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  • Location
    Venice, FL
  • Interests
    Reading, walking, nature, classical music
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    None, so far
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Australia/New Zealand
  1. I appreciate all the replies. Thanks again! And, yes, we will take your advice & buy trip insurance.
  2. My sister & I have done one Viking River cruise & liked it, so we're going Viking Ocean next - all the way to Australia/New Zealand (12/27/19 on the Orion). A few questions: Is tipping the norm on Australia-based cruises? If so, given the favorable US$ to AUD exchange rate, would it be better to tip on-board in local currency, or to pre-pay tips? Also, any thoughts on Travel Insurance? My sister & I are early 70's, in good health & with no pre-existing conditions. On the other hand, this is a big, expensive trip for us? Thanks to all who respond.
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