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  1. It appears that Viking has a cash flow problem! We were refunded to our original credit card within 15 days by Gate 1 for our missed excursion in August!
  2. dsw39


    Sailed on Gate 1 in August! We were involved in the low water situation! The trip was fantastic even with bus rides to Bratislava and Budapest! Food was excellent, crew was superb. Provided a wonderful diner and night cruise in Budapest to compensate for our inability to sail into Budapest. These last minute events where handled within hours of the decision to remain in Vienna and executed perfectly You will love your cruise Enjoy Dave
  3. We just returned from our sailing on the Brilliance! We were in cabin 3135 under the restaurant. The only noise was at 4am every day but it didn't bother us. Dave
  4. Thanks! We will be on the Brilliance sailing May 15th! Anxious to see what they did in dry-dock. Will be using uber both ways for our 3 day stay after the cruise. Was uberx available or was it only uber black? Hope you enjoyed your cruise even with the stormy weather Dave
  5. How close to the gangway can uber drivers pickup passengers? We need a 7am pickup to insure we make our tour from downtown Dublin.
  6. dsw39

    Dublin tours

    What cruise line were you on and what time did the first shuttle start on the second morning. We are on Brilliance of the seas doing a walking tour from the Spire on day 1 and an 8:30am tour from the same area on day 2. I know there is a tram that we can use if we choose to walk to the Arena area Thanks Dave
  7. Hi: Thanks for the reply! We are taking a walking tour leaving from the Spire. The walk from Trinity College will be about 1km or 15minutes. We can use that experience to determine how we approach our all day tour the next day leaving at 8am Dave hi ; Thanks for the rply
  8. The walk to Pt Luas tram station is a mile form the pier. Roundtrip cost is 4.4euro into Dublin. Taxi if available would be 13.5euro. Tram starts at 6am. Looks like we will go with the tour.
  9. Thanks for the reply! I see we are now birthed @ Ocean33 which is walkable to the tram! We are taking a tour to Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough. Do you know if taxis are available in the area at 7am. Dave
  10. Trying to find information on the shuttle RCL arranges from the pier to town. This is an over night port. We are planning a tour leaving from downtown @ 8:00am. RCL wont' advise the start time for this shuttle or the drop off point just that it is a third party arrangement. The pier they are using is not one of the usual piers. If anyone has been there on a RCL cruise is it easy to walk through the industrial port to seek local transportation. The tram looks like it will work. Thanks for any input Dave
  11. We are overnighting in Dublin on the Brilliance of the Seas on May 21-22,2018. Has anyone experienced the shuttle from last years Vision of the Seas visit. I am planning a private tour leaving from downtown @ 8:00am. I have read that some shuttles don't begin until 9am on the second day. If you have used a RCL shuttle where did it drop you off in Dublin. I don't know what type of transportation would be available at 7am. Thanks Dave
  12. Thanks: Will use the tourist office to find the best way to the hotel Dave
  13. Bus 48/246 will go to City Hotel Amsterdam on Prins Hendrikkade! Are the local busses capable of carrying passengers with luggage? Thanks Dave
  14. Thanks! I hadn't thought about the problem when I booked the hotel. We were coming in early and walking form the central station. Had to change to a post cruise stay. This is a longer walk with suitcases Dave
  15. Will a taxi accommodate us for that short a distance? Do we insist on using the meter rather than a flat price. Thanks Dave