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  1. Our first Viking Cruise is March 1 (northern lights) and we used credit from a canceled trip in March 2020 to book our flight to London (before the credit expired). So now we only have to get home to the US from Bergen. I was told before contacting Viking Air we should have a flight in mind. Unfortunately it appears the number of flights out of Bergen is very small. Maybe as Norway opens up more, airlines will have more flights. I’ve never left the flights this late so it’s making me nervous… especially since we’d like to find a Business Class flight to the West Coast via Amsterdam, Londo
  2. We are going next March to Norway and I’m a little concerned to hear the streets are icy. Coming from So California, I am not sure what to expect. Does it rain a lot and that is why it was so icy? We’ve been to Norway in June and it was lovely.
  3. Did you do this through Viking because I wonder if they’re holding onto all the flights out of Bergen to Amsterdam? How did you cope with the super early morning flight?
  4. That sounds like a plan! Good to know that they had nonstops before pandemic.
  5. We are booked on a Northern Lights cruise (our first with Viking) and had airline electronic vouchers that we needed to use soon so we purchased our flight to London with these. Now I’m looking for a way home from Bergen before I call Viking Air. I’ve read that one should have 3 choices in mind before calling. Well when I look at potential flights, the best option is through Amsterdam. But the early hopper flight from Bergen must be sold out already since they say that route is full. There don’t seem to be any nonstop Bergen flights to London. So what do passengers do? We’ve been to Ber
  6. Can one use airline vouchers to pay for flights through Viking? I wouldn’t think so but thought I’d ask.
  7. If a couple is traveling together, do they both have to upgrade if one wants the premium wine. I know my DH would enjoy the better wines, but I don’t drink that much... maybe a cocktail before dinner, no wine, and possibly a Bailey’s after dinner on a rare night.
  8. The air vouchers are currently the problem we are having. We had a March 2020 Disney cruise for 7 canceled and we got airline vouchers that expire March 2022. Our 3rd rebooking of the Disney cruise puts us outside the airfare window. The amount is significant so it looks like we will be flying business class to London assuming the RT airfares stay low. Does Viking allow combining their program with vouchers one already has?
  9. Vaccinations will be required on Viking for the Welcome Back cruises... LINK HERE
  10. This was all important information. Thank you. Since we didn’t get in under the free air promotion, it sounds more complicated than it is worth for us...even with Air Plus. While I don’t sneeze at a few hundred dollars, it might be worth it do rid myself of the anxiety I’m feeling now. We want to fly in early to visit with friends, and all the non stops from LAX to London appear to go into London Heathrow and I thought I saw something about Gatwick for our cruise. We want the nonstop to get the lay down beds in Business class. Being we have 8 time zones to adjust to, it makes a world of
  11. I am totally new to Viking and I was wondering exactly how their air promotions work and can you upgrade? We have cruised a lot and as we have gotten older we try to fly Business class to Europe since our flights are so long from the US west coast. Normally, we use airline points but the points inflation has made that more difficult in recent years. So I have a few questions? 1) if you booked your cruise through a TA, do you have to go through the TA to book air through Viking? 2) to use their promotion do you have to accept their choice of flights or can you specify a nonstop fli
  12. There are ways to protect yourself and book now. We just booked a 2022 trip through a TA. Viking gave us until June 30 (8 months prior to our trip) to make final payment. We took out insurance on just the deposit amount at a small cost. By purchasing the trip insurance within 20 days we are protected from both the pre-existing conditions clause and financial default of the cruise provider. The latter is covered because we went through a third party (the TA). If in late June we decide we think things are safe enough to go, we will increase our insurance coverage to the full payment amoun
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