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  1. travelingman

    Venice Port Shuttle

    Does anyone know if Viking runs a shuttle between Piazzale Roma and the ship on boarding day?
  2. travelingman

    Santorini Sunset and Restaurant near the cable car.

    The Viking Star will be in Santorini from 9:00am to 6:00pm on May 14. Hope that helps.
  3. travelingman

    Santorini Sunset and Restaurant near the cable car.

    If you would tell us what day in May you will be in Santorini some of us might be able to help you with the times Viking will be there.
  4. travelingman

    Lobster Night on Venice to Athens Empress of the Mediterranean

    Do they serve lobster in the World Cafe when they serve it in the Main Dining Room? thanks.
  5. Does anyone know which night is lobster night on the Venice to Athens Empress of the Mediterranean? Thanks.
  6. travelingman

    Venice Suggestions

    I think everyone would agree Saint Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace are a must. You should buy a timed ticket ahead of time for the Basilica and The Secret Itinerary toor of the Doge's Palace. Not sure If you can get a combined ticket for both of thes or not. You should also see the Rialto Bridge and the Rialto Market. There are a number of interesting churches with great art work. Lastly, just wonder around the town and see how the locals live. There are many things to do such as museums. You just need to decide what your interest are and key in on them. Take a look at these websites: https://www.tomsportguides.com/uploads/5/8/5/4/58547429/venice-05-06-2011.pdf http://www.tomsportguides.com/uploads/5/8/5/4/58547429/veniceguide.pdf https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/italy/venice-itinerary https://www.theveniceinsider.com/ https://europeforvisitors.com/venice/ Some of the above websites will also give you some info on places to stay. Besides the price you need to decide on what area you would like to stay in; determine how easy it is to get to walking or by boat; and the fact you might have to pull your suitcases over the cobblestone walks a good ways. If you want to limit your walking and be closer to the port you might want to look in the Piazzale Roma area,
  7. travelingman

    Venice Jewish Quarters

    Thanks to both for your suggestions. Much appreciated.
  8. travelingman

    Venice Jewish Quarters

    For any of you that have been to the Jewish quarter in Venice do you have any recommended sights to see there? Thanks.
  9. I have just read through all of the questions and noticed the majority of them do not have any response from Steve. Is Steve still in the process of responding or has he completed responding to those he has chosen to? Thanks.
  10. travelingman

    Booking On Board

    Follow up question. If you are not able to use all of your OBC on your current cruise will it carry over to a future cruise or do you just loose it? Thanks.
  11. travelingman

    Booking On Board

    Question n booking onboard. I understand I will get the various perks if I book onboard. What about my booking onboard for a friend who s not on the cruise but who is a past Viking cruiser? Will they also get the perks? Thanks.
  12. travelingman

    Venice to charge tourist entry fee for short stays

    As some of you are aware Venice already charges a tax per person per night if you are staying over night in a hotel, BnB, etc. I would think any such tax would be charged to the cruise ship or train and then added to the ticket price by them. Not sure how they are going to tax the folk that drive in by car.
  13. travelingman

    Cruise insurance

    I have a question please, concerning buying insurance from any of the cruise line be it Princess or any other line. What happens to the insurance coverage if the cruise line was to go under or declare bankruptcy? Thanks.
  14. travelingman

    Best Cruise Line

    VIking does Venice, Koper (Slovenia), Zadar (Croatia), Dubrovnik, Kotor (Montenegro), Corfu (Greece), Katokolon (Greece), Santorini, and Athens.
  15. travelingman

    Viking Final Payment Date Policy Change

    Glad to see the majority are in agreement on how they feel about the change n the policy. Hopefully a lot of Viking cruisers will let Viking know how they feel about it. The ultimate test will be if we show how we feel about the policy with our feet. i already have 2 Ocean cruises booked under the "old" policy with Viking but I am already looking at other companies for a 2020 Danube river cruise.
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