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  1. Just noticed this article about Tapatalk having been removed from the Google Play Store, but they don't know why: https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/10/24/tapatalk-has-been-pulled-from-the-google-play-store/ Perhaps there's some sort of security issue going on.
  2. In case it helps, I did a screen grab of the error I'm getting just trying to select Cruise Critic within the Tapatalk app: "Network error, please try again later. (get_config)" No issues with any other forums.
  3. Change your outbound flight to end in Frankfurt, and take the train from the airport to Cologne (under an hour, direct). Spend a night in Cologne, and then take the train to Amsterdam (under 3 hours, direct). Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
  4. We did a river cruise that began in Amsterdam 3 years ago. For us, flying to Amsterdam was more expensive than flying to Frankfurt, and I had a bit of experience spending a week in Germany a couple years prior. We flew into Frankfurt and spent a day adjusting to the time zone in a cute nearby town I'd been to. Then we took the train to Cologne and spent a day there, before taking the ICE train from Cologne to Amsterdam. Cologne is a great city and the cathedral is amazing. And it's only a couple hour express train ride away from Amsterdam. Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
  5. We enjoyed 5021 last year. Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
  6. No reason it wouldn't be. There are very few cabins you'd regret having, especially on decks 4 and 5. Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
  7. I imagine 'mingling' might be discouraged while the pandemic is still a thing. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  8. I didn't realize the website provided specific cabin availability. Is that new? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  9. All you can really do on your own is see if the general availability for a category (Available, Limited Availability, or Sold Out) changes. If it does, and something you're interested in appears to NOT be sold out, you can call Viking and ask for details. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. That's certainly your call to make. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  11. It's likely that at some point in the next 2 years, someone will cancel. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. In addition to the reservation desk (at the port-side entrance to the World Cafe), which will likely have a line on boarding day, you can use the Viking app to make reservations as soon as you have connected to the ship's WiFi. Good point about mentioning special occasions. My DW and I both celebrated birthdays on our cruise. After dinner for the first birthday, we were presented with a lovely cake for dessert. After dinner for the second birthday, we were too full for dessert, and they delivered the cake to our cabin. Also, there are two private dining rooms, with the other one off of Man
  13. No discounts like that, but seriously, there really won't be any $15+ drinks. Only seriously high-end single malts or Armagnac, as previously mentioned. And those are (only?) in Torshaven, the small disco/nightclub. And the drink prices include gratuity, so there's no "tip" added to your bar tab. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. I concur with the previous posts, and will add a couple points. The self service laundry is free, including detergent. The Silver Spirits alchohol package is around $20 pp/pd. It's great to be able to order virtually any drink, anywhere on ship, anytime, and not having to worry about it. That said, a la carte drinks are very reasonably priced (around $6 on average). The Explorer's Lounge is really the only proper "lounge", but The Living Room (and bar) and Aquavit Terrace (and bar) are loungey areas, and there are many other areas to hang out, relax, and read or enjoy the views. Once o
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