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  1. Just an FYI...taxi from "C" where Viking Star was docked, to Sagrada Familia was only 14 euro.
  2. Just an update...Both friends had the insurance through Viking. The friend that cancelled due to family illness will be refunded, not a problem. The friend that is now a single occupancy needs to pay the 6k+ but will get it back because she too had insurance. In the end, both parties will be refunded.
  3. Thinking of taking a taxi for 4 from Barcelona Port to La Sagrada Familia (have purchased tickets on-line). Any idea of the cost for Taxi? I believe I read somewhere Taxi's line up at the Columbus Monument. Does Viking have shuttle service to the Monument? Do drivers speak English or do I need to brush up on the Spanish? We may use a Taxi to a few other locations so all tips and advice are appreciated.
  4. Question - On a bused included excursion, is it possible to stay longer and find my own transportation back to ship or is that a Viking no-no?
  5. I realize the answer to this question may be in the fine print somewhere but was wondering if someone with experience could help explain. Two of my friends are booked on Viking Star (double occupancy rate) to leave in 34 days. One of the friends has a father not in good health. She now realizes that she MAY have to cancel her trip. Both friends purchased the insurance. My friend asked our travel agent and was told IF she cancels, she will be refunded all but the insurance cost. However, the OTHER friend will now have to pay a single rate which is about 3k more. This does no
  6. I'm sure that unlimited wine will help. I know the chances of something bad are slim. Just "a thing" because it's new to me. Thanks.
  7. Yes, I was joking about the life jacket, but not the fear of being up to 5 miles out and something happening in the middle of the night. Nope...not joking about that.
  8. Thanks everyone. I'm starting to get a good feel for what is about to happen and SOOO looking forward to it. That being said, I still think I need to wear a life jacket to bed (haven't gotten over that fear yet).
  9. Never having been on a cruise before, I'm trying to imagine the small things. For example: A) Is breakfast crowded due to early morning excursions and folks just starting their day early? Is it easier to order room service if your in a hurry (the menu looks great)? B) I understand we receive maps of the port area. Are they detailed enough to do a self guided walking tour? (don't worry, I have an app for that...but curious). C) How late do people normally stay up and about on the ship? Most in bed by 10? 11? D) How long does it typica
  10. Fairly new here. Thinking of doing a day in Barcelona on my own (4 of us). Reading about Sagrada Familia but not sure where to get "fast track" tickets. I don't see it on their website. Is this only for tour companies? If so, any recommendations? Also, any suggestions on how to spend the day? Self guided walking tour maps? Or reputable tour guides if needed. Thanks in advance.
  11. Having some ups and downs with Viking Ocean and we haven’t even stepped on the ship yet. All and any advice is appreciated. I’m feeling very disappointed at this point. Currently having an issue with excursions. I get it, we booked 2 of the least expensive rooms and higher paying cruisers have first options. What I DIDN’T understand…is that excursions would sell out and I wouldn’t be able to take part. Not one of the excursions I wanted was available within 15 minutes of the time Viking set for me to book on-line. I was on at 3:01 as instructed. Even the included excursions only ha
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