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  1. We are sailing with Viking but have enjoyed reading your trip report. Similar but not identical itineraries. We leave for the pre trip to Jerusalem 11/25..can’t wait.
  2. @dogs4fun Thank you. Will the taxi drivers take a credit card?
  3. My travel agent assured me if we booked our own airfare, Viking would pick us up at the Tel Aviv Airport--which is true if you are flying in the same day as scheduled, but not before. Any suggestions for a transfer? Our flight doesn't land until 1100 PM or so. Thanks!
  4. I take one bonine before bedtime. Although the pharmacist says that the generate meclizine is the something--it is not to me. Puts me to sleep and I stay asleep--all 24 hours it is suppose to be effective.
  5. I'm not a Viking Representative--but I believe that the vast majority of the staff on board is Egyptian--from reading the reviews--just like Viking China.
  6. We received complimentary lattes and cappuccinos in CC dining for breakfast on our last Princess cruise--February 2019, Sapphire Princess.
  7. @meh56 I'm not Steve but live by LGB and try to fly out of there if possible but sometimes have to fly out of LAX. SW shares its terminal, Terminal 1, with other airlines. It has recently been remodeled and is nicer and has a better layout than it used to have. It can be really busy in the morning during the work week but less so on the weekend. It is the first terminal at LAX as you enter, which can be a blessing, because our last trip up there we were flying out of the Bradley International Terminal, which is at the middle--and it took 20 minutes to get from the entrance of the airport to the terminal! There will be no free hotel shuttle at LAX for hotels in San Pedro--too far away. You could spend the night at a hotel near LAX, but if you need wheel chair assistance, etc., you should probably just take Execucar to San Pedro and get reservations either at the Doubletree San Pedro or the Crowne Plaza San Pedro. Pat
  8. @CruiseRaider thank you for the update. LGB is making JetBlue give up its unused spots, so we are expecting a few more flights out of our little local airport.
  9. Santa Fe is only Club Class--the hostess at the door checks your room key to verify (until after the second meal she recognizes you).
  10. Here is the link: http://www.carnivalcorp.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=140690&p=irol-sharebenefit
  11. @Thrak most of the time at LGB if you have TSA pre check few in line but early morning flights to the Bay Area lots of businesses travelers with it.
  12. We got home from 20 days on the Sapphire Princess. Santa Fe is still the Club Class dining room. If you are eligible for admittance--the hostess will ask to see your room card to verify, make sure you go to breakfast. It is open for breakfast every morning and you can get special coffees at no extra charge. Great freshly squeezed OJ. Regular dining room menu at breakfast and lunch. Has an additional entree not on the menu, some were very good, others so so. You could also for an additional cost get the Sterling Steakhouse entrees. Wait staff is excellent. One of the people we made friends with on the cruise were assigned the Savoy Dining (right next door). One night they asked for a table for 2 and were moved over to Santa Fe. They were blown away by the quality of the service. They had been pretty disappointed in the quality of the service in the Savoy.
  13. I live near LGB and it is my first choice over LAX if it is an option. I have TSA pre-check and sometimes that line is longer than the regular security. I would go with LGB--should be no problem if you get to the airport by 1030 AM.
  14. Although it isn't the "San Diego" forum--yes, lots of taxis in downtown San Diego and should be a short ride.
  15. I like the outdoor patio at the Cafe at Terranea Resort..
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