. I’m wondering if anyone had that experience in Amsterdam.
  2. Has anyone used Uber to get to/from Keukenhof Gardens from central Amsterdam? For a party of 6 adults, I'm wondering if it is better to use Uber and create our own schedule vs. using still very good mass transit?
  3. I've taken the floibanen a number of times over the years. I both purchased tickets in advance and waited in line at a less busy time of year. If you are going during the summer and the weather is good, I suggest buying them in advance. If you are concerned about weather, you can wait until 1-2 days before you plan to go. But if you are going regardless of the weather, and like to plan your day far in advance, I'd go ahead and buy them now.
  4. Would someone please post the measurements of the cruise document? I'm making a travel document holder and would love to know the size in advance in case I decide to bring at least part of the cruise document. Thank you!
  5. Thank you both for your measurements and info. This definitely will help me plan what to bring with me to stay organized.
  6. Being an organizational freak, I’m interested in getting the actual measurements (length, width, & height) of the drawers and above drawer bins in a DV stateroom on the Viking Sky. It will help me decide which packing cubes and boxes I will bring on board. Given the limited storage in this size of stateroom, I’d like to maximize my storage potential. And yes, I realize that I’m being a tad obsessive.
  7. I'll be doing this itinerary in June, so will be anxious to hear your comments after you take the cruise. As for my past experience: Oslo - Frogner Park to see all of the Vigeland statues is a "must see". I also love the Norwegian Folk Museum, Viking Ship Museum, Radhuset (City Hall), Munch Museum, and Akarshus Fortress (probably right next to cruise ship dock). Decades ago I visited the Kon Tiki Museum, and was interested because I had recently read the book. But I'm not sure it will warrant a second visit for me. If the weather is nice, it's fun to stroll up Karl Johan's Gate and see the Palace. I'm planning to visit the Fram Museum for the first time this trip, and will revisit all of my other favorites listed above. Bergen - the Mt. Floyen Funicular is always great...did it the last time in pouring rain. As long as the clouds are high enough that you can still see the city, it's worth a trip. Also worthwhile are Grieg's House and Fantoft Stave Church. I'd hate to pick between them. We're arriving 2 days early so have time to see lots of sites and hopefully visit relatives. Eidfjord - Absolutely the Scenic Flam Railway is worthwhile. It was one of our favorite tours on an earlier cruise that docked in Flam. It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. We also will be buying the Bergen Card and use mass transit to visit most of the sites on our own. We'll buy it in advance, and pick it up at the airport since it also includes free light rail transportation from the airport to city center. We'll then have a short taxi ride to our hotel, but it will save a lot of money. Happy Travels!
  8. I’m also interested in how long it takes for a taxi ride to get to the airport so we have some idea of how early we need to leave the ship. Thanks!
  9. In July my husband and I will be disembarking from a Viking Ocean cruise in Copenhagen and making our way by ourselves to the airport. Since we didn't arrange our air travel through Viking, my understanding is that they will not offer transportation for us to the airport. We have an 11am flight. We are not interested in shlepping luggage onto a bus or train. Does anyone have experience taking a taxi or other private transportation here? Do you need to arrange it in advance or just pick up a taxi waiting outside the ship terminal? Any idea of costs? Thank you so much!
  10. Mapquest shows that it takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to drive from Eidfjord to Aurland, so it would be doable...if somewhat of a time crunch. I first heard about the shoe factory when looking at Viking Ocean's video on their Eidfjord excursions site. So even though Viking doesn't have an excursion there, I thought there might be someone who has a tour. Since I've already been to Flam, and other areas near Eidfjord, I probably won't do a Viking excursion...unless I do the Kayaking tour instead of going to Aurland. It's an awfully long drive just to buy some shoes!
  11. Has anyone been to the Aurland Shoe Factory when visiting Eidfjord? I’m interested in finding out how to do it other than renting a car. Thanks!
  12. I'm interested in taking a tour to the Aurland Shoe Factory when we are visiting Eidfjord. Has anyone done this? What was your experience? Thanks!
  13. What is your experience in taking the Light Rail from the Bergen Airport to City Center? We will be buying the Bergen Card, which includes free Light Rail transportation, and would love to hear about your experience.
  14. The Majestic Fjords & Vibrant Cities cruise is a new itinerary this year. If you have already taken this cruise, I'd love to hear any feedback or insights you have. I'm particularly interested in price and value of excursions...which ones are worth taking vs. booking private tours. Also, any drawbacks from taking a 12 day cruise with no sea days. Thanks!
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