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  1. I got an email 3 days AFTER excursions opened for booking on my November Viking cruise. My best advice is to do what I did: Obsessively check My Viking Journey daily, sometimes twice per day. If I hadn't done that, I don't think I would have gotten the excursions that I wanted. They sold out very quickly.
  2. OP here. I saw the comment you are referencing. I’ve been on CC long enough to recognize a troll when I see one. I just keep scrolling! No need for me to even acknowledge the snide comments. I figure that anyone who feels the need to be rude to those seeking help probably has a sad existence. 🙄
  3. You will likely have the Melia Barcelona Sarri Hotel as well........if you have an extension. I'm not familiar with Barcelona enough to tell if it has a better or worse location than the previous option. I looked it up on Google maps. It seems to be a few kilometers away from the historic city center.
  4. So, I called. The post cruise extension is indeed still confirmed. I still don't see it on My Viking Journey page, but the agent sent me a new invoice. The hotel has changed. It was previously Nobu Hotel Barcelona. It is now Melia Barcelona Sarri Hotel. I think that Viking must be updating the information on their servers and it hasn't come through the system yet. Thanks to everyone for your help and suggestions.
  5. My pre extension shows up on my journey page, just not the post extension. That is why I was concerned. They previously had 2 post extensions available: one for Madrid, and one for Barcelona. I was booked with the Barcelona one. Up to a couple days ago, the Barcelona extension was listed and had a banner that said "reservation confirmed." Now it isn't even listed as a possibility. The Madrid extension is the only one listed. This is what I see:
  6. Thanks everyone. I will use the email above and try that. I thought about calling, but I haven't had great success with getting questions answered that way. I'll keep you posted!
  7. I am booked on the November 7, 2021 sailing of Viking Jupiter Rome to Barcelona. I have booked both pre and post cruise extensions in Rome and in Barcelona. When I logged into My Viking Journey yesterday and today, my post cruise extension is no longer even listed as a possibility in Barcelona. The Madrid extension is still listed, but no Barcelona. I learned through CC and an internet search that the hotel that Viking was supposed to use in Barcelona, Nobu Hotel Barcelona, is closed and has been for some time due to COVID. The website says that they "hope to open at the end of 2021." I am wondering if Viking needs to find another hotel or if the entire extension will be cancelled. Does anyone have any knowledge of what might be going on? Thanks in advance....
  8. I take a klymit camping sleeping pad with me on most trips. I get very uncomfortable on hard beds. It packs up very small and blows up and deflates easily. I put it under the mattress pad and it makes almost any bed comfortable. I have the luxe version, but less expensive types are available. I think they have a double version as well. However, I think 2 luxe pads would do the job if a couple both want the extra comfort. https://www.amazon.com/KLYMIT-Static-Sleeping-Camping-Backpacking/dp/B07YP9199P/ref=sr_1_7_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Klymit+sleeping+pad&qid=1631396170&sr=8-7-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExMFhTSDBVMjhZRUJaJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTU0MzM3MTNMV1c4MlkyUThPUiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTI2MzI0OVpSWE1PRjhaSTdEJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfbXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
  9. I was advised by Viking that we weren't allowed to go on a self-guided or alternative excursion. They told me on an online chat session 3 days ago. My sailing is 7 November on Jupiter.
  10. Yay! Thank you! I'm on the Jupiter November 7th sailing Rome to Barcelona. I was able to book excursions for all except the substitute port. Maybe this means that we will actually be going!
  11. Thank you! I am in a high risk healthcare occupation. This last year and a half have been very hard. So far, I haven't gotten sick.🤞 I just want to live my life again. We only get so many turns around the sun!
  12. Noted. It absolutely makes a difference being on a better plane. In our case, my mother has mobility issues. Our connections were to be at LHR. It is pretty far way to walk to get between terminals. My mom had to be transported last time she transferred flights there. My dad had to walk, and he got hopelessly lost and almost missed his flight. So in our case, less connections is better. 😊
  13. You may be right....time will tell. Either way, we went from 2 connections to none. Less connections is always a good thing. 😉
  14. My cruise vacation begins in 73 days. We start with a pre-cruise extension in Rome. We booked with Air plus. The flight we originally booked, British Airways (operated by American) out of Philadelphia no longer exists. I'm not sure when it even got cancelled. I called yesterday and changed to a non-stop direct flight out of Newark, NJ. The plane was almost full and we weren't able to upgrade to business or even get our premium economy that we originally had. The other alternatives all had at least one connection and were all at least 12-13 hours of journey time. I figure that since we are leaving out of a major hub and the plane is nearly full, it will be less likely to change again. If another, larger airport is drivable for you, it may be a option to consider. I am assuming that bigger airports=more people traveling=less likely to cancel on me. I hope I am making the correct calculation. Everything is so frustrating right now. I have had to completely shift my expectations about this trip. At this point, I'm just hoping we will get to go at all.
  15. I shared a room with her and my mother a few years ago on another cruise. Three women in one room was WAY too much. My sister has a habit of hogging the bathroom. We have already had a discussion about this. We are going to work out a schedule and time limits. I spent the week of that previous cruise taking a shower in the gym locker room. I did it in order to keep the peace and not upset my mother. I was NOT pleased. She literally can take over an hour in the bathroom on a consistent basis. She also tosses and turns and grinds her teeth. Therefore, sharing a bed would not be a good thing. Otherwise we get along fine. I will be fine. These are first world problems. We thankfully have an open, honest relationship. I will be talking to her some more about both of our expectations.😉
  16. Thanks everyone! As a compulsive over-planner, I have my work cut out for me. I have cruised a lot with RCCL and a little with Princess. I am looking forward so much to trying Viking. I fear that I may be spoiled for the other lines after this! Now off to read the "Viking for newbies" thread. 😊
  17. I am new to Viking. I will be taking a Viking cruise with my parents and sister in October of 2020. I know it is very early to start worrying, but I am a compulsive planner! I have a question for you seasoned Viking cruisers. Can the beds be separated into twins? We have a Deluxe Veranda (DV2) cabin. I don't particularly want to share a bed with my sister. I have already started to consider the logistics of us sharing a room for the first time in 30 years. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer me!
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