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  1. Sabatini’s Suite breakfast in May on Sapphire Princess was excellent. No complaints.
  2. We were in Geiranger last week, 60's and sunny. Weather very unpredictable this time of year!
  3. For cabins that come with the following perk, is wine included as an alcoholic beverage replenished daily? If so, is there a choice of wines available? Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks (replenished once daily); security safe; hair dryer
  4. I think the fact you can walk around with a library in the palm of your hand is absolutely amazing.
  5. Here is a picture of the top deck so you can see how easy to get from side to side, front to back.
  6. Wonder if Princess will follow RCCL and implement a new online bidding system for upgrades. (New RoyalUP program).
  7. The restaurant at home doesn't set the unrealistic expectation through their marketing that I can walk into their restaurant at ANY TIME and get a table without waiting. Princess does, which was the point.
  8. The Princess description of ATD states “Just like a restaurant at home, Anytime Dining enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any time between 5:30 PM and 10 PM.” So the fact that at the end of the day one gets to eat isn’t the issue when their marketing material sets an expectation that it should be when one chooses to dine during that time period.
  9. On Viking’s Rhine Getaway two years ago, we made a stop for people to get off to visit Heidelberg. We’d been to Heidelberg twice before so we stayed on board and sailed for five hours to Speyer, where we visited the Technik Museum on our own which was a short walk from where we docked (it’s an awesome museum if you like older planes and antique cars), then the others who went to Heidelberg returned to the boat in Speyer. We really enjoyed sailing on the sun deck enjoying the scenery with barely anyone else around.
  10. Have done this itinerary several times. Took the Princess tour to Mt. St. Helens out of Astoria and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Butchart Gardens a must do in Victoria. Enjoy your cruise!
  11. We did the “Dine in Rudesheim” excursion two years ago and loved it. We sailed from Amsterdam to Basel, and by that point had met many of the people on the cruise, about 40 of whom took this excursion. The evening was staged in an open courtyard and the Viking tables were close to the action. There was live music, wine flowed freely, a few games, sing alongs, the food was good and we hadn’t laughed that hard in a long time. As darkness fell, the atmosphere felt like we had been transported back to Germany at the beginning of the last century with everyone eating, drinking, singing and having a great time. It may not be for everyone, but we truly enjoyed it.
  12. We’ve received price reductions twice on suites we had already booked (yes, it does happen). Twice we paid the price of the suite at time of booking. Booking a suite for us is ship/itinerary dependent and when booking we are willing to pay the price as booked, but constantly monitor the cruise price up until final payment. When we don’t book a suite we book a mini-suite (Club Class since available). This past May we sailed in a Club Class mini on a 11 night Mediterranean itinerary we had booked 18 months in advance, then took advantage of a sale last October and got it for the same price as a regular mini-suite with a ton of OBC. It ended up saving us $3,400 for two on the cruise based upon the original booking price. Even if you use a TA, we’ve found that the best way to save money regardless of the cabin type booked is to constantly monitor it too, weighing the pros/cons of the new promotion offered.
  13. We’ve done both several times. Enjoy the northern route more. Out of Astoria we took a day tour to Mt. St. Helens that was awesome. Butchart Gardens in Victoria always a “must do”. We then enjoy spending an extra day or two in Vancouver, a beautiful city.
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