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  1. do a Live Chat once you are on MVJ and they will answer your questions.
  2. yes, they offer different types of massages and they are wonderful. I think you can only book after your reservations open. I always get a 50 minute Swedish massage and it is so relaxing. You can also specify if you want a male or female masseuse when booking.
  3. I always get a Swedish massage on our cruise. As others have said, some massages are good and some are great. You must also request if you prefer a male or female massage therapist when you make your reservation. I didn't get the scalp treatment on my last massage and missed that. It feels so good. Also, on my last cruise, In January, slippers were missing in the lockers. I asked what happened to them and the therapist said people liked them so much they took them, so you might want to bring the slippers from your room.
  4. I was getting a burger at the Pool Grill and the lady behind me ordered a cheesesteak minus the bread. I have never heard anyone order that before but it sounds good.
  5. I was in a room on the 5th floor and there were three washers working and two dryers. One dryer was out of service last week. Separate machines.
  6. Very interesting. I have never heard of such a thing. Can you take a photo and post it?
  7. Your mom looks great for being 85. Bet she enjoyed traveling with you to help her, too.
  8. I sent several items to the laundry to be done. They still accepted items to be laundered by them when the common laundry facilities were closed. Their prices are very reasonable and turn-around is very quick. Rick, do you have a photo of you and your mother you can share? You can send it to me at my email if you want: h2otstr at aol dot com.
  9. We just got off the Viking Sea a couple days ago and this cruise was the first time we have not had a slider and I really did NOT like having that small window and the skinny door. This was our 6th ocean cruise and I just forgot to look at the door type. There is so much more to see with the sliders.
  10. I didn’t think the insects were that bad. We did see several on one of our morning walks around the outside deck. We weren’t batting them away but we did spray before our excursions. Lots of small flies.
  11. There was a man wearing his robe, no shirt underneath, at breakfast this morning 🙄. And another man came into the World Cafe at lunch and put his shirt on once inside the restaurant instead of putting it on by the pool and then walking in. Where do people learn these types of manners. 😬
  12. I am on the Sea right now and if there are two shows they are at 6:30 and 9:15.
  13. Can anyone who has done this tour with Viking describe what the tour was like?
  14. I read on MVJ that we have to complete a special form to enter Puerto Rico. I haven't gone through the whole application yet, but just wanted to alert everyone in case one doesn't know about this. I found it under Before You Go. We also have to complete the VeriFly form to enter Brazil.
  15. We did the Machu Picchu trip, too. We did the Irrawaddy with Grand Circle. I saw the new expedition ship... WOW.
  16. We are taking this cruise at the beginning of January 2023. We also did a river cruise with Vantage in 2016 and that was phenomenal. I don't expect this cruise to be anything like the river cruise, but still look forward to visiting areas that I have not been to before, and I also enjoy being on the Viking ocean ships.
  17. I do have an unlocked phone. I was thinking about purchasing a prepaid card here and having it ready to activate once in France. I didn’t want to bother getting a card in each of the countries we would be visiting. thank you for your answer.
  18. I was wondering how those who needed to call Viking's emergency number from Europe did so if they did not have an international plan? I have AT&T prepaid plan and not sure how much it would cost if I had to call Viking. I was thinking about purchasing an international SIM card and installing it in an older (compatible) phone before I leave. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
  19. Dee, I think that's a great idea. Viking did my laundry for 5 days. I did have to buy a fleece jacket in the gift shop but at least I will wear it again. A tube of Crest was $7.00 and a tube of Colgate was $10.00.
  20. Rizello, you should call Viking air department. You should have your air and be ticketed by now. Go on MVJ and do a Live Chat. The person there will give you the air department's number. Tell them what your situation is and that you want to be ticketed, too. Even though I have my ticketed flights and upgraded seats nothing is showing in MVJ.
  21. Here is the message I get on the Air portion of MVJ. I am ticketed and purchased upgraded seats: Your flight information is currently unavailable due to changes being made by the airline. These kinds of adjustments typically resolve themselves in 1-2 business days and your itinerary will be available to manage and review here. We will email you as soon as your updated flight information is available and ready to view below. Your flight information is currently unavailable due to changes being made by the airline. These kinds of adjustments typically resolve themselves in 1-2 business days and your itinerary will be available to manage and review here. We will email you as soon as your updated flight information is available and ready to view below. Review and change seats Review your itinerary Upgrade your flights 24/7 access to make adjustments whenever it is convenient for you Explore and add stopovers before or after your journey Search for and select alternative flights, if desired Pay for any applicable incremental change or upgrade costs Add frequent flyer number(s) and known traveler number(s) Update flight preferences, including wheelchair needs and meal preferences
  22. I was 59 days out and still had the "we are working on it" message on the air part of MVJ, so I did a live chat and the person who was chatting with me gave me the air department's number and told me to call them since I was within 60 days. I called them, got right through and that person did have the flights, verbally gave them to me and sent an email while we were talking. I told him everything looked good and to go ahead and ticket the flights. He said he would send the info to the ticketing department and that I would get an email in 24 to 48 hours indicating that I was ticketed. Well, I didn't get an email, but did look at Delta's website and it appeared that I had been ticketed. I was also told by the Viking Air person that my flights would NOT appear on MVJ because I didn't pay extra for Air Plus. My TA advised me to hold off paying the extra $100/pp to see what the flights were, and if I didn't like them then I could pay the fee and change the flights. So, if you are within the 60 day window I would call Viking Air.
  23. We were on a land trip and our PD told us at the beginning of the trip that political discussions were off limit. The next day one lady came on the bus with a huge pink you-know-what kind of hat. She never said anything, but everyone knew what she meant.
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